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Chicken-Quinoa Homemade Dog Food Recipe for Your Hyper-Allergic Puppy

Posted by Dr Sam | On 22 May, 2019 | Updated On 24 Jul, 2019 | 2 Comments »

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Dog you have a puppy with serious allergic reactions to foods? Here is a Chicken-Quinoa recipe for your young pooch.

Food Allergy Trial Test

Does everything go well? If yes! Then head to the kitchen and cook for your puppy!

Ingredients for Chicken-Quinoa Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Poor food quality is one of the banes of dog food allergies. So make sure your first step is getting clean, wholesome foods from reputable purveyors. Buy government-inspected food products. We recommended good quality food stuff here you can get on Amazon. But feel free to get yours from any other suppliers.

  1. Organic Chicken: Ordinarily, chicken is one of the least allergenic meat. And organically raised chicken is much more hypoallergenic. It is safe for allergic dog. Chicken is very reach in protein, fat (saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated), vitamin A, vitamin B5 and minerals like Sodium and Iron.
    • Organic Whole Chicken Broilers – this brand of chicken is raised with non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) and 100% free of pesticide and herbicide feed. The fowls are antibiotic free and free range. It is certified by USDA (NOP) Organic.
  2. Quinoa: is probably the most hypoallergenic of all the grains. It is high in protein with about 15% of its content. Quinoa also contains dietary fiber, phosphorus, magnesium and iron.
  3. Canola Oil: It has high level of monosaturated fatty acid.
  4. Kelp: is a seaweed that grows in nutrient-rich, shallow saltwater. It is a natural source of food supplements. As salt is one of the sources of food poisoning for dog, it is a good substitute for salt. It contains fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins (like B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, C, E and K) and minerals (like calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc). It is effective for solving dog’s bad breath and teeth plague.
  5. Bone Meal Powder: a good source of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. It is good for your dog’s bones, teeth, muscular and nerve function.
    • KAL Bone Meal Powder – is a great bone powder brand among others. Ground egg shell is great substitute for bone meal powder. To cut cost, gather the egg shell from your kitchen, allow it to dry and grind into fine powder with a good and effective grinder.
  6. Apple Cider Vinegar: It contains the following minerals and vitamins that are great for supplementing your dog food: minerals – sodium, calcium, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, silicon, biotin, copper, iron, folic acid, niacin, pectin, phosphorus, sulfur, and vitamins – B1, B2, B6 and C. It helps maintain dog’s ideal body weight. It also enhances digestion.
    • Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar – is grown, processed and bottled in accordance with the California Organic Foods Act. It is unfiltered, unheated, unpasteurized and contains 5% acidity. It is Kosher and NON-GMO Certified.
  7. Flax Seed Oil: also called linseed oil or simply flax oil. It is a natural food supplement for essential fatty acids your dog needs for healthy life. Flax oil is rich in omega-3. It is good for your dog’s skin and heart and prevent cancer and diabetic.

Cooking Preparation and Procedure

Ingredients Measures:

  1. Chicken about 2 lb
  2. Quinoa 2 cups
  3. Canola oil 2 tablespoons
  4. Kelp 1/16 tablespoon (a pinch)
  5. Flax oil 1 tablespoon
  6. Bone Meal Powder 2 tablespoons
  7. Apple Cider Vinegar 1 tablespoon
  8. Celery 4 oz (125 g) coarsely chopped
  9. Carrots 4 oz (125 g) coarsely chopped
  10. Bay leaf 1 piece
  11. Parsley stems 6 pieces
  12. Peppercorns 1/2 tablespoon
  13. Whole cloves 2 pieces

Cooking Method

Our method of cooking is Moist-Heat method. Moist-heat methods are those in which the heat is conducted to the food product by water or water-based liquids such as broth, stock and sauces, or by steam. The method includes Boiling – 212°F (100°C), Simmering – 185°F to 205°F (85°C to 96°C) and Poach – 160°F to 180°F (71°–82°C).

