Raw Dog Food Diet Recipes
for Cane Corso Puppies and Adults
Add Some Variety To Your Mastiffs Raw Diet

Like many Cane Corso pet parents, you're concerned about the unhealthy additives in commercial pet food. You've started your puppy and adult dog on a raw food diet as an alternative but don't know much beyond serving them chunks of meat. It's time for recipe surfing!

Ingredients in raw food diet recipes for Cane Corso puppies and adults are similar but with exceptions, and the proportions are different. Experts suggest these nutrients should be in each serving—calcium, protein, fiber, and fat. Some substances, like raw egg whites, should not be given to puppies.

If you're concerned about the expense of prepackaged commercial raw dog foods, make your dog's meals yourself; it's easier than you think. In this article, we will tackle some of the best raw food diet recipes for your Cane Corso puppies and adults. We will also explain why raw egg whites should not be given to your dog, so read on! Read More Below...

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Raw Food Diet Recipes for Cane Corso Puppies

Starter Diet

This is more of a meat formula than a recipe for starting off Cane Corso puppies on a raw diet. This is a listing of the recommended types of meat suggested by canine experts at Dogs Naturally Magazine. They said 50-65% of a Cane Corso puppy raw diet should consist of meaty bones.

Animal Parts That Can Be Fed to Puppies

  • Neck bones of cattle
  • Necks, feet, and backs of chickens
  • Necks and tails of turkeys
  • Windpipes of beef
  • Bones of venison
  • Tails and ribs of veal
  • The entire carcasses of small fowl and rabbits 
  • Green tripe
  • Egg yolks, shells intact



Frozen Puppy Treat Delight

This is a cool alternative to biscuit treats. The prep time is 5 minutes, freeze time is 2 hours, and you can generate 16 treats.

Ingredients

  • Your choice of frozen fruits and/or vegetables (bananas, berries, apples, carrots), ¼ cup 
  • Yogurt, ¼ cup 
  • Peanut butter or pureed pumpkin, ½ cup
  • Water, ⅓ cup (add more as needed)

Instructions

  1. Combine yogurt, water, and peanut butter in a bowl. Keep adding water while blending until the mixture is ready for pouring.
  2. Pour the mixture into ice cube trays or molds, leaving room for the vegetables and fruits.
  3. Add the fruits and veggies.
  4. Freeze the mixture. Serve when frozen.
  5. Freeze leftovers in a lidded container. They will last for two to three months.


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Satin Balls

Ingredients

  • Gelatin (unflavored), 1 box 
  • Molasses (unflavored), 2 tablespoons 
  • Wheat germ, 6 tablespoons
  • Cereal, 1⅓ cups
  • Oatmeal (uncooked), 1½ cups
  • Vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons
  • Salt, a pinch
  • Beef with a high percentage of fat (ground), 1 lb (0.5 kg)
  • 1 egg, shell intact, dunked in boiling water for 30 seconds

Instructions

  1. Mash the egg, including its shell. Use a food processor if needed.
  2. Mix all the ingredients and blend until a consistency similar to meatloaf is achieved.
  3. Form the mixture into patties or balls.
  4. Place in a container and freeze.
  5. Thaw one night before.
  6. Serve raw...Delish!

Raw Food Diet Recipes for Cane Corso Adults

Starter Diet

This recipe is a starter meal for adult dogs being introduced to a raw food diet.

Consult your vet for supplements to add to this basic recipe. A veterinary nutritionist will suggest various recipes that include the nutrients necessary for a balanced diet. These include carbohydrates, protein, fats, minerals, and vitamins. Portions should be tailored to the dog's age, weight, breed, health status, and activity level.

Ingredients

  • Your choice of low-fat meat (ground), 3 lbs (1.4 kg)
  • Sardines in water, 1 can
  • 4 eggs, shells intact
  • Chopped parsley, kale, or spinach (use individually or together), ½ cup

Portions

Consult your vet for bespoke meals for your pets. For this recipe, serve ⅓ to half a cup of food for every 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) of body weight. Raw dog food contains more nutrients than its commercial counterpart and does not have additives or fillers. So there's no need to feed your dog the same amount as store-bought food.

