Home prepared diet recipe example

For a 15kg adult dog

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Home prepared recipe for a dog

(optimal weight 15kg, with no special activity)

This recipe is designed for a 15kg adult dog (between 12 months and 8 years old).

If you’re dog is over 8 years old, then check the recipe for a 15kg senior.

In case you feed your puppy Half Half, for instance kibble or canned petfood in the morning, and Homemade (this recipe) in the evening:
*use Vit’i5 Half-Half instead of the Vit’i5 Orange in the home prepared recipe, at the same amount.
*The recipe for one day can be prepared as described, and distributed in 2 days. The half for the next day shall be stored in the fridge.
*Give half the amount of Petfood normally recommended to your dog for one day.

Your dog's neutered?

Check the recipe for a 15kg neutered adult dog

Adult: up to 8 years

Daily amount

Ingredients

Balanced recipe

Nutrition Facts
760 kcal
60 g Protein

 

 

Click on each ingredient for amount and details

BEEF lean human grade MEAT (boneless steak or 5%fat mince)

250 grams
homemade dog food
Additional information

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

12,5 ml
vit'i5 orange
Additional information

Viti’5 do not cook or heat.

CANOLA OIL or SOYBEAN OIL

20 ML
homemade diet for a dog
Additional information

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

Green beans

270 grams
homemade diet for a dog
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VEGETABLE : weight raw.
Steamed or boil >>> cook enough to mash

White RICE

50 Grams

or
POTATO or SWEET POTATO

200 Grams
homemade diet 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

Weight your dog on a regular basis. If the weight decreases under optimal, increase the daily amount of food by 10%. Always keep the same proportions. If the weight increases over optimal, decrease the daily amount of food by 10% or swap for a recipe for a neutered dog.

Balanced recipe

Nutrition Facts
760 kcal
60 g Protein

 

 

Recipe for a 15kg adult: what you need daily

BEEF lean human grade MEAT (boneless steak or 5%fat mince)

250 grams
homemade dog food
Additional information

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

12,5 ml
vit'i5 orange
Additional information

Viti’5 do not cook or heat.

CANOLA OIL or SOYBEAN OIL

20 ML
homemade diet for a dog
Additional information

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

Green beans

270 grams
homemade diet for a dog
Additional information

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

White RICE

50 Grams

or
POTATO or SWEET POTATO

200 Grams
homemade diet 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

Weight your dog on a regular basis. If the weight decreases under optimal, increase the daily amount of food by 10%. Always keep the same proportions. If the weight increases over optimal, decrease the daily amount of food by 10% or swap for a recipe for a neutered dog.

Homemade diet: easy preparation, storage and distribution

home prepared recipe for a dog
1- Weight ingredients raw

Weight all ingredients as mentioned in the recipe.

home prepared recipe for a dog
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.

home prepared recipe for a dog
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.

recipe for a home prepared diet 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.

home prepared recipe for a dog
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.

home prepared recipe 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)

home prepared recipe for a dog

Do not fry pan, microwave or oven heat.

Nutritional information

WHY SUCH INGREDIENTS?

This recipe for a home prepared diet for a dog contains

Animal Proteins

First of all, meat or fish is a source of animal protein, and provide protein and all amino acids.

home prepared recipe for a dogYou can cook it slightly or well cooked as food safety to avoid contamination problems (such as bacteria, parasites…).

The meat and fish differ by their proportion of protein and fat, and energy.
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 following the body weight of your pet weekly.

Mineral vitamin supplement

Vit’i5 is a veterinary nutrition specialist formulated mineral and vitamin supplement for homemade diet. It provides the micronutrients that are lacking of in the routine dietary components.

viti5Vit’i5 has to be added to a diet with fish or meat component. It has been designed in 3 products. It may be adapted depending on age and condition, and with the amount of meat/fish, however it is not seasonal or 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.

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.

Treat

Fruits may represent a treat of a part of the vegetables in a home prepared recipe for a dog. Dogs can eat them raw.

fruits or a home prepared recipe for a dogOne may offer as treats. Only offer juicy FRUITS such as apple, peach, watermelon, strawberry, peach. (Do not offer banana or dry fruit as a TREAT.)
If doing so, stick to the following equivalence: 50 grams of FRESH FRUIT may subsitute 100 grams of CARROT.

Also, 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, there should not be more than 100 grams (half of 200 grams) of vegetables replaced by fruits. Thus so 100/2 = 50 grams of FRUIT such as fresh APPLE in this recipe.

Essential fatty acids

home prepared recipe for a dog - soy bean oilCanola oil, or soybean oil, is a source of essential fatty acids, omega 6 (linoleic acid) and omega 3 (linolenic acid).

Don’t heat or cook it, to preserve the fatty acids

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 (or at least wheat bran, are a source of fiber).
vegetables for pet recipesGive all vegetables cooked, either boiled, or steamed enough to become smooth form, or strained if canned.

Zucchini is a special vegetable that can be frozen raw, and, once defrost, included in the diet without cooking if the cat/dog prefers.

Carrots may be replaced by broccolis, 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.

Complex carbohydrates (source of energy from Starch)

Starch is a complex carbohydrates, which requires digestion to be a good source of energy.
home prepared recipe for a dog - riceMake sure to boil carbohydrates, such as rice or peeled potatoes, TWICE the time it should be for people. Indeed, this maximises the digestibility of the starch by pets.

Once cooked, DO NOT freeze the carbohydrates, as freezing-defrosting process decreases the digestibility of the starch, and could induce digestive issue such as diarrhoea and bloating.

In a home prepared recipe for a dog, 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) white RICE:

– 10 grams of PASTA or OAT FLAKES, cooked
– 40 grams of POTATO or SWEET POTATO, cooked
– 10 grams of any BISCUIT designed for dogs
– 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)

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