Salmon, Quinoa & Broccoli

Salmon Dog Food Recipe

Salmon Dog Food Recipe

INGREDIENTS

7 ounces cooked salmon
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup cooked broccoli
5 teaspoons ofAzestfor Vitamins

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

YIELD

717 Kcal 3 cups -enough for 2 meals/day for 1 day for a 25 lb dog maintaining weight

Batch Cooking Tip: This simple salmon dog food recipe can be frozen for up to one year from cook date.

Ingredient quantities for batch cooking:

3 lbs salmon (raw weight), cooked
1-3/4 lbs quinoa, cooked
2-1/2 lbs broccoli, cooked
1/2 cup Azestfor Vitamins

This simple Recipe for Homemade Dog Food is a grain free, high protein meal appropriate for any dog, especially dogs with itchy skin and/or common protein allergies.

Can I substitute canned salmon for raw salmon in this homemade dog food recipe?

Yes, It's okay to substitute canned salmon in this dog food recipe. Make sure the canned salmon is in water, not oil. The canning process makes the salmon bones soft, so there are no need to remove the bones from the canned salmon.

Preparation: 

STEP 1

How to Cook Salmon for Dogs

Place salmon in a pan on top of the stove, add water to just cover fish. Cover and cook until salmon is opaque throughout, about 5 minutes (longer for thicker fillets). Using a wide slotted spatula, remove salmon from liquid. Set aside to cool.

When cool, gently flake salmon away from skin, taking care to look for and remove all bones. Bone splinters can pierce your dog's digestive system.

STEP 2

Rinse & Boil Quinoa

A quinoa seed is flat and has a pointed, oval shape. The seeds can be found in several different colors, including yellow, red, brown and black. When cooked, they expand to about three or four times their original size. They also have a unique texture; the seeds themselves are smooth and creamy, but the tail has a crunchy texture. Quinoa has a natural coating, called saponin, that can taste bitter or soapy when cooked; rinsing the quinoa just before cooking will easily remove the coating.

Place quinoa into a fine-mesh strainer. Rinse thoroughly with cool water for about 2 minutes. Rub and swish the quinoa with your hand while rinsing. Drain.

To prepare the seeds, bring one part quinoa and two parts liquid to a boil, then cover and reduce it to a simmer for about 15 minutes, or until quinoa is translucent.

Remove the pot from heat and let stand for 5 more minutes, covered. Remove the lid — You should see tiny spirals (the germ) separating from and curling around the quinoa seeds. Fluff the quinoa gently with a fork, and let cool.

STEP 3

Prepare the broccoli for dog food

Place 3/4 to 1 inch of water in a saucepan with a steamer and bring to a boil. If you don’t have a steamer, you can simply put the broccoli directly into an inch of boiling water.

Add broccoli to the steamer and cover; reduce heat to medium and let cook for 5-6 minutes. The broccoli is done when you can pierce it with a fork. As soon as it is pierce-able, remove from heat, drain and let cool.

Than finely chop into very small pieces.

TIP: If chopping the broccoli feels like too much effort, steam the broccoli than run the cooked broccoli through a food processor.

STEP 4

Add Vitamin Mineral Powder

When the fish, quinoa and broccoli are cool to touch, combine all ingredients, and add your Azestfor vitamin mineral powder to ensure your homemade dog food is nutritionally complete.

HOMEMADE DOG FOOD VITAMIN TIPS:

  • Heat destroys the potency of vitamins
  • Fully cooked recipe with dog vitamin mineral powder mixed in, CAN be frozen for up to one year. This WILL NOT affect supplement potency.

    If you prefer to add your vitamin mineral powder just before serving, add 1-1/4 teaspoons Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins per 1 cup of homemade dog food.
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FAQs

Yes - Broccoli is healthy for dogs.

To prepare broccoli for dogs steam the florets - cooking the broccoli makes it easier on your dog's digestion.

Once cooled chop into very small fine pieces.

Yes. Salmon is a very healthy protein for your dog. It will help decrease inflammation, and promotes a shiny, healthy coat.

Yes. Baked salmon skins will be a crispy treat for your dog to enjoy. To prepare, simply place skins on a baking sheet. Do not add oil or spices (remember - onions and garlic are toxic to dogs). Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 10 minutes until crispy.

No. Raw or under cooked salmon could potentially contain the neorickettsia helminthoeca parasite, which is fatal for dogs. This parasite is only of concern for pet parents who may be sourcing their own salmon, and storing it at a temperature above -35 degrees F.

If you have purchased salmon from your grocery store, there is no reason to be concerned with the potential for this parasite, since fish sold commercially are frozen solid and stored for 15 hours or more at a temperature of -35 degrees F (or lower). This freezing process kills parasites.

Once your dog's salmon is cooked, it’s very important to pick through it to confirm all small bones have been removed prior to serving. These can easily choke your dog, or get lodged in his stomach or intestines.

When shopping for salmon, look for boneless fillets as they are the least likely to contain bone fragments.

Yes, grain-free diets are a healthy choice for your dog. The FDA's investigation into a potential link between dilated cardiomyopathy, DCM or canine heart disease, has been inconclusive.

Azestfor has been proactive and added Taurine to the Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamin formulation, because it is beneficial in maintaining heart health.

Storage

This recipe can be prepared in large batches, portioned into meal servings and frozen. It will keep for up to a year in the freezer, or one week in the fridge. Freezing vitamins preserves their potency.

To defrost a frozen meal – put it in the fridge overnight.

Grocery Shopping List

Salmon

Quinoa

Broccoli

Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins

Freezer bags or other storage containers

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