Pet Formula - adequate for healthy dogs and cats over 6 months
to the recent problem with contamination of ingredients in pet
foods many pet owners are asking about cooking for their pets.
This recipe is suggested as a starting point to be tailored to
the individual animal's needs.
1 pound fresh boneless skinless chicken breast
2 and 2/3 cup cooked white rice
1 Tablespoon safflower oil
1/4 tsp Morton's lite salt
1/4 tsp iodinated salt
3 grams of calcium carbonate without vitamin D (regular Tums -
1 Centrum adult multivitamin-mineral supplement (no special senior,
ocular, women's or other versions)
1/4 tsp taurine powder (or 500 mg tablet) (taurine is optional
for dogs - essential for cats)
Sauté chopped chicken breast in oil until thoroughly cooked. Add
rice and salt. Grind Tums (calcium carbonate), multi vitamin/mineral
tab, and taurine supplement together. Add to cooled mixture. Store
in refrigerator. Larger batches may be prepared in advance and
stored in the freezer.
Note: Do NOT substitute tuna for chicken or turkey as Calm Animal Care recommends a tuna-free feline diet.
40% protein (Dry matter
basis (DMB)) 12% fat DMB 6% calcium DMB 4.3% phosphorus 1.4:1.0
calcium:phosphorus Calories: 1046 kcal per batch or 1.12 kcal/gram
Batch size: 932 grams
To feed, calculate caloric needs and divide into twice
daily feeding. One recipe batch should provide adequate intake
for a 40-45 pound dog for 1 day. Adjust intake to maintain ideal
cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1/3 cup powdered milk
enough water to make a stiff dough
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Turn dough out on a greased cookie
sheet, using your hands to press it out to desired thickness (about
1/8" to 1/4"). Use a sharp knife to score dough
into biscuits of desired size and shape. Bake in 350 degree
oven for 15 to 20 minutes until nicely browned. Turn off the oven,
leaving the biscuits to dry for several hours or overnight. The
longer you leave them in the oven, the crisper they will be. Break
biscuits apart and store tightly covered. Freeze extras in
zipper bags, and take out a week's worth as needed.
Optional ingredients: sesame
seeds, chopped sunflower seeds, wheat germ, molasses
Pitcairn's Feline Diet for Kidney Problems
1/3 cups (2/3 pound) ground chicken, turkey or lean heart
4 cups cooked white rice
2 tablespoons cold-pressed safflower, soy or corn oil
1,500 milligrams calcium
1/8 teaspoon iodized salt
1/8 teaspoon potassium chloride (optional, for a saltier flavor)
1 teaspoon parsley, finely grated carrot or other vegetable (optional)
5,000 IU vitamin A
Taurine and other cat vitamins (about 5 days' worth)
50 milligram level B complex (or 10 milligrams per day)
2,500 milligrams vitamin C (½ teaspoon sodium ascorbate)
Mix everything together in a large bowl. Serve raw if the
cat will accept it. Otherwise, mix all but the vitamins together,
bake about 20 minutes in a moderate oven and then wait until it
cools to mix in the vitamins. Occasionally, substitute 1
to 3 teaspoons of liver for part of the meat.
Note: Do NOT substitute tuna for chicken or turkey as Calm Animal Care recommends a tuna-free feline diet..
cups nutritional (torula) yeast
¼ cup bonemeal (or 9,000 milligrams calcium or 5 teaspoons eggshell
1,000 milligrams Vitamin C (ground) or ¼ teaspoon sodium ascorbate
Mix all ingredients together in a 1-quart container and refrigerate.
Add to each recipe as instructed. You may also add this mixture
to commercial food as follows: a to 2 teaspoons per day for cats
or small dogs; 2 to 3 teaspoons per day for medium-sized dogs;
1 to 2 tablespoons per day for large dogs.
1 gallon (16 cups) of water to a boil. Add the oats, cover
and turn off the heat, letting the oats cook for 10-15 minutes,
or until soft. Don’t stir while cooking or the oats will become
mushy. Then combine with the remaining ingredients and serve.
Yield:About 22 cups, with 205 kilocalories per cup
cups raw rolled oats (or 16 cups cooked oatmeal)
2 pounds (4 cups) raw ground or chopped turkey
½ cup Healthy Powder (above)
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 cup cooked vegetables (or less if raw and grated) (may be omitted
3 tablespoons bonemeal (or 5,400-6,000 milligrams calcium or 1
tablespoon eggshell powder)
10,000 IU Vitamin A (optional if using carrots)
400 IU Vitamin E
1 teaspoon tamari soy sauce or ¼ teaspoon iodized salt (optional)
Daily ration (in cups): toy—2/3 to 2 2/3; small—2
2/3 to 5 1/3; medium—5 1/3 to 7; large—7 to 9 ¾; giant—9 ¾ to 14
The same recipe as above, divided by 4.
cups raw rolled oats (or 4 cups cooked oatmeal)
½ pound (1 cup) raw ground or chopped turkey
2 tablespoons Healthy Powder (above)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
¼ cup cooked vegetables (or less if raw and grated)
2 slightly rounded teaspoons bonemeal (or 1,400-1,500 milligrams
calcium or ¾ teaspoon eggshell powder)·
2,500-5,000 IU Vitamin A (optional if using carrots)
100 IU Vitamin E
¼ teaspoon tamari soy sauce or dash of iodized salt (optional)
5 milligrams iron (optional)
5 ½ cups, with 205 kilocalories per cup
Daily ration: Same as for Doggie Oats (above)
brown rice (or 2 ½ cups cooked)
1 cup (1/2 pound) lean hamburger (or turkey, chicken, lean heart
or lean chuck)
1 cup cooked kidney beans (half of a 15-ounce can)
1 tablespoon Healthy Powder (above)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon bonemeal (or 1,600 milligrams calcium or 1 scant teaspoon
1 5,000 IU Vitamin A and D capsule (or part of a larger capsule)
1 400-800 IU Vitamin E capsule
1 teaspoon soy sauce or dash of iodized salt (optional)
1 10-15 milligram iron capsule (optional)
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the rice and simmer for
35 to 45 minutes. Mix in the other ingredients and serve.
4 ¾ cups, with 348 kilocalories per cup
ration (in cups): toy—1/3 to 1 2/3; small—1 2/3 to 3 ¼; medium—3
¼ to 4+; large—4+ to 5 ¾; giant—5 ¾ to 8 ½ +
from DR. PITCAIRN'S COMPLETE GUIDE TO NATURAL HEALTH FOR DOGS
& CATS c1995 by Richard H. Pitcairn and Susan H. Pitcairn.
Permission granted by Rodale, Inc; Emmaus, PA 18098.
Available wherever books are sold or directly from the Publisher.