Keep in mind, though, that younger or energetic dogs metabolize nutrients faster and more efficiently than their older or less active counterparts. The former group needs bigger portions.

Instructions

  1. Mash the sardines.
  2. Finely chop the vegetables.
  3. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Serve...yum!

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Doggie Burgers

Modify this recipe (from Running to the Kitchen) according to your preference. Prep time is 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • Chicken livers, 4 oz (113.4 g)
  • Beef (ground), 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
  • 2 eggs, shell intact
  • Spinach, ½ cup
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • 1 cored apple
  • Yogurt (plain), ½ cup
  • Flaxseed (ground), 1 tablespoon
  • Olive oil, 1 tablespoon

Instructions

  1. Finely chop the spinach, apple, and carrot.
  2. Transfer the chopped veggie-fruit mix to a food processor. Add the other ingredients, save for the beef. Then blend.
  3. Mix the ground beef with the blended ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Mold everything into palm-sized patties.
  5. Place the patties on a baking pan lined with wax paper or parchment.
  6. Freeze the patties. When solid, transfer them to a Ziploc bag or covered container.
  7. Take out a portion for one day's feeding from the freezer the night before. Put this on the main shelf of your fridge for thawing.
  8. Once thawed, serve.

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The Muscle Builder

This BARF (biologically appropriate raw food) recipe from Bully Max chef Jenny Blades is proven to build dogs' muscle. Jenny recommends this meal after exercise, as it contributes to faster recovery time.

Ingredients

  • Beef kidney 
  • Beef (ground)
  • Lettuce (romaine)
  • Carrots
  • Eggs, shells intact
  • Gorilla Max canine performance supplement

Gorilla Max from Amazon ($37) is formulated for both malnourished/underweight dogs and active canines. As it contains 20 grams of high-quality protein per scoop, it encourages growth and boosts energy. Vets approve it for all breeds aged seven weeks and older.

Instructions

  1. Finely chop the vegetables. Dogs cannot properly digest raw veggies, so cut them into tiny pieces and either blanch (dunk briefly in boiling water) or ferment them.
  2. Chop the kidney into small pieces.
  3. Mix the ground beef with the kidneys in a bowl.
  4. Add the eggs and vegetables.
  5. Add 6 teaspoons of Gorilla Max per serving based on your dog's weight. (This recipe generates six servings for a 60-pound or 27-kilogram dog.)
  6. Mix all the ingredients well.
  7. Separate enough portions for a day's meal, then freeze the rest for later use.

Why You Shouldn’t Give Your Cane Corso Raw Egg Whites

Raw egg whites should not be given to puppies, elderly dogs, ill dogs (especially those suffering from an inflamed pancreas and those allergic to eggs) because they have enzyme inhibitors that prevent this group from digesting them properly.

For healthy dogs, vets suggest one serving of raw egg every day for a healthy, shiny coat. This also prevents fur issues and flaky or dry skin. In a raw food diet, the whole egg, including the shell, is used because of the high digestible phosphorus, calcium, and mineral content. Studies confirm that dogs can absorb eggshell calcium well.

To avoid having your dog choke on shell pieces, run the entire egg through a food processor before combining it with other ingredients. To guard against Salmonella, plunge whole eggs into boiling water for 30 seconds. This slightly cooks the white but leaves the yolks raw.

Dehydrate eggs as an alternative to boiling. Use organic farm eggs. Commercial ones are said to harbor toxins in their shells.

Be sure to visit our page dedicated to raw Cane Corso feeding for additional information and insights into this healthy diet.

Conclusion

Raw diet controversy aside, it's always heartening to know you're in control over what your dog eats. If you're doubtful about a totally raw diet, though, take your cue from other dog owners and alternate or mix raw with kibble.

If you're not bothered about cost, a meal delivery service is a convenient option. Some companies offer bespoke recipes designed by canine nutritionists.

Whatever your choice, the important thing is that each serving should be balanced to ensure all of Fido's nutritional needs are met.

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