Homemade Pet Food Recipes from Dr. Jones, DVM





This will feed a healthy 30lb dog for 1 day.

  • Beef or Chicken (Cooked) 1/3 lb
  • Cooked rice or macaroni 2 cups
  • Mixed vegetables up to 1 cup (it can be pureed)
  • **Flaxseed Oil 1 tablespoon
  • **Calcium 400mg (i.e. Tums, which is calcium carbonate)
  • **Potassium chloride (used in the Supplement, or use salt if mixing your own supplement) 1/4 teaspoon
  • **Vitamin/Mineral supplement (see note on supplements below)
  • **Lactobacillus 1 probiotic capsule

Mix all ingredients so they are well blended together. This will make just over 2 cups of food, enough for 1 day. Feed 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup in the evening.

Making Pet Food At Home as recommended by Dr. Andrew Jones, D.M.V.


This will feed a healthy 10 lb cat for 1-2 days.

Feed an adult cat as much as she will eat in 20-30 minutes. Refrigerate leftovers promptly. Feed adult cats twice a day. Recipe provides approximately 3 servings.

  • Protein must be cooked: 1/2 lb boneless chicken breast or thigh (minced) or 6 oz. ground turkey, or minced turkey (dark meat), or 1/2 lb. lean beef (minced) or 1/2 lb of fish
  • If using canned fish with bones, decrease calcium to
    1/4 regular amount)
  • Puréed vegetables – 1/2 tablespoon (some cats prefer vegetable baby food)
  • **Flaxseed oil 2 teaspoons
  • **Calcium 300mg (i.e. Tums, which is calcium carbonate –
  • **Potassium chloride 1/4 teaspoon
  • **Vitamin/Mineral supplement 1 cat-size dose of multiple vitamin-mineral
    supplement (human quality) or cat vitamin
  • **Lactobacillus 1/4 of capsule
  • **Taurine 80 mg (about 1/4 one 250 mg taurine capsule or
    tablet, powdered – not needed if using cat vitamin)

Cook in a stew pot or crock pot. Then place feeding portions in freezer bags or containers and freeze. Defrost portion in refrigerator overnight.

You can pre-make large batches, freeze it, and then add vitamin/mineral supplements at the time of feeding.

 Note on supplements 
Lola gets her monthly supply of Dr. Jones' Canine Supplement.

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.

Bone meal must be an edible, human grade. Do not use bone meal intended for gardening or plants.

Replace potassium chloride with regular table salt. (DO NOT EXCEED DOSAGE GIVEN)

You can easily replace all of the supplements with **Dr. Jone’s Natural Ultimate Canine Supplement, or his **Ultimate Cat Supplement, made specifically for dogs and cats with appropriate dosages according to weigh. Alternately find a good pet supplement of your own liking at any specialty pet store or online.

I use the Canine Supplement exclusively in my homemade dog food diet, which replaces all the starred items in the recipe.


  1. Hi Julie

    Sorry to hear you have a sick puppy – Lucky he has someone who really cares and is trying to make things better for him.

    I would try this: Pancreatitis in Cats and Dogs

    Dr. Jones is the best online vet and has the absolute highest quality videos, books, and advice for pet parents.


  2. My dog has pancreatitis and now can not tolerate his Royal Canin Hydrolized kibble.

    I am now trying boiled turkey and rice, but am looking for more info. Can you offer any advice?

    Thank you

  3. Hi Sharon:

    Hmmmm. Not really sure of exact dosage and I am not qualified as a pet nutritionist or veterinarian, although I am well read I don’t feel comfortable enough to give exact dosages.

    The information on all of my homemade dog food recipes were obtained from a veterinarian, Dr. Andrew Jones, who has spent a lot of time himself trying to teach and inform all of us what is the healthiest way to feed and nurture our companion animals.

    That is why I use and recommend Dr. Jone’s All Natural Canine Supplement to be used, as I have a better chance of not messing up for my two girls.

    I can’t see where it would hurt to give one children’s chewable daily to a 60 pound dog. Check to dosage on the bottle and then mimic the dosage for a 60 pound child with a 60 pound dog.

    Anyone else with more info is welcome to help here.


  4. I have bought Children’s chewable vitamins for my 60 lb. dog. Do you think I should give her one a day, or one with each of her two meals?
    Since you stated that Adult vitamins can be too much and toxic I figured that I childs would have less in them.

    What do you think?

  5. Respected Sir,
    Its a very valuable information for the pet owners & to a learning vet students.
    I appriciate your sincier efforts to spread the awareness about the advantages of the home made food over the commercial pet food.
    Thanks a lot & keep it up sir.

  6. Most of the recipes I have here are for cooked dog food. I realize the raw food diet is popular also, so anyone wanting to incorporate this method of feeding should be aware of the methods and various amounts recommended. There are many excellent commercial raw dog foods available along with raw food cook books for dogs.

    As for using pasta as the carbohydrate source, that is just one of many options available. I use brown rice, barley, bulgur, millet and / or rolled unprocessed oats. All of these must be cooked before serving your dog, as they cannot digest raw grains.

    The recipes specifically on this page are SAMPLE HOMEMADE PET FOOD RECIPES as RECOMMENDED BY DR. JONES, D.V.M, who is one of many veterinarians I use for reference on this website.

    My BASIC TOP TEN TIPS FOR MAKING AND FEEDING HOMEMADE DOG FOOD has this information, for those looking for ideas and help making homemade dog food.

    I have a feeding chart according to your dog’s weight here, which also gives the variety of choices for carbs.

    This website was not intended to stir up controversy, as it seems to have done. I just was trying to make people aware of other choices available after the dog food recall, and use my personal education and awareness for those who want more information. No judgement is intended, and everyone certainly has their own rights and opinions to feed and care for their own pets to the best of their own abilities.

    I’m just promoting educating yourself and choosing your own favourite methods.

    Thanks for the interest,


  7. Why do you recommend cooking the meat for your dog or cat? Also why would I feed a highly processed pasta to my dog? Pasta is a poor quality carbohydrate and dogs have a hard time digesting carbs. What is the nutritional purpose for pasta in this recipe?

  8. Hi Pam:

    I’m sorry for the confusion about the potassium vs sodium chloride. Postassium chloride is a salt substitute that Dr. Jones’ Supplement contains. I always use the supplement, rather than measuring out the individual ingredients that are starred in the recipe.

    if you are adding your own Flaxseed Oil, Calcium, Potassium chloride, Vitamin/Mineral supplement, probiotic capsule, then just add salt measured to the same amount as specified in the recipe.

    Thanks for pointing out my mistake.


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