ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Homemade Salmon Dog Food Recipe

Updated on August 16, 2012

Salmon Dog Food Recipe

Homemade dog food is all the rage these days - here is another variation in case your dog has allergies or needs to be on a fish-based dog food. It is easy and economical - and the best thing of all is that you KNOW exactly what ingredients they are eating since you make it yourself!

This is another of my son Jonathan's recipes that he passed on to me and I am unsure of the source of it but added a few suggestions of my own. I don't feed our malamutes salmon any longer but did for a number of years. With fish though, especially salmon, please keep in mind it has to be COOKED salmon, as it can be poisonous for dogs.

There are lots of 'wild' natural dog foods on the market currently and they are super pricey. This is a good alternative and without all the fillers and protein that are not necessarily digestible, it is definitely worth taking a look at.

I have heard that you can substitute mackerel for the salmon as well and did that when I was feeding our dogs salmon but again, would stress that it should be cooked or canned fish. I have talked to some breeders and mushers who are into the raw diet (BARF) but I have also heard many down sides to that type of diet. I could personally not stomach making it so decided against it from the beginning!

As in all things, talk to your vet, talk to breeders, and research, research to find out what best suits your lifestyle and your individual dog!

Photo by Audrey Kirchner
Photo by Audrey Kirchner

Salmon Dog Food Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can of salmon - 14-15 ounces (remove bones)
  • 1 beaten egg (or if intolerant to eggs could use egg substitute)
  • 3 tablespoons cornmeal - I prefer using the coarser kind
  • Canola oil or other oil - or use cooking spray
  • 1 potato
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 stalk of celery


DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine the salmon, egg or substitute and cornmeal - mix well.
  2. Form this mixture into patties.
  3. Coat them with a little more cornmeal.
  4. Then fry in a tiny amount of canola oil until brown on both sides.
  5. Chop potato, carrot and celery into chunks.
  6. Boil potato, carrot and celery until soft but not mushy.
  7. Chop the salmon patties into small bites and stir together with the chopped and boiled vegetables.
  8. A spoonful of cottage cheese can be added for moisture if needed.

NOTE: Feeding RAW salmon to dogs if never recommended. Canned salmon is okay to use because it has been heavily cooked - just remember to remove the bones! You can substitute fresh salmon (as from a fillet) but make sure that it is cooked, then flaked, removing all bones.

Salmon Roll For Dogs? What's Next California Rolls?

Okay - this sounds like a sushi roll for dogs - but I checked on the lactose percentage. It is not that high for cream cheese and lactose products are not bad for dogs! This is again my son Jonathan's forwarded recipe to me although this one I know comes from the Three Dogs Bakery Cookbook! Try it and see how your Fido likes it!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups canned salmon
  • 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon beef broth.
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Drain and flake the salmon, removing any skin and bones.
  2. Combine salmon, cream cheese and beef broth.
  3. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  4. Shape salmon mixture into a 2 x 8 inch log and roll in pecans and parsley.
  5. Slice into 8 pieces and serve.
  6. Store unused portion in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Dog Food Content Recommendations - gourmetsleuth.com

 
Non-working Adult 
Young Adult
Puppy or Lactating Dog 
Protein
16%
20% 
24% 
Fat
10%
12% 
14% 
Carbohydrates
44%
38% 
32% 
Calories from protein
20%
24%
28%
Vitamins and minerals
A
B
C
 
A - Values recommended by National Research Council 
B- Values for "A" + 10% 
 C - Values for "A" + 10%
Chart from Dr. Sheefy/Js. Baker - Institute for Animal Health Cornell

How To Make Homemade Dog Stew

More Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Andrea 

      2 years ago

      Be careful of recipes like this, cornmeal is terrible for dogs, potatoes feed yeast and are inflammatory. There is no organ meat. Raw salmon is fine as long as its,been frozen for 3 weeks. And vegetable oil are terrible so is,rice. Leave the skin on the canned fish and the bones in. Silly to remove them since they have vital nutrients! Calcium from the bones or from ground dried eggshell is required as is organ meat.

    • vonlobos profile image

      vonlobos 

      7 years ago

      Question: how much salt is in a can of salmon? How much is too much?

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      I'll keep that in mind - I've never heard that nuts were bad for dogs though. Thanks for commenting and will have to check it out.

    • profile image

      Janey 

      8 years ago

      Whoa! Pecans should not be given to dogs --NO tree nuts...bad,bad, bad!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)