Try this healthy homemade dog food recipe for your dogs! It’s full of antioxidants, healthy fats and omegas. My frenchies do so well on salmon — it’s definitely become their favorite.
Salmon for dogs?
Salmon is so beneficial for dogs with its high protein, amino and omega-3 fatty acids that they need. It helps boosts their immune system, reduce inflammation and even reduce skin allergies. Amino acids are a must in an animal’s diet. Dogs that do not get enough of the essential amino acids can have healthy issues ranging from: weakened immune systems and skin and coat allergies.
This homemade dog food recipe includes baked salmon, raw shredded veggies, cooked quinoa and pureed pumpkin (lots of fiber). This one’s a variation of the original dog food recipe I’ve posted before. Weston can be really picky and has been known to skip meals but with this version, he hasn’t missed a meal yet!
- 6 lbs salmon
- 2 cups quinoa
- 3 zucchinis
- 2 yellow squash
- 4 carrots
- 2 cans pureed pumpkin
- 7 oz melted coconut oil (almost a cup)
- Any supplement/vitamin you like or recommended by vet (try Canine Complete)
- Bake salmon in oven 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Cook quinoa with water until quinoa soaks up all liquid and fluff with fork. You’ll have over 4 cups of cooked quinoa.
- Shred all veggies with grater.
- Mix all ingredients together!
I feed Weston (22 lbs) a cup of food per meal; breakfast and dinner. I store all the food in quart size ziploc bags and freeze them. They’re easy to thaw (usually transfer a couple in the fridge the night before) and easy to portion. This recipe should last about 2-3 weeks!
Curious if your dog has food allergies? Try this at-home test.