With all the pet food recalls, it is nice to know how to provide your pet with quality food inwhich you control the ingredients. Below are some of our pet receipe go tos. Check with your vet if you need to fine tune them to meet the nutritional needs of your pets.
If you like the idea to prepare in bulk and store in individual serving sizes, consider freeze drying to store up to 25 years. Adding equal amounts of hot water to the freeze dried food reconsitutes the meal maintaining it's nutritional value.
Dog Food Recipe
Feed 3% of your dogs weight daily
80lbs= 2.5 lbs a day
• 40% or 4 pounds Chicken
• 10% or 1 can Salmon (lb)
• 10% or1 pound raw vegetables of choice (peas, carrots)
• 10% or 8 eggs with clean crushed eggshells (1 egg per 2lbs food)
• 2.5% or 1/2 tablespoons each coconut oil, ground seeds, berries, seaweed
• 2.5% or 1/2 tablespoons each Oregano, Basil, Cinnamon, Thyme, Parsley, Ginger
Put in a crockpot to slow cook.
• 1 lb of poultry or red meat, chopped and browned in 2 tbsp coconut oil
• 3/4 – 1 cup low sodium broth or water
• 1 tablespoon fish (canned okay)
• 1 – 2 boiled/cooked eggs
• 1 tablesppon of veggies like parsley, kale spinach, carrot, pumpkin, and/or squash
Put in a crockpot to slow cook.
Oregano is most commonly associated with pizza and pasta, but this herb is high in antioxidants and flavonoids. This non-toxic herb has been used to help with digestive issues in humans and dogs, helping reduce diarrhea and gas.
Rosemary is a great herb to introduce to your pup. It’s high in iron, calcium, and vitamin B6. It’s also been shown to act as an antioxidant, reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease. Rosemary is also a natural flea repellant!
Peppermint has been used throughout history to help soothe upset stomachs, reduce gas, reduce nausea, and help with motion sickness. If your dog has any digestive issues, try introducing some peppermint to their diet to see if it helps.
Parsley is often used as a garnish for human meals, but this herb is full of flavonoids, antioxidants, and vitamins. This spice is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and can product against UTIs and kidney stones. This herb has so many health benefits for dogs, which is why we include it in all of our Just Raw meals!
Basil has antioxidant, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties, which help reduce the risk of cancer and diabetes. Adding some basil to your dog’s diet can also help reduce pain and inflammation in dogs with arthritis.
Don’t try to cinnamon challenge with your dog but adding a sprinkle of this spice to your dog’s diets can help them regulate their blood sugar and lower insulin resistance. It is also anti-inflammatory, protects against heart disease, and combats free radicals.
Coriander, also known as cilantro, is another great herb that can help with digestive issues. It’s been known to alleviate nausea, reduce diarrhea, ease gas, and help detoxify the body. Coriander is also rich in vitamin A, C, potassium, zinc, and other essential minerals. Avoid giving cilantro to pregnant animals, though, as it can stimulate contractions.
Ginger is safe for dogs to eat in small doses! It contains many antioxidants that ease nausea, boost cognitive function, regulate blood sugar, and reduce gastrointestinal problems. Ginger is also anti-inflammatory and can help dogs with arthritis.
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