Slow Cooker Chicken Thigh & Lamb Hearts with Super Food Sweet Potato.

Slow Cooker Chicken Thigh & Lamb Hearts with Super Food Sweet Potato.

Yes this is dog food. Super soft lambs heart.

This is a really nice and easy home cooked dog’s dinner to start with. Super easy to make and full of vitamins and minerals, plus some super foods to aid flea & worm control. The sweet potato is a complex carbohydrate which takes longer to digest, so your dog shouldn’t get a sugar spike. Add in some Turmeric for its anti inflammatory properties and you are on your way!

Add suppliments

It’s really important to add in extra bone meal, salmon oil and Brewer’s Yeast to make sure your dog’s meal is complete. How much you add in depends on the size of the dogs. It does sound complicated to start with but once you get used to it, it is easy peasy.

Add the supplements once the food has cooled. The first three are essential and should be added to all meals. You can add seaweed to aid with teeth cleaning.

To give you an idea for dogs weighing up to 5kg

  • 1 gram of bone meal per day per dog. (in a batch that is going to last 3 days we would add 9 grams.)
  • 0.5gram Brewers yeast per day per dog.  (in a batch that is going to last 3 days we would add 3 grams)
  • 2.5 mls Salmon oil per day per dog. (so in a batch that is going to last 3 days we would add 15ml)

This is just to give you an example, please read the guideline on the packet. You can get all your supplements from here:https://www.aniforte.co.uk/ 

 

Portion size

All the recipes give the calories per 100gms. So to give your chi an accurate amount of food find out what calories he will need a day. The best way to get this information is from your vet. Calories vary depending on the life stage your chi is at. Your vet will have a table that works it out. For example, a dog that has been neutered needs fewer calories than a complete dog. It is a good idea to get this from your vet as I have seen some very inaccurate tables on-line. This could result in overfeeding or underfeeding. Once you have the calorie allowance it is easy to work out how much to give your chihuahua.

 

You may notice we do not add rice into our recipes. Dogs do not need grains in their food.

Slow Cooker Chicken Thigh & Lamb Hearts with Super Food Sweet potato.

This is a nice and easy recipe, you could just drop this into your slow cooker overnight and have it all ready in the morning. The meat will be super soft and tender.
Or you can cook on the hob in a large saucepan until the meat is tender.
Trim the obvious fat of the heart. (Pongs a bit while it’s cooking)

  • 233 grams Lambs Heart (Trim off obvious fat)
  • 315 grams Chicken Thighs (Skin off)
  • 250 grams Sweet Potato/carrot and peas (Skin on)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 0.9 grams Bone meal (Your amount may vary, it depends on the size of you dog )
  • 0.6 grams Brewers yeast (Your amount may vary, it depends on the size of you dog )
  • 3 tsp Salmon Oil (Your amount may vary, it depends on the size of you dog )
  1. Boil the kettle and pour the boiling water in the slow cooker, make sure it covers the meat and veg. Turn it up too high for a couple of hours then put it on low overnight. If you don’t have a slow cooker you can bake them in the oven or cook everything on the hob until the meat and sweet potato is tender.
  2. Once it’s cooked spoon it into a bowl and let it cool. Chop up the meat, it should be nice and soft and chihuahua bite size.Add in your Bone Meal, Brewers yeast, salmon oil and Seaweed. Follow feeding guidelines for your size of dog then times by 3 or how ever many days the food will last. See above.
  3. Portion Size. Find out how many calories your chi needs per day, your vet should be able to advise you fairly quickly. It will depend on your chis size and life stage. Then divide it by 2 or 3 so their meals are spaced out. If the batch is going to last longer than 3 days, freeze some.
  4. Calories184 Calories per 100 gms
[recipe]Sweet potatoes are a superfood for your dog, it contains essential vitamins and minerals, is a good source of dietary fiber to help with upset belly and loose stools and it recognized for its cancer prevention properties.

Turmeric is an important anti inflammatory. Add this to food to prevent and treat a range of inflammatory disease, including cancer.


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1 Comment

  1. Gill Day
    May 18, 2018 / 9:41 am

    I have an 8month old Chi who only eats very small amounts and would rather eat food off food mat instead of out of dish or plate?

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