Easy Slow Cooker Dog Food

Slow Cooker Dog Food Main
With pet food recalls popping up left and right, it’s never been more important to know how to make your own pet food. And when it’s this easy, there’s no reason you can’t make it every week!

Using the slow cooker, you can throw in all your ingredients in the morning, then set it and forget it. You can’t really overcook it either, since it’s fine if it gets a little mushy. Plus, it’s great knowing exactly what you’re feeding your pups, where your ingredients come from, and which nutrients they’re getting.

Free of corn, wheat and soy (the most common dog food allergens), this recipe is ideal for just about any dog. Of course, if your pup has other sensitivities or preferences, this recipe is easy to tweak accordingly.

Slow Cooker Dog Food

10 minutes active; 3-6 hours inactive to prepare

Serves 12


  • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 1 1/2 cups butternut squash, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup peas, fresh or frozen


  1. Place ground beef in slow cooker and top with rice, beans, squash, carrots and peas.
  2. Pour in 4 cups of water, then stir everything together.
  3. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours, or on high for 3.
  4. Turn off heat and cool completely before serving.

Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious

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