Bailey Mae is well-loved and well-fed. The latter is due, in part, to this easy Instant Pot Dog Food Recipe.
We hadn’t realized just how well-fed she was until one day she rolled over for someone to pet her belly and was coughing and carrying on.
She’d put on some weight and since we want her to be around as long as possible, we started cutting back her food.
Ask your veterinarian before switching to light vegan dog treats.
Kibble wasn’t enough for her anymore.
She flashed her big brown eyes at us making them dramatically sad for effect, in hopes she could have just a little table scrap.
You may also want to check out my Pinterest Instant Pot board for more great recipes like this pressure cooker dog food!
This is when I started making Bailey Mae and Jeb Instant Pot Dog Food.
It’s really easy, it takes 30 minutes and the dogs absolutely love it. It may be the best dog food.
I love that I control what they are eating.
I can add more or add less of a particular ingredient as I choose.
Keep in mind there are foods that you should not feed your dogs.
Bailey Mae and Jeb love it.
They *think* it’s human food..the same stuff we’re eating.
And seriously? There is no reason why, with some added spices, it wouldn’t work as a human’s meal.
They will eat it cold, but well, we still spoil them and serve it to them heated up.
I just add a little hot water to the jar, put the lid back on and give it a shake or two.
Then pour it on to their serving dish and watch them lick their chompers as I set it down for them to eat.
In three weeks, Bailey Mae trimmed down so she can go on longer walks, roll over for belly-love and she’s nowhere near the beggar she once was thanks to this dog food recipe!
Here’s my Instant Pot Dog Food Recipe, it’s not just for helping dogs lose weight, it’s a great option for everyday food.
I put half of the mixture into a gallon-sized baggie and store in the refrigerator.
The other half I place in half-pint jars and store in the refrigerator.
Jeb and Bailey Mae each eat one full jar each day, in addition to their kibble.
I give them half of the jar at lunch and half of the jar at dinner.
I recommend checking with your veterinarian as to how much your dog should be eating each meal.
Please remember that dogs need meat as a first ingredient.
Before you make vegan food for dogs please discuss with a veterinarian to make sure your dog’s health is front and center and will not be put at risk.
In fact, whether you are switching brands or switching from commercial dog food to homemade dog food, your first priority should always be that your dog gets all their needed nutrients.
Please, first, consult with your vet before going entirely homemade.
This recipe is healthy, safe, and nutritious for dogs, but it is not intended as a complete diet for your dog.
This recipe is intended as a delicious, wholesome supplement to your dog’s regular diet, not a complete meal replacement.
Your four-legged friend will like this delicious treat; I sometimes add 1 cup blueberries to this homemade dog food recipe.
And while this is Instant Pot Homemade Dog Food with Chicken, you can substitute the chicken for pork, beef, turkey, etc.
Instant Pot Dog Food Recipe Ingredients:
1 whole chicken
3 cups chicken broth (without onions as an ingredient)
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cups baby spinach
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
2 cups rice
Instant Pot Dog Food Recipe Directions:
Add everything to the Instant Pot
Press Manual for 30 minutes
Quick Release when it beeps
Remove chicken from bones and shred.
Store in airtight containers
I have made this so many times, and sometimes I have added leftover veggies.
It’s a great basic recipe to add to (just do your research and don’t include anything that is harmful to a dog).
- 1 whole chicken
- 3 cups chicken broth (no onions in ingredients)
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 cups rice
- 1 cup blueberries (optional)
- Add everything to the Instant Pot
- Press Manual for 30 minutes
- Quick Release when it beeps
- Remove chicken from bones and shred.
- Store in airtight containers
You can save time by using a rotisserie chicken already cooked. We also save our leftover meat throughout the week and use it in place of the whole chicken.
You can substitute pork or a combination of proteins (pork, beef, chicken, turkey, etc.)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 quarts Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 424mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 23g