My name is Clarissa Dery, owner of Four Leaf Clover. I'm also a Certified Canine Nutritionist and a Certified Canine Herbalist. I hope your dogs enjoy this recipe.
Makes 12.4 pounds of raw food.
· 8 lbs ground beef (no more than 15% fat)
· 2 lbs beef heart
· 0.75 lbs beef liver
· 2 stalks organic kale
· 1 stalk chopped broccoli
· 1/2 cup blueberries
· 1/2 cup bone meal
· 1/4 cup chopped maitake mushrooms (can be lightly cooked)
· 3 Tbsp ground raw sunflower seeds
· 2 Tbsp kelp
· 1 Tbsp spirulina
· 2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. If feeding raw, place in the fridge for no more than 3 days.
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.
If you use beef that isn’t raised on pasture, this recipe will have an omega-6/omega-3 ratio of 8:1. 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 60 day supply
25 lb dog: Recipe will make a 24 day supply
50 lb dog: Recipe will make a 12 day supply
75 lb dog: Recipe will make a 8 day supply
100 lb dog: Recipe will make a 6 day supply
You may need to adjust the daily amount based on your dog’s breed and activity level.
Typical analysis on a caloric basis:
· Calories per pound: 721
· Protein: 17.15%
· Fat: 11.15%
· Ash: 2.21%
· Moisture: 67.85%
· Fiber: 0.41%
· Carbohydrate: 1.24%
· Total fat: 69.45 g/1,000 kcal
· Saturated fat: 25.96 g/1,000 kcal
· Monounsaturated fat: 28.29 g/1,000 kcal
· Polyunsaturated fat: 3.78 g/1,000 kcal
· Linoleic Acid: 3.09 g/1,000 kcal
· A-Linolenic Acid: 0.32 g/1,000 kcal
· Arachidonic Acid: 0.33 g/1,000 kcal
· Omega-6/omega-3: 10.56:1
· Omega-6/omega-3 with 2.57:1
· Calcium: 2.12 g/kg
· Phosphorus: 2.06 g/kg
· Ca:P Ratio: 1.03:1 /kg
· Potassium: 1.87 g/kg
· Sodium: 0.98 g/kg
· Magnesium: 0.17 g/kg
· Iron: 18.7 mg/kg
· Copper: 4.66 mg/kg
· Manganese: 4.57 mg/kg
· Zinc: 22.90 mg/kg
· Selenium: 0.10 mg/kg
· Vitamin A: 44,332.20 IU/kg
· Vitamin C: 215.36 mg/kg
· Vitamin D: 619.44 IU/kg
· Vitamin E: 24.85 IU/kg
· Thiamine (B1): 3.21 mg/kg
· Riboflavin (B2): 13.38 mg/kg
· Niacin (B3): 161.60 mg/kg
· Pantothenic Acid (B5): 35.58 mg/kg
· Pyridoxine (B6): 10.96 mg/kg
· Vitamin (B12): 0.20 mg/kg
· Folic Acid: 0.94 mg/kg
· Choline: 2878.93 mg/kg
· Vitamin (K1): 694.47 mg/kg
· Biotin: 2.08 mg/kg
This recipe is for adult dogs only. This recipe is based on typical nutrient values, which may vary from item to item. Analysis and nutrient amounts are approximate.
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