This Salmon Dinner Recipe for Dogs is healthy homemade salmon food for dogs that you can make at home! Your dog will love this homemade meal!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
You will love this homemade salmon food for dogs because this recipe is literally so easy! I use wild salmon in a can which makes this recipe incredibly easy as you don’t have to cook any meat! I add in purple cabbage, carrots, and red peppers along with rice.
This recipe is not an exact recipe, but more so the ingredients and how to create a Salmon Dinner Recipe for Dogs. That’s why I love this homemade salmon food for dogs because it really requires little work. Cooking the rice is really the only work it requires.
We eat rice often too, so we cook rice, and use some for John John and we eat some as well. The canned salmon makes it easy and I use about one-third of the can per meal for John John. And then I load it up with veggies. These veggies are all raw, so you can easily chop up whatever amount you need per meal.
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How much homemade food should I feed my dog?
You never want to overfeed your dog, especially when making them insanely delicious homemade organic dog food because they will eat it all! According to Raw & Fresh, you should be feeding your dog 2% to 5% of their body weight in fresh food. So, for example, if your dog is 18 pounds (like John John), and he’s a puppy who isn’t overweight, I will go at 4% that’s about 3/4 pound per day. Split that up between meals.
I also found this fresh food dog calculator that allows you to put in your dogs weight, and then it asks if you want them to maintain, gain, or lose weight. And it plops out your amount per day. I put John John’s info in there, 18 pounds, puppy, that’s over 8+ weeks and it gave me 11.5 ounces. And 3/4 of a pound is 12 ounces. So, I’d say either way you calculate this, you’ll get the same result.
Be sure to feed your dog the proper amount of food to maintain, gain, or loose weight. Whatever your goal is for your dog, food plays a big role in that, because they will usually eat it, no matter what!
You can mix all these ingredients together and go off the total weight. Or you can also divide them up how you like, giving your dog the right ratios of meat, carbs, and veggies.
Is salmon good for dogs?
Yes! Salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids. Just like omega-3s are good for humans, they are good for dogs too! Omega-3 fatty acids help with immune system support, it’s a great source of protein, and it can help make your dogs coat nice and shiny!
Can dogs have cabbage?
Yes! Purple cabbage is a great vegetable to add to your dog’s food. It has antioxidants from vitamin C which can help reduce inflammation. It also is vitamin K, magnesium, beta-carotene, and fiber. The only downside to cabbage is if your dog is prone to gas, you may want to try cabbage in moderation as it can cause gas.
Can dogs have carrots?
Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene for dogs. You can cook them or feed them raw. I grate the carrots in this Salmon Dinner Recipe for dogs so they are easy to eat!
Can dogs have red pepper?
Yes! Red pepper is high in vitamin C (the most vitamin C of all the peppers). This is one of John John’s favorite veggies and he eats it daily! He loves it cooked, raw, in his food, and even as a snack! Red peppers also boost vitamin A and E!
Can dogs have brown rice?
Yes, if you prefer to use brown rice instead of white rice, you can swap them out interchangeably! Brown rice provides beneficial minerals and B vitamins. And white rice is also fine to give to your dog as it’s very easy to digest. We usually eat white rice, so that’s what we have on hand all the time.
Do dogs need multivitamins?
Traditional dog food is fortified with multivitamins. But, if you are feeding your dog homemade human food, then they may need a multivitamin along with the food.
We were feeding John John organic puppy kibble since we brought him home as the breeder and vet both told us we should be feeding him kibble until he was at least 6 months or a year old. And when he turned 6 months we started feeding him fresh organic food.
But, when we started feeding him organic fresh food, we still had leftover puppy kibble. So we started making him breakfast and dinner with fresh food, but I left his kibble in his bowl all day and let him graze on it as a snack.
He’s almost finished with the puppy kibble now and he just turned a year old. So, there won’t be anymore kibble for him and I know he’ll need a multivitamin to go along with his food now.
Dog is Human reached out to us and sent us some of their multivitamins, so we’re trying them out with his food! They make a Non-GMO multivitamin that’s made in the USA and you can add it on top of food or give it to your dog as a treat.
Ingredients for Salmon Dinner Recipe for Dogs
Organic Red Pepper
Organic Purple Cabbage
Why Organic for Your Dog?
You may be wondering why you should buy organic food for your dog. It's the same reasons that you should buy organic food for yourself. Your dog's health is important, just like yours. So, treating them right with organic ingredients will benefit their long term health.
And organic ingredients are much healthier for your dog to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients! And that counts for your pup too!
Salmon Dinner Recipe for DogsDifficulty: Easy
Learn how to make homemade salmon dog food with this easy Salmon Dinner Recipe for Dogs! Your dog will love this fresh organic dog food!
1 cup organic white rice (or leftover cooked rice)
1 organic carrot
1 organic red pepper
Organic purple cabbage
1 can wild caught salmon
- Cook the rice per the instructions on the bag. Or if you are using leftover rice, you can warm it up in the microwave or you can warm it up in a skillet with all the other ingredients as well!
- Use a large box grater and grate the carrot. Dice red pepper and chop purple cabbage into small pieces.
- In your dogs bowl, add the rice, salmon, carrots, red pepper, and cabbage and serve immediately.
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