Dog Food Diets

Raw Food and Homemade Recipes:

Examples of a homemade dog food recipe. Note that each dog is different with different health concerns and often it is better to have the diet modified by a qualified veterinarian/healer to muscle test the exact needs of your pet.

Meat Supplement for Dog Kibble  (1 Batch)

  • 3 cups chopped or ground raw turkey, chicken, lean hamburger, lean chuck or lean beef heart.
  • 4 teaspoon Oil (Rotate oils and use whatever you have. Sometimes bacon grease is OK, too)
  • 5 Teaspoons Healthy Powder or Missing Link
  • 2 Teaspoons Bone Meal (or 1200mg other calcium as recommended ground up)
  • 800 i.u. Vitamin E (use high quality brand, not dl-alpha tocophorol which is made from petroleum—motor oil!)
  • 1 capsule Vitamin A
  • 3/4 cup raw vegetables (mixture of Beans, Broccoli, Carrots, Greens, Parsley, Pumpkin, Dandelion Greens)

Mix the oil, powders, and vitamins together. Combine this with the mean. Feed ¼ cup of this mixture for every cup of dog kibble served. 

Make 8-9 servings (about 2 cups)


Cottage Cheese Supplement for Dog Kibble (1 Batch)

  • 4 cups dog kibble
  • 1cup creamed cottage cheese
  • 2 Tea. Vegetable Oil or other recommended oil
  • 2 ½  tea. Healthy Powder or Missing Link
  • 1 1/3 tea. Bonemeal
  • 400 i.u. Vitamin E
  •  Vitamin A (None)
  • 3/4 cup raw vegetables

Mix the oil in with the kibble. Sprinkle powders over the kibble. Serve the cottage cheese and vegetables together on the side or mix with the kibble.


Healthy Powder:

  • 2 cups nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup Lecithin Granules
  • 1/3 cup Kelp
  • 1/3 cup Bone meal
  • 1000mg. Vitamin C powder (about ¼ teas Sodium Ascorbate)
  • 1 Tea. Garlic Powder

Keep refrigerated.

Note from Dr. Moffat: I think that rose hips, acerola or ester C would be a better choice for vitamin C. Sodium ascorbate is a man-made product.)

Also, please chop and add either to food or give separately daily 1 TBLS of some kind of fresh fruit.

Helpful Books/Links/References:

Books on Dog Diets:

  • Dr. Pitcairn’s new Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats by Richard H. Pitcairn and Susan Hubble Pitcairn © 2005
  • Switching to Raw by Susan K. Johnson © 1998
  • The Healthy Dog Cookbook: 50 Nutritious & Delicious Recipes your dog will Love by Jonna Anne, Mary Straus and Shawn Messonnier © 2008
  • Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs: The Definitive Guide to Homemade Meals by Lew Olson © 2010
  • Woofing it Down: The Quick & Easy Guide to Making healthy dog Food at Home by Patricia O’Grady © 2007
  • Raw Dog Food: Make it Easy for You and Your Dog by Carina Beth MacDonald © 2003
  • Real Food for Dogs: 50 Vet-approved Recipes to Please the Canine Gatronome by Arden Moore and Anne David © 2001


Vet advice on homemade dog food: