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Salmon Dinner Recipe for Dogs

This Salmon Dinner Recipe for Dogs is healthy homemade salmon food for dogs that you can make at home! Your dog will love this homemade meal!

If you like making homemade food for your dog, check out some of John John’s other favorite recipes like my Chicken Dinner Recipe for Dogs, Waffle Recipe for Dogs, or my Blueberry Pancakes for Dogs.

salmon dinner recipe for dogs, homemade salmon food for dogs
salmon dinner recipe for dogs, homemade salmon food for dogs

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Easy Homemade Dog Food: You will love this homemade salmon food for dogs because this recipe is literally so easy! I use wild salmon in a can which makes this recipe incredibly easy as you don’t have to cook any meat! I add in purple cabbage, carrots, and red peppers along with rice.

Little Effort: This recipe is not an exact recipe, but more so the ingredients and how to create a Salmon Dinner Recipe for Dogs. That’s why I love this homemade salmon food for dogs because it really requires little work. Cooking the rice is really the only work it requires.

Share Ingredients: We eat rice often too, so we cook rice, and use some for John John and we eat some as well. The canned salmon makes it easy and I use about one-third of the can per meal for John John. And then I load it up with veggies. These veggies are all raw, so you can easily chop up whatever amount you need per meal. You can also enjoy the veggies so they don't go bad!

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Ingredients for Salmon Dinner Recipe for Dogs

Organic Jasmin Rice

Organic Carrots

Wild Caught Canned Salmon

Organic Red Pepper

Organic Purple Cabbage

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Tools Needed

Small Pot

Box Grater

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How to Make Salmon Dinner Recipe for Dogs

Step 1

Cook the rice per the instructions on the bag. Or if you are using leftover rice, you can warm it up in the microwave or you can warm it up in a skillet with all the other ingredients as well!

Step 2

Use a large box grater and grate the carrot. Dice red pepper and chop purple cabbage into small pieces.

Step 3

In your dogs bowl, add the rice, salmon, carrots, red pepper, and cabbage and serve immediately.

salmon dinner recipe for dogs, homemade salmon food for dogs

FAQ's

How much homemade food should I feed my dog?

This all depends on your dog’s size, current weight, and activity level. Always check with your vet to make sure you are feeding your dog the appropriate amount of food for their size and age.

But a general rule is you should be feeding your dog 2% to 5% of their body weight in fresh food. And small dogs weighing about 20 pounds or less can even get up to 10%! I have an entire article dedicated to How Much Homemade Dog Food Should I Feed My Dog? with a formula you can use for your dog's weight.

Is salmon good for dogs?

Yes! Salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids. Just like omega-3s are good for humans, they are good for dogs too! Omega-3 fatty acids help with immune system support, it’s a great source of protein, and it can help make your dogs coat nice and shiny!

Can dogs have cabbage?

Yes! Purple cabbage is a great vegetable to add to your dog’s food. It has antioxidants from vitamin C which can help reduce inflammation. It also is vitamin K, magnesium, beta-carotene, and fiber. The only downside to cabbage is if your dog is prone to gas, you may want to try cabbage in moderation as it can cause gas.

Can dogs have carrots?

Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene for dogs. You can cook them or feed them raw. I grate the carrots in this Salmon Dinner Recipe for dogs so they are easy to eat!

Can dogs have red pepper?

Yes! Red pepper is high in vitamin C (the most vitamin C of all the peppers). This is one of John John’s favorite veggies and he eats it daily! He loves it cooked, raw, in his food, and even as a snack! Red peppers also boost vitamin A and E!

Can dogs have brown rice?

Yes, if you prefer to use brown rice instead of white rice, you can swap them out interchangeably! Brown rice provides beneficial minerals and B vitamins. And white rice is also fine to give to your dog as it’s very easy to digest. We usually eat white rice, so that’s what we have on hand all the time.

Do dogs need a multivitamin?

Traditional dog food is fortified with multivitamins. But, if you are feeding your dog homemade human food, then they may need a multivitamin along with the food. It really depends on the variety of fresh food you are feeding your dog. The more variety, the better, just like humans! If you can't give them a wide variety of foods (or you have a picky eater) then a multivitamin is a great idea!

Dog is Human reached out to us and sent us some of their multivitamins, so we’re trying them out with his food! They make a Non-GMO multivitamin that’s made in the USA and you can add it on top of food or give it to your dog as a treat.

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Salmon Dinner Recipe for Dogs

Mimi Council
Learn how to make homemade salmon dog food with this easy Salmon Dinner Recipe for Dogs! Your dog will love this fresh organic dog food!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dog Food
Cuisine Asian
Makes 4 cups
Calories 245 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 red pepper
  • ½ cup purple cabbage
  • 6 ounces wild caught salmon

Instructions
 

  • Cook the rice per the instructions on the bag. Or if you are using leftover rice, you can warm it up in the microwave or you can warm it up in a skillet with all the other ingredients as well!
  • Use a large box grater and grate the carrot. Dice red pepper and chop purple cabbage into small pieces.
  • In your dogs bowl, add the rice, salmon, carrots, red pepper, and cabbage and serve immediately.

Video

Notes

Tip — If you have extra salmon and rice, store in an airtight container in the fridge. I will always grate fresh carrot and chop fresh cabbage and red pepper for each meal and then heat up the leftover salmon and rice.
Serving Size — This makes about 4 meals for John John, your serving sizes may vary depending on the size of your dog and how much food they eat. 
High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 14gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 179mgPotassium: 333mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 3631IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 145mgIron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. Hi I see your recipe make 4 cups of dog food. But I was curious if this recipe for any size dogs or just small dogs. I’m trying to make my German shepherd mix fresh food but I don’t know if the how much to feed my baby changes with fresh food.

    • Mimi Council

      hi Jacquelyn! I always try put the total volume or weight of food that my dog recipes make. This does not mean you should feed all of this to your dog. Just like if you make a recipe for yourself, you’ll most likely have leftovers 🙂 While John John (my Pug) is only 19 pounds, he will get more meals out of a recipe than your dog will who I assume is more like 65 pounds. I shared this article that explains exactly how much homemade dog food to feed your dog, read it for all the details with an easy formula you can use for your dog’s size!

      https://mimisorganiceats.com/post/how-much-homemade-food-should-i-feed-my-dog/

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