Worried about what’s in your Samoyed’s food? Even though it’s homemade, you might not be consciously putting everything your dog needs in it.
Samoyed dogs are known for their fluffy white coat, but the breed is distinctive due to its powerful build. Samoyeds were bred to work in icy temperatures pulling sleds as well as herding reindeer. That said, you might have some questions.
Can you feed your Samoyed puppies homemade food?
The short answer is yes, Samoyed puppies can eat homemade food without any doubt. The challenge is to prepare foods that provide high-quality nutrients and a variety of flavors and textures. Home-prepared dog diets rely on nutrition balance, not individual meals.
Samoyeds do need more calories than a mature dog because it takes extra energy to grow. This is especially true for those puppies that have an extremely thick undercoat. These pups may need over 3 cups of food a day until they reach maturity around one year of age.
What is the best homemade food for Samoyed puppies?
Having a new puppy can be extremely confusing. You don’t know how to take care of it, and you may not know what food to feed it. Samoyed puppies (growing dogs) need very different nutrition from adult Samoyed dogs.
The consequences of making the wrong dietary choices for feeding your pup can be fatal. In addition, certain food items can cause an allergic reaction. While you can whip up a nice little meal for your Samoyed pup at home, make sure that they cook using one or more of these food categories:
- Proteins found in chicken and other lean meats like rabbit and turkey;
- Carbohydrates (rice and potatoes);
- Vegetables, such as carrots, peas, cauliflower, etc.
- Vitamin supplements.
What is the best homemade food for adult Samoyed dogs?
Your dog isn’t getting adequate nutrition from the dry kibble that is commercially available. There are several reasons for this.
A lot of kibbles are high in carbohydrates and low in protein, which causes low blood sugar. Many dogs also get picky about eating, so you have to supplement with other foods.
A healthy, home-cooked diet will provide your Samoyed dog with good quality protein, such as chicken, turkey, fish, beans, etc. Plant-based proteins can also be fed instead of meat-based ones, such as grains and veggies.
On the other hand, acidic and sugary foods can be bad for the joints and bones. A good diet will consist of dog food that contains little sugar/carbs/fat. Be sure to avoid foods containing excess fat – cured meats (ham, bacon, salami, etc.) and fats and oils such as butter.
Use rice or pasta sparingly while preparing homemade foods for your Sammy.
Homemade Dog Food recipes
We have provided recipes for some homemade dog food recipes that your furry Samoyed friend is sure to love!
We take the guesswork out of the diet by guaranteeing that the food is complete and balanced. We’ve made it all really simple and easy.
Giving your Samoyed a mix of fresh meat, vegetables, and whole-grain cereals, you provide your puppy with all the essential nutrients and ensure optimal growth.
Some ingredients that you should steer clear of while prepping home-cooked treats for your Samoyed are:
- Salty/fatty foods
- Raw dough
- Citruses such as oranges, lime and more,
- Chocolate and milk
Healthy Meat & Veggies
Are you in search of a new and wholesome recipe that is both tasty and healthy? We recommend that you try our mashed potato recipe for dogs.
This creamy mash is made with 100% natural ingredients, and one serving has just 4 calories. Lean ground turkey used in this meal helps build muscle mass for strong bones.
What You’ll Need:
- 2 pounds ground turkey
- 1 cup (0.24 l) cauliflower florets
- 2 tablespoons raw turkey or chicken liver, finely diced or puréed
- 1/2 zucchini, sliced
- 2 medium carrots, coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup (0.24 l) broccoli
- Place the carrots in a steamer basket or saucepan, cover and reduce to a low boiling point and cook until the carrots are tender(about 10 minutes).
- Add broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini and simmer for about 6-8 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
- In a separate skillet, cook the turkey and liver on medium-high heat until completely done.
- Drain the fat and let it cool slightly before chopping it up finely in a food processor.
- Add the chopped vegetables to the diced or puréed chicken liver along with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Let cool to room temperature before storing in a safe container in the freezer.
Spinach and Salmon Scramble
In a nutshell, fish oils are an important part of your pup’s diet if he or she suffers from skin or coat problems.
They are also found to have anti-inflammatory properties that may be beneficial in some health conditions. Dog food manufacturers often include them in the ingredient list of their products.
What You’ll Need:
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 can boneless salmon (3 ounces (ca. 113 gram)), drained
- 1/2 cup chopped spinach.
- 2 eggs
- Drizzle a bit of the extra virgin olive oil in a small saucepan or skillet.
- Add the spinach and salmon, and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the eggs and cook, stirring continuously, for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown on all sides, about 3-4 minutes.
- Let cool slightly in a bowl before serving it to your furry friend!
If one day you decide to try a no-meat diet for your Sammy this recipe will help you make your Sammy happy and keep their bodies healthy. Disclaimer: keeping meat in a dog diet is important and it is not recommended to restrict meat consumption unless there are health-related prescriptions.
What You’ll Need:
- Sweet potato – 1(large)
- A half-cup of cooked black beans drained and rinsed
- Uncooked brown rice- 2/3 of a cup
- Water – 1.5 cups (0.35 l)
- Kale leaves – 6 nos.
- Pierce the sweet potato and place it on a baking tray lined with tin foil. Bake in a preheated oven for 45-60 minutes.
- Bring rice and water to the boil in a saucepan and simmer at low temperature for about 45 minutes.
- Chop up the sweet potatoes into small pieces. Combine with cooked rice, kale, and cooked beans and divide into equal-sized portions.
- Serve this delicious and nutritious meal to your pet!
Dogs with a double coat like Samoyeds rarely need grain-free diets they generally do just fine on regular pet foods. A more active Samoyed or one with an undercoat will need more food.
The goal of home feeding a Samoyed dog is to create a balanced diet that meets all nutritional requirements.
As you can see they are quite tasty and can help you avoid the dreadful trip to the pet store to buy a bag of dry dog food! Today, it is nearly impossible to have a pet without spending hundreds of dollars on taking care of them. Buying their food can be one of those costs, but these homemade dog foods are a lot cheaper and healthier than most of the ones you buy in the store.
What human food can puppies eat?
Bread can be fed in small quantities to Samoyed puppies. Bread does not really have much of a nutritional value, though, and it is better to use homemade bread instead of the store-bought ones.
Carrots are healthy option-in raw and cooked forms. They are rich in vitamins and minerals. Samoyeds may also be fed green peas, and limited amounts of oatmeal, cashew nuts and milk.
How often should my dog have homemade meals?
Many people wonder if they should feed their Samoyed dog homemade food three times a day, twice a day or once a day.
The answer to this question depends on many factors because every Samoyed dog is different. The feeding schedule should be adjusted according to the level of dog activity, health, weight and age.
Adult Samoyeds are generally easy to feed and mature dogs can usually thrive on two meals a day consisting of 1-1/2 to 2 cups (255-325 ml) each.
Read more on a healthy dog diet, dog nutrition information, raw diet and tips for having a healthy Samoyed dog on our blog.