Home prepared diet recipe example

For a 30kg senior dog

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custom recipe for a dog

Custom recipe for a dog

(optimal weight 30kg, senior, with no special activity)

This custom recipe for a dog is designed for a 30kg senior (over 8 years old).

For a dog younger than 14 months, then check the recipe for a puppy.
If between 14 months and 8 years old, then follow the recipe for an adult dog.

Is your dog neutered?

Check the recipe for a 30kg neutered senior.

Senior: over 8 years

Daily amount

Ingredients

For a balanced recipe

Nutrition Facts
1212 kcal
106 g Protein

Click on each ingredient for amount and details

BEEF lean MEAT
(steak or 5%fat mince)

450 grams
meat for a custom recipe for a dog
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Human grade meat (weight raw, then slightly cook, poach OR pan with no fat for 5 minutes)

20 ml
vit-i5 blue
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Viti’5 do not cook or heat.

CANOLA OIL or SOYBEAN OIL

20 ML
home prepared recipe for a dog - soy bean oil
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CANOLA OIL : do not cook or heat (keep bottle in the fridge)

Carrots

300 grams
vit'i5 composition
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VEGETABLE : weight raw.
Steamed or boil >>> cook enough to mash

OR
White RICE

100 Grams

OR
POTATO or SWEET POTATO

400 Grams
rice for custom recipe for a dog
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RICE : Weigh dry, then cook twice the time on the label for humans

POTATO or SWEET POTATO: weigh raw, boil in water (cook enough to easily mash).
Must be skinless.

Warning

Changing any ingredient for another in this custom recipe for a dog may affect the overall composition. For instance, for the same amount, providing a fatter meat/fish will bring more calories (energy) and may increase body weight. Also, different vegetables may bring different amount of calories (energy).

For a balanced recipe

Nutrition Facts
1212 kcal
106 g Protein

Recipe for a 30kg senior: what you need daily

BEEF lean MEAT
(steak or 5%fat mince)

450 grams
meat for a custom recipe for a dog
Additional information

Human grade meat (weight raw, then slightly cook, poach OR pan with no fat for 5 minutes)

20 ml
vit-i5 blue
Additional information

Viti’5 do not cook or heat.

CANOLA OIL or SOYBEAN OIL

20 ML
home prepared recipe for a dog - soy bean oil
Additional information

CANOLA OIL : do not cook or heat (keep bottle in the fridge)

Carrots

300 grams
vit'i5 composition
Additional information

VEGETABLE : weight raw.
Steamed or boil >>> cook enough to mash

OR
White RICE

100 Grams

OR
POTATO or SWEET POTATO

400 Grams
rice for custom recipe for a dog
Additional information

RICE : Weigh dry, then cook twice the time on the label for humans

POTATO or SWEET POTATO: weigh raw, boil in water (cook enough to easily mash).
Must be skinless.

Warning

Changing any ingredient for another in this custom recipe for a dog may affect the overall composition. For instance, for the same amount, providing a fatter meat/fish will bring more calories (energy) and may increase body weight. Also, different vegetables may bring different amount of calories (energy).

Homemade diet: easy preparation, storage and distribution

custom recipe for a dog
1- Weight ingredients raw

Weight all ingredients as mentioned in the recipe.

vegetables weighing for a custom recipe for a pet
2- Chop and cook vegetables and meat/fish

If using canned vegetables, only strained and rinse.
If used fresh or frozen vegetables, cook them with the meat or fish.

custom recipe for a dog - veggies preparation
homemade diet for a dog
3- Prepare the mix

First, mix the small ingredients, then add the cooked ones.

Mix the Vit’i5 powder + Canola or Soybean Oil + Salt/Wheat bran if any in the recipe

mix vit'i5 and oil

Add cooked vegetables and meat/fish to the first mix.

Then,mix all ingredients until homogenous.

preparation of a custom recipe for a dog

This mix can be used for the day, or frozen and thaw in the fridge the day before the day of distribution.

homemade diet for a dog

It can be frozen for up to 4 weeks.

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4- Storage, preservation & feeding

If any in the recipe, cook the carbohydrate, such as rice or potato, on the day of distribution, and then mix to the freshly made or defrosted mix.

self-made diet for a dog

The final mix can be stored in the fridge up to 24 hours.

5- Split the daily amount in 2 to 3 meals

Give the first meal freshly prepared, or a meal from the fridge: you can also heat it by mixing with a bit of warm water. (Do not heat in microwave oven or pan or fry pan)

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Do not fry pan, microwave or oven heat.

Nutritional information

WHY SUCH INGREDIENTS?

This recipe for homemade food for a dog contains

Animal Proteins

Meat, muscle meat, and fish filet are a source of animal protein, and provide protein and all amino acids necessary in the diet of dogs.

recipe for a home prepared diet for a dog

You can cook meat of fish in order to reach 70°C for a few minutes, as food safety requires to avoid contamination problems (such as bacteria, parasites…).

Different meats and fish filets differ by their composition in water, protein and fat, and energy. So they are not all the same and substitution of one by another must be guided.
Also, some pets find some tastes more interesting/palatable/attractive than others.

