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High Protien Low Fat Dog Food Recipe from The Canine Ancestral Diet

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 …

Beef Recipe #2

  • 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.

The Whole Dog Journal Subscription for DogsThis 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

Do you have a favorite homemade dog food recipe or nutrition plan you would like to share? Send us your dog diet info and we’ll publish it here!

4 Responses to “High Protien Low Fat Dog Food Recipe from The Canine Ancestral Diet”

  1. I wonder why they use white rice instead of brown rice? Hmmm…

    Tracy, Maggie’s Mom

  2. We wonder too, and have a question into the author about that. It’s a rather scientific read, so we’re sure there’s a reason and will report back.

    White rice is easier to digest, but it has less nutritional value. It probably has something to do with carbohydrate content.

  3. So late to the party, but oh well! Dog’s can’t digest brown rice the way we do. White rice is far better for them.

  4. Better late than never, thanks for the clarification Stan!

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