Homemade Diets for Dogs

 

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Here is the basic diet that would be good for most dogs.

1 lb. Salmon, Mackerel , Tuna, Catfish, Halibut (boiled, baked or fried in olive oil) 3 oz of chicken liver or gizzard
4 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Whole sweet potato baked with skin then cut up
1 cup Spinach (cooked)
2 tomatoes (canned, whole or chopped)
2 Sardines
1 clove garlic minced
½ tsp dry, yellow mustard , ¼ tsp tumeric, ½ tsp cod liver oil

You can mix all this together and serve or put in a food processor if you desire

To this diet you need to add the following before serving
1000mg of calcium
Kelp-powdered or in pieces at least 500mg
A multi-vitamin supplement from your veterinarian
Fish Oil supplement–Omega 3 or Wild salmon oil–usually 3 capsules
Probiotic source–usually 1 capsule daily-1/2 if a small dog

Alternative Diet Formula

1lb ground chicken (fat drained)
2 sweet potatoes or 1 cup cooked quinoa
1/3 cup liver (cooked)
4.5 Tablespoon Safflower/Olive oil mixture( can use Sunflower Oil if necessary)
Mix together and serve— alternatively can mix together in a stew

To this diet you need to add the following before serving
1000mg of calcium
Kelp-powdered or in pieces at least 500mg
A multi-vitamin supplement from your veterinarian
Fish Oil supplement–Omega 3 or Wild salmon oil–usually 3 capsules
Probiotic source –usually 1 capsule daily-1/2 if small dog

These are basic diets. How about amounts– A 10 lb dog 1 to 1-1/2 cups daily, 11 to 20 lbs 2 to 3 cups, up to 40 lbs 4cups, over that add about 2 cup per 20lbs. I add fruits and veggies to these diets depending on the cancer. Lots of colourful foods like blueberries and cantalope are great for support.

Source of probiotic–Natural Wellbeing has a probiotic capsule which would work well for this. Small dogs would get 1/2 capsule and large dogs 1 capsule.

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