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Author Topic: DOGS: Recipes and Questions for Home Prepared Dog Food  (Read 30122 times)
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« on: May 22, 2008, 03:24:58 AM »

Thought we could post any recipes we are using for home-prepared dog food here and/or put links to recipes/hints elsewhere on the forum.  (I don't have any recipes other than Strombeck and Pitcairne).
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008, 09:32:13 AM »

My vet gave me a few recipes for Hannah because she has so many allergies.  You can substitute chicken for the protein:

Rabbit & Potato Diet for Adult Dogs

½ c rabbit, cooked & diced
3 c potato, boiled with skin
2 tsp vegetable (canola) oil
1/10 tsp table salt
4 bone meal tablets (10-grain or equivalent)
1/5 multiple vitamin/mineral tablet (for adult humans)

Provides 647 kilocalories, 29.3 grams protein, 17.6 grams fat
Supports caloric needs of a 20 lb dog


Venison & Potato Diet for Adult Dogs

4-½ oz venison (raw weight), cooked
3 c potato, boiled with skin
2 tsp vegetable (canola) oil
1/10 tsp table salt
4 bone meal tablets (10 grain or equivalent)
1/5 multiple vitamin/mineral tablet (for adult humans)

Provides 656 kilocalories, 35.7 grams protein, 15.7 grams fat
Supports caloric needs of a 20 lb dog


Rabbit & Rice Diet for Adult Dogs

½ c rabbit, cooked & diced
2 c rice, long-grain, cooked
2 tsp vegetable (canola) oil
1/10 tsp table salt
4 bone meal tablets (10 grain or equivalent)
1/5 multiple vitamin-mineral tablet (made for adult humans)

Provides 651 kilocalories, 29.2 grams protein, 18.2 grams fat
Supports caloric needs of a 20 lb dog


This is another recipe I found somewhere that I thought sounded yummy:


Mutty Meatloaf


1 1/2 lbs poultry food product (ground turkey, chicken, etc...)
12 oz. cooked rice
8 oz. cooked chicken liver
4 cooked eggs
4 oz. cooked carrots
4 oz. cooked broccoli
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix ingredients, put in mini bread loaf pan, and cover with tin foil.
Bake on 350 degrees for 45 minutes.



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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2008, 11:57:36 AM »

JanC, our Jake would love the Mutty Meatloaf.  I think I'll use muffin pans for this.  That way it will be simple to make enough to freeze individual Mutty Loaves!  Thx so much.
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2008, 09:27:20 PM »

The Mutty Meatloaf looks wonderful. Would be nice to make in individual lil loaf pans and freeze than defrost for a meal. My dog Foxy Lady would also enjoy this.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 04:33:04 AM »

JanC,

Thanks for posting these recipes.   Kiss
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008, 10:22:03 AM »

Recipe one

1/2 lb chicken( try for a white dark mix ( cooked.. boiled or fried seems to be tasty)

1/4 cup livers in this case chn

1/2 cup of cooked rice or oatmeal

1/2 oz to 2oz clams with juice( ie canned)

1/2 cup cooked sweet potato ( can increase to 3/4 to 1 cup and not use grain if desired)

1/4 cup ie 2oz olive soybean canola oil... i use olive

if this is sole food add

1/10 th of a human taurine supplement( most are 500mg)
1/10th b vitamin supplement
1/4 multi vitamin
600 mg of cal ( most capsule s are about this )


Ways to add variety

alternate brown , white , jasmine rices ... mine like brown

use beef venison lamb mutton or a cooked fish like salmon

add in some cooked potato s , carrots

for those needing extra cal s add less sweet potato and more meat

put all cooked parts into blender or food processor till either chunky or canned constancy

the main part was out of my vet cookbook my vet often uses  written by a holistic vet ... the additions are what my vet approved for ... somewhere I have the breakdowns
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008, 01:40:48 PM »

For those of us using eggshell, how do you figure the mg (as in 600)?

What size dog is this good for?  I'm not good at breaking down portions according to the size of the dog.

Just curious because it actually looks a lot like what I put together for Hannah (certainly not 1/2 lb meat at one sitting.....she's only 55 lbs) but I never know how much calcium, i.e. eggshell, to use.
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2008, 02:13:20 PM »

Great idea!!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008, 07:25:50 AM »

Are there any good caloric calculators online?
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2008, 09:31:20 AM »

1 teaspoon eggshell powder = 1800 mg
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2008, 10:00:11 AM »

Leslie:

Thanks......that's a big help to those of us who have trouble w/conversions (as in ME)

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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2008, 10:20:21 AM »

Last week we pullled our steamed skinless chicken (breast, drumsticks and thighs) off the bone and put liquid from under steamer baskets plus some more water in crock pot w/ the bones and just let it run all night.  Next morning removing bones w/ slotted spoon we noted the bones would crush easily, and it reminded me of the days long ago when I used to do a whole chicken in a pressure cooker and then run the result thru the blender, a bit at a time.  Then I'd freeze in ice cube trays and add to the kibble for adult dogs and also use for puppies in their own soaked kibble as they were being weaned. 

I thought of running the soft, cooked bones and liquid from the crockpot thru the blender, a small portion at at time.  Then I wondered how to calculate the result when adding to home cooked or kibble.  If using only a small amount does it matter?  It might.  I remember the puppies raised w/ the chicken and bone ground up added daily actually grew too fast, put on bone so fast, and I think that was too much of a good thing.  Perhaps I fed them too much of this on a daily basis?  I don't like to force growth.  At least w/ large breeds you can get unwanted results.

At this point, I would be doing it for an adult 25# dog.  Am sure he'd love it added to his dinners.
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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2008, 10:48:37 AM »

I would think they would love it, but I don't know how to calculate the phosp & calc from cooked bones. Maybe Kaffe does.
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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2008, 07:31:54 PM »

Calcium question - the homemade eggshell supplement production is going badly here (lack of time & end up throwing away too many eggs that I don't use before they go bad).  Today I bought a people Cal-Mag supplement to add to the dogs food, calcium carbonate form.  Does anyone know if the Mag part will be a problem? 

I also bought an iron-free basic multi to throw in their food a few times a week.  I was getting worried about B vitamins & some of the others not covered in the their home-cooked food ingredients.


Bridgett - I think kaffe uses this nutrition analysis tool:

http://www.nat.uiuc.edu/mainnat.html

nutritiondata.com is another one.  You have to register for it, but it gives a lot of numbers. 

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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2008, 08:07:25 AM »

I found an eggshell powder supplement made by the company Membrell.  The only thing is that it has Magnesium and D3 mixed into it...But do you think it's safe for us to use on our dogs?  And if so, how would we measure the correct amount?

Please check out this website and let me know!  Thanks!

http://www.membrell.com/Eggshell-Calcium-Product.asp


I also found this website that sells what seems to be 100% pure eggshell powder, but I'm not sure if the site is trustworthy:

http://www.pet-grub.com/pet-supplements/eggshellent-calcium.pets
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