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Complete and balanced beef and seafood pup loaf recipe

Complete and balanced beef, pork and seafood puploaf (balanced to AAFCO)
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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)
  • Shrimp
  • 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
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Diarrhea

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

Serving Size

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

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 45 mins Rest Time 11 mins Total Time 1 hr 16 mins
Servings: 11


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

Puploaf Ingredients

Prep and cook

  1. 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


Keywords: puploaf, meatloaf

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  1. jess

    ive always wondered if you could feed her puploaf as a raw diet (instead of cooking it). is that possible with her/your modified recipe?

    1. Hannah Zulueta

      Hi Jess – yes you can but I would cook any shellfish =)

  2. Angela

    Hi Hannah,
    Can this puploaf recipe be used for a senior dog in Stage 1 CKD? Or do we need to modify any of the ingredients in the recipe or decrease the ratio of certain ingredient? Thanks so much.

    1. Hannah Zulueta

      Hello Angela. Thank you for reaching out. I would use a different recipe, even for stage 1. I switch to a different calcium source (ground eggshells) and really look at the protein to see if we can adjust it a touch. If you would like help, you can order a customized recipe from me. https://dailydogfoodrecipes.com/your-dogs-food-coach/


  3. Katherine Bruno

    Thank you, Hannah, for sharing such wonderful recipes!!!!


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