found this recipe a long time ago, and fed it at snips for about a year.
It was analyzed for nutrition, and it is a complete and balanced diet.
The dogs thrived on it. The only reason we're no longer feeding this recipe
is that we've switched over to the BARF (Bones
and Raw Foods) diet.
lbs of ground beef or chicken
3/4 cup canola oil
4-5 cloves garlic
32 cups water
8-10 cups processed veggies (carrots, celery, pumpkin, zucchini, yellow
squash, acorn and butternut squash, sweet potatoes, red peppers, beets,
romaine lettuce, greens, and smaller amounts of peas, broccoli, cauliflower,
spinach, etc.) NO ONIONS
2-3 cans kidney beans
cup molasses (optional)
42-45 oz oatmeal (quick cooking oats)
can be added to boost protein
a large 24qt pot brown ground meat, add canola oil and garlic. When well
cooked, add water. Bring to boil, then add veggies that have been processed,
(frozen or canned veggies will work too). I use dried kidney beans and
soak them the night before preparing a batch of food. While I am cooking
the meat I have the beans in another pot cooking them. Once cooked, they
are added to the above mixture. Next, the oatmeal is added. Frequent stirring
is necessary at this point as the mixture will stick. Remove from heat,
cool and put into containers. The above mixture feeds 3 medium sized dogs
for about for 1 week.
occasionally add substitute brown rice for some of the oatmeal (this is
especially good if your dog develops diarrhea when you first introduce
this food). Introduce it gradually, mixing it in in increasing quantities
to your dog's old food.
I also add a mixture called Healthy Powder (from Dr. Richard Pitcairn
and Susan Hubble Pitcairn's The Complete Guide
to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats) to each meal. I fed this
twice daily and added 1 tsp of Healthy Powder to each meal for each dog.
cups nutritional (Torula) yeast
1 cup lecithin granules
cup kelp powder
1/4 cup bonemeal
1,000 mg vitamin C (ground)
together and keep refrigerated.
snips tips for more healthy recipes!
something for a special occasion?
This makes a great puppy birthday cake!
2 pounds raw liver (chicken or beef)
2 packages Jiffy corn muffin mix - follow the directions on the box
2 or 3 garlic cloves, chopped (I use the garlic in a jar, 2 tablespoons)
Preheat oven to 350F. Puree liver in food processor, add in Jiffy mix,
garlic, and blend until smooth. Pour into heavily greased pan ( I use
cake pan, if you want the cake thicker, use a smaller pan). Bake for about
minutes, or until the cake pulls away from the sides of the pan. If it
away from the sides, it should fall right out of the pan with just a little
coaxing with a spatula when you flip the pan over. (If you bake this in
roll pan, it comes out thinner, and you can cut it into small cubes to
training treats. It freezes quite well, so you can freeze the cubes in
baggies until time to use it).
2 T. peanut butter
1 ripe banana
Mix all above then add 32 oz. vanilla or plain yogurt.
Pour into ice trays and freeze.
a vegetarian, I would like to give a little introduction to the
information provided on diet. I believe that humans can have optimal
health and happiness on a vegetarian or vegan diet, however, our
companion animals, cats in particular, do not fare as well. Writing
about the quality of meats in commercial foods, feeding raw, etc.,
I felt an uncomfortable twinge when referring to other domestic
animals merely as meat. There is no easy answer to this question
for me. If we continue to keep omnivorous and carnivorous animals
as companions, then a certain number of cows, sheep, pigs, goats,
fish, chickens and other animals will have to be slaughtered in
order to feed them. In a perfect world, this would not be the case.
In a better world, only our animal companions would be eating meat,
ending the cruel, environmentally hazardous and unhealthy practice
of factory farming.