Homemade Dog Food Feeding Chart – Homemade dog food serving size

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Homemade Dog Food Feeding ChartHomemade dog food serving size according to Dog's Weight.

Homemade Dog Food Feeding Chart - Homemade dog food serving size

5 pounds1 cup3/4 cup1/3 cuppinchCANINE SUPPLEMENT

10 pounds1 1/2 cups1 1/3 cups1/2 cup1/8 teaspoonCANINE SUPPLEMENT

15 pounds2 cups1 1/2 cups1 cup1/8 teaspoonCANINE SUPPLEMENT

20 pounds2 ½ cups2 cups1 1/4 cup1/4 teaspoonCANINE SUPPLEMENT

30 pounds3 1/4 cups2 1/2 cups1 2/3 cup1/4 teaspoonCANINE SUPPLEMENT

40 pounds4 cups3 cups2 ¼ cups1/4 teaspoonCANINE SUPPLEMENT

50 pounds 5 cups3 1/2 cups 2 3/4 cups1/2 teaspoonCANINE SUPPLEMENT

60 pounds5 1/2 cups4 cups3 1/4 cups1/2 teaspoonCANINE SUPPLEMENT
70 pounds6 1/4 cups4 1/2 cups3 3/4 cups3/4 teaspoonCANINE SUPPLEMENT

80 pounds7 cups5 cups4 cups3/4 teaspoonCANINE SUPPLEMENT
90 pounds7 3/4 cups5 1/4 cups4 3/4 cup3/4 teaspoonCANINE SUPPLEMENT
100 pounds8 1/4 cups5 3/4 cups5 1/4 cups1 teaspoonCANINE SUPPLEMENT

120 pounds9 1/2 cups6 1/2 cups6 1/4 cups1 teaspoonCANINE SUPPLEMENT

130 pounds10 cups6 3/4 cups6 1/2 cups1 teaspoonCANINE SUPPLEMENT

140 pounds10 1/2 cups7 cups7 cups1 teaspoonCANINE SUPPLEMENT

150 pounds11 1/4 cups7 1/2 cups7 1/4 cups1 teaspoonCANINE SUPPLEMENT

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Also includes balanced, simple make-at-home diets for common pet health problems, such as Allergies and Cancer

Making and feeding a homemade dog food diet requires the addition of the right mix of minerals, vitamins, and supplements. Without these your dog will become nutritionally deficient which will ultimately make them sick and unhealthy.

* NOTE – The Chart is for a cooked food diet, and intended for a healthy adult dog.

The chart is an example of amounts you should make for different sized dogs when you are feeding a homemade dog food diet.

Each recipe is to be divided into 4 servings.

Feed 2 servings per day, one in the morning and one in the evening.

This dog food recipe in the chart above makes a two day supply for one dog, but you can double the recipe, which is what I do.

This can be kept refrigerated for up to four days, or make big batches and freeze in serving size portions for easy meals. Ready to thaw and serve.


Mix all the ingredients well and serve at room temperature or slightly warm. Never serve hot food to your dog.

Always introduce new foods one at a time. If it isn't tolerated well, then discontinue. My dogs can eat most human grade foods I prepare, but I have learned which ones upset their tummies.

Dogs with special medical needs or illnesses are not candidates for home prepared dog food unless specifically ordered by your veterinarian.

Also puppies under the age of 12 months should receive special premium chemical free and additive free PUPPY FOOD.


The protein choices are any cooked lean meat, poultry, or game.

Your dog will appreciate a variety such as:

  • Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken, Duck, Venison, or any other meat that your would consider for your own consumption.
  • Cooked Fish or Eggs (occasionally), are acceptable for a change of pace. Make sure not to feed raw fish.
  • Try Organ meats once in a while, and for a treat sometimes add cottage cheese or yoghurt, which are good protein sources.

Remove fat and drippings from the meat after cooking.

Chop the meat into small bite sized cubes for serving, or use ground meat.


You can use unprocessed oatmeal, brown rice, bulgur, millet, whole wheat couscous, barley, pasta or potatoes as the starch requirement. I slightly overcook this ingredient, as raw grains are not properly digested by dogs.

White or Brown rice is the best choice for dogs with digestive issues (gas or diarrhea).

Slightly overcook pasta or grains, to make them easier to digest.


Vegetables must always be cooked. Puree vegetables and fruits together so they will be easily digested by your dog. You can use a combination of fresh, frozen or canned veggies and fruits.

I usually use more veggies in the mix, but always add some fruit for sweetness.

An example of one of my girls favorite veggie/fruit puree is this: (makes one cup) ½ cup cooked and pureed carrots; 1/4 cup cooked green beans and ¼ cup canned pears. Make your own variations.

Some excellent choices of fruits and vegetables are: peas, green beans, carrots, celery, apples, bananas, pears, blueberries.

