Cats aren’t the only critters that crave a catch from the sea. Dogs also drool for the chance to reel in a tasty piece of cod. And your dog will certainly cry “Foul!” if you deny him an occasional home-cooked turkey or chicken dinner.
Fish and fowl meals are among the best ways to show your dog how much you care for him. Both are loaded with healthy goodness but are low in calories and fat. For years, fish has been touted as brainpower” food. Why not find out for yourself? Schedule your dog’ training sessions after supper and see if he catches on to your “Sit,” -Fetch,’ and “Stay” cues quickly.”u may have a four-legged Einstein!
Homemade Fish & Fowl Recipes for Dogs:
1. Craving Fish Dish:
The next time you’re at the supermarket. head for the fish counter and order a pound of this inexpensive fish for your dog.
- 1 pound boneless cod fish
- ½ cup milk cup water
- 1 cup white rice
- ½ cup diced green peppers
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 hard-boiled eggs, mashed
- 1 carrot. grated
- 1 tablespoon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- Combine the fish. milk, and water in a pan over medium-low heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Steam the rice per package directions.
- Add the green peppers, oil. eggs. carrot. and parsley to the fish. Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Serve this meal as a scoop of rice topped with ½ cup of the fish mix.
- Store the leftovers in the refrigerator.
2. Fish Recipe for Canines:
Here is a simple lip-smacking fish recipe for your lovely canine.
- ½ pound fillet of sole. deboned
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried parsley tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried cilantro 1 teaspoon salt teaspoon pepper
- 2/3 cup white rice
- 1 tablespoon margarine
- 1 tablespoon white flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 450 F.
- Spray a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. place the sole fillets in the pan.
- Sprinkle the parsley, cilantro, salt, and pepper over the sole.
- Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. 6. Cook the rice per package directions.
- In a larger pan, melt the margarine. Stir in the flour, and bring to a boil. Reduce to low heat.
- Add the milk and stir until the mix thickens. Add the cheese and stir until melted.
- In a large serving bowl, mix all the ingredients. Cool and serve.
- Store unused portion in an airtight container inside the refrigerator.
3. Melody Fish:
Here’s a melody of tastes that will have your dog singing.
- 1/2 pound ground chicken
- 1½ tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 cup peeled and sliced sweet potato
- 4 cups white rice
- 1 cup diced green beans
- 1 carrot, diced
- Brown the ground chicken in a pan with 1 tablespoon oil and the garlic. Drain.
- Steam the rice per package instructions.
- Sauté the sweet potato. green beans. and carrot with h tablespoon oil.
- Combine all the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Serve when cooled.
4. Fish Pasta:
On a chilly day. you can warm up your kitchen and your doss heart with this tasty noodle dish.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil cup water
- 2 cups pasta noodles
- 1 cup chopped broccoli cup chopped carrots
- 1 cup chopped cauliflower
- ½ teaspoon basil
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- 1½ pounds ground turkey
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
- ½ cup chopped mushrooms
- ½ cup black olives
- In a large pot. bring the oil and water toa boil. Add the pasta noodles.
- In a separate pan. steam the broccoli. carrots, and cauliflower.
- Brown the ground turkey in a skillet. with the basil. oregano, garlic powder, and black pepper. Add the tomato sauce. mushrooms. and black olives.
- Drain the noodles. Pour the meat mix and steamed vegetables into the noodle pot. Mix With a wooden spoon. 5. Serve when cool. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
As your dog ages from a puppy to a senior canine, his nutritional needs also evolve, and his diet should be tailored to best support each life stage. Food selection should be based on a dog’s age, breed, activity level, and health condition. Young growing puppies require a higher concentration of nutrients than dogs in their prime. Adult dogs need additional protein, while seniors, less active dogs will burn off fewer calories than they did in their youth.
