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3 winter recipes to warm up and strengthen your dog

3 winter recipes to warm up and strengthen your dog

These nutritious home-cooked meals for your dogs will ensure they get all the nutrition they need to get them through the cold winter months. Get your free recipes below!

1) Winter Wellness Recipe

Winter Wellness Dog Recipe

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This recipe combines juicy raw meat with a freshly prepared green smoothie and golden paste to keep your dog healthy over the winter months. While it is served cold to keep the meat raw, this delicious meal packs a powerful immune-boosting punch to protect your dog from winter colds and flu. In addition, the turmeric will keep joints healthy and reduce inflammation, especially for dogs with arthritis which becomes worse in the winter months!

Combine all the ingredients below to make your dog this delicious winter wellness meal!

How to make Golden Paste

  1. Mix the turmeric with 1 cup of the water in a pan (save the remaining water in case you need it to thin your paste a bit)
  2. Stir the liquid on low/medium heat for about 7 to 10 minutes - it should form a thick paste in this time
  3. If the paste gets too thick, add a little more water
  4. If the paste looks watery, add a little more turmeric and heat it for another couple of minutes
  5. Once your paste has thickened, add the pepper and ghee and stir thoroughly
  6. Allow the mixture to cool
  7. Place it in a jar with a lid and store in the fridge
  8. It’ll keep for up to 2 weeks

2) Chicken Fried Rice

healthy chicken fried rice recipe dogs

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In moderation, fried rice dishes are healthy meals for dogs (unless the dog has a rice allergy). This Chicken Fried Rice recipe for dogs provides a yummy wide nutritional selection, and can be served warm to heat up their tummies in the cold months!  

Please remember to never include ingredients that are harmful to dogs, like onions, garlic, soy sauce, salt and spices.


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups cold, pre-cooked brown rice
  • 1 boneless chicken breast (cubed)
  • ½ cup peas
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 2-3 tbsp ghee clarified butter


  1. Scramble eggs in ghee over medium heat and set aside once done
  2. Add ghee to pan over medium-high heat and cook diced chicken thoroughly
  3. Add vegetables and saute with chicken
  4. Stir in pre-cooked brown rice to chicken and veggies mixture
  5. Turn up the heat and stir until warmed through
  6. Combine rice with the scrambled eggs or serve with eggs on top
  7. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers for future meals

Beef Stew

healthy beef stew recipe for dogs

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Is there anything more comforting than a big bowl of beef stew? This recipe makes enough servings to refrigerate and freeze for future chilly days to come!


  • 1-2 cup beef meat
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 potato, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup green beans, trimmed and chopped
  • 450 g low sodium chicken, beef or vegetable broth
  • 1-2 tbsp ghee clarified butter


  1. Braise beef in ghee in the pan over high heat until it is brown on all sides
  2. Remove the beef from the heat and add a few tablespoons of your desired broth to the pan
  3. Stir in celery while slowly adding in the remaining broth and bring to a boil
  4. Return beef to the pot and cover with lid ajar
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes
  6. Add chopped potatoes, carrots, and green beans to pot and cover to cook for an additional 30 minutes
  7. Uncover and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes
  8. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers for future meals

If you have any questions about your pet, please contact our team or leave a comment below for FREE health advice. We always love hearing from you!

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