More and more pet owners have realized certain brands of food can actually negatively impact the health of your cat or dog. Some dog foods lack the nutrition your pet needs to function happily and healthily, and can contain a high amount of calories and other harmful substances that can lead to health issues such as obesity.

If you want to know exactly what is going into your dog's diet, you can turn to making your own dog food at home. By making homemade dog food, you can make sure your doggo gets plenty of nutrition and make your pup healthier. Here are some easy recipes for homemade dog food to try:

DIY Homemade Dog Food

This recipe makes a healthy and flavorful dog food filled with canine-friendly veggies such as spinach, zucchini, peas and carrots. Along with brown rice and shredded turkey, this dog food is a nutritious feast for Fido -- it's high in protein, high in fiber and low in calories. This food is easy and quick to prep, but requires about 45 minutes to cook in a Dutch oven or large stockpot. The ingredients are also cheap and can save you money over buying bags of packaged dog food.

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Easy Homemade Dog Food Crockpot Recipe

Chicken, rice and vegetables combine to make this delicious and nutritious dog food. This recipe is also heavy in dog-friendly vegetables, including squash, kidney beans, peas, green beans and carrots. It's also incredibly easy to make -- just throw all the ingredients in a crock pot before you leave for work and serve it to your dog when you get home.

Make-Ahead Doggy Stew

This stew is made with protein-rich ingredients for an energizing dog meal. You can make it either in a slow cooker or on a stove top. Just combine the chicken, chicken livers and vegetables. This recipe also contains a delicious dog-friendly fruit -- apples.

Homemade Raw Dog Food

This dog food is high in protein and vegetables, containing ground beef, chicken livers, eggs, yogurt, olive oil, apples and spinach. Just add the ingredients to a food processor or blender, puree until smooth, shape the mixture into patties and freeze them before serving. This recipe takes very little time to prepare and is sure to please your doggo.

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