The Healthy Hound Cookbook: Over 125 Easy Recipes for Healthy, Homemade Dog Food--Including Grain-Free, Paleo, and Raw Recipes!

BOOK: The Healthy Hound Cookbook: Over 125 Easy Recipes for Healthy, Homemade Dog Food--Including Grain-Free, Paleo, and Raw Recipes!
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Healthy Hound
Over 125 Easy Recipes for Healthy, Homemade Dog Food—Including Grain-Free, Paleo, and Raw Recipes!
Paris Permenter and John Bigley

Avon, Massachusetts



Why Homemade?

Control over Ingredients and Quality

Emphasis on Seasonal Vegetables and Fruits

Ability to Cater to Specialty Diets

Save Money

Before You Give Your Dog a Completely Homemade Diet …

The Ins and Outs of Cooking for Your Dog

Shopping for Ingredients

Buying Meat in Bulk

Equipment You Need

A Primer on Dog Nutrition

How Much Should My Dog Eat?

Setting up a Feeding Schedule

A Dog’s Complete and Balanced Diet

Treating Your Dog

Sweet Treats

Grain-Free Peanut Butter Biscuits

Coconut Carrot Treats

Paleo Pooch Treats

Peanut Butter Chia Treats

Blueberry Fruit Rollups

Growling Granola Bars

PB and Pumpkin Treats

Cranberry Dog Treats

Elvis Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Dog Treats

Pear and Molasses Dog Biscuits

Peanut Butter Bones

Peanut Butter and Applesauce Dog Biscuits

Pumpkin Mini Muffins

Banana Sunflower Dog Cookies

Banana Vegan Cupcakes

Good Breath Dog Treats

Pumpkin Gingersnaps

Easy Pumpkin Drops

Savory Treats

Cheese Crisps

Raw Carrot Pops

Liver Cupcakes

Tuna Crackers

Chicken Liver and Green Bean Biscuits

Deli Turkey Rollups

Anchovy Bites

Liver Corn Bread

Oatmeal Turkey Dog Biscuits

Chicken and Cheese Biscuits

Mini Cheeseburger Treats

Carrot and Cheese Biscuits

Frozen Treats

Mango Sorbet

Raw Puppy Pops

Raw Dog Treats


Fido’s Frozen Fruit Pupsicles

Beefsicle Frozen Dog Treats

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Ice Cream

Watermelon Slush

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Blueberry Pops

Bacon Ice Cream

Jerky and Chews

Dried Beef Strips

Liver Logs

Dehydrated Chicken Liver Treats

Dehydrated Sweet Potato Chews

Turkey Jerky Treats

Chicken Jerky

Dehydrated Beet Chips

Dehydrated Juice Pulp Treats

Training Treats

Cheese and Garlic Training Treats

Canine Crouton Treats

Beef Heart Treats

Liver Training Treats

Chicken Liver Squares

Hot Dog Training Treats


Pigskin Surprise

Frozen KONG


Sardine Stuffing

Doggie Chopped Liver

Holiday and Special Occasion Fun

Valentine Red Bell Pepper Cookies

St. Patty’s Day Patties

Easter Carrot Cake Cookies

Bowser’s Brown Betty

Witchy Chicken Fingers

Thanksgiving Frittata

Turkey and Cranberry Treats

Fido’s Fruitcake

Bowser’s Bacon Pretzels

Poochie Pumpkin Pupcakes

Mashed Potato Icing

Cream Cheese Icing

Bowser’s Birthday Cupcake

International Fare

Anise Seed Dog Treats

Shepherd’s Favorite Pie

Caribbean Canine Coolers

Fido’s Flautas

South Pacific Hot Dogs

Pumpkin Rice

Scottie’s Scotch Eggs

Spaghetti Squash Primavera

Meaty Meals

Slow-Cooked Canine Chicken

Raw Chicken Dinner

Salmon Balls

Sardine Cakes

Beef Fried Rice

Terrier’s Tuna Casserole

Chicken and Rice Tender Tummy Meal

Stuffed Pumpkin

Salmon and Spinach Hash

Lamb Hash

Buffalo Meatballs

Turkey Kibble

Chicken and Sardine Kibble

Buffalo Hash

Chicken Meatloaf

Eggshell Calcium

Mutt Meatloaf Meal

Raw Meatloaf

Spot’s Spinach and Sprats

Breakfast Dishes

Mini Liver Quiche

Baked Egg Cups

Chia Seed Oatmeal

Spinach Omelet

Cottage Cheese Breakfast

Fishermen’s Eggs

Raw Breakfast

Deviled Eggs

Side Dishes


Kanine Kale and Kiwi

Lentil Loaves

Kale Chips

Raw Veggie Cupcakes

Skinny Veggies

Sweet Potato Potstickers

Soups, Purées, and Gravies

Homemade Chicken Broth

Pumpkin Purée

Chickpea Stew

