Baked Salmon For Dogs Recipe (With Broccoli!)
July 17th, 2020
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For this baked salmon recipe for dogs, we’ll be turning to our good friend, the oven.
Your dog will surely love this scrumptious baked salmon fillet. This recipe will have slightly more fat than the other recipes we’ve shared. It is also very protein-rich.
Salmon is also packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which help your dog’s immune system.
Be sure to select a good-looking boneless skinless fillet from your supermarket!
Some sources instruct to limit your dog’s salmon intake to once a week, where one “intake” is considered no more than 100g per 10 pounds of body weight.
Because the salmon is only part of a complete meal for my dog Yuna, we are only feeding about 4oz (113g) per meal. Thus, based on this quantity restraint we are able to feed Yuna salmon a couple times per week.
We chose broccoli for this dish to switch up the vegetables here. Broccoli is perfectly fine for dogs to eat, but probably shouldn’t be eaten in large quantities. Feel free to substitute it for some of our other common veggie choices, like green beans, carrots, or peas.
But with its high fiber, high vitamin C, and low fat content, broccoli still makes an excellent addition to a dog’s bowl, as long as it’s not overfed.
Baked Salmon and Boiled Broccoli For Dogs - Recipe
For today’s recipe, we base portions off a daily intake of 1,000 calories, which is around what Yuna consumes in a day as a 58 pound Lab.
Since we feed her twice a day, each meal contains approximately 500 calories.
This means that if you follow this recipe word for word, everything in your dog’s bowl at the end will equal about 500 calories.
However, Yuna’s got her own sensitive tummy issues, we like to keep half her bowl dedicated to her special Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat kibble, which has been instrumental in helping her through her pancreatitis.
That’s why Yuna’s bowl will be half kibble (~250 kCal), half home-cooked (~250 kCal) .
In the ingredients list below, we include 250 kCal of a commercial diet as an ingredient. Should you choose to go 100% home cooked, you can simply double the mandatory ingredients and scratch the kibble.
Scale this up or down proportionately depending on your dog’s typical calorie intake!
Ingredients (per 500 calorie meal)
The following makes 4 meals, so you can immediately serve your dog one portion and pack three more portions for later.
1. Baked Atlantic Salmon
Sometimes, we also get our Atlantic salmon from Costco. It’s a huge piece of fish, with the skin and bones already removed. I cut four 4oz pieces of salmon off for Yuna.
In any case, we’ll start with a 1 pound (16oz) piece boneless, skinless piece of Atlantic salmon.
Preheat your oven to 450F.
Cover an oven tray with aluminium foil, and lay all four pieces of salmon on it. Brush a super tiny amount of oil on each piece.
Slide your tray into the middle rack of your oven. Cook for about 12-15 minutes.
Ensure that the salmon is thoroughly cooked! Once the salmon cools, you may want to gently pat the fillet with a paper towel to remove any excess oil and fat.
Measure out about 2 cups of broccoli, breaking the larger florets into smaller ones by hand if necessary.
Bring a pot of water to a boil and throw in the broccoli. Boil for about 3-5 minutes.
Remove from the pot, drain, and allow to cool.
- Kibble: ⅔ cup + 1tbsp Hill’s Prescription i/D Low Fat (~240 kCal)
- Salmon, baked: 4oz (~233 kCal)
- Broccoli: ½ cup (~27 kCal)
- [Optional] 1 Egg (~78 kCal)
And that’s it! Perfectly baked salmon and boiled broccoli for dogs. It makes for quite a beautiful plate, if we may say so ourselves.