Salmon is a very beneficial protein source for dogs that is packed with necessary nutrients. It’s also a great protein source for pets that have digestive sensitivities to traditional sources like beef and chicken. This salmon dinner for dogs is an easy recipe that uses limited ingredients to give your pup the nutrition he needs.
Have you ever heard the saying “fish is brain food”? That’s because this superfood is filled with omega-3 fatty acids, including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which aids in brain development and function. The omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon also aid in skin and coat health, support the immune system and help to reduce inflammation.
This recipe requires only 6 ingredients. It’s simple to prepare and can be frozen for use when you don’t have time to cook for your pet. Salmon also has a much stronger and more appealing smell than chicken or beef, which may prompt picky eaters or pups with no appetite to eat their food.
Breaded Salmon Dinner for Dogs
If you ask your veterinarian what the best indicator of your dog’s overall health and well-being is, they’ll likely tell you that it is your pup’s skin and coat condition. Proper nutrition may just be the easiest way to improve your dog’s skin and coat health, and this salmon dinner for dogs could be a good option. Feeding the right ingredients will balance the skin’s pH and stimulate the production of natural oils.
Recipe: Breaded Salmon Dinner for Dogs
Salmon is a very nutritious food for dogs. However, if salmon isn’t available in your area, you can substitute other healthy fish. Herring, Tuna, Cod and Flounder are all safe fish choices for dogs. These fish are usually less likely to have high mercury levels or parasites.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: about 10 cups of food 1x
- Category: Cooked Dog Food
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Dog Food
- 1.5 cups brown rice
- 16 ounces frozen peas
- 2 large carrots (shredded)
- 75 ounces canned salmon (in oil)
- 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
- 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed
This recipe is extremely easy to make. The only ingredient that requires cooking is the brown rice. Boil it according to the instructions on the packaging.
Once the rice is finished, mix all of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. When the rice has cooled, you can feed this salmon dinner for dogs according to the serving size guidelines below.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 218
- Sugar: 1.4 g
- Sodium: 70 mg
- Fat: 7.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 15.3 g
- Fiber: 2.2 g
- Protein: 23.1 g
- Cholesterol: 47 mg
How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. This is just a guideline. Lazier pets and senior dogs may not need as many. It is extremely important to consult your veterinarian about the best serving size for your dog.
How to store: You can store the leftover salmon dinner for dogs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them and it’ll keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe includes no preservatives, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you’re new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.
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