Eating Right: Six Easy to Make Recipes for Senior Dogs

Unlike younger pups, senior dogs generally need lower-calorie diets to help prevent obesity (which is a big problem for seniors) and higher-fiber diets to improve their digestive health.[1]As dogs age they can also get a little more particular about what they are willing to eat. Healthy, tasty, low-fat, low-sodium, high-fiber meals, that are adequate in protein can be easily made at home when you are also making food for two-legged family members. Here are some easy to make recipes that will leave your senior dog full and satisfied, while also allowing you to maintain a healthy balanced diet for him or her.

1. Easy to Make Doggy Turkey Rice Bowls

This recipe from Damn Delicious requires simple ingredients, but packs tons of protein, veggies, and fiber for your senior dog! With just seven simple household ingredients, you know exactly what your pup is getting with this recipe!

2. Easy to Make Doggie Stew

Easy to Make Doggie Stew by SkinnyMs. has a healthy balance of protein rich ingredients, and is great for any family on the go! You can simply combine all ingredients in your slow cooker and leave it cooking on low for 6 to 8 hours while you’re out at work or out for the day.

3. Easy to Make Slow Cooker Dog Food

Another slow cooker recipe, this dog food recipe from 12Tomatoes is free of corn, wheat, and soy (common dog food allergens) and is great for not only your senior dog, but any dog with food sensitivities or allergies. With just six simple ingredients, this recipe requires little prep time and your dog is sure to love it!

4. Easy to Make Scooby’s Stew

Knowing the difficulties of getting healthy food on the table for her human family most nights due to a busy schedule, Happy and Yummy blogger Melissa Heller wanted to make this recipe not only healthy for her pup, but also simple and easy to make. Scooby’s stew makes enough protein and veggie packed dog food for up to three days.

5. Easy to Make Turkey and Veggie Mash

Turkey and Veggie Mash is another great recipe from SkinnyMs. This recipe is made with lean, ground turkey and nutrient rich vegetables, and it’s sure to satisfy any pup, especially your senior dog. This recipe is not only easy to make, but it also stores easily in the freezer for later use when you don’t have time to make a fresh batch of dog food.

6. Easy to Make Meat Cakes

This recipe from All Recipes comes from dog owner Shelly who wanted an alternative to traditional dog food after dog food recalls. The recipe is protein packed, with six pounds of ground beef and eight eggs in the ingredients, but still has a great balance of veggies and grains. Shelly has fed this to her dogs ranging in age from five-years-old to 17-years-old, so this recipe is good for senior and junior pups alike!

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[1] Senior Dog Food: Meeting Aging Canines’ Nutritional Needs, WebMD

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