This delicious combination of ground chicken, hearts and liver is formulated to meet AAFCO minimum requirements for adult dogs. Cook it or feed it raw. No grains, no synthetic vitamins and minerals.
NOTE: This recipe is for adult dogs only.
Makes 4.7 pounds of raw food. This is roughly a 4-5 day supply for a 50 pound dog. You may need to adjust the daily amount based on your dog’s breed and activity level.
Chicken Adult Dog Food Recipe Ingredients:
- 2 pounds lean ground chicken
- 1 pound chicken hearts
- 5 pasture-raised eggs without shells
- 1/2 pound chicken livers
- 4 ounces spinach
- 1/4 cup bone meal or 1 Tbsp egg shell powder (we recommend Better Bones)
- 1/4 cup (1 ounce) sliced shiitake mushrooms
- 2 Tbsp ground sesame seeds
- 1 Tbsp hemp seeds or hearts
- 1 tsp wheat germ oil
- 1 tsp Himalayan pink salt
- 1/2 tsp (2 gram) kelp powder
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. If feeding raw, place in the fridge for no more than 3 days.
If cooking, move to a casserole pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 300 F for 45 – 60 minutes. The food should be warm and slightly pink in the middle.
Serve it warm and place the remaining food in the fridge.
If you use chicken that isn’t raised on pasture, this recipe will have an omega-6/omega-3 ratio of 11:1. This is quite rich in Linoleic Acid, a fatty acid that can cause chronic inflammation if not properly balanced with anti-inflammatory fatty acids including GLA and EPA.
We recommend feeding Safe-Sea daily to help balance your dog’s fatty acids. This will bring the omega-6/omega-3 ratio down from 11:1 to 4.6:1.
It’s important that you don’t add any fish or marine oil to the recipe directly. To reduce oxidation, marine oils should not be cooked or sitting. If adding marine oil or Safe-Sea, add it to the food right before serving.
The ingredients in this recipe have been carefully chosen to meet AAFCO minimum nutrition requirements for adult dogs. Don’t replace ingredients or vary the amounts too much … this may unbalance the food. You can add a small amount of fresh vegetables or berries with every serving.
In general, dogs should eat about 2-3% of their body weight daily in raw food. Here’s a rough guide for this recipe:
10 lb dog: Recipe will make a 16 day supply
25 lb dog: Recipe will make an 8 day supply
50 lb dog: Recipe will make a 4-5 day supply
75 lb dog: Recipe will make a 3-4 day supply
100 lb dog: Recipe will make a 3 day supply
Typical analysis on a caloric basis:
- Calories per pound: 622.8
- Protein: 18.9%
- Fat: 8.1%
- Ash: 2.7%
- Moisture: 69.4%
- Fiber: 0.3%
- Carbohydrate: 0.7%
- Total fat: 58.91 g/1,000 kcal
- Saturated fat: 15.68 g/1,000 kcal
- Monounsaturated fat: 20.82 g/1,000 kcal
- Polyunsaturated fat: 15.57 g/1,000 kcal
- Linoleic Acid: 11.69 g/1,000 kcal
- A-Linolenic Acid: 1.01 g/1,000 kcal
- Arachidonic Acid: 1.69 g/1,000 kcal
- Eicosapentaenoic Acid + Docosahexaenoic Acid: 0.18 g/1,000 kcal
- Eicosapentaenoic Acid: 0.03 g/1,000 kcal
- Docosapentaenoic Acid: 0.03 g/1,000 kcal
- Docosahexaenoic Acid: 0.15 g/1,000 kcal
- Omega-6/omega-3: 11.26:1
- Omega-6/omega-3 with Safe-Sea: 4.6:1
- Calcium: 3.29 g/kg
- Phosphorus: 2.99 g/kg
- Ca:P Ratio: 1.1: 1 /kg
- Potassium: 2.55 g/kg
- Sodium: 1.11 g/kg
- Magnesium: 0.27 g/kg
- Iron: 30.41 mg/kg
- Copper: 1.84 mg/kg
- Manganese: 1.34 mg/kg
- Zinc: 23.05 mg/kg
- Selenium: 0.14 mg/kg
- Vitamin A: 14,956.82 IU/kg
- Vitamin C: 36.43 mg/kg
- Vitamin D: 137.71 IU/kg
- Vitamin E: 15.99 IU/kg
- Thiamine (B1): 0.87 mg/kg
- Riboflavin (B2): 4.10 mg/kg
- Niacin (B3): 32.73 mg/kg
- Pantothenic Acid (B5): 14.30 mg/kg
- Pyridoxine (B6): 3.00 mg/kg
- Vitamin (B12): 0.03 mg/kg
- Folic Acid: 0.79 mg/kg
- Choline: 844.37 mg/kg
- Vitamin (K1): 196.02 mg/kg
- Biotin: 0.15 mg/kg