Recipes for Homemade Diets
(courtesy of Hill's Pet Foods)


Contents:
1. Canine Restricted Protein Diet
2. Canine Highly Digestible Diet
3. Canine Low Sodium Diet
4. Canine Reducing Diet
5. Canine Hypoallergenic Diet
1) Canine Restricted Protein Diet:
  • 1/4 lb. Ground beef (do not use lean round chuck)
  • 2 cups cooked white rice without salt
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, finely chopped
  • 3 slices of white bread, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon calcium carbonate
  • Also add a balanced supplement which fulfills the canine MDR for all vitamins and minerals.
    1. Cook the beef in skillet, stirring until lightly browned.
    2. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well.
    3. Add water as necessary to increase palatability.
    4. Keep covered in refrigerator.
    Yields 1 1/4 lbs.

    Feeding Guide
    Dog WeightAmount to Feed (per Day)
    5 lb.1/4 lb
    10 lb.1/2 lb
    20 lb.1 lb
    40 lb.1 1/2 lb
    60 lb.2 lb
    80 lb.2 1/2 lb
    100 lb.3 lb

    Analysis:

  • Protein 6.9 %
  • Fat 5.5 %
  • Carbohydrate 21.1 %
  • Moisture 65.5 %
  • Metabolizable Energy 750 kcal./lb.
  • A restricted protein Prescription Diet food, Canine k/d is available in canned and dry formulas. Please call your veterinarian's office if you have any questions.


    2) Canine Highly Digestible Diet:
  • 1/2 cup Cream of Wheat cooked to make 2 cups
  • 1 1/2 cups creamed cottage cheese
  • 1 large hard-cooked egg
  • 2 tablespoons dried brewer's yeast (usually available at health food stores)
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon potassium chloride (salt substitute products)
  • 1 teaspoon dicalcium phosphate (Health food stores or substitute bone meal)
  • 1 teaspoon calcium carbonate (Health food stores or ground egg shells)
  • Also add a balanced supplement which fulfills the canine MDR for all vitamins and minerals.
    1. Cook Cream of Wheat according to package directions, including salt.
    2. Cool.
    3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
    4. Keep covered in refrigerator.

    Yields 2.2 lbs.

    Feeding Guide
    Dog WeightAmount to Feed (per Day)
    5 lb.1/2 lb
    10 lb.3/4 lb
    20 lb.1 1/2 lb
    40 lb.2 1/2 lb
    60 lb.3 lb
    80 lb.3 3/4 lb
    100 lb.4 1/2 lb

    Analysis:

  • Protein 7.1 %
  • Fat 3.7 %
  • Carbohydrate 11.2 %
  • Moisture 75.8 %
  • Metabolizable Energy 458 kcal./lb.
  • A highly digestible Prescription Diet food, Canine i/d is available in canned and dry formulas. Please call your veterinarian's office if you have any questions.


    3) Canine Low Sodium Diet:

  • 1/4 lb. Ground beef (use lean round chuck)
  • 2 cups cooked white rice without salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoon dicalcium phosphate (Health food stores or bone meal)
  • Also add a balanced supplement which fulfills the canine MDR for all vitamins and minerals.

    1. Cook the beef in skillet, retainig fat, stirring until lightly browned.
    2. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well.
    3. Keep covered in refrigerator.

    Yields 1 lb.

    Feeding Guide
    Dog WeightAmount to Feed (per Day)
    5 lb.1/3 lb
    10 lb.1/2 lb
    20 lb.1 lb
    40 lb.1 3/4 lb
    60 lb.2 1/3 lb
    80 lb.2 3/4 lb
    100 lb.2 1/2 lb

  • Analysis:
  • Protein 6.3 %
  • Fat 5.5 %
  • Carbohydrate 17.6 %
  • Moisture 68.5 % 4
  • Metabolizable Energy 660 kcal./lb.
  • Sodium 0.01 %
  • A restricted sodium Prescription Diet food, Canine h/d is available in canned and dry formulas. Please call your veterinarian's office if you have any questions. All snacks and treats must be eliminated, feed only a low sodium diet.


  • 4) Canine Reducing Diet:
  • 1/4 ground round or other lean beef
  • 1/2 cups creamed cottage cheese
  • 2 cups drained canned carrots
  • 2 cups drained canned green beans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dicalcium phosphate (Health food stores or bone meal)
  • Also add a balanced supplement which fulfills the canine MDR for all vitamins and minerals.
    1. Cook beef in skillet, stirring until lightly brown; pour off fat and cool.
    2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
    3. Keep covered in refrigerator.

    Yields1 3/4 lbs.

    Feeding Guide
    Dog WeightAmount to Feed (per Day)
    5 lb.1/2 lb
    10 lb.2/3 lb
    20 lb.1 lb
    40 lb.1 3/4 lb
    60 lb.2 1/2 lb
    80 lb.3 lb
    100 lb.3 2/3 lb

  • Analysis:
  • Protein 5.5 %
  • Fat 1.7 %
  • Carbohydrate 4.1 %
  • Moisture 86.4 %
  • Metabolizable Energy 220 kcal./lb.
  • A reducing Prescription Diet food, Canine r/d is available in canned and dry formulas. Please call your veterinarian's office if you have any questions. Snacking and scavenging should be absolutely forbidden during the reducing period. If your pet is very persistent with begging then the best treat is some raw vegetables (it will add only fiber).


  • 5) Canine Hypoallergenic Diet:
  • 1/4 lb. Diced lamb
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dicalcium phosphate (Health food stores or bone meal)
  • Also add a balanced supplement which fulfills the canine MDR for all vitamins and minerals.
    1. Trim fat from the lamb.
    2. Cook (braise or roast) thoroughly without seasoning.
    3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
    4. Keep covered in refrigerator.

    Yields 2/3 lbs.

    Feeding Guide
    Dog WeightAmount to Feed (per Day)
    5 lb.1/3 lb
    10 lb.1/2 lb
    20 lb.1 lb
    40 lb.1 1/2 lb
    60 lb.2 lb
    80 lb.2 1/3 lb
    100 lb.2 3/4 lb

  • Analysis:
  • Protein 7.0 %
  • Fat 10.0 %
  • Carbohydrate 14.0 %
  • Moisture 66.0 %
  • Metabolizable Energy 795 kcal./lb.
  • A hypoallergenic Prescription Diet food, Canine d/d is available in canned and dry formulas. Please call your veterinarian's office if you have any questions. Snacking and scavenging should be absolutely forbidden.

  • We hope that you will find this information helpful in your quest for better pet care. If you have any questions or comments, please call your veterinarian's office, or feel free to e-mail us.

    David E. Hammett, DVM
    and the Staff of All Creatures Veterinary Clinic, PC


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