Adult Small Dog Balanced Raw NRC Recipe
Many pet parents who have small dogs often think that raw feeding is not possible due to their dog’s physical size; however all dogs, extra small to extra large, can eat a raw diet with the appropriate considerations. Feeding a small dog raw is no different than feeding a large breed with the exception to raw meaty bone selections (RMB). A raw diet includes RMBs as a source of calcium and it is important to select raw bones that are the appropriate size for the dog being fed.
This free recipe is focused on providing a raw diet specifically formulated for adult small breed dogs using the National Research Council’s (NRC) recommended allowances for essential nutrients to ensure the recipe is nutritionally sufficient. The ingredients within this recipe are common ingredients carried in local supermarkets and the supplements can be purchased online.
The recipe is made balanced as is and any ingredient substitutions will affect nutritional balance. This recipe is made to be fed as is without ingredient substitutions. Be sure to use basic food handling and safety practices when preparing raw food.
Pork Shoulder, with fat
Ground Beef, 95% lean, 5% fat
Canned Oysters, in water
Spinach, raw pureed or steamed
Chia Seeds, fresh ground
Trace Minerals Liquid Ionic Manganese 10mg
2 drops (0.08mL)
Dosing manganese to small dogs presents its challenges because all manganese supplements on the market are high dose. This liquid manganese supplement provides an easier way to give supplemental manganese to small dogs.
Using an average 0.04mL measurement per 1 singular drop from the supplement’s provided dropper is one option to dose the supplement. However, purchasing a 1mL dropper with incremental measurements provides an easy and accurate way to dose this supplement – Amazon carries 1mL droppers separately from purchasing this product.
Vegan Iodine Drops by MaryRuth’s
NOW E Oil
1 drop every other day
The macronutrients of this recipe demonstrates the amount of calories, protein, fat, carbohydrates, and ash present in the recipe:
500kcal per recipe – 10.3oz (292g)
Reduce Recipe for Extra Small Dogs
This recipe is formulated to 500kcal (10.3oz/292g) and can be further reduced for extra small breeds. Divide the recipe in half for dogs who are 10lbs (4.5kg) and under. Be sure to divide each listed ingredient in half to evenly reduce the recipe without affecting nutritional balance – including all supplements as well. This will reduce the recipe to 250kcal (5.1oz/146g).