Dr. Basko’s Liver Stew for Dogs

Nutrition can be as effective if not the most important therapeutic modality you can add to your dog’s regimen during illness. This big pot of stew recipe offers deep support and nourishment of liver functions.
© Dr. Ihor Basko, from Fresh Food & Ancient Wisdom: Preparing Healthy & Balanced Meals for Your Dogs.  Be sure to check out the latest edition.  To learn more about Dr. Ihor Basko, this great book, his practice and his new upcoming workshops, visit: www.drbasko.com 

Portion I

Beef soup bones, turkey or chicken bones from meat used in this recipe
Ginger powder
Shitake mushrooms
Sea salt
Water (add enough to cover all of the ingredients)
2 cups
2 cloves
1 teaspoon
1 cup
1/2 cup
1 teaspoon
3 quarts

Portion II

Brown rice
De-boned meat (beef , chicken or turkey)
Liver (organic chicken or calves)
3 cups (uncooked)
6 cups
1 cup

Portion III

Chop all the following into small pieces.



Dark leafy greens – (beet greens, bok choy, chard, spinach, watercress or kale)



3 cups

2 cups

2 cups


Bring 3 quarts of water to boil, add Portion 1 and return to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 45-60 minutes. Skim off the fat and save for other meals.

Add Portion 3 to pot, bring to another boil and simmer for another 30 minutes. Remove the bones and save then for snacks with the exception of chicken bones.

Add Portion 2 and let simmer until rice is done (45 minutes). This will make a lot of food, so let the pot of stew cool to room temperature, then put about three days worth in the fridge and store the rest in similar volume containers in the store. (I have found this recipe makes about 20 meals for a large dog. ~Terri)

This recipe can be your “base” stew from which you may serve as is or add other foods (seasonal) to balance the meals and make the food more appetizing. For example, to the breakfast meal you can add a cooked egg to the stew. Lunch can be just a small amount of stew. To the remaining meals, you can add ¼ cup grated steamed carrots and 1/3 cup cottage cheese.

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