Lean, low starch, grain-free homemade raw food recipe for dogs (revised)

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Lock & lock food containerFor feeding take a frozen bag out of the freezer and let it thaw at room temperature for a few hours (store it in your fridge, if it is intended to be given the next day, fresh, thawed food should not stand at room temperature for longer periods of time).

Place it on a plate or get a plastic container to keep it in, such as the Lock & Lock Food Container, if you want to avoid any messes in your fridge or kitchen.
You will not have to think about that if you use plastic containers for freezing in the first place like suggested in my new comment above. 🙂
Do not microwave the food. Neither, flat bags or the containers do not take more than a few hours to thaw. Press one half of the thawed food out of the bag in the morning, reseal it and feed and the other half in the evening, if your dog is used to being fed twice a day.


Low starch, grain-free homemade raw food recipe for dogs

Press one half of the thawed food out of the bag in the morning, reseal it and feed and the other half in the evening.

Remember to take another package for the next day out of the freezer for thawing.

If you have not already added it to your batch during preparation, you can always add yogurt, cottage cheese, ACV, vitamins, fish oil or other additives as needed to the single servings when feeding them.

Note: If you are switching your Bull Terrier or any other dog from dry food, you may want to make it a slow transition, in case you notice runny stools in your dog for more than 1 day after feeding raw for the first time. Some dog’s stomach reacts sensitive to changes and needs some time to adjust.
In this case just feed half and half (kibble and raw) for about a week or two and then switch to completely raw. That should get your dog’s digestive system used to the change.

Here you find a list of valuable add-ons for your dog:

Nutri-Pet NUPRO Dog Supplement 5lb

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar

Grizzly Salmon Oil

On the next page: Calculations for daily food intake and Calcium

7 thoughts on “Lean, low starch, grain-free homemade raw food recipe for dogs (revised)

  1. This is lovely! Right this can be consider as high quality food for our dogs, Homemade recipes for our dog foods are better than choosing some dog food brands.. Just saying.

    • In this recipe the only ingredient that is chicken are the innards (chicken hearts). That’s the 10lb. ADDING to it: The 30lb meats, which is ground beef. Of course you can substitute as you wish.

      “Meats and Organs
      • 30-31 lb Bottom flat meat (makes for 50% of the batch, 0 calcium) If you get lean pieces, you do not need to trim the fat
      • 10-11 lb chicken hearts and beef liver (makes for 15-17% of the batch, almost no calcium)
      (every now and then you should replace the liver by another organ in order to avoid overdosing of vitamin A. Also if your dog does not tolerate chicken, of course you should substitute the chicken hearts. A very valuable substitution for dogs is green tripe for example.)”

      If the dog needs to get some more calories, I recommend to choose meat with a higher fat content and not trimming the fat.
      I hope this answers your question.

  2. Amazing blog.Thank you so much for sharing very easy homemade raw dog food recipe. It is a smashing one of a kind guide for discovering healthy recipes for dog food minus a headache. Thanks again.

  3. I have pomeranian boy. I know that grain are mixed into the dog foods to make the production cost cheaper. But unlike humans, dogs don’t have the molar teeth necessary to grind up the grains. This may lead to unproper digestion. Your recipe is grain free. thank you for recipe.

    • Well, that statement is probably true and not true at the same time. As with many other things the dose is what makes the poison.
      Garlic consumed by a dog in high amounts – as well as plants containing the same problematic substance, such as onions, leeks, scallions, chives and shallots – can damage the red blood cells in a dog, which quite obviously can cause serious problems if that happens to a great extend.
      If your dog catches the net of onions or garlic you just brought home from the grocery store and consumes it all at once, YES, it IS time to worry and the best thing to do is have your dog seen by your vet immediately. Because as far as I know this kind of poisoning can be treated and severe consequences be prevented if discovered early.

      On the other hand, in small amounts many consider garlic beneficial in a dog’s nutrition and most dogs tolerate very small amounts well. You will actually find it in a lot of dog foods or supplements, often closer to the bottom of the list of ingredients because it’s only contained in tiny amounts for the above reasons.
      One reason many consider it so beneficial is that the sulfur in the garlic will be excreted through the dog’s skin, which is said to help keeping fleas away. Another reason are the antiseptic, antibiotic, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties of garlic. It is even said to be usable as an anthelmintic (de-worming agent) and a natural antibiotic. Some say it can also support the growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract.

      But I do not see it as an essential ingredient in a dog’s nutrition. So, if you are worried there’s really nothing wrong with just skipping the garlic.
      Your dog will be just as happy without it. : – )

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