Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Base Recipe

This is the recipe I use most often for cooking for Scooter. I add the meat in fresh later. I usually quadrupole the recipe, saving 1 batch for the fridge, and seperating the grains/veggies into 3 separate freezer bags for later to mix with fresh meat. I use ground turkey most often, but will sub chicken or beef sometimes. The rice measurement is after cooking.

Broccoli, Carrots, Peas, Rice, Turkey

Ingredient Weight
Measurement Equalivant
Broccoli, frozen, boiled 6.4 ounce 2.0 cup
Carrots, frozen, boiled 2.5 ounce 0.5 cup
Peas, frozen, boiled 2.5 ounce 0.5 cup
White Rice, cooked 12.0 ounce 2.0 cup
Ground Turkey, raw 20.8 ounce 1.0 package
Calcium Citrate powder 1560 mg 2.23 teaspoon


1. Boil veggies in tap water and drain
2. Use distilled water to make rice
3. Add Calcium Citrate powder
4. Mix all together

Nutritional Info

Calories 1446

Carbs 35%

Fats 31%

Protein 34%

Phosphorous (mg) 1248


Naomi said...

Hi...My Papillon, Yoda, has been suffering from Calcium Oxalate stones for quite some time now. He's had two major surgeries, a lithrotripsy, and countless hydropulsions. Our vet has switched him through all the major prescription foods. He's currently on Royal Canin SO. None of the prescription foods have slowed the stone growth down at all. The only thing that seems to be helping is the fact that we've split his feedings up into 3rds and are adding a cup of water to each. I'm interested in trying Scooter's diet. It certainly sounds healthier than the prescription food we've been giving Yoda (which is causing him other health problems.) I'm wondering if you could explain your inclusion of broccoli. My understanding was that was a higher oxalate ingredient than some of the others. Is there a reason for it? Would it be better, possibly, to leave it out or substitute something else or does broccoli have nutrients that outweigh the higher oxalate content? Thanks so much! Best wishes, Naomi Haskell

LindaF2 said...

My dog was just diagnosised with Calcium oxalate stones (only 1 on the xray) I am hoping to dissolve it. I have read all I can about Leslie Bean's success. I don't cook for myself, so cooking for my dog is not something I want to do. Has anyone tried using one of the Frozen Raw foods that are now available? Nature Variety Instinct has no vitamins or minerals added and looks to be similar to the "base recipe". I am thinking to add calcium citrate and the Lysimachia-3, probiotic to this food. Has anyone else tried this? Feedback?

Fawn said...

The diet will not dissolve the stones. It is used as a preventative after the stones have been removed surgically.

Fawn said...

Calcium oxalate stones cannot be made to dissolve over time by changing to a special diet (as can be done with struvite or uric acid bladder stones). Also, if they are left there, the urinary opening may obstruct as the dog attempts to pass the stones.

LindaF2 said...

Bean assumed that her other two dogs had died during their ultrasound tests and she nearly fainted, but the vet’s good news revived her. The calcium oxalate stones that had been ticking time bombs were nowhere to be found. That’s what caused the long delay – he could not at first believe his test results. “The two older dogs still had five tiny stones,” she says, “but they had shrunk to the size of pin-dots, and they soon disappeared.” This quote is from Leslie Bean. I know dissolving may not be possible, but I would like to give it a shot.

Fawn said...

It's worth a try to avoid surgery. Surgery is very traumatic. I think I read they couldn't be dissolved before I came across the Fuzzer diet. Scooter already had surgery and I was looking for a diet to prevent them from coming back. It's been awhile since I looked at it. I hope it works for you. I looked at the ingredients for the Nature's Variety raw food and I don't see anything in there that could be harmful. I would definitely try it.