AllEars has adopted the balanced recipe provided online by Dr. Becker. It is easy to make, can be fed raw or cooked, and can be frozen. Watch the Youtube video here. It will provide full dietary information. Homemade Balanced Dog Food Recipe 14 oz     Lean Ground Beef (90%) 2 tsp  Hemp seed oil, or 3 TBSP Hemp seeds (corrected Oct 5, 2017) ½ tsp     Cod liver oil, or ½ can (2 oz) Sardines ½ tsp     Ground Ginger 1 tsp      Kelp powder 1           Egg (keep the shell) Mix all the above, then separately grind: ½           Eggshell 1 oz        Liver 1 oz        Broccoli 1 oz        Red Pepper 1 oz        Spinach Mix with the meat mixture. This food may be fed raw or cooked, it may be frozen, raw or cooked. Puppies require extra calcium, so use the whole eggshell. Hopefully Dr Becker & Rodney Habib will publish a puppy recipe soon. ------------------------------------- One can easily substitute some of the ingredients to provide a variety of proteins and nutrients. Below are pictures of the ingredients I used before switching. Now I omit the brown rice, barley, and oats, and reduce the amount of yams and carrots. I continue to add raw, ground, fresh vegetables, cooked organs meats, blueberries, & coconut oil. The following pictures are from my 'old' recipe and demonstrate the quality of ingredients used. Nothing that is labeled as "pet" quality goes into AllEars food!


Again, but with labels:

A new batch is ready for the freezer!

Feeding for my Papillons: Weight of dog            

Food per meal, twice a day

6 lb -  60 grams

7 lb -  65 grams

8 lb -  70 grams

9 lb -  75 grams

Feed more when they are very active.

Give three meals a day when under 6 months old or pregnant (Start adding a high quality puppy kibble when 5 - 6 weeks pregnant)

Add (or as a treat) yoghurt; berries; leafy greens; sweet potato sticks; cottage cheese. Main treats in my home: plain Cheerios for every day, Trainer's Choice, chicken, freeze dried liver or salami for training and special.

To monitor if you are feeding the correct amount - check every 2 weeks: weigh the food every meal.

- If you can see the dog's ribs, you are not feeding enough. Provide more food and allow the dog to eat as much as it wants at each meal until you can no longer see the ribs. Weigh the food given before and after the meal to determine how much the dog consumes and continue to feed no less than that at each meal for at least 2 weeks, then re-evaluate.

- If you can feel the dog's ribs, but not see them, the dog is the right weight. 

- If you cannot feel the ribs because there is padding on them, you are feeding too much. reduce by 5 grams per meal.

- If the dog's ribs are padded and he/she no longer has a waist line (as seen from above), the dog is becoming obese. Reduce food intake and increase exercise levels.

Great old line :  If a dog is fat, look at the other end of the leash for the problem....

Walk walk walk. Play ball, play fetch, stay fit - you and your dog! Get moving!