We know that starting the day with a good breakfast fuels us for the rest of the day. This delicious recipe means starting your dog’s day with a breakfast that is easy, quick and healthy can be part of your routine, too.

Oats are high in good nutrients such as iron, manganese, zinc, and B vitamins. And, low in ‘bad’ nutrients such as gluten and GMOs. Oats can improve digestive function and can help to settle gas, diarrhoea and constipation in your dog. Overall, oats can offer good nutritional benefits when included as part of a balanced diet.

Sage is beneficial for dogs to eat for its antiseptic, astringent, antispasmodic, and antihydrotic qualities. It can be an efficient herb for infections or ulcerations of the mouth, skin, or digestive tract. Sage can also be effective against bacterial and fungal infections. And, the fresh aroma it adds to the oats makes this meal even more tempting!

Make up a big batch of this turkey and sage oats to get you dog’s tail wagging.

Turkey and sage oats for dogs


  • 1kg turkey mince
  • 3 cups roughly chopped green beans
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped or minced fresh sage
  • 2¾ cups quick oats (natural)
  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 6 cups of water


  • Bring the water to a simmer in a large pot over a medium heat.
  • Add the turkey mince and stir to break up the mince, then simmer on low for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the green beans and sage and simmer for about five minutes.
  • Remove from heat, then stir in the oats and oil. Allow to cool.

Once cooled, portion enough for 3 – 4 days worth in an airtight container in the fridge. Freeze similar portion sizes for freshness.

Serving size

Serve one half of the daily portion per day with one half of the normal amount of dry food.

  • 4.5kg dog  ¾ to 1¼ cups
  • 9kg dog 1½ to 2 cups
  • 18kg dog 22/3  to 31/3 cups
  • 27kg dog 3½ to 4½ cups
  • 36kg dog 4½ to 52/3 cups


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