Squid and Pretzel's Raw Dog Food Recipe
‘Food Glorious Food’
Just like ‘Oliver’, Squid and Pretzel are always asking to “have some more”!
Squid and Pretzel’s food journey has been anything but straightforward. Stomachs of the Brussels Griffon breed of dog are notoriously sensitive so with that in mind, I set out to make a recipe which would give them nutritional benefits, settle their stomachs and be a lip-smacking taste sensation!
The Good Stuff (INGREDIENTS):
- 5kg lean protein (raw). We use minced kangaroo, but turkey, chicken or venison may be good substitutes.
- 2 salmon fillets (skin off)
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup cooked pumpkin chunks
- ½ cup cooked sweet potato chunks
- 1 large zucchini
- 2 large carrots
- Handful of green beans
- ¼ cup green peas (frozen or fresh)
- ½ cup raspberries (frozen or fresh)
- ½ cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
- ½ cup cooked white rice
- ½ cup greek-style yoghurt
- 4 tbs chia seeds
- 4 tbs flaxseed meal
- 1 tbs pet prebiotic
Mix and Licks (METHOD):
- Using a food processor or blender, wizz up the raw salmon fillets and eggs (shells and all!) into a smooth paste.
- Chop pumpkin and sweet potato into 1cm chunks. Cook until soft but maintains its shape. Approx. 10 minutes.
- Cook rice until soft.
- Finely grate zucchini and carrots.
- Chop green beans into 1cm pieces.
- Add prepared and all remaining ingredients into a large bowl (or large tub!), roll up your sleeves and mix to combine!
- Portion into individual serves and freeze. Squid and Pretzel are 4kg in weight and eat 100g of food each, morning and night.
To serve, I take the next day’s portions out the freezer and pop into the fridge to defrost.
As with all things, your dog’s individual needs will need to be considered before transitioning to a raw food diet. I would recommend consulting with a trusted vet for their opinion and to do your research first. What works for Squid and Pretzel, may not necessarily work for your dog.
Feel free to share your food experience in the comments!