I’m a huge fan of Dr. Judy Morgan. She has a puploaf recipe which I modified to shrink the batch down. Simply since I don’t have a pan large enough for her batch.
I also subbed our sardines since one of my dogs is a yeasty beasty dog and she’s sensitive to tinned or canned food (high histamine level).
I also added a few things:
- Oysters for zinc
- Hempseeds for ALA
- A little kelp
- Sunflower seeds (make sure you pre-soak them)
- Pork kidney
Now while most of the ingredients (almost all) are from whole foods to meet nutrient needs, there is a shortlist below that I added. I balanced the recipe to exceed AAFCO’s nutritional recommended daily allowances.
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A Word About Shellfish
Not all dogs can tolerate mussels or oysters.
I would not include shellfish right away if your dog has never eaten it.
Introduce one mussel one day, and then one oyster another day. Look for any negative changes to their body that might indicate a food sensitivity such as:
- Redness around their muzzle or belly
For the most part, dogs who are sensitive to shellfish will reach within the day you feed it but some dogs might not see symptoms over a period of time.
If your dog cannot tolerate shellfish you can turn to supplements to provide Zinc and Manganese.
Alternatively, you can book a call + recipe with me and I can personalize this recipe to your dog with the dosages for the supplements to supply zinc and manganese.
Supplement shopping list
This recipe is for a 20-pound active adult dog (spayed) and is fed about 11 oz per day (split this up into two)
Estimated feeding portions for this complete and balanced puploaf recipe when your dogs range between 10 to 160 pounds
10 pounds 6.6 oz per day
20 pounds 11 oz per day
30 pounds 15 oz per day
40 pounds 18.7 oz per day
50 pounds 22 oz per day
60 pounds 25 oz per day
70 pounds 28 oz per day
80 pounds 31 oz per day
90 pounds 34 oz per day
100 pounds 37 oz per day
110 pounds 40 oz per day
120 pounds 42 oz per day
130 pounds 45 oz per day
140 pounds 48 oz per day
150 pounds 50 oz per day
160 pounds 53 oz per day
Keep enough in the fridge for two days, freeze the rest
Complete and balanced beef and seafood pup loaf recipe
This puploaf is your dog's version of our meatloaf. It's complete and balanced to meet all of their the nutritional needs set by AAFCO
Prep and cook
How to make this puploaf
- Preheat oven to 350
- Make sure your small ingredients like kidney, liver, seafood are cut up into small pieces
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix
- Place combined ingredients into a pyrex dish
- Bake for 45 minutes or until internal temperature is between 155 and 160 degrees