How to Cook Pork for My Dogs (Complete Guide)

Pork is a popular selection of meat for many DIY dog food chefs. It’s cheap, easy to prepare and safe for most canines to eat. The following is a list of the three most prized recipes that many pups bark for. Ensure the pork is lean, boneless and that you trim off any fat before cooking it.

A Word of Caution

You should reserve serving pork to your pooch every few months or so. This is because pork tends to be high in fat and sodium; both of which aren’t good for dogs to have on a regular basis. That said, they can eat it with a fair amount of safety.

Do not supplement bacon or pork belly for pork meat, they aren’t the same thing. Bacon and pork belly have an even higher salt content and it can cause serious health issues for your dog. Also, some owners note how they’re dog is allergic to pork. What’s unfortunate about this is they didn’t discover it until they gave it to the dog.

In the event you have any doubts about giving pork to your dog, confer with your vet or canine nutritionist first.

Pork Feast Puree

This is a meaty treat your little fur baby is sure to appreciate. Jammed with plenty of healthy good stuff, the supplement included in this recipe is a surefire nutritional booster.

Items You’ll Need

  • Food Processor
  • Measuring Spoons & Cups
  • Broiling Pan
  • Small Saucepan
  • Vegetable Steamer (or similar device)
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife


  • 12 oz lean Pork Loin, broiled
  • 14½ oz Gluten Free Rolled Oats, cooked in water and no salt
  • ¼ tsp Walnut Oil
  • 3¼ oz Green Bell Peppers, raw
  • 2 oz Broccoli, chopped and steamed
  • 2½ oz Blueberries, Strawberries or Cranberries, raw
  • 4⅛ tsp well-balanced supplement (or as recommended by the vet)


  1. Trim all the fat away from the pork and cut into one-inch strips.
  2. Broil in the oven at 500°F for five to six minutes on each side.
  3. While allowing the pork to cool to room temperature, clean and chop the Green Bell Peppers and Broccoli. Put each in a bowl to put off to the side for now.
  4. Cook the Gluten Free Rolled Oats according to the instructions without salt.
  5. Setup your vegetable steamer or set up a pan where a colander can fit inside with a lid. Put the Broccoli in the basket, cover and let steam for 20 minutes or until tender.
  6. When the oats and broccoli finish cooking, remove from heat and allow them to cool completely.
  7. Take the berries, Green Bell Pepper, cooked Pork, place it in the food processor and blend until broken up (don’t go for smooth yet); just enough so there’s more room for the other items.
  8. Add the cooked Oats and Walnut Oil and blend a little more.
  9. Add the Broccoli along with the supplement and keep the food processor on until the whole mixture is a smooth, well-blended puree. When it doubt, blend a little more.
  10. Portion out into meals for your dog, put it into freezer-safe containers and store them in the freezer/fridge.

Crockpot Pork Dinner

This Crockpot recipe for your pooch is perfect for when you’re having a busy day. Preparation time is less than 10 minutes and you’ll be able to make a meal that you’ll be able to serve all week long.

Items You’ll Need

  • Crockpot
  • Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Measuring Spoons


  • 4 lbs ground Pork
  • 1 large Sweet Potato, chopped
  • 1 large Apple, cored and chopped
  • 2 large Carrots, chopped
  • 1 Cup Kale, chopped
  • ½ Cup Blueberries
  • 1 Cup Wild or White Rice
  • 1½ Cups Water


  1. Chop the Kale, Carrots, Apple and Sweet Potato on the cutting board with a knife.
  2. Add these to the Crockpot followed by the Blueberries.
  3. Next, include the ground Pork and Rice.
  4. Finally, stir in the Water and mix around a little bit with the spoon.
  5. Cover and set the Crockpot to low and allow this to cook for four to five hours.
  6. When finished, stir up all the ingredients ensuring you break up chunks of pork.
  7. Allow it to cool thoroughly and dish it up into portions for the freezer or fridge.

Cheesy Pork & Apple Bake

This is a quick-fix meal you can make in less than an hour. Not only will you be able to feed it to your dog right away, but you’ll also be able to store the rest in portions to serve throughout the week.

Items You’ll Need

  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Small Bowl
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Vegetable Steamer (or similar device)
  • Measuring Cups
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Large Spoon
  • Freezer Bags or Other Container


  • 3 lbs Pork (any style or cut)
  • ½ Cup Apples, chopped
  • ½ Cup Peas and Carrots, frozen
  • ½ Cup grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 cups Wild or White Rice


  1. Turn the oven on to 350°F and allow it to preheat while lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Trim the fat off of the Pork and cut it into bite-sized pieces with the knife on the cutting board.
  3. Cut the Apple and set it in a bowl to the side.
  4. Boil water for the Rice and cook it according to package directions.
  5. Put the Pork pieces across the parchment-lined sheet and nestle the apple pieces between the spaces of Pork.
  6. Place the Pork and Apples into the oven and allow it to cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, begin steaming the peas and carrots in a vegetable steamer and cook for 20 minutes, or until tender. You can also use a boiling pot where a colander fits inside with a lid. 
  8. Allow the vegetables to cool and remove the pork and carrots from the oven.
  9. Let all the food cool down for about 10 minutes.
  10. In a large mixing bowl, blend everything together; this includes the grated/shredded Cheddar Cheese.
  11. Once it’s entirely cool to the touch and the cheese melts, give a cup to your dog and then freeze the rest for later.