Recipe: Pressure Cooker Dog Food with Chicken and Rice

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Making your dog’s meals isn’t the most convenient way to feed him, but it is the healthiest. Home cooking allows you to cater Fido’s meals to his exact nutritional needs. This pressure cooker dog food recipe makes serving your dog a home cooked meal a little bit easier.

Some people worry about the safety of pressure cookers, but as long as you use them properly they are perfectly safe. Today’s pressure cookers are made with safety features and advanced technology to prevent accidents.

As I mention in my video guide above, I use the COSORI 8-in-1 Pressure Cooker because it has safety elements in place that make me feel safe when using it. For example, the cooker will not turn on unless the lid is securely locked. Likewise, there is a small float that pops up when pressure is built up inside the cooker and drops when the pressure is released.

When shopping for a pressure cooker, look for one that offers multiple safety features and backups in case the seal fails. The biggest benefit of making pressure cooker dog food is that it is much quicker than boiling food or preparing a meal in a slow cooker.

Pressure Cooker Dog Food with Chicken and Rice


  • 2 frozen boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 large carrots (chopped)
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 large sweet potato (chopped)
  • 10 ounces of frozen spinach
  • 2.5 cups of water


Add 1/2 cup of water and the frozen chicken breasts to your pressure cooker. Close and seal the lid. Cook for 30 minutes on high pressure.

Add the carrots, rice and sweet potato. Add the remaining 2 cups of water. Close and seal the lid, and cook for an additional 15 minutes on high pressure.

Now, shred the chicken. It should be easily shredded at this point. Add the spinach and mix everything together. The spinach will melt quickly from the heat of this pressure cooker dog food, and you should be able to combine everything thoroughly.

Pressure Cooker Dog FoodIf you work outside the home, this recipe is a great alternative to meals that you have to prepare daily. In just 45 minutes you’ll have a fresh, delicious meal to serve your pup. Plus, you can make the food in bulk so you only have to cook once a week or so.

As soon as this pressure cooker dog food has cooled, you can feed it to your pooch. You can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them and they’ll keep for about 3 months.

The recommended serving size for this recipe is about 1/2 cup for every 20-25 pounds of body weight per serving. It should be served twice a day. Keep in mind that more active dogs may require more calories every day, while lazier pups might not need as much.

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