Diy Dog Food Gravy

So, why make a special gravy for Fido? Simply put, its because the gravy we love usually contains ingredients that can make your dog sick. So nevermind those! We will help you create a dog-safe version that will have him/her so grateful this Thanksgiving that they will be bringing their bowl back for seconds!

You can keep your gravy cubes in the freezer for up to 2 months and use it as you please! So simple, right?

Why This is the Best Dog Gravy Recipe

This is the best gravy for dogs because it makes every dinner feel like one of those special occasions! Easy recipes like this are great for you because they take no time at all. Plus, you can change this recipe and use other dog-friendly veggies (like green beans).

This is a flavorful gravy that only takes small amounts to improve your dog’s dry food. Use it as a special treat or as daily dog food toppers. Commercial foods are low on taste, and wet food is pricy, but this gravy is a good idea because it’s low-cost and good for your pet.

If your furry family members don’t eat their dry dog food, try to cover it in homemade dog food sauce. These tasty toppers are made with lean meats and are fantastic for dogs with sensitive stomachs.

The entire ingredient list, quantities of each, and the step-by-step directions are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, I want to share some additional information about the ingredients I used in this dog gravy:

  • Coconut Oil is a healthy fat for cooking meat.
  • Ground Chicken is a great source of protein.
  • Carrots are a healthy vegetable loaded with beta-carotene.
  • Green Peas are protein-rich and have fiber and essential vitamins.
  • Chicken Stock without salt, onions, and garlic.
  • Corn Starch or Arrowroot Powder is the thickener for the gravy.
  • Water for a liquid to mix with cornstarch to thicken the gravy.
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  • You can substitute olive oil for coconut oil.
  • You can use ground turkey, extra lean ground beef (95/5 or 90/10), or chicken liver instead of ground chicken.
  • You can use turkey or beef stock instead of chicken broth stock. Be sure to use stock without salt, onions, or garlic. Homemade bone broth stock is great!
  • You can substitute any dog-safe fresh vegetables for carrots and peas.
  • You probably have all the equipment needed for making this dog gravy recipe. Just in case, here are a few of the important ones:

    These are the recipe steps and photos of the process of making the gravy. I hope they help you make this healthy dog gravy recipe!

    You can scroll down to the bottom of this article for a printable recipe card.

  • Melt oil in a large frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add ground chicken to the skillet and cook, stirring to break up the meat, until it is fully cooked and crumbled.
  • Add stock and vegetables to the skillet. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes over low heat.
  • For chunky gravy, use a slotted spoon to take out a cup of cooked meat and vegetables.
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  • Mix cornstarch with cold water to make a slurry.
  • Slowly add the slurry to the gravy mixture stirring while adding it.
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  • Remove the gravy from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and blend it until smooth.
  • Add the reserved meat and vegetables back to the blended gravy.
  • Serve over your dog’s food.
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    How much gravy to pour over dog food? A general serving would be 1/4 cup but that can vary. You may just need to put a little bit of gravy on your dog’s food or enough gravy to soften dry dog food.

    It also depends on your dog’s size. Small pets require fewer calories than larger ones. Maintaining a dog’s healthy weight is very important. Keep that in mind when feeding dogs and adding any topper to their food.

    Store this meaty gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last up to 7 days.

    You can freeze it for longer storage. Put it in a freezer-safe container or portion it out in small containers or freezer bags. You can also pour it into an ice cube tray, freeze it, then transfer the frozen cubes to a plastic freezer bag. Frozen gravy will last up to 3 months.

    When ready to use, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight. Dog gravy can be served cold, at room temperature, or slightly warmed on the stove or in the microwave. Be careful and not heat it too much because hot gravy can burn your dog’s mouth.

    Commercial Dog Gravy (is a thing)

    So, the brand that contacted me claims to be the creators of the “worlds first gravy.” I guess theyve never heard of Gravy Train. Anyway, they do offer some cool flavors and I would have definitely purchased a couple of bottles twelve years ago, but Im a 2.0 Pet Parent now. I looked past the great website design and saw that the ingredients werent my favorite and the nutrients are the bare minimum that our dogs need.

    But I got all warm and fuzzy about gravy for my dogs and decided to make it myself.

    How I Came Up with This BRILLIANT Idea

    (that isnt unique, at all)

    So, I love watching cooking shows and videos, and I feel like I can cook really well – by osmosis – but I cant. Ive never made gravy before – I think it involved the turkey giblets and flour but I never stuck around long enough to soak in that recipe.

  • I remembered that Im out of golden paste.
  • I remembered that I just thawed 32 ounces of bone broth.
  • I recalled that ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory, so…
  • I can just make golden paste, but keep it on the liquid side, and – voila! – its gravy.

    I usually make golden paste in large batches that I freeze. Since I wasnt sure how this would go, I started small…

    I used organic coconut flour and turmeric when playing around with the consistency.

    I transferred the gravy to individual glass containers and added air-dried organ blend (from Real Dog Box) to each jar. I added a collagen meal topper (also Real Dog Box) to half of the jars and canned salmon to the other half.

    And, now, I have gravy thats basically a super-powered golden paste.


    Is homemade gravy good for dogs?

    No, dogs cannot eat gravy made for humans. Gravy—a topping consisting of meat drippings and a thickener—has high amounts of sodium and fat and ingredients that can be toxic to dogs, like garlic and onions. If your dog eats gravy, monitor them for signs of illness and consult a veterinarian.

    What kind of gravy can I put on my dogs food?

    Marmite gravy should be fine for your dog provided it is fed in strict moderation and the gravy doesn’t contain any onion or garlic.

    How do you thicken homemade dog food?

    In a bowl combine the tablespoon of water and tablespoon of cornstarch until smooth and stir it into the dog food mixture. Bring the ingredients to a boil stirring constantly. Boil until thickened (about 1 minute) continuing to stir.