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    Dogs: Arthritis-Relieving Beef and Sweet Potato

    Source of Recipe

    From "Feed Your Best Friend Better" by Rick Woodford ("The Dog Food Dude")

    Recipe Introduction

    "This provides a grain-free option for dogs with arthritis, with plenty of beefy flavor and the surprise of grated ginger to help ease their aching joints. Browning beef is quick and easy on the stovetop, and cooking the sweet potatoes in the microwave makes this step a cinch as well."

    List of Ingredients

    2 pounds ground beef (85% lean)
    5 ounces frozen spinach, thawed
    1 cups water
    1 tsp grated fresh ginger
    3 pounds sweet potatoes, cleaned and cut into 1-inch cubes
    3 Tbsp salmon oil
    cup chopped fresh parsley
    3,000 milligrams glucosamine tablets with chondroitin, crushed or pulsed in a food processor


    In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the beef for 6 minutes. Add the spinach, cup of the water, and ginger and cook for 6 minutes longer, stirring occasionally to break up the beef. Remove from the heat and allow the beef mixture to cool.

    Combine the sweet potatoes and the remaining 1 cup of water in a microwave-safe dish, and cook on high power for 7 minutes. Stir the potatoes and cook on high for an additional 7 minutes.

    Allow the potato mixture to cool, and then combine it with the beef mixture, salmon oil, parsley, and glucosamine supplement in a large bowl.

    Yield: 12 cups; 295 calories per cup

    Daily Portion:

    Divide into two meals, or serve one-half the daily portion per day with one-half the normal amount of dry food.

    10-pound dog: ⅔ to 1 cups
    20-pound dog: 1 to 2 cups
    40-pound dog: 2⅔ to 3⅔ cups
    60-pound dog: 3 to 4 cups
    80-pound dog: 4 to 5⅔ cups




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