Make Your Own Dog Food at Home with WellyTails

Posted on Jun 25 2015 - 9:52pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: Budget Earth received products for this review. All opinions, however, are honest and my own.

WellyTails 1

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes struggle looking for food for Reya. Even though many people don’t talk about it, I have never met a dog that wants to constantly be eating the same food. Since I am very picky about the food Reya is allowed to eat, this can make finding high quality, natural foods for her rather tricky, but important. One type of dog food my girl has always loved, however, are dehydrated foods, especially if they are chicken or turkey based. While at BlogPaws, I met representatives from WellyTails, who told me about their high quality, dehydrated food and fish oil supplement. All you have to do is add your own protein and water to have a high quality meal for your dog. Since I was curious about the food and Reya was VERY eager to try a sample at their booth, they gave a box to try at home. After finding some chicken breast on a good sale, I decided it was the perfect time for us to try out WellyTail’s WellyChef dehydrated food and fish oil supplement for ourselves!

WellyTails: What is It?

Looking for all natural dog food that is not only healthy but nutritionally balanced? If so, we think you will love WellyTails dehydrated food WellyChef and their Fortified Wild Ocean Fish Oil supplement. Their foods are designed to not only make preparing your own dog food at home easy, they use ingredients that are scientifically proven to make sure your dog is getting the best food possible. All you have to do is add your own protein, fish oil, sunflower oil, and the WellyChef mix to create high quality, all natural dog food that drives dogs wild. With how the food is designed, you can choose to use their food along with cooked or raw meat, making it perfect for whatever diet you find best for your dog. Best of all, their food is made in North America, making sure that your dog isn’t exposed to anything scary. They are certain that once you try their food, you won’t want to give your dog anything else!

WellyTails 2

WellyTails: Overall

In all honesty, I wasn’t for sure what to think about WellyTails when I first started making this food. I had always tried dehydrated food that already included some variety of animal protein. Since I found an awesome deal on chicken, however, I boiled the chicken and got to work. After chopping up the chicken in my food processor and measuring out the water used for cooking the chicken, I got to work making Reya’s first meal with this food. What shocked me, however, was how much Reya started singing and yelling at me when I started making this food. She wanted to dig into it NOW. Not when it was ready – now! It seemed like the longest 15- 20 minutes ever as I waited for the mixture to hydrate. After using their fish oil pump (which is quite awesome, I have to say), I measured the correct serving amount for her and prepared to give Reya her dinner. As you can see from the picture, it hydrated rather well and looked pretty good!

WellyTails 3

The real test, however, was Reya’s reaction. After pacing for nearly 20 minutes to have her food, she was ready to dive into this food and start eating. From the moment I put it down on the floor, she was hooked! After about fifteen minutes, her bowl was completely empty and she savored every bite. After her meal, she laid down on my feet and gave me lot of love, letting me know that mom did a good job with her ‘hunt’ in the kitchen. I was personally happy that she loved this food, especially with all the wonderful nutrients in this gluten-free dehydrated food. Even Ivi had fun ‘stealing’ some of her sister’s food this morning while she was distracted. So far, this food is a major hit in my household and I’m excited to try it with other proteins. Based on our own experience, I am happy to give WellyTail’s WellyChef food and fish oil supplement an A+ rating and highly recommend it to my readers!

WellyTails 4

WellyTails: Where to Purchase

Want to purchase some of this awesome food for your own dog? You can buy WellyChef food and supplements on WellyTails website. Once you try this awesome food, you see why dogs everywhere love WellyChef!

Want to learn more? Follow WellyTails on social media!
Facebook |Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram


DisclosureBudget Earth did not receive monetary compensation for this review, but did receive products for review purpose.  All opinions on this product are my own honest assessment, and may differ from our readers’ opinions. 

Would you like to have your products featured in a giveaway event? Want to increase your social media exposure? Contact to see how I can help YOUR company today!


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Kyla P June 26, 2015 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    This is pretty awesome! Luma loves the Honest Kitchen food that is similar to this, but it is soooo expensive! This looks like a really great alternative. Thanks for sharing this 🙂

  2. Kyla P June 26, 2015 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    I went to the site and looked at the “feeding guidelines” and it was pretty unclear…how long does this last for an active adult 20Ib dog do you think?

    • Susan Bewley June 26, 2015 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      Hi Kyla,

      Sorry it took me so long to respond. I had to check the chart on the box. 3/4 of a cup of WellyChef and a 1 lb of meat make 4 3/4 cups of food. It is recommended on the chart that a 20 lb dog eat 1 1/2 cups of the prepared food a day. So, one prep of the food would last your pup 3 days. Hope that helps!

  3. Michele Ash July 4, 2015 at 12:16 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for the Fantastic Review on Make Your Own Dog Food at Home with WellyTails! I’ve never heard of this food before now. It really looks like Reya enjoyed it! I’ll have to check this out and see how much it costs. We are still on our strict budget. I know that my fur babies enjoy their pedigree wet dog food mixed with chicken or beef. They chomp it down! This, I believe, is kind of the same thing, except healthier for them! Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic review, all the pictures, and your personal and professional opinions on Make Your Own Dog Food at Home with WellyTails with all of us! I truly do appreciate it like I do with all of your reviews!!!! Thanks again! Michele 🙂

  4. Haley Cook July 5, 2015 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Wow! What a great money saver idea! I never even thought about doing this before. I’m sure my dogs would love it !

Leave A Response