What are the best croquettes for your dog?

They say that the dog is man’s best friend , so it is important to eat it and to know which are the best dog food on the market. Many studies confirm that having a dog makes us happier, even much more than all those who own a cat.

Living with a pet has great benefits: they improve empathy, reduce stress levels and help us stay more active. But the advantages are reduced when we focus on its relationship with decoration. Keeping your home spotless has never been more complicated than when cats and dogs also live in it. Not counting the marks they usually leave on furniture in the form of scratches with their claws and teeth, or as a furry trail, your pets love to eat on your home furniture, so restore your furniture, in a way that despite having pets, you can always keep your house nice to look at.

However, there are many myths that revolve around dogs, some are related to age, where they say that one human year equals seven dog years, although here at GQ we already disprove that myth. On the other hand, there are also many myths and doubts about what dogs should eat to be healthy and strong, so it is important to know what kind of food is good for our furry friend.

For this reason, Dog Food Advisor has revealed which are the best quality dog ​​kibbles today, as well as the ingredients they include. For this reason we have taken on the task of knowing what the price of these croquettes is, all in order that you can see which one is best for your puppy.

It is important to mention that the prices were taken from Amazon , a store that sells all the brands mentioned here. Likewise, we must clarify that prices vary by presentation, ingredients, dog size and age, as there are elements that raise the price of food.

We have taken the average price from the cheapest and most expensive price offered by Amazon, so it is a guide, but it is not exactly the cost that each kilogram of croquettes will have.

Excellent quality

1- Instinct Original

Ingredients: chicken, duck, turkey, peas, lamb.

2- Taste of the wild

Ingredients: meat, lamb, peas, salmon.

3- Merrick Lil Plates

Ingredients: turkey, duck, salmon, peas.

Very good quality

1- Blue Buffalo Wilderness

Ingredients: salmon, chicken, vegetables

2- Diamond Naturals

Ingredients: chicken, beef, peas

Good quality

1- Eukanuba

Ingredients: chicken, corn.

2- One Smart Blend

Ingredients: chicken, yucca.

Regular quality

1- Hills Science Diet

Ingredients: chicken, pork, corn, barley.

2- Royal Canin

Ingredients: chicken, corn, rice.

3- Purina Pro Plan

Ingredients: chicken, wheat, lamb, rice.

4- Nupec

Ingredients: meat meal.

Poor quality

1- Beneful

Ingredients: chicken, corn.

2- Purina Dog Chow

Ingredients: corn, chicken by-products.

3- Pedigree

Ingredients: cornmeal, meat meal.

Homemade croquettes recipes for your dog

Do you like to prepare domestic food for your pet? Take note of these homemade croquettes recipes for your dog. Here are the steps.

Croquettes for your dog
Kibble recipes for pets

I remember being out in the outdoors camping with Simon, and I called my dog loudly. As soon as he saw that he had a delicious kibble in my hands, his tail began to move energetically, you could see his happiness.

Whether it’s because you’ve run out of food for your dog or to avoid harmful additives, preparing homemade kibble for your dog is an excellent idea. There are practical and tasty recipes that only require ingredients that you will surely have at home. As you know, not everything that humans eat is healthy for our pets. There are certain ingredients that are not suitable for dogs. It is also important to remember that food allergies are common in these pets.

The black list: foods that you should not give your dog

If you want to make homemade croquettes for your dog, there are ingredients that you should avoid . Some of them are onion and garlic. Same as small grapes, pomegranates, chocolate, whole milk or peanuts. There are, however, many foods that are healthy and suitable for your furry companion. This will allow you to choose a wide variety of recipes that you are sure to love.Dog balls

Other foods that are not recommended for four-legged friends are shrimp and corn in general . Celery, cherries, almonds, bell peppers, and marshmallows are also on the list of prohibited foods.

On the other hand, pineapples, potatoes, mushrooms or tomatoes can be taken moderately as food . The same goes for watermelon, cheese, broccoli, blueberries, strawberries, apples, and bread.

Homemade croquettes recipes for your dog

We will show you below some recipes to prepare delicious croquettes for your best friend.

Meat croquettes


250 g of lean beef cut into pieces, 3 cups of broth, 3 eggs, 1 cup of lactose-free milk and ¼ cup of cold-pressed olive oil.


  1. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well until a smooth dough forms.
  2. Then spread the dough and cut the croquettes with a pasta cutter , place them on a greased baking sheet and cook them for an hour.
  3. In a closed jar with a lid, you can keep them in the fridge for two weeks.
  4. Remember that the croquettes should be removed from the freezer 20 minutes before eating to defrost and be at a suitable temperature.

Oatmeal croquettes


2 cups of oatmeal, 1 medium potato, well cooked and cut into chunks, ½ cup of lactose-free butter and 2 teaspoons of baking soda.


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl  until a firm dough forms.
  2. Roll out the dough and then cut them into small cookies.
  3. Place them on a greased tray and bake for 30 minutes.
  4. You can keep these homemade kibble for your dog in a closed can or in a bag with a hermetic seal.
  5. It is advisable to keep them in a cool and dry place. Its duration is one week.

With these recipes you can prepare delicious nutritious croquettes for your beloved pet, to give him at all times. Either as a reward or to get out of purchased food, some not so healthy.

Oatmeal scones ready in 20 minutes

oatmeal scones

How to making scones in 20 minutes?

This recipe is totally express to make in a total of 20 minutes and my oldest son loves it! Something have these mini buns that are soft and very rich! Here’s the recipe:


2 cups of whole wheat flour type oat meal which is a flour that brings oats and helps to give the consistency to the dough. I use the Selecta brand.

-1 cup of ground oats (in a mini first it is ground immediately)

-1 cup of milk

-2 eggs

-2 butter spoons

-1/2 cup brown sugar


In a bowl, mix the butter with the sugar with a blender, then add the eggs and when everything is well homogeneous, gradually add the oatmeal first and when the mixture is thick, stop beating and start adding the flour oat meal, with your hands now knead until an elastic dough is left. To assemble the scones, put flour in your hands and take a little dough to form the buns, leave them in a buttered mold, assemble several scones in this way and take to the preheated oven at 200º. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until you see that the scones have cooked and are golden on their surface, remove and serve warm.

Which of these croquettes do you use for your dog? Which one would you like to use?