Salmon Dog Food Recipe with Spinach & Pumpkin (2024)

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Treat your dogs with this salmon dog food recipe. Fresh salmon fillets are cooked and added to rice, spinach, peas with homemade pumpkin puree.

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  • CAN DOGS EAT SALMON?
  • HOW TO COOK SALMON FOR DOGS
  • STORAGE
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  • More Homemade Dog Food Recipes

CAN DOGS EAT SALMON?

Salmon is a great food for dogs. It's great for a shiny coat with it's high content of omega-3 fatty acids and is a great protein source. Salmon helps with inflammation and can help with skin irritiations.

The salmon must be cooked and ensure that you remove any fish bones before serving it. Boneless salmon fillets are a great option. Raw salmon should not be given to dogs.

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The skin can be high in fats so keep it as a special treat.

Remember to go slowly when introducing new foods. And we recommend checking with your veterinarian first if your dog has any digestive issues or other health concerns.

HOW TO COOK SALMON FOR DOGS

Salmon can be poached, grilled, baked, roasted or steamed for your homemade dog food. For this recipes I roasted the salmon as I wanted to ensure that it was thoroughly cooked through.

There are no seasonings added to the salmon as you are cooking for your dog, not yourself!

SALMON DOG FOOD RECIPE INGREDIENTS

For this homemade dog food recipe I used:

  • Salmon Fillet
  • Brown Rice
  • Frozen Peas
  • Homemade Pumpkin Puree
  • Frozen Spinach
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STORAGE

Keep the salmon dog food recipe in the fridge, in an air tight container. It should last up to 3 days in the fridge.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use canned salmon?

Canned salmon can be used in place of fresh salmon in this recipe. Ensure that the tinned salmon is in water, not oil.

Can this recipe be frozen?

Once the dog food has been cooked, allow it to completely cool before freezing. Store in an air tight container or zip lock bags and it should last in the freezer for 2 months.

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Salmon Dog Food Recipe with Spinach & Pumpkin

Cooked fresh salmon is served with brown rice, peas, pumpkin puree and spinach for a hearty dog meal

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Prep Time 15 minutes mins

Cook Time 25 minutes mins

Total Time 40 minutes mins

Course Dog Meals

Cuisine Homemade Dog Food

Servings 8 servings

Calories 349 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 lb salmon
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups Spinach Frozen & defrosted

Instructions

  • Place the salmon on a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes at 180C/375F degrees.

  • Whilst the salmon is roasting cook the brown rice. Place the brown rice and 2 cups water in a small sauce and bring to the boil. Cover, turn the heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes until tender.

  • Add the frozen peas to the brown rice half way through cooking. Drain once the rice and peas are cooked.

  • Remove the cooked salmon from the oven and with a fork, flake the salmon, removing any bones.

  • In a large bowl, add the salmon, rice, peas, salmon and pumpkin puree. Mix well and dinner is ready!

Notes

Makes 8 servings with a serving being 1 cup.

Store in a sealed container in the fridge. Should last 3 -4 days.

Always check with your veterinarian before introducing any new foods into your dog’s diet.

Any nutritional analysis on the website is based on an estimate, calculated by Spoonacular from the individual ingredients in each recipe. Variations may occur for various reasons, including product availability and food preparation. We make no representation or warranty of the accuracy of this information.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Salmon Dog Food Recipe with Spinach & Pumpkin

Serving Size

1 serving

Amount per Serving

Calories

349

% Daily Value*

Fat

12

g

18

%

Polyunsaturated Fat

5

g

Monounsaturated Fat

4

g

Cholesterol

94

mg

31

%

Sodium

83

mg

4

%

Potassium

1015

mg

29

%

Carbohydrates

22

g

7

%

Fiber

2

g

8

%

Sugar

2

g

2

%

Protein

37

g

74

%

Vitamin A

3293

IU

66

%

Calcium

44

mg

4

%

Iron

2

mg

11

%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.

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Comments

  1. Marie Standel says

    What would the daily serving size for a 10 lb dog?

    Reply

    • AngelaC says

      About 3/4 cup to 1 1/2 cups per day.

      Reply

  2. Rebecca says

    Salmon Dog Food Recipe with Spinach & Pumpkin (9)
    is one cup the serving size?

    Reply

    • Rebecca says

      Salmon Dog Food Recipe with Spinach & Pumpkin (10)
      my mini golden is 48lbs, how much should i feed him everyday? i give him 2 meals per day

      Reply

      • AngelaC says

        I'd say between 2 to 3 cups a day but I'd double check with your vet as it can vary between breeds.

        Reply

    • AngelaC says

      The serving size is 1 cup. I've updated the recipe card.

      Reply

  3. Adelina says

    Thank you for posting this recipe! How is the spinach supposed to be cooked and served?

    Reply

    • AngelaC says

      Hi, I use defrosted spinach and stir it into the cooked salmon and rice.

      Reply

      • Julie says

        Can this be frozen?

        Reply

        • AngelaC says

          Yes it can. Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag and defrost thoroughly in the fridge before serving.

          Reply

  4. Auggie Flynn says

    Is it possible to still make this recipe but without the pea?

    Reply

    • AngelaC says

      Of course. Either replace it with another vegetable or omit it entirely.

      Reply

  5. Alyssa says

    I have an 80 pound german Shepard, how much should he be eating of this recipe?

    Reply

    • AngelaC says

      About 2 cups for that size. Hope they enjoy it!

      Reply

      • Martina says

        This recipe looks so yummy. I have a 3 lbs toy poodle puppy and wonder how much should a serve him from this meal a day. Is there a way to calculate approximately?

        Reply

        • AngelaC says

          Hi Martina, I've updated the recipe to include a feeding guide. Hope that helps and your cute puppy enjoys the recipe!

          Reply

  6. Betty says

    Can this be canned?

    Reply

    • AngelaC says

      Good question and great idea! Yes it could!

      Reply

  7. Marsha says

    Salmon Dog Food Recipe with Spinach & Pumpkin (11)
    I am wondering with this recipe, if there should be any other additives or any vitamins or anything? I have a French bull dog puppy and am wanting to do some some cooked meals for her. But wondering what other additives should be in the food.

    Reply

    • AngelaC says

      I sometimes add hempseed hearts, ground eggshells and turmeric to their dinner but you should check with your vet too!

      Reply

    • Mónica Palomo says

      My vet told me that if I give my dog home food, I must add a multivitamin and minerals to the meals.

      Reply

      • AngelaC says

        Always listen to your vet! Each meal will vary but there's a few good holistic vets online who produced totally balanced meals.

        Reply

  8. Pam Owens says

    Can this be frozen?

    Reply

    • AngelaC says

      Hi Pam, yes it can. Place it in a zip log bag or an air tight container and it should freeze up to 3 months.

      Reply

  9. Lena Kleine says

    Hi, do you use the salmon including the skin for the recipe? Thanks

    Reply

    • AngelaC says

      Hi! Yes I do use the skin. My dogs love it!

      Reply

  10. Mónica Palomo says

    Can this be frozen if it gives 8 cups but the dog eats one per day?

    Reply

    • AngelaC says

      Yes it can. Make sure it's in an airtight container and defrost thoroughly before serving.

      Reply

  11. Linda says

    Salmon Dog Food Recipe with Spinach & Pumpkin (12)
    Do I still use the hard food? I usually feed the twice per day. Or does everyone only feed this homemade dog food? I have 2 goldens that are 75 and 85 pounds

    Reply

    • AngelaC says

      It's down to each owner and dog preference. If if doubt ask your friendly vet!

      Reply

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