This recipe I was really excited but also nervous about because milo had never had salmon or tuna before and I didn’t know what the heck wheat germ was that the recipe called for. So I thought this might be interesting… but hopefully interesting in a good way!
Here is what you’ll need: (this makes one week of food for a 50 pounds dog)
– 1 pound of raw salmon (you can use canned but Fresh is always best)
-1 tablespoon of spinach (I puree them in a food processing instead of chopping them because its easier to digest)
– 1 1/2 cups of uncooked brown rice
-1 large egg
-3 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
-2 (15 ounce) cans of tuna drained
-1/4 cup wheat germ
- Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. spray the bottom of pan with nonstick cooking spray on a 9 by 13 inch dish
- Step 2: In food processor, chop salmon into bite size pieces and set aside
- Step 3: Prepare rice as directed on the package. (should have about 4 cups) and set aside
- Step 4: In a large bowl, combine rice, egg, and pumpkin and mix well and set aside.
- Step 5: In separate bowl, combine tuna and salmon mix.
- Step 6: Spread rice mixture over bottom of casserole dish. Evenly spread fish mixture on top of rice. Then add chopped spinach and sprinkle top of casserole with wheat germ.
- Step 7: Cover dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Benefits of this dish: Salmon is a great source of Omega- 3 fatty acids and protein which helps with their coat and skin (perfect for my itchy skin little guy). Wheat germ I discovered is a great source of phosphorus for your dog which is almost as important as calcium in your dogs diet. Also spinach is a great source of vitamin A,B,C, and K. Just make sure you chop it really well if you have a picky eater. Milo won’t eat it if is in thick chunks.
Milo once again loved this dish! He finished it before I even took two steps away from his bowl! Just beware of the smelly salmon breath kisses you might get after your dog thanks you for his yummy meal!
Please refer to a feeding chart and adjust your food measurements according to your dogs weight