Here’s a dog food recipe to use up those holiday dinner leftovers and treat your dog’s cardiovascular system while you’re at it!

Tip:  If you don’t have a meat grinder, just throw the turkey and seafood into a food processor or blender until it’s a similar consistency.

Heart Healthy Meatloaf for Dogs

Formulated by Melody McKinnon exclusively for

1 pound ground turkey
4 oz minced sardines
4 oz chopped oysters or mussels
2 TBSP ground freeze-dried krill
1 egg (preferably an Omega 3 egg)
1/2 cup of finely chopped spinach
1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell peppers
1 tsp seaweed/algae
1 tsp rosemary
1 6 ounce can tomato paste
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup uncooked rolled oats

Preheat oven:  350F
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
Pack firmly into loaf pan greased with extra virgin olive oil or vegetable oil.
Bake for 1.5 hours.
Cool & slice.

Nutrition Bite:  Sardines have far less mercury contamination than fish higher on the food chain.  Krill does not have contamination issues.

Note: This recipe isn’t intended to be a source of complete, daily nutrition. It can be included as part of a nutritious diet for dogs.

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18 thoughts on “Dog Food Recipe – Heart Healthy Meatloaf ©

  1. Rex (named after Rex Murphy) would like to thank you very much for this pawsitively pawsome dinner recipe. Thanks from the chef too!

  2. Just a great recipe 🙂 my dog gulped it down and I feel good about giving him something better than what’s in a bag.

  3. There are a number of things you can do to maintain your dog’s health and extend their life, but feeding them with healthy dog food is perhaps the most vital. The most efficient way to provide your dog with the necessary nutrients is to follow through dog food recipes. Whether you look online or through recipe books, dog food recipes open up a plethora of options to feed you dog.

  4. I’m going to add this to my dog’s monthly menu. We’ve been cooking for him for almost 5 years.

  5. Lots of woofs of approval for this dog meatloaf around here too! Cheers!!!

  6. I am on my third variation of this dog dinner recipe and Bro sure loves it. It’s reasonably cheap and healthy, what more could we ask for? I tried to get a picture of him eating it for you to use on your calcium clay page but darned if he didn’t clean it up before I could focus the camera! I think I have a pig and not a dog after all :-D. I’ll keep trying!

  7. Marla just had her first bowl of home made dog food. I made what looked like a home made stew. Lots of meat, crushed kidney beans for thikining, garlic, mixed frozed veggies, olive oil and of coarse a sprinkle of Krill on each bowl when serving.She really thinks she is The Queen now. Talked to her Vet and was told to feed her a balanced diet that I would eat myself. Avoiding the foods that are not good for dogs and corn and wheat because of her allergies. The Krill and Clay make me feel more confidant that she is getting a little extra just to be sure. Will let you know how she makes out and post more experiments as I make them. Thanks so much for all the helpfull and reliable info. 🙂

    • That’s wonderful news, lucky Marla! You can check the library for books about dog nutrition, recipe books, and natural pet care. Then if you really like one you can purchase your own copy. Some say garlic is ok for dogs and others say no, while still others say it depends on the dog. If she can’t handle it, pick up some allicin supplements – that’s the most active component in garlic. Looking forward to hearing how it goes and what fine dining is in her future!

  8. I can’t wait to try this dog recipe. I wish I had found it when I still had leftovers but I don’t think my family will complain if I make more turkey 😉

  9. Wow! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I bet all dogs will really love this. I like the fact that it is also loaded with green vegetables, which is good for dogs and highly nutritious.

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