The Natural Diet for The Adult Shar-Pei

Now your shar-pei is 12 months old you only need to balance the diet over a week & it is easier then the puppy diet.
You can feed 1 or 2 meals a day morning or night or both.
Try to feed a good variety over a week & have a meat free day a light day,

To help clean out the system, this can be mashed potatoes & cheese & a little cooked veg.

So now all you do is feed your raw meat with bone, fruit & Veg & one of the mixes with good oils but larger amounts of oil, about a tablespoon Of Hemp seed or (flaxseed & linseed are the same) the oil is very important part the of the diet, BUT PLEASE NEVER USE COOKING OILS WITH HAVE BEEN HEAT TREATED. & You must store your good cold pressed oils in a cool dark place. Also give fish oil daily, Coconut oil is very good.

 Try to feed seaweed/kelp, garlic, & Turmeric, live /Bio yoghurt  & some fresh herbs,  every day. You can have a day where you just feed raw meaty bones (But not every day) (never feed cooked bones). So here you go just choose one of the following each day. 

(DINNER)  Raw minced meat with bone, i.e. chicken, venison, pheasant, lamb, vegetables & fruit & herbs parsley is the best, can be lightly cooked or put through a blender I just blitz the lot in a blender as they need to be broken down, the best are Apples, pear, carrots, broccoli, spinach, peas, you can use frozen such as chopped spinach cubes & peas, just let them defrost a long with the meat & bone. (NOT ONION or GRAPES). You can do enough for a few days & keep it in the fridge & bring it out & let
 it come up to room temperature.
You can get this all ready done for you at
Then just add a little mixer such as my doggie casserole (see recipe below) or  wholebake, Green ark cereal mix, (both need to be soaked over night) you can get them from
Or just bake some slices of wholemeal seeded bread in the oven & cut in to bite size pieces.

Then you need to add 1 tablespoon of natural yoghurt
Live/bio. 1 teaspoon of garlic, 1 teaspoon of seaweed/kelp,1 teaspoon of Turmeric, 1teaspoon of Hemp/ flax seed oil, 1 teaspoon of fish oil.

Try to use a variation of meats on different days. (See links page for suppliers). It must be meat with bone, as this is the only way you get a balance of calcium & phosphorus, which they do need.

Water should be available at all times filtered if possible & add a capful of unpasteurised Cider apple vinegar ever day.

Managing Shar-Pei Autoinflammation & Hyaluronosis: Point #6

6. Ensure Adequate Vitamin D3.

Active Vitamin D modulates the over-active toll like receptors (TLRs) in inflammatory disease, returning them to a more normal functionality. Hyaluronan fragments bind to TLRs to activate the pro-inflammatory cascade. Activation of the Vitamin D receptor inhibits maturation and causes death of mast cell precursors and can help inhibit allergic inflammatory responses.

A study out of Tufts’ University showed that as many as 75% of dogs were insufficient or deficient in Vitamin D. Dogs on home-cooked diets had the lowest value and had the widest variation in their individual levels but dogs on commercial dog food were also very likely to have insufficient Vitamin D levels.

Supplementation may be needed if a dog is on a home-cooked diet without added dietary sources of Vitamin D, or who has severe allergies, arthritis or chronic inflammation.

Dog do not convert cholesterol into Vitamin D in the skin with sun exposure the way people do and require dietary sources. These include liver, other organ meats, fat from pastured ruminants, salmon oil, and cod liver oil.

Discuss baseline testing with your veterinarian if you are concerned that your dog may need supplementation. Maintenance need for Vitamin D3 in dogs has been estimated to be 50-475 IU per 10 lbs of body weight per day but more will be required to restore dogs insufficient or deficient to sufficient levels.

Vitamin D supplementation is best given in the morning with a fatty meal (along with some fatty meat or fish, cheese, butter or coconut oil, not a piece of bread or some plain kibble).

HyVitality contains Vitamin K2 and magnesium, necessary co-factors for proper Vitamin D3 absorption.

Excessive Vitamin D can lead to toxicity but is very uncommon unless due to rodenticide poisoning and massive overdose. Nevertheless, caution is advised when supplementing with Vitamin D.

Linda Tintle DVM - Oct 31, 2015


2 salmon steaks with skin
2 measures of rice
Fruit & vet of choice (not onions)
1 tablespoon of natural bio yoghurt
1 tablespoon of hemp seed oil / or Linseed oil
1 tablespoon of cod liver oil
1 tablespoon of cottage cheese, optional
1 egg, optional
1 tablespoon of seaweed powder,

Put 2 measures of rice & 3 ½ of water in to a microwave bowl

Add the salmon on top, you can add some frozen peas as well.
Cook for 18 minutes on full power.
Put fruit & veg into a blender/ mixer & pulp them to a mash.
Then put in to the bowls & add yoghurt, hemp seed oil, cod liver oil,
Cottage cheese & seaweed powder.
Take the salmon & rice & mix together, you can now add an egg if you wish,
Allow cooling, then just adding to the bowls & mixing it all together & feed.
You can use potatoes instead of rice.
& You can use tinned fish or frozen whit fish. 


You need a big cooking pot, add whole grain rice or pasta, barley, oats, millet, lentils, split peas, mixed seeds, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, water & 2 tablespoons of cider apple vinegar, (1 teaspoon of marmite, full of B vits)
You can add some root veg, such as carrots, Swede, beetroot, parsnip, turnip, potatoes, celery, (NOT ONIONS) Herbs, parsley, Fennel, Basal.
Cook slowly. Then allow to cool then just mix with your raw meat & bone, store the rest in the fridge & just get what you need as & when, but let it come back to room temperature.  (Puppies like warm food).

 (COMMON MISTAKES) PLEASE READ, Never mix complete foods with the above, as you will overload with protein, Avoid Beef, egg & fish must be limited, & never just feed lot’s of meat on its own, such as minced beef, chicken breast. Meat should always have bone in it to balanced the calcium & phosphorus,   Shar- pei (DO NOT DO WELL ON TOO MUCH PROTEIN) they over heat & are very lethargic & scratch a lot,
Often this is mistaken for Shar – Pei Fever.
Never feed Cooked Bones Very dangerous. Or feed cooking oil, it must be cold pressed.
Salt & sugar are bad too, The sugar substitutes such as Xylitol can cause death with in 24 hr’s chocolate, raisins, grapes, are toxic & so are some plants.
All this is overwhelming but it just all becomes second nature after you have got use to how it all works, I have tried to make it as easy to follow as I can, but feel free to ask any questions, I am very happy to help.


Please go too the canine health concern to find out what is really in commercial dog food.