The Whole Pet Diet Chicken Stew
aka Doc’s Stew(r) – My Newest and healthiest updated recipe from my book
Special note: use organic ingredients whenever possible
5 pounds Whole Chicken or Turkey (bones, organs, skin and all) Beef is fine too!
6 – 8 cups spring water – (just enough to cover the meat. let the veggies steam, so don’t add too much)
1/2 pound of additional beef liver, or chicken liver or turkey liver (your choice)
1/2 pound of wild salmon
2 cloves chopped fresh garlic
1/2 pound green peas
1 pound coarsely chopped carrots
1 pound coarsely chopped zucchini
1 pound coarsely chopped yellow squash
1/2 pound of coarsely chopped green beans
1 pound coarsely chopped celery
1/4 teaspoon kelp powder Dash of dried rosemary
See Chef’s Tip on Freshly Grated Toppings
For Dogs: Add 12 oz. of Rolled Oats and adjust the water content to a total of 10 – 12 cups or enough to just “cover” the ingredients.
(I don’t recommend the grains portions for cats)
Combine all ingredients in a 10-quart stock pot (stainless steel, please). Bring to boil, reduce to low, and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours. Once finished (your carrots are soft), let cool and de-bone the chicken by hand. With an electric hand mixer (I use one available from Sears for about $19) or a food processor, blend all the ingredients into a nice puree. Using plastic yogurt containers, or Tupperware, make up “meal-sized” portions or what you will need for three days, and freeze what you don’t need immediately. Be sure and seek your pet’s advice for ideal meal sizes. Also, never serve cooked chicken bones to a pet; they splinter easily.
Yields: 20 cups for cats and 26 cups for dogs
Cat Feeding Directions: Average adult cat will eat roughly 1 cup a day; more or less depending on age, activity, level, current health, and season.
Time saving tip: You may purchase a few bags of frozen, diced vegetables at the health food store to save time in the preparation process. Fresh vegetables contain more nutrients, but in a time crunch, you can fall back on frozen when necessary.
Dog Feeding Directions: Daily, split the following recommendations into at least two meals.
10 pound dog: 1 – 1 1/2 cup
20 pound dog: 2 – 3 cups
40 pound dog: 4 cups
For each additional 20 pounds, add 2 cups. Remember, all pets are individuals and you will need to let your senses guide you. Amounts will vary depending on age, activity level, current health, weight and season.
Cat Tip: Cats should be allowed to eat for 1/2 hour, twice daily; remove and clean up all uneaten food, which gives the body plenty of time for brief fasts throughout the day. This recipe is especially important and beneficial for cats with kidney problems or FUS. Never serve hot or cold food to your cat. Room temperature is best
Dog Tip: To stretch your meal for dogs, you can add a slice or two of whole grain bread to each meal upon serving. Never serve hot or cold food to your dog. Room temperature is best
Ailing Pet Tip: A pet that’s under the weather and or in recovery should start with portions of only the broth. It will be easier for them to process the rich, amino acid filled fluids and their body will not be expending energy in the digestion process, which may take away from their natural healing abilities. A healthy pet can dig right into the chunky stew filled with all the great ingredients
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