Dog recipes to try at home

Dog recipes to try at home


Posted 20th Sep 2016


With the importance of dog nutrition being emphasised more than ever, Forthglade has come up with some tasty recipes as a part of their Clean Eating for Dogs campaign. Nutrient-dense and packed full of healthy proteins, your dog is guaranteed to love them

omega fruity lambOmega-rich fruity lamb

A medley of nutrient-dense lamb, fish, fruit and veg with added brown rice, high in fibre, to promote weight loss and stabilise blood sugar.

Portions: This recipe will provide roughly seven servings for one week for a 14kg dog

You will need:

800g lamb, ground, boiled
200g lamb heart, boiled
80g lamb liver, boiled
400g pollock fillets, grilled or baked
150g salmon, canned, drained solids with bone
1200g potatoes, boiled without skin
800g brown rice, boiled
300g carrots, boiled
1/2 banana without skin, raw
10g blueberries
3 ½ teaspoons eggshell
1200mcg iodine
14mg iron citrate

In addition to the supplements to be added to the batch, you can add the following when serving:

1 capsule vitamin E (250 IU) - 1 x weekly
1/4 tablet vitamin B compound (“50”) - 2 x weekly
1 capsule 500mg taurine - 3 x weekly

Method:

1. Mix all the ingredients together well, then divide into seven equal portions. Chop or mash ingredients depending on your dog’s size and preference. Freeze four and defrost through the week as needed. This recipe will keep in the freezer for up to one month.

Note: Eggshells should be dried in a slow oven (about 130 degrees Celsius) for a few minutes. Once the shells are dried and cooled, crush them well. The goal is to have fine powder. You can keep the powder in your fridge for about two weeks.

Hint: Lamb is a top quality protein source, high in iron, zinc, vitamin B12, niacin and omega-6 fatty acids.

Super Surf & Turf

Packed with a high quality protein and a plethora of health-boosting vitamins and minerals, this tasty complete, grain free recipe combines omega-rich oily fish and super nutritious beef liver with vibrant fruit and veg

Portions: This recipe provides seven servings for one week for a 14kg dog

You will need:

900g turkey, ground, broiled,
350g mackerel fillets, grilled or baked
50g beef liver, broiled
200g tinned salmon
180g quinoa, (uncooked weight – please weigh and then cook)
2000g sweet potatoes - peeled, boiled
200g green beans - boiled
1 apple - cored and grated
10g raspberries
3 ½ teaspoons eggshell
1200mcg iodine
60mg zinc citrate
14mg iron citrate
400mcg selenium
(Other than quinoa, all weights noted are the cooked weights)
In addition to the supplements to be added to the batch, please add the following when serving:
1 capsule vitamin E (250 IU) - 1 x weekly
1/4 tablet vitamin B compound (“50”) - 2 x weekly
1 capsule 500mg taurine - 3 x weekly

Method:

1. Mix all the ingredients together well, then divide into seven equal portions. Chop or mash ingredients depending on your dog’s size and preference. Freeze four and defrost through the week as needed. This recipe will keep in the freezer for up to one month.

Note: Eggshells should be dried in a slow oven (about 130 degrees Celsius) for a few minutes. Once the shells are dried and cooled, crush them well. The goal is to have fine powder. You can keep the powder in your fridge for about two weeks.

Hint: Fatty fish is very rich in the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.

Did you know? One teaspoon of crushed eggshell provides 1800 mg of calcium. Correct calcium to phosphorus ratio in your dog’s diet is extremely important, as they work together to perform many functions, such as cell growth, the formation and maintenance of bone, muscle contractions and heartbeat.

antioxident recipeButternut & Blueberry Boost

Portions: This recipe provides seven servings for one week for a 14kg dog

You will need:

(All weights noted are the cooked weights)

200g goat or sheep’s yoghurt
500g butternut squash, boiled
10g blueberries, raw
3 eggs, hard boiled, peeled
40g broccoli, boiled
¼ teaspoon ground eggshell

Method

1. Mix all the ingredients together well, then divide into seven equal portions. Chop or mash ingredients depending on your dog’s size and preference. Freeze four and defrost throughout the week as needed. This recipe will keep in the freezer for up to one month.

Note: Eggshells should be dried in a slow oven (about 130 degrees Celsius) for a few minutes. Once the shells are dried and cooled, crush them well. The goal is to have fine powder. You can keep the powder in your fridge for about two weeks.

Hint: You can double or triple the amounts to make larger batches and freeze them in daily servings. Mix it up and rotate broccoli between other brightly coloured vegetables, like brussel sprouts, spinach, cabbage or carrots.

Did you know? Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, which help protect your dog from cell damage and strengthen its immune system.

flaxseed Oaty Flaxseed Bites

Wholesome homemade treats are a great way to reward your dog's good behaviour and these tasty biscuits have lots of healthy benefits, with fibrous oats, omega-rich flaxseeds and breath-freshening parsley

Portions: Recipe makes approximately 60 – 70 biscuits when using a 1.5cm x 1.5cm square cutter – about two week’s worth of treats for a healthy dog.

You will need:
30g milled flaxseed
200g oat flour
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 egg
125ml chicken stock

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl

3. Add the chicken stock and egg

4. Kneed into a dough and roll it out to about 3-5mm thick (if the dough is a bit sticky add a little more flour)

5. Cut individual bites with a cookie cutter

6. Place on baking paper and pop in the oven for 30 minutes or until they are golden brown

7. Turn the oven off and allow the treats to cool completely inside the oven before removing

Hint : Parsley is often used as a breath freshener or to soothe a dog’s stomach.

Recipes courtesy of Forthglade





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