Recipe: Sardine Salad for Dogs & Cats

This recipe is perfect to serve as a healthy topper to any type of pet food.

Sardines are a great source of essential fatty acids. Green beans are laden with vitamins and other nutrients that support cardiac and intestinal health, as well as strong bones.

Sardine Salad for Dogs and Cats

This recipe is perfect to serve as a healthy topper to any type of pet food. Sardines are a great source of essential fatty acids.

Ingredients

  • 1 can low sodium sardines* in water or oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh green beans, lightly cooked & diced
  • 1/4 cup melon (such as cantaloupe), finely diced
  • 1/4 cup plain cottage cheese
  • Dash cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. Gently combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  3. Add the mixture to your pet’s food in portions appropriate for his or her size.

Recipe Notes

*Canned salmon may be substituted for sardines in this recipe, if desired. Green beans are are laden with vitamins and other nutrients that support cardiac and intestinal health, as well as strong bones. They also offer wonderful, natural anti-inflammatory properties. I always recommend fresh, local produce where available but frozen green beans are fine as well.


Meet the Author: Lucy Postins

Lucy Postins is founder of The Honest Kitchen as well as its Mother Hen and CEO. She is a companion animal nutritionist who started The Honest Kitchen in her kitchen in 2002. She is passionate about advanced nutrition and holistic health including complementary modalities such as herbalism and homeopathy. Considered an expert in her field, Lucy frequently writes articles for local and national media, conducts radio interviews and educational spots, and occasionally holds educational seminars for pet owners on the importance of good nutrition. She also recently authored Dog Obsessed, a guide to a happier, healthier life for the pup you love.

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