This doggie meatloaf is packed with nutrition and your dogs will love it. Serve sliced or cook it in muffin tins for mini meatloaves. With no grains or high carbohydrates this is also a low carb and grain-free dog food.
If you follow Dr Judy Morgan, you may have seen her PupLoaf which is full of nutritionally balanced ingredients and this is a variation of that recipe. Although she will serve this raw, we are baking the meatloaf.
With ground beef being the base of this meatloaf, my dogs went crazy for it and circled the kitchen as it was cooking. This is firmly now on the regular dinner list by doggie demand!
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Can Dogs Eat Meatloaf?
If you want to share your human meatloaf with your dog, be very vigilant of the ingredients as they cannot have onions and the spices may not be suitable for them too.
The safest option is to cook a dog friendly meatloaf for them. This meatloaf recipe can also be served raw rather than baking it.
There's a lot to this doggie meatloaf that I didn't label the photo as it would have been crowded with text! A list of everything we used is below.
- Ground beef - ground turkey can be substituted
- Beef liver
- Chicken gizzards - great for digestion
- Sardines - canned in water, with no salt
- Chicken livers
- Sea Kelp Powder - a great source of iodine and aids digestion
- Fresh ginger - grated and helps digestion and soothes the stomach.
- Eggs - with their shells as the source of calcium
- Red bell pepper - vitamin C and Carotene
- Baby spinach leaves - kale could be substituted
- Broccoli - for vitamins A, C and K
- Pumpkin - peeled and cut into chunks
- Shiitaki mushrooms - fiber and good for the immune system.
- Coconut oil - flaxseed oil can be substituted
Remember to go slowly when introducing new foods. And we recommend checking with your veterinarian first if your dog has any digestive issues or other health concerns.
How to Make Doggie Meatloaf
This is an easy recipe as all the ingredients are blitzed in a food processor. Then baked.
Place the ingredients in a food processor
Blitz until smooth.
Pour the meatloaf mixture into a large loaf tin
Bake and serve warm.
Storage & Freezing
Keep this doggie meatloaf in the fridge in an airtight container and it should last up to 5 days.
To freeze, allow the meatloaf to completely cool then slice the meatloaf into individual servings. Place in a zip lock bag and freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost thoroughly before serving.
How Much Meatloaf Should I Feed My Dog?
This is a large recipe (as I have 4 dogs) but the serving size will depend upon the size of your dog. We have estimated that there are 24 4oz servings of PupLoaf in this recipe but the chart below gives you a guide to the different dog sizes and servings.
A good way of portion control is to bake this mixture into muffin tins. You will need to reduce the cooking time.
If in doubt, consult your vet.
More Meatloaf for Dogs Recipes
Try these easy and tasty homemade dog meatloaf recipes.
- 3 lb ground beef
- 10 oz beef liver
- 10 oz chicken gizzards
- 2 tins sardines, in water, no salt 95g tin size
- 3 tablespoon sea kelp powder
- 2 teaspoons ginger, fresh peeled and grated
- 5 large eggs with shells
- 3 oz red pepper
- 5 oz baby spinach leaves
- 4 oz broccoli
- 6 oz pumpkin peeled and cut into chunks
- 4 oz shiitake mushrooms
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil or flaxseed oil
- Preheat the oven to 170C/325F degrees.
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend.
- Pour the mixture into a large 3lb loaf tin (or use a muffin tin)
- Bake for 45-55 minutes until slightly firm.
- Serve warm.
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