Add new flavours and combinations slowly, to ensure your dog can tolerate the new food. Over time you will be able to give your companion a wide variety of tolerated foods.


Dogs need sodium just as we do.

Homemade dog food will not contain enough natural salt, so a little needs to be added.

Too much is harmful, so make sure you don’t overdo it, and follow recipes correctly.

Adding vitamins and supplements to our home made dog food is essential as the food will be deficient of certain necessary vitamins and minerals for optimum health. Follow the guide below which was recommended by Dr. Jones, D.V.M. on how to make your own supplement to add to dog food.


Bonemeal supplement (Calcium) is essential to a homemade dog food diet. Dogs calcium requirements are given according to body weight. The calcium is to replace bones that wild dogs originally ate when feeding in the wild.

This necessary addition can be found in human grade bonemeal supplement which is available through pet supply stores, health-food stores and of course AMAZON.COM

Make sure you NEVER use the garden grade bone meal as this contains toxins, such as lead.

I give my two Labs, Lady and Lola this daily all in one canine supplement, so I don’t have to worry about getting all the measurements of the bone meal, vitamins etc. in the correct proportion. TOO MUCH of these will be as harmful as not enough.

If you do not want to make your own supplement, SIMPLY BUY AN all in one Canine Supplement that I recommend here.



Fat in the form of canola or safflower oil should be added to each meal. Either of these oils provide linoleic acid, which is also known as Omega-6 fatty acid

This helps improve their skin and coat.

Too much causes obesity as it is high in calories.

The wrong kind of fat (butter, animal fat) can be dangerous and cause obesity and/or pancreatitis

Amounts per day:

  • 5 lb. dog = 3/4 teaspoon daily
  • 10 lb. dog = 1 teaspoon daily
  • 20 lb. dog = 3/4 tablespoon daily
  • 40 lb. dog = 1 tablespoon daily
  • 60 lb. dog = 1 1/2 tablespoon daily
  • 80 lb. dog = 1 3/4 tablespoon daily
  • 100 lb. dog = 1/8 cup daily

Drizzle the oil over the prepared meal just before serving.


A good Natural Multi-Vitamin.

If you are using human supplements, keep in mind that the average human supplement is designed for a 150-pound adult. A cat should get about 1/6 to 1/10 of a human supplement. A dog dosage can be calculated from the weight of the dog compared to 150 pounds. Do not overdose! Some vitamins and many minerals are toxic at high doses.

The vitamin-mineral supplement should be a good quality, human-type supplement, at the very least. Some of the cheaper human supplements, particularly those with a heavy coating, are not well digested by people and will not be by animals.


  1. Hi Beth:

    It certainly is a good thing that you care so much for your fur baby. I don’t understand why the vet would recommend a change in diet without providing the correct amounts needed for you to reach his suggested goal.
    I am not a vet or animal nutritionist so I cannot recommend how to help your German Shepherd baby.

    The dog food feeding chart above is based on recommendations from this book which I recommend you get and follow:

    Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats

    I would start by using the recipe for a 100 lb. dog and see how that goes at first.


  2. I have a question. I have a 125 pound GS that is suffering with some arthritis in hips. I’m trying to get him to loose some weight, so I have put him this week on a homemade diet. I can’t get any sense out of my vet secretary and I really don’t want to take him in and pay to see how much I should feed him to get him down to around 100 like the vet suggested. What site can u direct me to or can you tell me how much cup wise I should feed of the homemade recipes to lose weight sensibility?

  3. Hi Natalie

    This amount is for 4 meals, feeding your dog once in the morning and once in the evening. There is enough for 2 days in this recipe.

    please note this disclaimer at the top of the chart in red: *NOTE: THESE RECIPES MAKE 4 SERVINGS = 2 DAY SUPPLY OF FOOD. Feed your dog once in the morning and once in the evening.

    Here is another dog food feeding chart for quick cross reference.

    Thanks for visiting


  4. Hello!

    Thank you so much for all the great information. I do have a question about amounts however. 6+ cups of any food seems excessive for a 20 lb dog, and that’s what I’m getting when I add up the protein, carbs and fruits/veg components. Am I missing something?
    Thank you!

  5. Hi Bridget:

    Try this cup to grams converter. It has different dry ingredients and liquids, so use examples close to those in the recipes

    @ http://www.recipes4us.co.uk/us_cups_to_weight.htm

    This looks very extensive, and i’m sure you’ll find the necessary conversions for different dry and wet ingredients.

    If that doesn’t work, maybe someone out there can help.

    I’ve always used imperial here in Canada and when I get recipes for grams I use conversion charts still, even though we have switched to metric.

    We Canadians switched over when I was a teenager, so my brain never switched over. 🙂

    Thanks for visiting.


  6. Hi Mindy:

    Thanks for visiting. I have a print friendly option at the bottom of every post. Scroll down and find it on the left side just before the related posts.

