Chicken and Rice Diet

Servings:

Provides 6,645 kcal total – 10 serves, suitable for a 10kg moderately active adult dog

Description:

The following diet is based on Strombeck’s Home Prepared Diets for Dogs and Cats. This recipe is ideal for making up a batch of meals for the freezer. It may be necessary to add in a pet multivitamin to ensure your dog’s micro-nutrient needs are being met. Alternatively continue feeding your pet’s usual dry food diet and incorporate a portion of this diet to add variety, for example you could use 50% dry food and 50% home-cooked food. To estimate your dog’s total caloric requirements, a useful calculator is available here. Any diet changes should be made slowly over 7 days to allow your dog time to adjust.

Ingredients:

1 kg of lean boneless raw chicken

7 tbsp. vegetable oil

2 cups frozen peas (thawed)

2 cups grated carrot

2 cups fresh/frozen spinach (thawed)

1 L water

2 tsp. potassium chloride salt substitute

1 teaspoon table salt

1 tbsp. bone meal powder

2 cans sardines in tomato sauce (220g total)

10 cups of cooked white rice

Equipment:

Frypan & large stockpot/saucepan

Method:

  1. Slice chicken and stir-fry in batches, using half the vegetable oil.
  2. Meanwhile heat the remaining oil in a large stockpot and add the vegetables, stirring for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the water, salt and bone meal powder and cook on a low heat for 1 hour.
  4. Remove from heat and add the rice and sardines.
  5. Divide into 10 equal portions and freeze.
  6. Thaw in the fridge (at less than 40°C), then reheat until hot and steamy.
  7. Serve at room temperature and discard uneaten food if not consumed within an hour.