My Dog Friendly Meal (One of Many)

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Do you ever make a dog friendly meal and not realize it? There are so many foods that we eat, that our dogs can eat too. Of course there are also many exceptions, and we need to take care not to subject our dog’s bellies to too much unfamiliar, rich or dangerous foods. That said, there are seemingly endless everyday healthy foods that are also good for dogs. In fact, that was the main inspiration for my site,

Here is one example. I made a simple, healthy meal of steelhead trout, brown rice and spinach. My food here is also a dog friendly meal, so I saved a little for my dog, Autumn. She weighs about 75 pounds – I saved about a tablespoon of each ingredient. That is not a meal of course – just a topper. You can do this too!

To make this dog friendly meal, you can do the following (and you may have your own methods):


  • Preheat the oven to 375.
  • Take your fish and rinse it, and then place it in a baking pan. Pat it dry.
  • Coat it on both sides with olive oil.
  • Bake in pan until cooked / flaky, usually about a half hour
  • I did not spice it up since I was sharing with Autumn. I spiced mine up at the end, after removing her portion.

Brown rice:

  • In a soup pot, cook about 1 part rice to 3 parts water on medium heat until rice is cooked, usually about 45 minutes. Watch for overflow – if it gets too high, turn the heat down.


  • Rinse raw spinach.
  • Place in skillet or pan with a little water, and steam on medium heat until bright green – less than five minutes.

Enjoy, and contact me to talk more about ways to improve your dog’s diet using real, everyday foods.- Sarah

About Dog Food Coach and Dog Food Journal

What is the purpose of Dog Food Coach and Dog Food Journal? Simple… I am on a mission to help you feed your dogs a healthier diet using simple, everyday foods found in most grocery stores, farm stands or elsewhere.

I’ve been studying human and animal nutrition since 1996. My work on behalf of animals began long before then, and over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of nonprofit animal protection organizations.

I believe my love and concern for animals was inborn, and is not going anywhere.

I promote empowerment, knowledge and useful information like recipes, individual “tack on” ingredients, research articles and other tools. I hope I can help you and your dog as well. I also offer online services such as writing, editing and web management to companies and organizations focusing on nutrition and wellness.