Dog Food Recipe SPECIAL NOTE: In an effort to simplify the dog food recipe I have incorporated the use of supplements. Without the supplements the dog food recipe would need an additional 10 to 20 ingredients. Unfortunately, our current agricultural practices yield foods with a fraction of the nutrient content of wild counterparts.
That said; this dog food recipe is deficient without the two supplements that are essential to the recipe: Dinovite supplement and Supromega fish oil with natural vitamin E. Feeding this recipe without the supplements will result in multiple nutritional deficiency diseases.
Purchase the dog supplements needed for this dog food recipe.
- Click here to view Dinovite dog supplement. Feed 1 tablespoon of Dinovite with each cup of dog food.
- Click here to view Supromega fish oil with natural vitamin E. This is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids.
- It is important to add these supplements to this dog food recipe. Adding the supplements will prevent it from being nutrient deficient.
- Click here to view Fidocal calcium supplement. Use fidocal if you don’t want to use the egg shells.
Cooked Chicken and Rice Dog Food Recipe Ingredients:
- 10 lbs. of chicken leg and thigh quarters
- 18 eggs including the shells (the egg shells supply digestible calcium to your dog. Yes, studies have proved that the calcium in egg shell is highly absorbable.)
- 5 cups uncooked white rice (The rice will need to be thoroughly cooked before making this recipe. I believe the five cups will yield approximately 10-15 cups cooked rice. Use white rice not brown because it is more easily digested by your dog.)
- 1 tube of Supromega fish oil with natural vitamin E. (This supplies important omega 3 fatty acids , this is good! It also contains natural source vitamin E.) Click here for this supplement.
- Dinovite dog supplement (This supplies a host of vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, zinc and live direct fed microbials. Dinovite also has a nutritious plant component in the “Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate” that replicates the partially digested plant matter of herbivores. All great stuff!) Click here for this supplement.
Cooked Chicken and Rice Dog Food Recipe Yield: Approximately 32-35 cups of dog food.
This dog food recipe can be halved or doubled to accommodate the size of your dog or for multi-dog households. Do not feed this dog food recipe without the Dinovite and Supromega dog supplements as it will cause this dog food recipe to be deficient.
Directions for cooked chicken and rice dog food recipe:
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- In multiple pans or a large roaster bake 10 pounds of chicken leg and thigh quarters at 400 F for 1 hour.
- Allow chicken to cool.
- Debone the chicken. Try to save the cartilage off the bones plus all juices. (You can save the bones and make a bone stock)
- Pour meat, cartilage and juice in a large mixing pan.
- Add the cooled cooked white rice. Approximately 10 cups.
- Add 18 crushed hardboiled eggs with shells. If you are concerned about the size and sharpness of the egg shell then blend them in a blender or food processor.
- Add one tube of Supromega fish oil and 2-4 cups of Dinovite. Mix well and completely with your hands until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Place the finished dog food recipe in resealable storage containers and store in freezer
Place 10 pounds of chicken legs and thighs in multiple pans.
Cover chicken and cook in preheated oven for 1 hour at 400 F.
Allow chicken to cool for deboning. Make sure and give it enough time so you don’t burn yourself.
Debone chicken. Save all meat, cartilage and juice.
Pour chicken meat, cartilage and juices into a large pan. Add 10-15 cups cooked white rice. Crush 18 harbored eggs with shells. The shell are important to supply calcium. The hardboiled eggs can also be blended in a blender or food processor to crush the the egg shells into a finer particle. Add one tube Supromega fish oil and 1-2 cups Dinovite dog supplement. Mix well until thoroughly blended.
Portion out the chicken and rice dog food recipe into serving sizes that make sense for your household.
Storing your Cooked Chicken and Rice Dog Food Recipe:
Place 2-3 days worth of the dog food recipe in zip lock bags or plastic freezer containers. Store them in your freezer.
I personally prefer the freezer containers because they are easy to fill, thaw and serve. There is never any mess. I take one out and let it thaw on my counter. Feed my dogs and store the unused portion in my refrigerator. When it’s empty I wash it and it is ready for the next batch. Mix up some more of the easy cooked dog food recipe and I’m ready to go. It works well.
NOTE: Remember you are handling raw meat so use common sense when making this dog food recipe. Use the same precautions you would use when handling raw meat for your family.
Serving Size for your “Cooked Chicken and Rice Dog Food Recipe”:
*Special note: These are general guidelines, we are not trying to land a man on Mars. If your dog is losing a little weight and this is not desired, increase the amount you are feeding. If your dog is gaining weight on the serving size then cut back a little. In short, adjust the serving size depending on your dog’s age, weight and activity level.
- 10 lb. dog – 1/2 cup cooked dog food daily + 1/2 tsp Supromega + 1/2 tbs Dinovite
- 20 lb. dog – 1 cup cooked dog food daily + 1 tsp Supromega + 1 tbs Dinovite
- 40 lb. dog – 2 cups cooked dog food daily + 2 tsp Supromega + 2 tbs Dinovite
- 60 lb. dog - 3 cups cooked dog food daily + 3 tsp Supromega + 3 tbs Dinovite
- 80 lb. dog – 3 1/2–4 cups cooked dog food daily +3 1/2 tsp Supromega + 3 1/2 tbs Dinovite
*Special Note: If you add the supplements to the whole batch when making the dog food recipe it is not necessary to add them with each serving. Use whichever method you find easier.
Introducing this new”Cooked Chicken and Rice Dog Food”:
- Fast your dog for 24 hours before starting this diet. Water should be available to your dog during the fast. This will give time for the old dog food to pass through your dog’s digestive tract. It is important to follow this procedure to limit digestive upset. This is an important step, ignoring this step greatly increases your dog’s chance of having digestive upset.
- Day one and two: Feed a portion 1/2 the size of a normal meal.
- Day three and four: Feed a portion 3/4 the size of a normal meal.
- Day five: Feed a full portion.
- Special Note: The whole process takes 6 days when you include the 24 hour fast. This method will allow your dog’s digestive tract time to adapt to the new food.
Please follow this introductory method, your dog will be fine. Your dog will not starve or hate you. Rapid diet changes can cause vomiting and diarrhea. A horrendous mess all over your house!
***Important Note: Do not mix kibble and the “Cooked Chicken and Rice Dog Food” together! Doing so will GREATLY increase the chances of digestive upset for your dog!