Whole Dog Journal Tips June 12, 2013

(The canine ancestral diet tip #2) The canine ancestral diet – a high protein, low-and-balanced fat recipe

Here is a high protein, low-and-balanced fat recipe for full time feeding, developed with Whole Dog Journal’s Mary Straus. We developed this recipe for adult dogs needing a low-fat diet, including dogs with pancreas issues. Approximately 43% of the calories come from protein, 22% from fat, and 35% from carbohydrate.

This high protein, low fat recipe may also be ideal for overweight and inactive dogs. Many recent studies have shown that high protein diets help dogs lose weight. This recipe is not for puppies, pregnant bitches, or lactating bitches because they are too low in fat and minerals to meet their needs.

Chicken (no bones) recipe:

- 14 oz. chicken thighs, skin and separable fat removed

- 1 lb sweet potato, baked in skin

- ½ lb broccoli stalks

- 2 oz chicken liver

- 1 oz chicken heart (or use 3 oz of liver and no heart)

- 1 level tsp eggshell powder

- ¼ tsp iodized salt

- 40 to 120 IUs (2 to 6 drops) vitamin E

This recipe yields 1,007 kcal (24 kcal/oz) and has 22 grams of fat per 1,000 kcal. The overall (including short and long chain) omega-6:-3 ratio is 7:1.

The amount to feed will vary considerably depending upon your dog’s activity level and metabolism.

For additional recipes and more ways to bring the benefits of the canine ancestral diet to your dog, purchase Steve Brown’s Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet by clicking here.