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What meat can I give to my dog? The advices – Italian Cuisine

What meat can I give to my dog? The advices


The dog is by nature carnivorous, so giving it meat as a meal is possible. But which types of meat are recommended? Here is a useful guide

Our dog it is a pet, of course, but it still remains a descendant of the wolf. So, although we are used to feeding it with crunchy or industrial pressed meats – the famous cans -, every now and then gratifying it with a little meat, it can't hurt him.
Yeah, but which meat can you give it to your dog? And in what quantity? Below we will provide you with the advice targeted for proper nutrition of Fido, while in our gallery you will find the various types of meat that can be cooked for him.

Why give meat to the dog?

The dog is carnivorous by nature, therefore it can potentially consume any type of meat, from game to birds, up to beef, sheep and even pork. Fish can also be a viable alternative, being a meat rich in good fats and Omega 3.

Lean meat is better for the dog

The dog can eat any part of the animal, including offal and fatty parts, but if possible it is better to prefer i lean cuts, to facilitate digestion, always very laborious for our four-legged friends. Beware of red meats: although they are more greedy for Fido, they are however fatter and for many dog ​​breeds, this could prove harmful to health.

Yes to fish to dog

Fish is an excellent alternative, as it is a meat rich in Omega 3 and good fats, which help the animal to have shiny hair. But be careful: take care to wash the meat well and to remove any bones, very dangerous for Fido, who, by eating voraciously, risks ingesting even the largest ones, which can damage the internal organs.

How much meat to give to my dog?

The quantities depend on the size of the dog: the bigger it is, the more it has to eat. Generally, you need to calculate about 15-20 grams of meat per pound of animal weight. So, for example, if Fido weighs 20 kg, you will have to prepare about 4 ounces of meat per day.

Discover in the gallery other tips to give meat to the dog

Minced meat pizza – Italian Cuisine

»Minced meat pizza


First cut the bread into cubes and soak them in hot water for a few minutes, then squeeze them well.

Add meat, egg and cheeses and mix.

Coat the mold with parchment paper, grease with a little oil and spread the mixture inside, leveling the surface.
Season with the peeled tomatoes (after having crushed them with a fork), a pinch of salt and a little oil and cook for about 20 minutes in a preheated ventilated oven at 180 ° C.
Take out the mold, fill with the mozzarella (after having squeezed it a little) and cook for another 5 minutes with the grill function, in order to melt the cheese.

The minced meat pizza is ready, let it rest out of the oven for 5-10 minutes, decorated with fresh basil and serve, hot or at least warm.

Mixed meat loaf recipe – Italian Cuisine

Mixed meat loaf recipe


  • 300 g fresh shelled beans
  • 250 g minced beef pulp
  • 150 g minced pork meat
  • 150 g salami paste
  • 50 g stale homemade bread
  • 3 new spring onions
  • 1 egg
  • 1 shallot
  • parsley
  • mint
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt

For the recipe of the mixed meatloaf, finely slice the well-cleaned onions and let them dry in a saucepan with a veil of oil, for 10 ', then let them cool. Soak the bread with a little water. Wring it out and chop it with a knife. Mix the pork and beef meat with the salami paste, salt and flavor with a sprig of chopped parsley. Add an egg, spring onions and bread.

Knead the meat with the dressing, then collect everything on a sheet of baking paper; give the dough a cylindrical shape and close it in the paper; wrap it further with aluminum foil and put it in an ovenproof dish. Bake it at 190 ° C for about 40 '.

Blanch the beans for 1 minute in boiling water, drain and peel them. Chop the shallot and brown it for 2-3 'in a drizzle of oil; flavor the beans for 1 ', wet them with 100 g of water, salt and cook until it has evaporated. Finally flavored with mint leaves. Remove the meatloaf from the oven, cut it into slices and serve with the mint beans.

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