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Homemade Dog Food Guaranteed To Delight Your Pup

Looking for some hearty, homemade dog food to offer your pup a sweet treat this holiday season? Look no further. Whistle's resident dog mama, Katie Wootten, has a delicious recipe that she makes for her adoring pup Jax, who waits patiently by her feet as she whips up a sweet potato extravaganza.

Read on for Katie's own recipe and personal instructions.

Here's what you'll need


  • 4 boneless & skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (2 lb bag) of carrots
  • 6-7 small to medium sized yams or sweet potatoes (mixing is great too!)
  • 2 bags of brown rice (I use the boil in a bag - only takes 10 minutes)
  • Makes 8-10 small Tupperware containers


  1. Boil two large pots of water
  2. Peel sweet potatoes and/or yams; slice up into smaller pieces
  3. Rinse chicken breasts
  4. Most importantly, get your sous chef in place (yes, mine hangs out the whole time!)


  1. Once water has boiled, add chicken breasts to one pot. Add sweet potatoes/yams to the other. Boil both for 40-45 minutes.
  2. While chicken and potatoes are boiling, juice all carrots and combine the carrot shavings and the carrot juice together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. After your chicken and yams have boiled for 40-45 minutes, remove and strain both the potatoes and the chicken breasts and put aside to cool naturally.
  4. Boil rice for 10 minutes (Tip: I add the rice to the water I used for boiling the chicken breast to add a little more flavor and save another dish!)
  5. While rice is boiling, dice up the boiled chicken into small pieces (or shred if chicken is cooled enough)
  6. Once the rice is done cooking, add the boiled potatoes, chicken and rice to your large bowl with the carrot juice and shavings. Mix everything together.
  7. Divide and place the homemade dog food into small Tupperware containers, cover and throw into the freezer. I serve three (defrosted) spoonfuls to my dog with his dry food two times per day.

This homemade dog food is a great source of fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin A, and beta-carotene for your pup!

Bonus: Have some leftovers? Sweeten the deal by adding 1-2 eggs to it, mix and bake for 15 minutes to make some great, homemade dog treats!

Or…just let them lick the bowl because you know that's what they've been waiting for.

*Always consult your veterinarian before altering your dog's diet.

Oct 25, 2016

Tags:   homemade dog food   dog treats   pet parenting   dogs and holidays  


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