HOMEMADE DOG FOOD

RECIPES

Healthy Powder
(used in most of the recipes)

  • 2 cups nutritional (torula) Yeast

  • 1 cup lecithin granules

  • 1/4 cup kelp powder

  • 1/4 cup bonemeal (or 9,000 milligrams calcium, or 5 teaspoons eggshell powder)
    1,000 milligrams Vitamin C, (ground), or 1/4 teaspoon sodium ascorbate ( optional)

Mix all ingredients together in a 1-quart container and refrigerate. Add to each recipe as instructed. You may also add this mixture to commercial food as follows:1-2 teaspoons a day for cats or small dogs.

Ingredients are available at most natural food stores.

 

Eggshell Powder

This is the cheapest route, because you can make the supplement yourself from egg shells, which are very high in calcium carbonate.  

Wash the eggshells right after cracking and let them dry until you have accumulated a dozen or so. (Each whole eggshell makes about a teaspoon of powder, which equals about 1,800 milligrams of calcium.)  Then bake at 300 degrees F for about ten minutes.  This removes a mineral-oil coating sometimes added to keep eggs from drying out.  It also makes the shells dry and brittle enough to  grind to a fine powder with a nut and seed grinder, blender or mortar and pestle.  Grind well enough that there are no sharp, gritty pieces.

 

Onion Warning!!!

The FEEDING OF ONIONS TO DOGS SHOULD BE AVOIDED. Onions contain a disulfide compound that may have an effect on circulating red blood cells. Excess onion consumption affects the red blood cell membrane, causing the membrane to weaken and rupture. This event results in hemolytic anemia, and can be fatal. Signs of onion toxicity appear from 1 to 4 days after the ingestion of onions. Clinical signs include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, and dark-colored urine. Veterinary attention should be sought out if any signs of onion toxicity are present. 

Patricia Schenck, DVM, PhD
Veterinary Nutritionist
August, 1996
 


For feeding the recipe's other than the supplements, weight range for size follows:
Toy --- 2 to 15 pounds
Small ---16 to 35 pounds
Medium --- 36 to 55 pounds
Large --- 56 to 85 pounds
Giant --- 86 to 165 pounds or more
The ration's are listed at the end of the recipe.

Fresh Meat Supplement
For Dog Kibble

  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 4 teaspoons Healthy Powder

  • 1 3/4 teaspoons bonemeal (or 1,100-1,200 milligrams calcium or 2/3 teaspoon eggshell powder) 

  • 50-10,000 IU vitamin A (or alternate regularly with Fresh Egg Supplement )

  • 1 pound (2 cups) chopped or ground raw turkey, chicken, lean hamburger, lean chuck or lean beef heart.

Mix the oil, powder, bonemeal and vitamins together.  Then combine the mixture with the meat, coating it well.

Yield:  Slightly more than 2 cups

At mealtime, feed 1/4 cup of this mixture for every cup of dog kibble served.  You can either mix the meat supplement and kibble together, or serve each separately.

 

Cottage Cheese Supplement
For Dog Kibble

Cottage cheese is an inexpensive, convenient and palatable source of protein that can boost the nutritional value of kibble.

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons Healthy Powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon bonemeal (or 300 milligrams calcium or 1/8 teaspoon eggshell powder)  

  • 50-10,000 IU vitamin A

  • 3/4 cup creamed cottage cheese

  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup vegetables (optional)

Mix the oil in kibble.  Toss in the powder and bonemeal, coating the kibble; add the vitamin A.  Serve the cottage cheese and vegetables together on the side or mix them into the kibble.

Yield:  Enough to supplement 2 to 3 cups of dog kibble.

 

Fresh Egg Supplement
For Dog Kibble

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon Healthy Powder

  • 1/3 teaspoon bonemeal ( of 200 milligrams calcium or 1/8 teaspoon eggshell powder)

  • 50-200 IU vitamin E

  • 2 eggs

Mix everything but the eggs into 1 to 2 cups of dog kibble.  Break the eggs over the top.

 

Dog Loaf

This recipe uses egg as a binder, so that you can either serve it raw or bake it like a meat loaf, with bread crumbs or other grains.

  • 1/4 lb. (1/2 cup) fairly lean beef heart

  • 6 slices whole-wheat bread, crumbled

  • 1 C whole milk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/4 C corn or other vegetables

  • 1 T healthy powder

  • 1 T vegetable oil

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bonemeal ( or 1,000 milligrams calcium or 1/2 t. eggshell powder)

  • 100 IU vitamin E

  • 10 milligrams iron (optional)

  • 1/4 t  soy sauce or dash of iodized salt (optional)

  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed or minced (optional)

Combine all ingredients, adding water, if needed, to make a nice texture.  Serve raw, or press the mixture into a casserole dish so it's 1 to 2 inches thick and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes, or until se and lightly browned.  

Daily ration (in cups): toy--2/3 to 2 2/3; small--2 2/3 to 5 1/3; medium 5 1/3 to 7

Doggie Oats  

  • 2 cups raw rolled oats

  • 1/2 pound raw ground or chopped turkey

  • 2 T. Healthy Powder

  • 1 T. vegetable oil

  • 1/4 cup cooked vegetables ( or less if raw and grated)

  • 2 slightly rounded t. bonemeal (or 1,400-1,500 milligrams calcium or 3/4 t. eggshell powder)

  • 2,500-5,00 IU vitamin A ( optional if using carrots)

  • 100 IU vitamin E

  • 1/4 t. tamari soy sauce or dash of iodized salt (optional)

  • 5 milligrams iron (optional)

Daily ration (in cups): toy--2/3 to 2 2/3; small--2 2/3 to 5 1/3; medium 5 1/3 to 7

Meat substitutes:  Chicken, hamburger, chuck or beef heart.   

 

Quick Canine  Hash

 

  • 1 C bulgur or whole-wheat couscous

  • 1 C (1/2 pound) chuck, hamburger, turkey or chicken

  • 1 1/2 t bonemeal (or 1,200 milligrams calcium or 3/4 t eggshell powder)

  • Healthy Powder or nutritional yeast (optional)

For the bulgur, bring 2 C of water to a boil, add the bulgur, cover and simmer 10 to 20 minutes.  For couscous, use 1 1/2  C water and cook 3-5 min.  Add the meat and bonemeal and serve,  You may sprinkle a little Healthy powder on top.

Daily ration (in cups): toy--2/3 to 2 2/3; small--2 2/3 to 5 1/3; medium 5 1/3 to 7

 

 

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