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Recipes for cooked dog food without bones

Cooking for dogs – here you will find delicious recipes with and without dairy products consisting of meat, innards, carbohydrates, vegetables and fruits, oils and our Vitamin Optimix Cooking.

Feeding recommendation excluding dairy products and treats (for adult dogs, daily amount in gram):

body weight (kg)

meat/fish (gross weight)

cooked carbohydrates

vegetables/fruit

oils

Vitamin Optimix Cooking*

2.5

60 - 75

20 - 25

30 - 40

1.5 - 2

1.5

5

100 - 125

35 - 40

50 - 65

2.5 - 3

2.5

10

170 - 210

60 - 70

85 - 110

4 - 5

4.0

20

290 - 360

95 - 120

140 - 180

7 - 8

6.5

30

390 - 490

130 - 160

200 - 240

9 - 11

9.0

40

480 - 600

160 - 200

240 - 300

11 - 13

10.5

50

570 - 710

190 - 240

280 - 350

12.5 - 15

12.5

60

650 - 820

220 - 270

330 - 400

14 - 18

14.5

70

730 - 910

240 - 300

370 - 460

16 - 20

16

*one measuring spoon (leveled) corresponds to approx  3.5 g

  

Feeding recommendation including dairy products and treats (for adult dogs, daily amount in gram):

body weight (kg)

meat/fish (gross weight)

cooked carbohydrates

dairy products

vegetables/fruit

oils

Vitamin Optimix Cooking*

treats

2.5

40 - 50

20 - 25

15 - 20

25 - 30

1 - 1.5

1.5

5 - 6

5

70 - 85

30 - 40

25 - 35

40 - 50

2 - 2.5

2.5

8 - 10

10

115 - 145

50 - 70

45 - 55

70 - 85

3 - 4

4.0

15 - 20

20

195 - 245

90 - 115

80 - 95

115 - 140

5 - 7

6.5

25 - 30

30

260 - 330

120 - 150

100 - 130

160 - 200

7 - 9

8.5

30 - 40

40

330 - 410

150 - 190

130 - 160

190 - 240

9 - 11

10.5

40 - 50

50

390 - 480

180 - 220

150 - 190

220 - 280

10 - 13

12.5

45 - 55

60

440 - 550

210 - 260

170 - 220

250 - 330

12 - 15

14

50 - 65

70

500 - 620

230 - 290

200 - 240

290 - 360

13 - 17

16

60 - 70

*one measuring spoon (leveled) corresponds to approx  3.5 g

 

further information:

meat/fish:

You may generally alternate between different types of meat every day. Meat varieties differ in energy content due to their protein and fat amounts, e.g. turkey is leaner than fatty duck. Fry the meat or boil it in water.

You may feed raw fish once per week. If you want to feed fish more than once per week you should cook it to prevent a vitamin B1 deficiency.

innards:

Acceptable innards are rumen, leaf tripe, spleen, heart, udder, lung and kidney. They do not necessarily have to be included in the ration. Innards have a higher connective tissue content compared to muscle meat. This can cause a change in feces consistency when given in large amounts. 

Liver has a high content of vitamin A. The portion of fresh liver therefore should not exceed 0.5 g per kg of body weight per day (e. g. a 10 kg dog: 5 g of liver per day or 35 g a week). 

Maw meat may have remains of thyroid which, when feeding large amounts regularly, may have effects on the hormone balance.

bones:

Feeding bones is not necessary. Our meal plan supplies the sufficient amount of calcium and phosphorus with mineral powder. If bone feeding is still desired you can replace up to a maximum of 5 % of the meat ration with meaty bones such as chicken, turkey or duck necks, fleshy oxtail or lamb ribs.

carbohydrates:

Suitable carbohydrates such as pasta, rice, millet, amaranth or potatoes are high in starch, easily digestible and a readily available source of energy. To be properly utilized they must be cooked very soft (rule of thumb: cooked 15-20 minutes longer than for humans usually).

It is possible to mix it up, as long as the products and the daily change is well received.

A good alternative is to give different types of flakes, such as potato or rice flakes. These should be soaked in approximately three times the amount of hot water before feeding them cooled down. 100 g of cooked carbohydrates correspond to about 25-30 g of dried flakes. 

dairy products:

Suitable dairy products such as cottage cheese, cream cheese, curd, yoghurt, lean curd and buttermilk are highly digestible proteins that partially contain lactic acid for the intestinal function. Please consider that higher amounts of lactose can lead to changes in faeces consistency. Therefore, it should always be individually tested which and how much of a dairy product can be tolerated. 

vegetables/fruit:

With a few exceptions, all types of vegetables and fruit can be given. They are a source of fiber and folic acid. It is essential to exclude the following varieties: onions, garlic, leeks, avocados, grapes and raisins. Instead of fresh vegetables or fruit you can also give flakes or canned vegetables. In case your dog refuses vegetables, the feeding of cellulose fibers may be useful to balance intestinal activity. 

supplements:

  • oils: To cover the essential fatty acids we recommend safflower oil, hemp oil or sunflower oil and salmon oil. The daily amount should consist of ¾ of one of the vegetable oils and ¼ of salmon oil. Instead of salmon oil from the bottle you can use salmon oil capsules. 

 

We hope this makes feeding your dog a lot more fun! If you have any questions or would like a customized recipe, we are here to help! Please note that questions by phone and email will be charged after consultation. 

 

 

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