Emu, Sardines and Duck Necks

Earlier this year, I stopped doing meal prep and began feeding my dogs what I pulled from the freezer.  I made this change because I found that balancing overtime was a lot easier than balancing per meal.  And it makes mealtime more interesting for the dogs.I don’t offer exact measurements because each meal is weighed for each dog’s

I don’t offer exact measurements because each meal is weighed for each of my dog’s needs.  For instance, one dog may get 1/2 pound of green tripe, while another dog will get 1/4 pound.  Or, I may only have 3 thawed duck necks so two dogs will get a full duck neck and the other two will share one.

INGREDIENTS:

  • ground emu
  • whole duck necks
  • raw sardines
  • green tripe/organ blend (beef heart, lungs, liver, spleen, and pancreas with green tripe)
  • vegetable mix (spinach, parsley, celery, kale, brown mushrooms, bone broth, golden paste)

EQUIPMENT:

DIRECTIONS:

I add the duck necks to the meals first, then the sardines – I then build a meal around those two ingredients until I reach each dog’s weight.

Currently, the dogs’ meals are as follows; my girls are on a diet, which you can read about on Keep the Tail Wagging:

  • Rodrigo: 1 lb 2 oz
  • Sydney: 9 oz with added vegetables to reach 11-12 oz
  • Scout: 15 oz
  • Zoey: 9 oz with added vegetables to reach 11-12 oz

 

VEGETABLE MIX:

The vegetable mix can be added while mixing all of the meat or to each meal as you feed your dogs.  I do both depending on what I have on hand (and what I remember to do).  This week, my dogs are eating pureed vegetables mixed into their raw because I didn’t have time to make their Veggie Mix.

The above ingredients do not represent a balanced meal.  I prefer to balance over time because it’s easier to plan, easier to feed, and more interesting to for the dogs.

SUPPLEMENTS:

My dogs get the same supplements daily, but not all of my dogs get each of the following supplements.  I add these to my dogs’ morning or evening meal; I add the goat’s milk and kefir to a meal or as a treat separate from the meal:

* In Clover Optagest is, in my opinion, best for dogs with a healthy gut.  If your dog has any gut issues, I highly recommend FullBucket.  You can either use them together or only use FullBucket.

Please note: I do not feed my dogs beef (except for green tripe), chicken, or turkey, however, you can substitute those proteins in any of my meals if that’s your preference.

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