    This is what it looks like:
    Easy print/pdf button

    Just click it and it will give you options to highlight which ever sections you wish to copy and print.


  7. I love all this information you have presented! It’s nice to have the nutritional info right in with the recipe. I would really really like to print this out and keep it, so I have it as a resource to refer to. Even in this day and age not EVERYone has internet access at all times or in all places; I can’t just set up my laptop in the kitchen to access this information at all times; and having access to it in the library or coffee shop does me no good. I notice you have all kinds of sharing options, but no printer friendly option (unless I’m just not seeing it; that’s always possible!) that would allow me to print it out simply, and you have right click disabled so I cannot cut and paste it to a document and edit it for printing or save it for myself to access offline. Is my only option to print it out in this web style version? I don’t want to sell the information or disseminate it as my own; I just want to have it as a printed resource instead of an online one.

  8. I’m curious about the sodium content, with the added salt. I would guess you are adding the salt in order to try to increase the iodine content? But many of the protein and vegetable sources will already have naturally occurring sodium, which makes me nervous about the sodium content of the food. Also, if you are supplementing the oils, do you ensure there is enough Vitamin E in the multivitamin to counteract?

    Thanks for the table, it does make the prospect of home cooking look less difficult to people.

  9. Hi Nikita:

    Coconut oil is a good healthy supplement for dogs as well as people. Not sure if I would replace the other oil with it though, as these are given as a sorce for Omega 3 and 6 which is essential.

    Virgin coconut oil should be used. There is a virgin oil supplement such as this, available through Only Natural Pet Food Store, and many local pet stores carry it as well as health food stores.

    It is known to reduce allergic reactions and improve skin health, and can help clear up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin. It also improves coat and deodorizes that always present doggy odour. It is also good for digestive problems and nutrient absorption.
    Overall it has many health benefits.

    Here are some good articles for reading that may help you decide if you want to use this as a supplement. I wouldn’t use it as replacement for the other oils that give you dog the essential Omegas, either from the addition of one on the oils high in Omegas or a good dog supplement that contains the Omega 3/6 supplements.

    Thanks for visiting


  10. I am going to start fixing homemade food for my 3 dogs. I think it is healthier and might even be less expensive (considering food costs, vet bills, etc.). How can I find out how much and what to feed them? We have a German Shepherd 75-80lbs. & very active, Border Collie/Lab mix 75-80 lbs. not very active, and my Great Pyrenees 90-105lbs and not very active.I have been feeding them Purina One which looks like it’s not very good for dogs. I do give them raw meaty bones and some raw organ meats occasionally. Thanks. Jean

  11. Hi Sharon

    Sorry for the confusion:

    There are many choices, but because of the potential confusion and possible under or overdosing I just use the Canine Supplement that I have featured on my website, and it contains the appropriate amount of supplements, vitamins, minerals and all the other necessary trace elements needed when making a homemade dog food diet. It has been formulated by Dr. Jones specifically for those of us who are making their own pet food, and because I’m lazy and really don’t want to take chances with measuring and formulating my own supplement I simply measure and add the right amount to every meal.


    You can find an all in one supplement at your local pet store, or check out and compare any of these from Amazon.com.


    Combine your own

    This is according to Dr. Andrew Jones, the veterinarian that I have used throughout my website.
    If you are using human vitamins, keep in mind that the average human vitamin is designed for a 150-pound adult. A cat should get about 1/6 to 1/10 of a human vitamin. A dog dosage can be calculated from the weight of the dog compared to 150 pounds. Do not overdose! Some vitamins and many minerals are toxic at high doses.
    In this recipe from Dr. Jones recommends : *Calcium 400mg (i.e. Tums, which is calcium carbonate), for a 30 lb. dog.


    Instead of the tums you can use bone meal which must be an edible, human grade variety. You can also find this at the pharmacy or at your pet store, and given according to weight, which should be on the package.

    Do not use bone meal intended for gardening or plants.

    Thanks for visiting


  12. You really shouldn’t “cook” the veggies as that cooks out a few of the health benefits; instead steam them. Also, over-ripe fruits and veggies are easier to digest by dogs – so don’t throw those rotting fruits out; serve ’em to Fido; we steam yams or sweet potatoes, carrots and boil a cup of Lentils. We also server Chicken thighs from Costco, bone and skin included. Chicken bones are only bad if they’ve been cooked. We have four very healthy dogs!

  13. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been going crazy trying to figure out what to feed my sensitive-tummied dog. Your site is VERY helpful (and perhaps the first one that has given me real resources I can use)!!

  14. I have been looking for good homemade food recipe, I have been hit n miss with prep for my 80 lb 12 yr old choc lab with chronic pancreatitis – what I really need too, was the amount to feed her for the size. When you love your friend – you want to do the best for them – Thanks for your help….. Nancy and Tia Maria

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