Fish dog food recipe

by | Dec 9, 2012 | 14 comments

Healthy and great for hyperactive dogs!

This is a great alternative to using red meat.  You can get cheap white fish in the supermarkets if you look in the freezer section.  As of writing this recipe Asda are doing a deal where you can buy two 1kg bags of frozen Pollock fillets for just £6.

We are using cabbage and mangetout but you can also try cabbage and kale, along with those ingredients we are also using sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips.

Because this recipe is high in fibre it is excellent for dogs who have problems with their anal glands and helps keep them regular and the sweet potatoes are a natural soporific, so are good for hyperactive, anxious and nervous dogs!

Our ingredients

2 sweet potatoes, 3 parsnips, 3 carrots, 1 whole cabbage, 300g (1 1/4 cups) of mangetout, 2kg (2.2 lbs)of frozen white fish, 1 bag of couscous


add 2 large sweet potatoes

Dice two sweet potatoes and add to a large pot!

add 4 parsnips

Add the diced parsnips to pot!

add 4 carrots

Add diced carrots!

add whole cabbage

Add a whole diced cabbage!

add mangetout

Add the mangetout and boil veggies till cooked!

add frozen fish

Now add the frozen fish and cook on a medium heat until cooked, (about 10-15 mins)!

add couscous

Take off heat and add a bag of couscous!

Serve fish dog food to dog

Serve to dog, bag and freeze the rest.


How to store

As a general guide if meat protein is present in recipe then it will last around 3 to 5 days stored in a cool place.  If it has second class protein in it eg. cheese, lentils, eggs, etc, then they will store for about 10 days in a cool place. You can use cake tins lined with baking paper – greaseproof. If there is no meat or second class proteins present then it will last around 3 weeks before they go soft like human biscuits.

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By Jamie Shanks

BDWS is owned and run by me, Jamie Shanks. I’ve been a professional dog walker since 2010. When I’m not walking dogs, I’m usually at home (like everyone else) entertaining my two dogs and attending to five hens and my vegetable garden.

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Vanda Kewley
2 years ago

Hiya, can’t find a mention of how much liquid to use?

3 years ago


Please can you tell me how much should a German shepherd weighing 34KG should eat of this per day

Julie Whitfield
3 years ago

Hi I will be making these in bulk. Once frozen do I ‘re heat or just feed to them once de frosted.

Nancy Crissman
3 years ago

I have a rescue shitzu and can have only fish duck, lamb in meat. We can only have wheat oatmeal as fiber, that is it no vegetables at all not potato at all or rice. Any idea on food prep.

5 years ago

Hi, is the cous cous just to bulk up the recipe or does it have nutritional value for dogs? Can I replace it with rice (it’ll need cooking I realise)

6 years ago

My pooch is struggling with allergies and only eats fish… I will definitely try this recipe! Do you have any tips on where I could find more fish recipes?

6 years ago

Giving this a go today for my two shiatsu, both under 1 year old, but have been on home cooked for the last 4 weeks and seem to be doing very well from it. . let you know how they get on. jk

Janice Gerard
7 years ago

I’m going to give this a try with my rescue lurcher boy. We struggle with his reactivity towards other dogs and towards some men. He is exercised on a long lead as he has run away too many times and has ended up in hospital twice as a result of his escapades so consequently he only gets the chance for a ‘blast’ in the garden. I’ve had no success with herbal calmers but this sounds great. Even if it doesn’t calm him down it will be good for him. Am I being over-cautious if I mention fish bones?

8 years ago

I have a west highland terrier (Angus McFluff) who is 8 months old. If I make these dinners for him how much per day and per meal should I feed him? Will he really eat veggies?

8 years ago
Reply to  Emma

I realise this reply is way overdue but I have only recently been cooking Lord Alfreds meals.He loves his home cooked meals and always cleans his dish clean,including his veggies.I am going to try the fish dish in a day or two.