HEALTHY PET FOOD RECIPE FOR CATS
8 ounces (raw weight) cooked ground turkey or chicken breast
1/2 hard boiled egg, large
+/- 1/4 ounce clams, chopped in juice
2 tsp canola oil
1/8 tsp salt substitute = light salt, potassium chloride
3 bonemeal tablets (10 grain or equivalent, available at health food store)
1 multiple vitamin-mineral tablet (pet type) or 1/5 same human type
Experiment with what your cat likes and vary for long term benefit if
tolerated—chicken for turkey, with and without clams. Mix with regular
food for at least 7 days for transition. Try poultry baby food for
transition as well (make sure it doesn’t contain onions).
HEALTHY PET FOOD RECIPE FOR DOGS
Patricia Baley DVM PhD CVA
30-40% lean protein (lean ground beef, chicken breast, catfish, pork loin, etc).
20-30% complex carbohydrates (preferred whole grain or whole food sources, chopped unpeeled potatoes, brown rice, barley, oats). In this fraction you can also add carrots, peas, and starchy vegetables like yams (dogs mostly love yams). This is the volume of these foods after cooking.
30-35% non-starchy vegetables (green beans, broccoli, tomatoes, spinach and other leafy greens). This is the volume of these foods before cooking.
Adding a small amount (1/2 tsp to 1 tbl) of plain yoghurt with active live
cultures is a good idea. A multivitamin is OK but not absolutely necessary.
Put everything in a crockpot with 1 tablespoon of bonemeal for each pound of meat (NOW is a good brand). Fill the crockpot to the top. Then add water to fill in all the spaces between the ingredients. Turn the crockpot on low and allow to cook for 10 hours.
Feed about 20% more in volume than used to feed in kibble and adjust to keep in good condition and weight. Expect to see better digestion, stools produced and quality of coat. Feed what is in season and do vary the mix.