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Chicken-Pasta Homemade Dog Food for Senior Maltese

Posted by Dr Sam, On 10 Jan, 2024 | Updated On 10 Jan, 2024 No Comments »

Nutrient-rich Chicken-Pasta recipe for senior Maltese: 231 Kcal/day. Ideal for active living in 10-20°C weather. Tailored nutrition for your furry friend!

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Main Ingredients Organic Chicken, Pasta, Canola Oil
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooking Method Simmering
Nutrition Calories – 231 Kcal, Protein – 11.9 g, Fat – 3.81 g, Carb – 44.27. See Nutrition Details
Suitable For Senior Maltese (also good for any other senior small breed dogs)
Category Food Recipe

This recipe is formulated for senior Maltese of about 10 years old, weighing about 5-pound, active lifestyle in 10-20°C weather. His daily energy requirement (DER) is estimated to be 231 Kcal.

Be sure of your dog’s daily calorie need, use our DER calculator. The calculator takes in all the factors that determine dog’s energy needs.

See healthy diet formula for senior dogs.

Old Maltese Diseases

Senior Maltese are prone to liver, heart and joint ailments. The addition of turmeric, eggshell and pumpkin seed powder with support of substances and phytochemicals from ingredients and other supplements help in prevention or relief of these ailments.


  1. Chicken – skinless, boneless raw (ground): 19 gram
  2. Pasta – grain, uncooked: 52 gram
  3. Canola Oil: 2 teaspoons
  4. Celery – coarsely chopped: 25 gram
  5. Carrot – coarsely chopped: 25 gram
  6. Broccoli – coarsely chopped: 25 gram

Use kitchen scale to measure your ingredients. If you need to get one, check this out on Amazon.


  1. Eggshell Powder – 1 teaspoons See how to make eggshell powder for your dog
  2. Kelp – 1/8 teaspoon (a pinch) Get kelp on Amazon
  3. Vinegar – 1 teaspoon
  4. Pumpkin Seed Powder: 2 teaspoons Get pumpkin seed powder on Amazon
  5. Turmeric Powder: 1/8 teaspoon (a pinch) Get turmeric powder on Amazon

Cooking Directions

Step 1
If your chicken is in chunks, grind it first. Get meat grinder on Amazon
Place ground chicken and the pasta into a large Dutch oven.
Add enough water and stir until ground chicken is broken up and equally spread throughout the mixture.
Bring to a boil over high heat – (212°F) 100°C , then reduce heat to low – 185°F (85°C) and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 2
Add celery, carrot, broccoli, canola oil and all the supplements, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Step 3
Remove from heat and cool. Put in the fridge till your dog is ready to eat.

Feeding Direction

It’s recommended you divide the daily portion of your adult dog into two and feed her at intervals.

Note: This recipe is 231 Kcal. Ensure you know your dog daily energy requirement (DER) to know the portion of this recipe you need and feed her.

Nutrition Details

Calorie 231 Kcal
Protein 11.9 g
Fat 3.81 g
Carbs 44.27 g

Bulk Preparation and Preservation

To make this homemade food in bulk (that will last for like a week), multiply each of the ingredients and supplements by 7. Put each daily portion in an air-tight container and keep them in a refrigerator. See how to safely keep your dog homemade food.

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