Cooking Procedure

1. Tie the fowl(s). This step is recommended because it keeps the chicken from falling apart. This also ensures even-cooking, preventing overcooking of some parts.

Overcooking is one of the banes of food allergies in dog.

2. Place the fowl(s) in a stockpot.

3. Pour boiling water till the chicken is covered and heat at (212°F) 100°C to return to a boil. Skim the scum carefully.

4. Add the kelp, celery, carrot, bay leaf, parsley stem, peppercorn and whole cloves.

5. Simmer at 185°F (85°C) for about 2 hours 30 minutes until the chicken feel tender when pressed on the thigh.

6. Remove the chicken from the liquid, place in another pan, and cover till needed. Strain the broth. Keep the broth and the filtered separately in appropriate containers and cover them.

Make sure these items are not kept unrefrigerated for about 1 hour 30 minutes at a stretch. If you are not using the chicken, the filtered and the broth immediately please cool them on ice-water bath and refrigerate below 41°F (5°C).

7. Place quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and holding under cold running water till it is thoroughly rinsed (that when the water runs clear), drain well.

8. Pour 3 cups of the chicken broth into a saucepan, add the rinsed quinoa and the canola oil and heat at 212°F (100°C) till boiling. Add the apple cider vinegar and flax oil and stir once or twice. Reduce heat to low 185°F (85°C). Cover the pan and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes (or until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender).

If you have some broth left you can use it for yourself or keep in fridge as mentioned above for another time.

9. Remove saucepan from heat and let it stands 5 minutes. Fluff quinoa with fork.

10. Shred the chicken to remove all the bones. Then cut the chicken to size.

11. Sprinkle the bone powder to make up for removed bones. Then mix all together.

Bone piece is very dangerous when dog swallowed it. Your puppy may not be able to digest it and this can cause puncture of the intestine.

12. Add the chicken and the filtered from the broth to the quinoa and mix. Then allow to cool for another 5 minutes to normal warm temperature.

Recipe Nutrition Details

Calorie: 2537 kcal
Carbohydrates: 94.12 mg
Proteins: 239.1 mg
Fats: 228.53 mg
Fiber: 15.25 mg
Minerals: 5637.7 mg
Vitamins: 77.66 mg
Water: 1051.01 g

Daily Calorie Needs and Feeding Direction

For small breeds, puppy-hood starts at about 4 weeks and ends at about 10 months. And for big breeds it starts around 5 weeks and ends at about 20 months.

Puppies gradually change from their mother’s milk (weaning) to other foods when they’re about 4 weeks old. They should be totally switched over to other foods by the time they’re about 8 weeks old.

From Weaning to 3 Months Old (for both small and giant breeds)

For Inactive, Sedentary Puppy (of the these body weights)

5 Pound (2.3 kg) requires 346 kcal per day.
10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 546 kcal per day.
20 Pound (9.1 kg) requires 868 kcal per day.

For Active Puppy (of the these body weights)

5 Pound (2.3 kg) requires 460 kcal per day.
10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 742 kcal per day.
20 Pound (9.1 kg) requires 1160 kcal per day.

For Very Active Puppy (of the these body weights)

5 Pound (2.3 kg) requires 559 kcal per day.
10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 876 kcal per day.
20 Pound (9.1 kg) requires 1404 kcal per day.

From 3 to 6 Months Old (for small dog breeds only)

For Inactive, Sedentary Puppy (of the these body weights)

5 Pound (2.3 kg) requires 277 kcal per day.
10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 437 kcal per day.
20 Pound (9.1 kg) requires 694 kcal per day.

For Active Puppy (of the these body weights)

5 Pound (2.3 kg) requires 368 kcal per day.
10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 579 kcal per day.
20 Pound (9.1 kg) requires 928 kcal per day.

For Very Active Puppy (of the these body weights)

5 Pound (2.3 kg) requires 447 kcal per day.
10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 700 kcal per day.
20 Pound (9.1 kg) requires 1123 kcal per day.

