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Diet & food

Recipes

Here are some sample recipes to inspire you to try some home-prepared meals for your dog! These recipes are from a variety of guest formulators and contain different macronutrients and ingredients. Recipes labeled for adult dogs should not be fed to growing puppies, and changing, omitting or substituting any of the ingredients alters the nutritional composition. If you are looking for specific recipes made with certain ingredients or a custom-formulated recipe, scroll down to the Online Resources section.
CHICKEN

Mixed Protein (Raw), for growing puppies

CHICKEN

Chicken & Spinach (Raw), for all life stages

CHICKEN

Lamb and Chicken Meatball (Raw), for adult dogs

CHICKEN

Asian Style Chicken & Bok Choy (Raw), for adult dogs

CHICKEN

Cheap & Basic Chicken (Raw), for adult dogs

CHICKEN

Chicken, Turkey, Blue Mussel (Raw), for adult dogs

CHICKEN

Chicken and Sardine (Raw), for adult dogs

TURKEY

Color of the Rainbow Turkey (Raw), for adult dogs

TURKEY

Weight Loss Turkey and Sardine (Raw), for adult dogs

TURKEY

Chicken, Turkey, Blue Mussel (Raw), for adult dogs

TURKEY

Turkey and Salmon (Raw), for adult dogs

TURKEY

Turkey and Sweet Potato for Sensitive Stomachs (Cooked), for adult dogs

TURKEY

Terrific Turkey and Sardines (Raw), for adult dogs

TURKEY

Turkey and Quinoa (Raw or Cooked), for adult dogs

LAMB

Lamb and Egg (Cooked), for adult dogs

LAMB

Lamb and Sweet Potato (Raw), for adult dogs

LAMB

Lamb and Chicken Meatball (Raw), for adult dogs

BEEF

Mixed Protein (Raw), for growing puppies

BEEF

Bouncy Beef Single Protein (Raw), for adult dogs

BEEF

Indian Style Beef and Bananas (Raw), for adult dogs

BEEF

Lasting Energy Sporting Dog: Beef & Sweet Potato (Raw), for adult dogs

BEEF

Low Purine Beef and Blueberry (Raw), for adult dogs

BEEF

Bright & Healthy: Beef, Salmon & Kiwi (Raw), for adult dogs

BEEF

Duck, Beef, Mackerel (Raw), for adult dogs

NOVELTY PROTEINS

Kangaroo and Sardines (Raw), for adult dogs

NOVELTY PROTEINS

Emu and Salmon (Raw), for adult dogs

NOVELTY PROTEINS

Kangaroo and Bok Choy for Sensitive Skin (Raw), for adult dogs

How to Calculate the Carb Content in High-Moisture (canned/wet) food

To properly compare the guaranteed analysis of one food against another, you have to remove the water percentage from the equation and compare just the protein, fat, fiber, ash, and carb content This is called converting to a Dry Matter Basis (DMB).

Here is an example:

The guaranteed analysis for our example canned food is:

  1. Protein 13%
  2. Fat 4%
  3. Fiber 2%
  4. Ash 1%
  5. Moisture 78%
Step 1

Subtract the moisture percentage (78%) from 100% to get 22% and convert that
to a decimal (24% = 0.24)

Step 2

Divide each of the other guaranteed analysis percentages by that decimal:

Protein = 13 / 0.22 = 59.09% DMB
Fat = 4 / 0.22 = 18.18% DMB
Fiber = 2 / 0.22 = 9.09% DMB
Ash = 1 / 0.22 = 4.55% DMB

To determine the carb content, subtract all of the DMB numbers above from 100. In this example, the DMB carb content is 9.09%.

 

How to Calculate the Carb Content in Dry Foods

To determine the carb content in dry foods, add up the protein, fat, fiber, moisture and ash from the guaranteed analysis and subtract from 100. If ash is not listed, use 6% as a general average for dry food. This equals the carb/starch content.

Here is an example:

The guaranteed analysis for our example canned food is:

  1. Protein 26%
  2. Fat 14%
  3. Fiber 4%
  4. Ash 6%
  5. Moisture 10%

Add: 26% + 14% + 4% + 6% + 10% = 60%

Subtract from 100: 100% – 60% = 40%

The carb content of our sample dry food is 40%

Online Resources

Online Resource

Download the Homemade Diet Fresh Food App

PRODUCTS

App to construct your own nutritionally complete meals

ONLINE RESOURCES

Fresh Pet Food Research Hub

ONLINE RESOURCES

Fresh Food Consultants: A directory of international fresh food professionals that offer nutritionally complete custom raw food meal formulations

PRODUCTS

All-in-one meal supplement powders to make homemade diets nutritionally complete

View Links

ONLINE RESOURCES

Find a veterinary nutritionist to formulate a custom cooked homemade recipe for your dog’s specific medical issues or health concerns

ONINE RESOURCES

Work with a Veterinary Nutritionist to create a custom raw or cooked homemade recipe or use their online recipe tool

PRODUCTS

Buy dog food formulation software to create your own recipes

View Links

ONLINE RESOURCES

Raw Feeding Veterinary Society

PRODUCTS

Buy Mama Becker’s Forever Dog treats

ARTICLES & STUDIES

Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs) research hub

ARTICLES & STUDIES

AGEs/ALEs

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