Our Westie (West Highland Terrier) is 7 now and I’ve always given her Blue Buffalo dog food because it had such great ingredients but I always had a really hard time getting her to eat it and she seemed sick to her stomach a lot. I finally decided to stop the Blue Buffalo and make our own homemade healthy dog food for her and see if she would get better. I did research on the internet and found different ideas and just put together my own dog food that I thought she would like. I made it and she went crazy for it and has been eating it everyday for probably two years now. Her stomach issues ended and she is always excited to eat now. Westies tend to have skin issues and my westie does so I choose to give her tuna in her food to help with that.

Recipe for 2-3 days worth of dog food twice a day:
2 cups of Jasmine rice made in the rice cooker
4 cups of water
1 can of green beans (do not include liquid)
1 can of a mixture of peas & carrots (drain)
Small can of pumpkin (or you can buy a big can and divide)
2 cans of tuna in water
Sometimes I will put sweet potatoes instead of pumpkin but she likes pumpkin better.

Add all of these ingredients to the cooked rice and mix. If you want to cook down the green beans, carrots, and peas before you add to cooked rice you can do that too.

I don’t really measure it out but just put some on a paper plate and give it to her in the morning and another in the evening.


  1. D. White

    September 28, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Hi, has your dog had problems with yeast after moving to cooked food?


  2. Marianne

    September 28, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    She looks great. I will be making this for my westie rescues! Thanks for sharing


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