5. Low Fat Turkey recipe:
Turkey is a healthy, low-fat meat to serve your dog. This turkey recipe is filled with vitamin and mineral rich supplements that support physical and emotional wellbeing.
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup uncooked rolled oats
- 3 eggs baked in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 F
- 1 teaspoon calcium powder
- 1 teaspoon magnesium powder
- ½ cup cottage cheese
- 1 teaspoon bonemeal powder
- ½ cup ground turkey
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 1 teaspoon brewers yeast (optional)
- In a medium-sized pot. bring the water to a boil.
- Add the oats. cover. reduce heat to medium and cook for 3 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and let the pan stand for another 10 minutes, then add the rest of the ingredients.
- Spoon the mixture into your dog’s bowl when it is cool. As an added treat, sprinkle a teaspoon of brewer’s yeast on top.
6. Turkey Pizza:
This recipe is one you can definitely enjoy with your dog on a Friday night— try not to fight too much over that last piece.
- 1/4 cup turkey broth Premade pizza dough
- 1 cup diced cooked turkey
- 1/2 cup finely chopped spinach
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Pour the turkey broth over the pizza dough.
- Sprinkle the turkey, spinach. garlic powder. cheese. and sesame seeds on top.
- Place on a greased pizza sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Enjoy your slice while it is warm, but let the slice for your dog cool before serving.
7. Chow Chow Chicken Soup:
Fortify your dog on a chilly day with this warm-to-the-soul soup.
- 2 chicken breasts or thighs
- 5 cups water
- 2 large carrots. peeled and diced
- 1 celery stalk. chopped
- 2 potatoes. peeled and cubed
- 2 cups rice, uncooked
- Combine the chicken. water. carrots. celery. and potatoes in a large pot.
- Cover and simmer over low heat for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Add the rice and continue simmering over low heat for 30 to 35 minutes. or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
- Remove from the stovetop and let the soup cool.
- Pull the meat off the chicken bones. Put the meat back in the soup and toss the bones in the trash.
- Stir the soup before serving. 7. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Dog Feeding Strategies:
Introducing your dog to the world of wonderful homemade meals is great, but it needs to be done carefully. Dogs are creatures of habit, and a radical change in their diet could cause upset, both behaviorally and physically.
So when you try something different, you should make certain you are serving the right kinds of food in the right amounts and in the right way.
Switch Slowly to New Dog Food:
If you’re switching from one type of dog food to another. do so gradually or your dog may develop diarrhea or another digestive ailment. Start with just a small amount of the new food mixed into your dog’s regular food.
Increase that portion gradually. reducing the amount of regular food proportionately over 10 to 14 days to give your dog’s digestive system ample time to adjust to the new cuisine. ‘
Dog Feed Varies From One Dog to Another:
How much should you feed your dog? That depends on your dog’s age. level of activity. physical size, body metabolism, and physical health. A small dog. for example. generally needs only one cup of chow. but a giant breed may need three cups to meet his nutritional needs. The amount of food can also vary depending on a dog’s situation.
Pregnant or nursing females need more food than spayed females, and competitive agility dogs need more food than lap loungers. Consult with your veterinarian to determine a basic feeding guideline for your dog.
Feed with Measurement:
You may like to be creative and add a pinch of this or that to your homemade chili, but when it comes to feeding your dog. you need to bring out the measuring cups. Take the guesswork out of portion sizes by leveling off each scoop of food before pouring it into your dog’s bowl. This provides you with a baseline. If your dog gains weight, you know to trim back on the size of each serving.
A stroll after Meals:
Many of us enjoy an evening stroll after dinner to help us burn up a bit of the meal’s fat. An evening walk after a bowl full of chow seems to benefit our dogs. too.
A recent study by the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, discovered that dogs that exercise after eating raise their body’s rate of metabolism and burn more calories than dogs that lie down for a post-meal snooze. Veterinarians recommend mild to moderate exercise for a dog after feeding so that you don’t cause him to have digestive upset.