Sample Recipes

Sample Daily Cooked Diet and Supplements
Remember that it’s not necessary to feed a balanced diet every day, as long as the diet is balanced over time. For example, it would be fine to feed eggs one day alternating with organ meat the next, rather than feeding both foods every day. Or you might feed just muscle meat one day, with a mix of organ meat, eggs, and dairy the next.

Following are suggested amounts for a 40 pound (18 kg) dog. Adjust as needed for your individual dog, keeping in mind that, on average, larger dogs will eat less for their weight, and smaller dogs more.

Sample daily cooked diet:

* 8 to 12 ounces (225 to 350 grams) muscle meat/heart/fish/leftovers (raw or cooked weight)
* 1 to 2 ounces (30 to 60 grams) liver or kidney (raw weight before cooking)
* 1 to 2 eggs (daily or every other day)
* 1 to 4 ounces (30 to 100 grams) yogurt, kefir or cottage cheese
* 2 to 8 ounces (60 to 225 grams) grains (cooked weight) or veggies (no more than half the diet)
* 1,000 mg calcium (for example, ½ tsp ground eggshell, or 1 tsp Animal Essentials Natural Calcium, or 1 tsp NOW bone meal, which has 1,000 mg calcium per rounded teaspoon).

Sample daily supplements (optional)

* 1 or 2 fish oil capsules (400 to 600 mg combined EPA and DHA), or 3 small sardines
* 200 IUs vitamin E (required at least a couple of times a week if giving oils)
* ¼ tsp each kelp and alfalfa, or ¼ to ½ tsp green blend
* 500 mg vitamin C once or twice a day
* vitamin B-50 complex once or twice a day
* cod liver oil in an amount yielding around 100 to 200 IUs vitamin D
* ½ tsp organic apple cider vinegar mixed with ½ teaspoon raw honey
* 1 clove fresh crushed raw garlic
* 1-2 Tbsp nutritional yeast


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