My name is Clarissa Dery, owner of Four Leaf Clover. I'm also a Certified Canine Nutritionist, a Certified Canine Herbalist, and I'm studying to become a Wildlife Rehabilitationist. I hope your dogs enjoy this recipe.
This combination of ground chicken, hearts and oysters is formulated to meet AAFCO minimum requirements for adult dogs. You can cook it or feed it raw. No grains, no synthetic vitamins and minerals.
NOTE: This food is for adult dogs only.
Makes 10.5 pounds of raw food. This is roughly a 8-10 day supply for a 50 pound dog. You may need to adjust the daily amount based on your dog’s breed and activity level.
6 lbs ground chicken or turkey (no more than 15% fat)
1 lb chicken or turkey livers
1 lb chicken or turkey hearts
3 stalks organic kale chopped
8 ounces (4 cups) chopped spinach
8 oz canned or fresh oysters
1 stalk broccoli chopped
1/2 cup Four Leaf Clover's Bone Meal
1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup (2 ounces) chopped Maitake mushrooms (can be cooked)
1/4 cup hemp hearts or ground hemp seeds
1 Tbsp kelp
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. If feeding raw, place in the fridge for no more than 3 days, keep the rest frozen. You can pre portion out each meal in Tupperware and store in the freezer.
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 or pre portion out each meal and keep frozen.
If you use chicken that isn’t raised on pasture, this recipe will have an omega-6/omega-3 ratio of 8.93:1. This is very 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 sardines (packed in water/no salt added) or krill oil daily to help balance your dog’s fatty acids. This will bring the omega-6/omega-3 ratio down from 10.56:1 to 2.57:1.
It’s important that you don’t add the fish or krill oil to the recipe directly. To reduce oxidation, fish oils should not be cooked or sitting. Therefore, 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.
How Much To Feed
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 50 day supply
25 lb dog: Recipe will make an 20 day supply
50 lb dog: Recipe will make a 10 day supply
75 lb dog: Recipe will make a 7 day supply
100 lb dog: Recipe will make a 5 day supply
Typical analysis on a caloric basis:
• Calories per pound: 679
• Protein: 15.52%
• Fat: 11.21%
• Ash: 2.41%
• Moisture: 69.24%
• Fiber: 0.47%
• Carbohydrate: 1.15%
• Total fat: 71.64 g/1,000 kcal
• Saturated fat: 19.47 g/1,000 kcal
• Monounsaturated fat: 25.21 g/1,000 kcal
• Polyunsaturated fat: 17.10 g/1,000 kcal
• Linoleic Acid: 13.47 g/1,000 kcal
• A-Linolenic Acid: 1.21 g/1,000 kcal
• Arachidonic Acid: 1.31 g/1,000 kcal
• Omega-6/omega-3: 8.93:1
• Calcium: 2.57 g/kg
• Phosphorus: 2.17 g/kg
• Ca:P Ratio: 1.18:1 /kg
• Potassium: 1.50 g/kg
• Sodium: 0.58 g/kg
• Magnesium: 0.23 g/kg
• Iron: 17.37 mg/kg
• Copper: 2.55 mg/kg
• Manganese: 1.34 mg/kg
• Zinc: 45.51 mg/kg
• Selenium: 0.12 mg/kg
• Vitamin A: 19,025.72 IU/kg
• Vitamin C: 85.94 mg/kg
• Vitamin D: 126.62 IU/kg
• Vitamin E: 7.056 IU/kg
• Thiamine (B1): 0.72 mg/kg
• Riboflavin (B2): 2.56 mg/kg
• Niacin (B3): 29.97 mg/kg
• Pantothenic Acid (B5): 8.39 mg/kg
• Pyridoxine (B6): 1.89 mg/kg
• Vitamin (B12): 0.03 mg/kg
• Folic Acid: 0.55 mg/kg
• Choline: 415.05 mg/kg
• Vitamin (K1): 373.90 mg/kg
Biotin: 0.745 mg/kg
This recipe is for adult dogs only. Recipe is based on typical nutrient values, which may vary from item to item. Analysis and nutrient amounts are approximate.
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