Treat your dogs with this salmon dog food recipe. Fresh salmon fillets are cooked and added to rice, spinach, peas with homemade pumpkin puree.
CAN DOGS EAT SALMON?
Salmon is a great food for dogs. It's great for a shiny coat with it's high content of omega-3 fatty acids and is a great protein source. Salmon helps with inflammation and can help with skin irritiations.
The salmon must be cooked and ensure that you remove any fish bones before serving it. Boneless salmon fillets are a great option. Raw salmon should not be given to dogs.
The skin can be high in fats so keep it as a special treat.
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 COOK SALMON FOR DOGS
Salmon can be poached, grilled, baked, roasted or steamed for your homemade dog food. For this recipes I roasted the salmon as I wanted to ensure that it was thoroughly cooked through.
There are no seasonings added to the salmon as you are cooking for your dog, not yourself!
SALMON DOG FOOD RECIPE INGREDIENTS
For this homemade dog food recipe I used:
- Salmon Fillet
- Brown Rice
- Frozen Peas
- Homemade Pumpkin Puree
- Frozen Spinach
Keep the salmon dog food recipe in the fridge, in an air tight container. It should last up to 3 days in the fridge.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Canned salmon can be used in place of fresh salmon in this recipe. Ensure that the tinned salmon is in water, not oil.
Once the dog food has been cooked, allow it to completely cool before freezing. Store in an air tight container or zip lock bags and it should last in the freezer for 2 months.
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Salmon Dog Food Recipe with Spinach & Pumpkin
- 3 lb salmon
- 1 cup brown rice
- 1 cup frozen peas
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 cups Spinach Frozen & defrosted
- Place the salmon on a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes at 180C/375F degrees.
- Whilst the salmon is roasting cook the brown rice. Place the brown rice and 2 cups water in a small sauce and bring to the boil. Cover, turn the heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes until tender.
- Add the frozen peas to the brown rice half way through cooking. Drain once the rice and peas are cooked.
- Remove the cooked salmon from the oven and with a fork, flake the salmon, removing any bones.
- In a large bowl, add the salmon, rice, peas, salmon and pumpkin puree. Mix well and dinner is ready!
Marie Standel says
What would the daily serving size for a 10 lb dog?
About 3/4 cup to 1 1/2 cups per day.
is one cup the serving size?
my mini golden is 48lbs, how much should i feed him everyday? i give him 2 meals per day
I'd say between 2 to 3 cups a day but I'd double check with your vet as it can vary between breeds.
The serving size is 1 cup. I've updated the recipe card.
Thank you for posting this recipe! How is the spinach supposed to be cooked and served?
Hi, I use defrosted spinach and stir it into the cooked salmon and rice.
Auggie Flynn says
Is it possible to still make this recipe but without the pea?
Of course. Either replace it with another vegetable or omit it entirely.
I have an 80 pound german Shepard, how much should he be eating of this recipe?
About 2 cups for that size. Hope they enjoy it!
This recipe looks so yummy. I have a 3 lbs toy poodle puppy and wonder how much should a serve him from this meal a day. Is there a way to calculate approximately?
Hi Martina, I've updated the recipe to include a feeding guide. Hope that helps and your cute puppy enjoys the recipe!
Can this be canned?
Good question and great idea! Yes it could!
I am wondering with this recipe, if there should be any other additives or any vitamins or anything? I have a French bull dog puppy and am wanting to do some some cooked meals for her. But wondering what other additives should be in the food.
I sometimes add hempseed hearts, ground eggshells and turmeric to their dinner but you should check with your vet too!
Pam Owens says
Can this be frozen?
Hi Pam, yes it can. Place it in a zip log bag or an air tight container and it should freeze up to 3 months.