Meat, Fish and Vegetables: These Recipes are Tasty for Every Dog

Dogs’ dreams come true: When owners conjure up their own barf menu, hardly a bowl remains full. Barfen is on the advance, it means biologically appropriate raw feeding. We humans also treat ourselves to good food, why should our four-legged friends be served dry or canned food every day? The following three barf recipes promise an exquisite “Dinner for One”. Bon Appetit!

Tips Before You Start:

If the dog has always been given canned or dry food, his stomach can be sensitive to raw food and raw meat. In this case, it is advisable to switch to the feed change in small steps. There is also another point to consider: some dogs suffer from food allergies. Therefore, some of the ingredients in the following Barf recipes are not suitable for everyone.

If the four-legged friend can handle all the ingredients and has already feasted on barf food, nothing stands in the way of a homemade barf menu and a balanced diet.

Extra tip: Always choose overripe fruit for fruit.

Unripe fruit can lead to digestive disorders. Some supermarkets offer very ripe fruit at lower prices. Mum and dad can help here if they conjure up a barf menu for their darling. Caution: Of course, fruit that has already gone off does not belong in the bowl.

All three Barf recipes are designed for an adult, healthy dog weighing 20 kg. Read here how to calculate the correct amount for your dog yourself.

Have fun with the cooking!

Barf recipe No. 1: Beef bowl with pear and spinach


  • 200 g beef muscle meat (mixed)
  • 90 g rumen
  • 30 g beef heart
  • 20 g beef liver

Fruit and vegetables:

  • 60 g spinach
  • 40 g pear

Oil and additives:

  • 1 teaspoon of linseed oil
  • 5 g bone meal
  • fresh herbs, such as basil, if desired


Depending on the size and preferences of your four-legged friend, cut the meat into small or larger pieces and fill the bowl. Then wash the spinach and pear and chop up with a hand blender. Now pour the pureed fruit and vegetables over the meat. Finally add bone meal, oil, and, if you like, a small amount of finely chopped fresh basil.

Along with poultry, beef is one of the most common types of meat when feeding dogs. In contrast to turkey, chicken, and the like, it has more fat. Both the muscle meat and the beef offal are popular classics when it comes to barfing.

Beef liver, for example, is an excellent source of protein and contains biotin, copper, iron, and valuable vitamins. However, the organ contains a high proportion of glycogen, which is difficult to break down in the dog’s body. It is therefore advisable not to give your four-legged friend liver more than once a week.

Barf recipe No. 2: fish-and-meat combo

Fish and different types of meat:

  • 150 g wild salmon (frozen)
  • 100 g beef muscle meat (mixed)
  • 50 g beef lung
  • 20 g of beef leaf stomach
  • 20 g beef liver

Fruit and vegetables:

  • 30 g of lettuce, for example, Lollo Rosso
  • 30 g parsnips
  • 40 g apple

Oil and additives:

  • 1 teaspoon rapeseed oil
  • 5 g bone meal


As a first step, schedule time to thaw the wild salmon. Then cut the fish into pieces. Also, cut the meat into smaller pieces with a knife and fill the bowl with the salmon. Now wash the fruit and vegetables carefully and finely chop them with a hand blender. Then put in the bowl. Now just add the rapeseed oil and bone meal over the barf menu – done!

Fish, such as salmon, make a welcome change in the bowl. Many dog owners who barefish eat fish once a week. Along with other types of fish such as herring and rainbow trout, salmon is a valuable source of vitamin D. If it comes from a wild catch, the fish has a higher vitamin D content than a specimen from a breed.

In addition, salmon provides valuable astaxanthin. It is one of the most powerful natural antioxidants. Incidentally, the salmon ingests astaxanthin through its food (krill) and therefore takes on a reddish color. Healthy omega-3 fatty acids round off salmon as a meal.

Barf recipe No. 3: Vegetarian all sorts

Dairy products:

  • 100 g of grainy cream cheese

Fruit and vegetables

  • 100 g sweet potatoes
  • 100 g mixed lettuce, for example, iceberg lettuce and lollo rosso
  • 50 g carrots
  • 25 g berries, for example, blueberries
  • 25 g apple


  • 1 teaspoon hemp oil

Cut the sweet potatoes into cubes and cook them in unsalted (!) Water. Then puree with lettuce, carrots, berries, and apple and place in the bowl. Finally, add the cream cheese and oil over the fruits and vegetables and mix everything together. Before serving, make sure the mashed sweet potato mixture is at room temperature.

Dairy products such as grainy cream cheese are particularly good for digestion for humans and four-legged friends due to the probiotics they contain. In contrast to cream, cheese, or buttermilk, cottage cheese has little fat and can end up in the bowl as a change. In addition, grainy cream cheese impresses with its low lactose content, among other things. Some dogs become more and more intolerant of lactose as they age.

Those who rely entirely on a lactose-free diet for dogs can fall back on an alternative: Lactose-free cottage cheese can be bought in stores.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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