If your dog needs to be on a limited ingredient diet due to allergy concerns this is the perfect diet to start them on.
I would start with just rabbit and rice and add one ingredient at a time to ensure your allergy prone pet doesn’t react.
Remember to always discuss you pet’s diet with your veterinarian.
- Rabbit is all white-meat which means even those couch-potato dogs won’t have to worry about their mid-lines, but it’s still full of nutrients for even the highest-energy dogs.
- Rabbit is higher in protein than chicken, turkey, veal, beef, duck, lamb, and pork which means it’s packed with lots of lean and mean fuel for your dog’s muscles, AND essential amino acids necessary for tissue repair AND help boost the immune system.
- Rabbit meat is lower in cholesterol than most other protein sources, containing minimum amounts of saturated fats. The healthy fats in rabbit meat will keep your dog’s joints lubricated and coat shiny.
- Vitamin B12! Rabbit meat, specifically the nutrient packed organs, is an excellent source of vitamin B12 which works to ensure that a dog’s nervous system functions properly. It is also needed for normal cell growth. If your dog is acting sluggish, it may be because he is lacking some good ‘ol B12 as vitamin B12 helps maintain their energy level.
- Rabbit is a novel protein which means that your dog has either seldom or never been exposed to this type of food which is why it is a wonderful protein choice for dogs who’s tummies are either sensitive, or if they have a food allergy to other protein sources. If your dog is seeming itchy, or has some GI issues, introducing a novel protein, like rabbit, into their diet can help “reset” their system and give their immune system a break from fighting off the proteins it may be reacting to. Top veterinary dermatology specialists highly recommend it!
- 1 rabbit, approx. 4 lbs.
- 10 cups water (you will need to add more as the rabbit cooks)
- 2 cups brown rice
- 1 cup potato, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup chick peas, drained & rinsed
- 1⁄2 cup carrot, chopped
- 1 sweet potato, chopped
- 1 apple, chopped
- 1 cup plain yogurt (optional)
- 3 tablespoons of tapioca (if required)
- Place rabbits in a large pot and add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for about 30-45 minutes or until rabbit is cooked and falling from the bone.
- Remove rabbit from the pot. Remove all meat from bones, making sure you get all the bones from the pot as well. Discard bones. Return rabbit meat to pot.
- Return pot to a boil. Add, rice and vegetables. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes or until rice and vegetables are tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. I add a cup more water bring to a boil and add tapioca to make a gravy like result.
- Remove from heat. Stir in chick peas and apple
- Cool completely. Stir in yogurt.
- Package meals in Ziploc bags or containers. Refrigerate or freeze.
This recipe will yield 11 or 12, 12 oz plastic containers.