In our recent review of Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet, we included this sample recipe for a high protein, low and balanced fat dog diet. It sounds so yummy and healthy we believe it deserves repeating here in the Tripawds Nutrition blog …
- 12 oz. ground beef, 95% lean
- 12 oz white rice, cooked
- 6 oz red leaf lettuce
- 1 oz beef liver
- 1 oz beef heart
- 1 ½ tsp bonemeal
- ¾ tsp hempseed oil (can substitute ¾ tsp walnut oil or 1 ½ tsp canola oil)
- ¼ tsp cod liver oil
- ¼ tsp kelp
- 20 to 100 IUs (1 to 5 drops) Vitamin E
Chop all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Feeds a typical 25 lb dog for one week. A 75 lb moderately active dog would require 33 oz. of this food daily.
This recipe was originally published in The Whole Dog Journal (January 2009) by Steve Brown in Conjunction with Mary Straus. It was developed for adult dogs needing low fat diets, including dogs with pancreas issues. It is not recommended for overweight or inactive dogs and should not be fed to puppies or pregnant/lactating bitches because the low fat and mineral content.
The Technical Stuff: This recipe yields 1,015 kcal (24 kcal/oz) and has 24 grams of fat per 1,000 kcal. The omega-6:-3 ration is 4:1. For information about what this means – and more healthy dog food recipes – read Steve Brown’s Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet
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