How to cook Hug's bone free food safely

Our cookable range enables pet parents to prepare tasty home cooked food for dogs and cats in a matter of minutes. Bone free, safe, and easy to heat, your pet will be tucking in – and licking the bowl clean – pronto.

Each recipe in this collection can be fed raw or cooked, so you can heat it to your pets taste.

Let’s get started.

Microwave times and temperatures

If you’re cooking a Hug meal in the microwave, remember to peel back the lid on its container before heating. Stir halfway through cooking.

After you’ve finished heating your pet’s food, pour its extra delicious meat juices over it and stir. Allow to cool prior to feeding, then serve.

Microwave, oven and pan drawing

Recipe 1000w
Cat 100g 1 min 20 sec
Cat 300g 3 mins 30 sec
Dog 300g 2 mins 30 sec
Dog 600g 6 mins

These are the maximum times required to ensure the meat is thoroughly cooked through.

Home cooked food for dogs & cats on the hob

Want to cook Hug food on the stovetop? No problem.

Empty the meal into a pan and heat to individual requirements on the hob. To fully cook your pet’s food, ensure the meat browns all over. Allow to cool before feeding, and then grub’s up.

Hygiene & storage

All Hug recipes are made using fresh raw ingredients and cuts of meat that are suitable for human consumption. We do not use green tripe in Hug food, so it’s safe to handle in the kitchen and can be stored in your fridge or freezer.

Depending on how soon you would like to feed it, you can defrost Hug food in your fridge or at room temperature, keeping it cool once defrosted. After you have defrosted and cooked Hug food, you can store it in the fridge and serve later, should you wish. The food is safe to keep refrigerated for 2 days once defrosted or cooked.

Healthy, home cooked food for dogs and cats has never been so straightforward.

washing hands

Wash your hands with hot water and soap before and after handling your pet’s food.


Ideally, defrost raw pet food in the fridge as this will limit bacterial growth.

fridge storage

Once defrosted and cooked, store Hug food in closed containers in the fridge, keeping it away from raw items as well as fresh fruit and veg.

clear surfaces

Use a clear working area when preparing your raw pet food.


Our cookable raw food can be heated in its packaging. Microwave (following times above) or empty into a pan and heat on the stove until fully browned.

check temp

Check its temperature before serving, then transfer to your pet’s bowl for feeding. If you prefer, it can be fed straight out of the tub it arrives and is cooked in.

wash utensils

Wash and disinfect all surfaces and utensils that have been in contact with raw and cooked food for your pet's.

washing bowl

After each use, wash your pet’s bowls, dishes, and utensils with soap and hot water, rinse properly, and dry before the next use. If you’re using a dishwasher, wash using a high temperature setting.