Recipes for Dogs

Oliver with his favorite chew toy.

Oliver with his favorite chew toy.

Ever since I adopted my Cockapoo Oliver from a co-worker I’ve found I enjoy cooking for him every bit as much as for myself. His everyday diet is pretty standard and balanced, albeit home cooked, but I love to cook him something special every once and awhile. This often takes the form of a tasty treat or a special meal. You’ll find the all the recipes I make for my fur baby featured here.


Banana & Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt for Dogs

Banana Bow Wow Cookies

Blueberry-Banana Frozen Yogurt for Dogs

Brownie Bones

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Elaine Mell December 14, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I would like to see a recipe (or recipes) for main meals, not treats.


Kelly December 14, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Elaine – Thanks for the comment. I’m sorry you didn’t find what you were looking for; I know how frustrating that can be. When I originally started that section of my blog I fully intended to share main meal recipes. However, the more I thought about it the more I didn’t feel comfortable doing this since I don’t have a background in veterinary science or animal nutrition. I know a lot of people seek out recipes for homemade dog food recipes hoping to eliminate pet ailments or allergies or to make something more nutritious than what they can find at the store, and I realized I had no business helping people in these areas.

That said, I have found a couple helpful resources out there for recipes and hope they will help you too.

Dr. Pitcairn’s New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats is a great book if you’re looking for recipes that are rooted in nutrition.

If you’re looking for more fun recipes I also really enjoy The Dog Ate It: Cooking for Yourself and Your Four-Legged Friends. The book includes an introduction on what dogs need to be healthy as well as recipes for breakfasts, hors d’oeuvres, salad, main courses, raw and offal dinners, desserts, and treats. Even cuter, chapter nine gives suggestions on ‘dog parties’ including menus. Some owners will find this over the top, but I found it adorable and endearing. Lastly, you get information on what you should NEVER feed your dog, what to look for when buying commerical dog food, and other resources to consult (Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats is among these).

Sorry to not have had the main dish recipes you are looking for but hopefully you will find one of these books helpful.


Elaine Mell December 14, 2011 at 7:23 pm

I don’t quite know what you want…..I specified I wanted recipes for main meals for my dog…….what are you wanting ?


chloe March 21, 2012 at 8:21 pm

WOW !! Elaine, you are so rude .. find your own recipes !! Kelly, you tried to be helpful .. you have a lot of patience 🙂


Tina February 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I tried clicking on your banana bowwow cookies several times and each time your recipe for Banana & Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt for Dogs populated…looks like a broken link.
thanks for any help… i’d love to see that recipe 🙂


Kelly February 28, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Hi Tina,

I am so sorry that the link didn’t work. I am correcting it right now, but you can also check the recipe out here:


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