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Budwig Diet for Dogs

It will seem a surprising diet for dogs but they enjoy it and can do very well on it.

It is used for similar conditions for which humans follow the Budwig Diet. It is a natural treatment using pleasant food which most dogs love. It is a kind gentle alternative to drugs if you don’t want to put your dog through drug therapy.

Two stories of dogs who followed the Budwig Diet

Specific considerations for Dogs on the Budwig Diet

Be even more caustious with levels of fruit and starch

Fewer meals

Foods you MUST avoid for dogs

Don’t overload dogs with veggies people think are “healthy”

e.g.  Spinach

Present food in a way dogs find easier to digest

Introducing Dogs to the Budwig diet


How much do dogs need

Based on  20kg medium size 11 year old spaniel

Twice per day:

  •  2 Tbsp .Cold-pressed flaxseed (linseed) oil etc
  • 4Tbsp Quark or similar such as fat-free Greek yoghurt, Skyr or cottage cheese

Mix the oil and quark (or other) until no drops of oil show, then mix a bit more to ensure it is thoroughly blended.

Place the resultant cream in a bowl and add

  • 1.5 Tbsp. Cold-milled ground flaxseed (linseed)
  • a few berries
  • some chopped fruit  a couple of tablespoons of freshly pressed juice, should be home made but I make an exception for good quality beetroot juice,
  • a scant tablespoon coconut oil
  • ground or chopped nuts
  • a pinch of chopped herbs (parsley, dill, fennel, coriander, basil, chervil but not chives)

Some veggies, assemble a selection to make an appropriate sized meal

  • grated raw or mashed cooked medium carrot
  •  green veg, finely sliced, can be raw or lightly steamed/microwaved (not too much spinach though
  • a little steamed/microwaved root veg such as swede, celeriac or turnip

Mix everything together and serve.



How much to buy

Check out how to calculate how what you need to buy for your dog on the Budwig diet. 

Add a bit extra to your shopping basket as you might like to join  your dog and treat yourself to a Budwig meal or two every day.

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" – Hippocrates