From 6 to 12 Months Old (for small dog breeds only)

For Inactive, Sedentary Puppy (of the these body weights)

5 Pound (2.3 kg) requires 208 kcal per day.
10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 328 kcal per day.
20 Pound (9.1 kg) requires 521 kcal per day.

For Active Puppy (of the these body weights)

5 Pound (2.3 kg) requires 276 kcal per day.
10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 434 kcal per day.
20 Pound (9.1 kg) requires 696 kcal per day.

For Very Active Puppy (of the these body weights)

5 Pound (2.3 kg) requires 335 kcal per day.
10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 526 kcal per day.
20 Pound (9.1 kg) requires 842 kcal per day.

From 3 to 9 Months Old (for giant dog breeds only)

For Inactive, Sedentary Puppy (of the these body weights)

5 Pound (2.3 kg) requires 277 kcal per day.
10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 437 kcal per day.
20 Pound (9.1 kg) requires 694 kcal per day.

For Active Puppy (of the these body weights)

5 Pound (2.3 kg) requires 368 kcal per day.
10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 579 kcal per day.
20 Pound (9.1 kg) requires 928 kcal per day.

For Very Active Puppy (of the these body weights)

5 Pound (2.3 kg) requires 447 kcal per day.
10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 701 kcal per day.
20 Pound (9.1 kg) requires 1123 kcal per day.

From 9 to 24 Months Old (for giant dog breeds only)

For Inactive, Sedentary Puppy (of the these body weights)

5 Pound (2.3 kg) requires 208 kcal per day.
10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 328 kcal per day.
20 Pound (9.1 kg) requires 521 kcal per day.

For Active Puppy (of the these body weights)

5 Pound (2.3 kg) requires 276 kcal per day.
10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 434 kcal per day.
20 Pound (9.1 kg) requires 696 kcal per day.

For Very Active Puppy (of the these body weights)

5 Pound (2.3 kg) requires 335 kcal per day.
10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 526 kcal per day.
20 Pound (9.1 kg) requires 842 kcal per day.

Number of times you should be feeding your puppy per day changes as she gets older:

  • 4 times daily for 2 to 3 months old puppy.
  • 3 times daily for 3 to 6 months old puppy.
  • 3 times daily for 6 months old to 1 year old (up to 24 months in larger breeds).

For Instance:

let assume your puppy is active, 10 pounds and about 2 months old. Her daily calorie is therefore around 742 kcal. You divide the total calorie of this prepared recipe – 2537 by 742 (i.e. 2537/742 = 3.4). This shows that you feed your puppy for 3 days with this home-prepared meal recipe.

For your dog been a 2 months old puppy, you divide a day portion of the meal into 4 and spread the feeding across the day.

If your puppy body weight falls in-between the weights given above, please do interpolation.

If you are a bit good at high school Maths, here is the formula to calculate the exact calorie your dog needs per day:

M x [ A x (Body Weight in kg)0.67 ]

Where M is:

2 for puppy between weaning and 3 months old

1.6 for puppy from 3 months to 6 months old (for small breeds dogs)

1.2 for puppy from 6 months to 9 months old (for small breeds dogs)

1.6 for puppy from 3 months to 9 months old (for big breeds dogs)

1.2 for puppy from 9 months to 24 months old (for big breeds dogs)

Where A is:

99 for inactive sedentary dog

132 for active dog

160 for very active puppy

So for a 2 pound, active and 2 months old puppy, the calorie is:

M = 2, A = 132, Body Weight = (2/2.202) = 0.91 kg

Therefore the calorie is

2 x [ 132 x (0.91)0.67 ] = 247.8 kcal

 

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2 comments on “Chicken-Quinoa Homemade Dog Food Recipe for Your Hyper-Allergic Puppy


  • Can this recipe be used for adult dogs or only puppies?


    • Yes it can be used for adult dog but you need to know the daily calorie need of your dog and use appropriate amount of the ingredients. Can you give me your dog age, style life and weight? I will prepared a tailored meal of this recipe for her/him. Thank