How to Cook Cod Fish for Dogs (Easy Steps & Complete Guide)

Cooking cod fish for dogs is fairly easy. You can prepare chowder, mix it with sweet potatoes, blend it with pumpkin puree or make a refreshing summery type dish. Consider the recipes provided below. You can always change and add ingredients to suit your furry four-legged friend’s preferences and dietary needs.

Always show your vet the recipe you want to make when you have doubts about the ingredients. Otherwise these are healthy recipes adult dogs will love to chow down on. If you want to feed any of these to puppies, reduce the amount of fish and replace it with bone meal.

Quick Overview

  1. Posh Pup’s Pumpkin & Fish
  2. Classic Canine Chowder
  3. Summer Fresh Cod  
  4. Sweet Fishy Potatoes for Poochie

Posh Pup’s Pumpkin & Fish

For an optimal wintertime DIY dog food recipe, try this! It’s packed with Omega 3s and a bunch of other vitamins.

Items You’ll Need

  • Large Bowl
  • Measuring Spoons  
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Ungreased, Nonstick Baking Pan
  • Medium Saucepan with a Lid
  • Freezer-Safe Containers

Ingredients

  • ½ lb Cod Filets, no bones or skin
  • ¼ lb Wild-Caught Atlantic Salmon, no bones or skin
  • ⅔ lb White Rice
  • 8⅛ Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • ¼ lb Tomatoes, raw, deseeded and chopped
  • ⅛ lb Spinach, chopped
  • ¼ lb Pumpkin Puree, plain
  • 1 tsp Turmeric, dried
  • 1 tsp Basil, dried
  • 1 tsp Parsley, dried

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Clean the both the cod and salmon under cool running water and place it on the baking dish. You can put a little water on the bottom if you need it. Avoid using any oil at this point.
  3. Bake the fish for 30 to 40 minutes until the fish has no visible rawness.
  4. In the medium saucepan, cook the white rice according to the instructions.
  5. Measure the coconut oil and set it out it to melt.
  6. Deseed and chop the tomatoes along with the spinach.
  7. Add the melted oil, tomatoes and spinach into the mixing bowl.
  8. When the fish finishes cooking in the oven, remove it and allow it to cool. Remove all the bones and skin, ensuring the flesh flakes away.
  9. Add the fish and cooked rice to the bowl along with the spices.
  10. Mix well and allow the whole thing to cool down.
  11. Portion out into freezer-safe containers.

Classic Canine Chowder

Try this version of fish chowder for your pup. It’s great as a kibble topper or for a whole meal.

Items You’ll Need

  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Large Nonstick Frying Pan with a Lid
  • Small to Medium Nonstick Frying Pan
  • 2 Spatulas
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons

Ingredients

  • 4 Cod Filets, without bones and skin
  • ½ Apple (granny smith, golden delicious or red delicious), cored, chopped and deseeded  
  • 2 Tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • ½ cup Pumpkin Puree, plain  
  • 2 Yellow Squash, large, deseeded and chopped
  • 4 cups Cabbage, shredded  
  • 2½ cups White Rice
  • 2 cups Scrambled Eggs  

Instructions

  1. With the knife and cutting board, prepare the produce: apple, squash and cabbage.
  2. In one nonstick frying pan, cook the scrambled eggs without any butter or oil if possible.
  3. Heat EVOO in the frying pan and cook the cod filets until they flake away with ease.
  4. Add the chopped squash, shredded cabbage, scrambled eggs, apple and pumpkin.
  5. Stir all the ingredients well and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Add the rice, cover the pan and simmer for another 50 minutes.
  7. If you need a more mushy/soupy texture, add a little more water.

Summer Fresh Cod

This is a recipe you can feed your pooch during the summer when strawberries and cucumbers are in season. It’s cooling, refreshing and very nutritious.

Items You’ll Need

  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Food Processor
  • Peeler
  • Frying Pan
  • Steamer (or similar device, like a small saucepan that fits inside a medium one with a colander and lid)

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs Cod Filets, no bones or skin
  • ⅓ lb Turkey Giblets, lightly cooked
  • ¼ lb Broccoli Florets, steamed and chopped
  • ⅓ Cup Celery, chopped and steamed
  • ¼ Cup Turkey or Chicken, precooked and chopped (leftovers are good)
  • ¼ Cup Cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ Cup Strawberries, leaves removed and chopped
  • 1 Egg  
  • 1½ tsp EVOO

Instructions

  1. Peel, prepare and chop the cucumber, strawberries, broccoli and celery.
  2. Set up the steamer and add the celery and broccoli; cook until just tender. Remove and put it in the food processor and allow it to cool there.
  3. Steam the cod until cooked all the way through.
  4. In a nonstick frying pan, with a dab of olive oil, cook the turkey giblets until just browned and then cook the egg.
  5. Add the turkey giblets, turkey/chicken chunks and cooked egg into the food processor.
  6. Blend a little bit until they begin breaking down and then add the cucumber and strawberries along with the olive oil.
  7. Process until everything is a smooth paste.
  8. Portion out the food into servings for your pup in freezer-safe bags or containers.

Sweet Fishy Potatoes for Poochie

This recipe requires 100% pure, natural and fresh ingredients. This tasty yet slightly sweet dish for your pup makes a great topping for kibble.

Items You’ll Need

  • Potato Peeler
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Ungreased, Nonstick Baking Dish
  • Boiling pot
  • Colander
  • Potato Masher
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Freezer-Safe Containers

Ingredients

  • 4 Cod Filets, without bones and skin
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp EVOO

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Clean the fish under water, dry it off and place them on your ungreased, nonstick baking dish.
  3. Bake the fish for about 20 to 25 minutes until the flesh flakes away.
  4. Allow the fish to cool before removing bones and skin. Precooking it makes it easier to remove the skin and bones.
  5. Peel, chop and boil the sweet potatoes until they are fork tender.
  6. Strain the water with a colander and mash them in a bowl until fully mushy.
  7. Add the flaked cod along with the olive oil and mix well with a spoon.
  8. Allow the mixture to further cool down, if necessary, and then portion out the mash in freezer-safe containers.