Beef Stock

Liver Gravy

Turkey Gravy

Giblet Gravy

Chicken Gravy

Bowser’s Bacon Gravy

Aspic and Gelatin


Poultry Aspic

Beef Marrow Aspic

Jellied Chicken Salad

Standard U.S./Metric Conversion Chart



Greetings, fellow dog lovers, and welcome to our kitchen! Like you, we are pet parents who share our lives with our furry family members—and that includes cooking the occasional meal or treat for them. Using whole foods, we enjoy whipping up dishes for our dogs Irie and Tiki—including many meals that we all share.

Whether you would like to prepare Sunday doggie dinners, the occasional special celebratory meal, or everyday dog treats, it’s easy to do—and it’s always very appreciated!

This book is also perfect for pet parents who want to take the leash in terms of their dog’s diet. Maybe you want to avoid giving your dogs all the preservatives and additives found in many store-bought dog treats. Perhaps you love cooking and want to offer your dog foods made with in-season produce that’s packed with nutritional value. Or maybe your dog needs a particular specialty diet that’s costly to purchase. Just as there is no single best diet for every person, there isn’t one diet that’s best for
dogs. Every dog is an individual—some will thrive on one diet, while others do best on another. Many pet parents want to feed their dogs a wholesome specialty diet. No matter what type of diet your dog needs—from grain-free to Paleo to raw to traditional—you’ll find recipe examples in this cookbook. Just look for the icons (
) for easy reference. Choosing the best diet for your dog is a job that you should take on with the help of your veterinarian to determine the best foods for your dog’s breed, energy level, and life stage.

Unlike cats, who are obligate carnivores and need a diet primarily consisting of meat, dogs eat (and enjoy!) a varied diet. As you can tell from your dog’s teeth, which are meant to tear, but not chew and grind, the canine diet naturally leans heavily toward meat, too, but dogs can also digest and savor many fruits and vegetables. Fruits like bananas, blueberries, blackberries, and more will provide a tasty addition to your dog’s treats and meals while serving up great nutrition as well. And don’t forget veggies! From asparagus to zucchini, dogs love fresh vegetables. We’ll provide recipes for many seasonal favorites like sweet potato and pumpkin; you’ll also find many recipes that provide a template for using your own dog’s favorite veggies depending on the time of year.

This book introduces you to the many wholesome foods that you can be proud to serve to your best friends. You’ll help them enjoy their meals and treats, and live healthy lives, too.

Why Homemade?

While there are many high-quality commercial dog foods available in stores these days, many dog lovers like to prepare at least the occasional meal and treats at home. We find that cooking for our dogs is rewarding for us as well. When we watch them enjoying a meal we have prepared especially for them, we feel satisfaction at having created something our dogs love, and their eager eating proves that they appreciate it.


Aside from the sheer “joy of cooking,” probably the biggest advantage of homemade dog foods and treats is having control over exactly what your dog is eating. By choosing fresh ingredients and preparing them in your own kitchen, you are free of the worries of byproducts, fillers, and recalled foods and treats. You’ll be making canine cuisine from ingredients you’ve purchased and prepared, just like you do for foods for every other member of your family.

BOOK: The Healthy Hound Cookbook: Over 125 Easy Recipes for Healthy, Homemade Dog Food--Including Grain-Free, Paleo, and Raw Recipes!
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