Do not replace without considering the composition or asking to your vet or assess the body weight of your pet weekly..

Mineral vitamin supplement

Vit’i5 is a mineral and vitamin supplement formulated by a veterinary nutrition specialist in order to balance homemade diet. It provides the micronutrients that are lacking of in the routine dietary components such has meat+oil+vegetables+carbs.

vit'i5 for custom recipe for a dog

Vit’i5 has to be added to a diet each time it contains fish or meat. It has been designed in 3 products. It may be adapted depending on age and condition, and with the amount of meat/fish each day. Vit’i5 is neither seasonal nor optional.
If the diet is half homemade and half commercial, give Vit’i5 Half-half instead of any Vit’i5 recommended in the homemade recipe. Adjust to the amount of meat or fish filet to keep the same proportions Vit’i5/meat.

Warning:
Do not heat or cook Vit’i5, in order to preserve vitamins
Do not give Vit’i5 if your dog of cat eats only a complete pet food either dry or wet.

Complex carbohydrates (source of energy from Starch)

Starch is the complex carbohydrate contained is pasta, rice, corn, potatoes, tapioca, chick pees, lentils…
It must be cooked (water boiled) to be digestible and become a source of energy. Pets have individual and variable capacity to digest starch, linked to their genetic and epigenetic production potential of alpha-amylase.

rice for custom recipe for a dog

Make sure to boil carbohydrates, such as rice or peeled potatoes, TWICE the time it should be for people. That maximises the digestibility of the starch by pets.
Once cooked, DO NOT freeze carbohydrates as freezing-defrosting process decreases the digestibility of starch, and could induce digestive issue such as diarrhea and bloating.
In the recipe, a part of Carbs can also be replaced by other carbs or by treats, to provide an equivalent amount of calories.
Equivalent to 10 grams of raw (dry) OAT FLAKES:
– 10 grams of PASTA or white RICE, cooked
– 40 grams of POTATO or SWEET POTATO, cooked
– 10 grams of any BISCUIT designed for cats
– 5ml (1 spoon) of peanut butter
– 10 grams of Cheese, such as cheddar CHEESE
– 40 grams of Cottage cheese (4%Fat)
– 50 grams of Pure Plain 4%Fat Natural YOGURT (such as Greek or Plain organic yogurt without additional flavours or ingredients)

Essential fatty acids

Canola oil, or soybean oil, is a source of essential fatty acids, omega 6 (linoleic acid) and omega 3 (linolenic acid). They may be altered by heat and sunlight.

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Don’t heat or cook it, to preserve the fatty acids. Store the bottle in the fridge.
Caps of fish oil may be added to bring also long chain omega 3 fatty acids EPA & DHA, but this does not replace the canola or soybean oil. The fatty acids are different.

Fiber source

Vegetables are a beneficial source of fiber.
Give all vegetables cooked, either boiled, or steamed enough to become smooth form, or strained if canned.

frequently asked questions about vit'i5 : composition

Zucchini is a special vegetable that can be given cooked, but can also be cut and frozen raw, and, once defrost, included in the diet without cooking.

Carrots may be replaced by broccoli, green beans, skinless pumpkin or butternut with the same weight basis. These vegetables must be cooked  enough to be easily cut or mashed.

Last, to offer a bigger amount of vegetables, 100 grams of carrots or equivalent may be replaced by 150 grams of zucchini, tomato, mushroom, asparagus, endives, all cooked well enough to be easily cut or mashed.

Wheat bran can also be used are a source of fiber, along with or instead of vegetable (not in the same amount as wheat bran is dry!). A 2.5ml-spoon in the daily recipe for kitten instead or with vegetables.

Treat

FRUITS are usually more appreciated by dogs than cats.
Fruits may represent a treat or a part of the vegetables. Dogs can eat them raw.

Better offer juicy FRUITS such as apple, peach, watermelon, strawberry, pear…

fruits in home prepared meal for a dog

If doing so, stick to the following equivalence: 50 grams of FRESH FRUIT may subsitute 50 to 100 grams of CARROT.
(Do not offer banana or dry fruit as a TREAT, they are very rich in energy and can replace carbohydrates)

Please DO NOT REPLACE more than half of the vegetables with fruits as part of fiber source.

For example, in a recipe with 200grams of vegetables, that should not be more that 100 grams (half of 200 grams) of vegetables to be replaced by fruits. Thus so 100/2 = 50 grams of FRUIT such as fresh APPLE in this recipe.

Avoid large amounts of vitamin C-rich fruits such as kiwi fruit, orange… as large amounts of vitamin C would be metabolized in oxalic acid, excreted in urine.

DAIRY such as cheese or yogurt are also commonly shared with the pet. No problem with plain yogurt with only milk and ferments in the list of ingredients (avoid the ones with any other component added), and with plain cheese, but be very careful at the amount given, it brings a lot of calories, and 10 grams of cheese must be considered as bringing as much energy as 4 ml of oil or 15 g of raw rice!

BISCUITS also are often proposed. They also brings energy, so limit the amount, and substitute the similar amount (in grams) of raw rice rather than add biscuit to a recipe.

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