17. Food Pucks
Holistic Nutritionist + keto enthusiast Leanne runs Healthful Pursuit
, a women’s website aimed at recipes and meal plans to help the busy lady keep her diet (and therefore life) on track in a healthy way. She recently added this dog food recipe, creating food pucks that are packed with nutrition for pups and are easy to eat and dethaw. These raw food pucks use much of the food scraps you would normally throw away, saving you money and improving your dog’s health. She knew she wanted to try out making raw food for her two pups, but didn’t want to shell out the $7 per meal for the premade stuff. Her pup Pebbles was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in May, which catapulted her original slight interest in feeding the dogs a raw food diet to an all out obsession in figuring out how to make raw dog food happen for the least amount of money. That same week, she spent oodles of hours formulating the perfect homemade dog food for both of them. Lexy is 50 pounds and Pebbles is 5 pounds. So already, there had to be a drastic difference in the food she made for each of them. Combined with Pebbles’ thyroid condition, she set to work and created this gorgeous recipe that works for both pups. While you can do this 100% raw, after chatting with a couple of vets about it, she developed a 50/50 raw to cooked formula. Raw where it counts, cooked where it benefits them and their little bodies! Her little ones have been on this food for 6 months and have visited the vet for bloodwork and Pebble’s thyroid is now within normal range again, both of them are energetic, their dry skin has vanished and they have perfectly formed bowel movements twice a day. Score!
Raw Base Recipe
- 3 cups raw grass-fed beef
- ½ cup coconut oil or grass-fed tallow
- 6 eggs, whole (you use the shell, too!)
- Dog multiple vitamin powder
- ½ teaspoon grey sea salt
Cooked Base Recipe
- 1 cup bone broth
- ¾ cup ground flax seed, pumpkin seed or hemp meal
- 1 (300 gram) sweet potato
- 6 chicken livers or 2 calf livers
- 2 apples, seeds completely removed
Leanne. is an ultra passionate Holistic Nutritionist and food blogger in Calgary, Alberta, Canada who has two dogs, a 9 year old German Shepherd Border Collie Cross whose loyalty runs deep. And Pebbles, a 6 year old Pomeranian with an attitude that just won’t quit. She was inspired to create this recipe because she knew she wanted to feed her dogs raw, but didn't want to pay $7 per service twice a day, per dog that the pet store was offering.