Today, I’m sharing a free raw dog food recipe with you all that you can make at home!
It’s an example of what my dog Wally eats. He’s an adult, raw-fed Feist mix who weighs 38 lbs and has lots of dog food allergies.
For instance, he can’t have any chicken, quail, shellfish, salmon, and grains.
So this particular raw dog food recipe obviously doesn’t feature any of the foods I just mentioned.
FREE Raw Dog Food Recipe With 9 Ingredients
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Keeping that in mind, here’s what it consists of:
- 1.65 lb turkey necks
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 2.2 lb beef stew meat
- 7.5 oz herring
- 5.3 oz beef liver
- 5.3 oz pork kidney
- 8.5 oz pureed spinach
- 3 teaspoons of chia seeds
- 2 oz almonds
Since dogs lack the enzyme that’s responsible for breaking down plant cell walls, the spinach has to be puréed.
The chia seeds can either be added as is or soaked.
Since the almonds definitely need to be soaked for 12-24 hours to get rid of their phytic acid, you might as well just add the chia seeds into the soaking bowl.
Once the almonds are done soaking, they need to be ground.
I like to do that in my food processor, and I add a little filtered water to give it a smoother consistency.
How Long Does This Raw Dog Food Last Your Dog?
That depends on the size of your dog and how much they’re fed.
As a general rule of thumb, you’ll want to feed about 3 daily oz for every 10 lb of body weight.
Since this raw meal consists of 6.6 b = 105.6 oz, it will last a:
- 10 lb dog 35 days
- 20 lb dog 17.5 days
- 30 lb dog 11.5 days
- 40 lb dog 8.5 days
- 50 lb dog 7 days
- 60 lb dog 5.5 days
- 70 lb dog 5 days
- 80 lb dog 4.5 days
- 90 lb dog 4 days
- 100 lb dog 3.5 days
How The Raw Dog Food Ingredients Are Classified
The ground turkey, beef stew meat as well as the meat on the turkey necks all belong into the muscle meat category.
The turkey necks are the raw meaty bone. Just FYI, it consists of 40% bone and 60% meat.
I also classify the herring as muscle meat, although technically speaking, it’s a whole food that consists of meat, bone and secreting organs, albeit very little of each.
The spinach, chia seeds and almonds are classified as plant matter.
Here’s how much of the different categories is in this raw dog food recipe:
- 4.62 lb muscle meat
- 10.65 oz raw meaty bone
- 10.65 oz secreting organs: 5.3 oz liver, 5.3 oz other secreting organ
- 10.65 oz plant matter
How To Feed Your Dog This Recipe
There’s two different ways to feed this raw dog food.
You can either throw all of the ingredients into a meat grinder if you want to feed your dog ground raw meals.
Or you can feed them the ingredients whole. That’s how I feed them.
When you do, make sure to equally portion them out.
Now, here’s how I feed Wally whole raw turkey necks:
For more raw dog food recipe ideas, check out my raw dog food recipe ebook bundle below:
- Raw turkey for dogs
- Vegetables in raw dog food
- Liver for dogs: All your questions answered
- How to feed raw kidneys for dogs and puppies
- Seeds & nuts for dogs: Benefits and how to feed
- Difference between mackerel & herring in raw dog food
- All about raw beef dog food: Where to buy, which cuts to feed & more