Turkey

In general, dogs should eat about 2-3% of their body weight daily. 
Puppies should eat about 2-3% of their expected adult body weight.

Dog caloric intake varies wildly from dog to dog depending on activity level, age, metabolism, breed, gender, reproductive status, if it is spayed/neutered and ideal weight. As always, experiment, use common sense, and talk to your vet. Our general guidelines are as follows:

Dog weight in pounds

Cups of food per day

5-20

1.5 to 2

20-50

2 to 3.75

50-70

3.75 to 4.75

70-100

4.75 to 6


Turkey offers a digestible, lean source of protein. This protein may be the answer to your dog's food sensitivities as a regular ingredient in their daily diet. Turkey is rich in protein but fairly low in fat and contains riboflavin and phosphorus. Riboflavin is responsible for fats and carbohydrates being metabolized into energy. In addition, riboflavin plays a big part in producing the red blood cells that carry oxygen and nutrients around the dog’s body.


Phosphorus supports of healthy kidney function in dogs, which helps flush out any toxins from a dog’s body through its urine. This, in turn, helps a dog maintain the best shape as far as health is concerned. Both the bird’s white and dark meat are great sources of vitamins, but dark meat contains higher levels of riboflavin, vitamins B6, B12, iron, and zinc.

In addition, phosphorus also aids muscle contractions which in turn help in motor functions, helping a dog’s capacity to exercise and chew, or trailing by your side during your morning runs, and helps dogs maintain normal heart rates.

 Liver meat fed in tiny amounts can provide remarkably high concentrations of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. It is also an ideal option for zinc, iron, manganese, and selenium.

Recipe #1 
Turkey, pasta, broccoli, green beans
Yields approximately 11-12 cups of cooked food
3 lbs. ground turkey
3 oz. chicken liver
1 ½ C. cooked pasta
1 ½ C. broccoli cut into small pieces
1 ½ C. green beans cut into small pieces
1 T. olive oil
3 T. Top Dog Meal Completer

Cook top -

  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the pasta and set aside. 
  2. In a large skillet, add turkey and chicken liver. Spread the turkey out so it has an even thickness then mostly cover with water. Bring to a boil and cover with a lid. Turn heat down and simmer until cooked through. Break into desired size pieces. Add broccoli and green beans and cook until soft.
  3. Transfer meat and veggie mix to a large bowl and let it cool.
  4. Add the oil and Top Dog Meal Completer and mix well.
  5. Divide into portions to refrigerate or freeze.

     

    Recipe #2
    Turkey, spinach, peas, zucchini, carrots, rice
    Yields approximately 11-12 cups of cooked food
    3 lbs. ground turkey
    3 oz. chicken liver
    1 1/2 C. frozen spinach or 1 lb. fresh
    ½ C. peas
    1 shredded zucchini
    2 shredded carrots
    1 ½ C. cooked brown rice
    1 T. olive oil
    3 T. Top Dog Meal Completer

     Cook top - 

    1. Prepare the rice in your desired cooking method.
    2. In a large skillet, add turkey and chicken liver. Spread the turkey out so it has an even thickness then mostly cover with water. Bring to a boil and cover with a lid. Turn heat down and simmer until cooked through. Break into desired size pieces.
    3. Add spinach, peas, zucchini and carrots to the cooked meat.
    4. Once the meat and vegetables are mixed together, cover with a lid and turn the heat to low until cooked through.
    5. Transfer meat and veggie mix to a large bowl, mix in brown rice and let it cool.
    6. Once cooled, add the oil and Top Dog Meal Completer and mix well.
    7. Divide into portions to refrigerate or freeze.

     Slow cooker - 

    1. In a 6 quart slow cooker, ground turkey, chicken liver, peas, zucchini, carrots, 1 cup of water and rice.
    2. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours
    3. When it has finished cooking and has cooled completely, mix in oil and Top Dog Meal Completer.
    4. Divide into portions to refrigerate or freeze.

    * This recipe has the consistency of mashed potatoes so it is perfect if your dog needs very soft food.