Easy raw dog food recipe for my food-sensitive dog

Easy Raw Dog Food Recipe For My Food-Sensitive Dog

Today I’m sharing an easy raw dog food recipe with you that recently made it into Wally’s breakfast bowl.

For those of you who don’t know Wally yet – he’s my 35 lb Feist mix.

I switched him from kibble to raw when I adopted him in early 2019.

Blonde woman is loose leash training a Feist dog
Wally & I working on polite leash walking skills

Since he has several food intolerances that cause him to be real itchy, I’m a bit limited as far as what I feed him.

That said, he still gets to eat different foods which is important for his nutrient variety.

The main food culprits he can’t have at all are chicken, quail, salmon, sardines, green lipped mussels and grains.

Those are absolute no-gos because like I said before, they make him itchy and scratchy like all hell.

He does best with:

Feist dog eats a whole raw herring from RFM
Wally eating a thread herring

While those are the main protein sources that make it into his bowl, Wally can have other proteins in smaller quantities without getting itchy.

For example turkey, lamb, pork and trout.

With all that in mind, here’s a raw dog food recipe that Wally recently had for breakfast!

Easy Raw Dog Food Recipe For My Food-Sensitive Dog

Brown dog sitting in front of dog bowl filled with raw dog food

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Raw-fed dogs eat anywhere between 1.5-4% of their ideal/target body weight in raw dog food per day.

For detailed information on how to do the math on that, please check out my Related Reading section at the end of this blog post.

That said, Wally eats 3% of his target body weight these days, which translates into around 16 oz of raw dog food per day, split up into 2 meals.

With that in mind, his raw dog food breakfast consisted of the following:

  • 1 Duck neck
  • 2 Whole herrings
  • 2 frozen secreting organ cubes (1.5 oz of liver, kidney and spleen)
  • 3 oz ground rabbit
  • 2 oz ground beef
  • 1 minced garlic clove
Homemade raw dog food with raw fish
Wally’s raw dog food breakfast

Raw Duck Neck

Duck necks fall into the category of so-called RMBs (Raw Meaty Bones). Dogs get 10% of RMBs per day.

They consist of raw, pliable bone that’s covered with meat. Bone is rich in calcium and phosphorus which is important for dental and bone/muscle health.

Duck necks also feature a good amount of glucosamine and chondroitin which is why they’re great for joint health too.

They consist of roughly 50% bone and 50% duck meat.

Where to Source Raw Duck Necks For Dogs:

Raw Herring

Herrings are an oily fish, and oily fish should definitely make it onto your pup’s meal plan, ideally whole.

That’s because it’s naturally rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and comes with brains and eyeballs.

Those fall into the secreting organ category.

Fish should make up about 10% of your pup’s daily raw dog food allowance. Since I don’t always feed whole fish, I count it towards Wally’s muscle meat allowance.

Where to Source Raw Herring For Dogs:

Raw Feeding Miami

Frozen Secreting Organ Cubes

These cubes consist of a mix of beef liver, kidney and spleen.

Secreting organs make up 10% of your adult pup’s daily raw dog food allowance.

More specifically, 5% liver and 5% other secreting organs.

For example, kidney, spleen, brains, eyeballs, reproductive organs, pancreas and thymus.

This particular mix is a pre-ground mix of secreting organs that I got from a local raw dog food supplier here in Germany.

It’s similar to Raw Feeding Miami’s Monstermash, but you can also source the ingredients individually and grind them up yourself.

FYI: We moved to Germany in 2021 and I wrote all about it here on the blog.

For convenience sake, I went ahead and filled the secreting organ mix into a silicone ice cube tray, which I then froze.

Wally gets 2 cubes per day, so it’s super easy to just pop 2 out when I make his meals.

This particular ice cube tray comes as a set of 2 and includes lids.

Frozen secreting organs for homemade raw dog food
Wally’s secreting organs in a silicone ice cube tray

Ground Raw Rabbit & Ground Raw Beef

This is ground up muscle meat from both rabbits and beef.

Adult dogs need 70-80% of muscle meat in their daily raw dog food allowance.

If you include veggies and fruit, you’ll want to feed 70% muscle meat and 10% veggies/fruit.

If you don’t feed any plant matter, feed 80% muscle meat.

I usually add 10% of plant matter but ran out, which is why Wally got a pure meat meal this time around.

When I add veggies and fruit, I either purée my own or I use a pre-mix from a brand like Dr. Harvey’s.

For example, their Paradigm or Veg-to-Bowl.

Dr. Harvey's Green Superfood Pre-Mix Paradigm for raw dog food
Dr. Harvey’s Dehydrated Paradigm Green Superfood
Dr. Harvey's Veg-to-Bowl and Health & Shine Fish Oil Capsules on a stove top
Dr. Harvey’s grain-free dehydrated Veg-to-Bowl

Examples of veggies I feed my dog:

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Shiitake mushrooms

For fruit, I give Wally:

  • Banana
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon

Where to Source Raw Ground Rabbit For Dogs:

Raw Feeding Miami

Hare Today

or a local rabbit farm

Where to Source Raw Ground Beef For Dogs:

Raw Feeding Miami or your local grocery store

Garlic Clove

Contrary to popular belief, garlic in small quantities is extremely beneficial for dogs, especially when it’s offered freshly crushed or minced.

That’s because it has anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-cancer benefits.

It also helps prevent flea infestations.

Easy Raw Dog Food Recipe For My Food-Sensitive Dog: Bottom Line

I hope you enjoyed peeking into Wally’s raw breakfast bowl!

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Barbara launched her blog K9sOverCoffee in 2014 and has been feeding her dogs raw dog food since 2015. As a former professional dog walker, she’s passionate about balancing species-appropriate exercise with healthy dog nutrition. Barbara is raw dog food nutrition certified from “Dogs Naturally Magazine” and the author of several e-books about minimally processed, balanced raw dog food.


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