Homecooked recipes

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by darci, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. darci

    darci Senior Member

    I am on Monica Segal's email list and she has given permission to cross post these recipes. Her recipes are balanced and I trust them more than any internet recipes that are floating around - she was very kind to do this!

    Here is her post:
    Although I receive a lot of private email every day, today's requests are heart
    wrenching. Desperate to find a home-cooked diet to feed their dogs that were
    kibble fed just a few days ago, people have been emailing all day. I can't keep
    up with the emails, so maybe this can help. Please find below, two diets, one
    for a healthy 20 pd dog and another for a healthy 50 pd dog. These go against my
    fundamental belief that generic diets aren't a good choice, but due to the food
    recall, just about anything is better than feeding an unknown.

    These diets are cooked because that's what people have asked for. I don't have
    anything against raw diets - just to make it clear :) Please understand that I
    won't be tweaking the diets if your dog happens to weigh 60 pds or 8 pounds or
    whatever. The booklets on my site would help most people much more than these
    recipes, but these should help in the meantime.

    I've taken into consideration that most kibble fed dogs, especially ones eating
    foods containing wheat gluten, may have different food tolerances. I've also
    considered that these dogs are accustomed to more carbohydrates in the diet than
    what many of us feed. For these reasons, these recipes are *not* indicative of
    my usual diets. They use ingredients contained in many pet foods and are
    formulated to make an easier transition. They offer no variety, which is also
    not the usual way I go about things. However, people are asking for the simplest
    recipe possible, and I'm trying to honor the requests.

    You may crosspost to other lists, if the list rules allow. My goal is to help
    dog owners, so go ahead and post to your breed lists, breeder lists etc - but
    please post this in it's entirety, or not at all.

    Please note that I have no way of knowing what supplements someone may have
    access to, or what those supplements may contain. For this reason, the
    supplements in these recipes are ones from my site, however, I am not offering
    these recipes in order to boost sales of my supplements. You can go to my site
    to look at what a supplement provides and buy a product that's the same, or as
    close as possible, from another source. Just be sure that you are not adding
    more minerals, and that includes the iodine is various brands of kelp.

    The amounts of foods and supplements are per day unless noted otherwise. The
    weight/measure of a food is the *cooked* weight/measure, not raw. Where weight
    is noted, use a kitchen scale, not cup measurements. Cups measure volume, not
    weight,

    For a 20 pd dog:

    4 oz chicken dark meat with skin, stewed
    1 oz beef liver - every 6 days
    3/4 cup enriched egg noodles
    1 TBS carrot (optional)
    3/4 tsp bone meal
    1/4 tsp. NoSalt (found in grocery stores next to table salt)
    1/16 tsp kelp
    5 mg zinc citrate or gluconate
    2 capsules, vitamin E -- per week
    500 mg wild salmon oil or flaxseed oil
    1 3/4 capsules magnesium citrate
    2 capsules, Multi Mineral Complex -- per week
    1/2 tablet, vitamin B compound, per week*

    * B vitamins are water soluble and excreted through urine. They should be
    provided often, so feed 1/4 tablet twice weekly. Also, B vitamins can upset an
    empty stomach. Always feed with food. Best bet: tuck it in a hand held piece of
    food and feed as a treat.


    For a 50 pound dog:

    8 oz ground beef, lean, 15% fat
    1/3 oz beef liver
    7 oz brown rice (boiled as 1 part rice in 3 parts water until very, very soft)
    1 oz zucchini
    1/8 tsp NoSalt
    1/8 tsp kelp
    1 capsule, cod liver oil
    1 3/4 tsp bone meal
    2 capsules, Multi Mineral Complex -- per week
    1 tablet, vitamin B compound -- every 2 weeks
    2 capsules, vitamin E 200 IU -- per week

    These diets meet 2006 NRC recommended allowances. Nutrient requirements are not
    linear to body weight. That is, a 100 pound dog does not have the requirements
    of a 10 pound dog multiplied by ten. So, these recipes would need tweaking to
    suit the weight of dogs weighing more or less than noted, but they're a start.
    Feed as required to maintain healthy weight - until you can change the diets to
    a more suitable profile for an individual dog.

    Monica Segal - AHCW
    Welcome to Monica Segal
    Author of: "K9Kitchen" and "Optimal Nutrition"
    Seminars by Invitation: Email monica@...
    Consultations ~ Diet Analyses ~ Quality-Tested Supplements

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