April Recipe of the Month: FIDO’S FISHCAKES


Recipe courtesy of Certified Holistic Chef for Animals, Christine Filardi.

My dogs simply love fish – I hope yours enjoy my nutritious fishcake recipe! 


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans of sardines
  • 1 cup frozen or canned peas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 medium sweet potato, diced
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs


Preheat the oven to 375°F. Coat a large baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Pulse the sardines in a food processor to chop, then set it aside.

Cook the frozen peas according to the package directions and set them aside.

In a medium pot, cover the sweet potato with water and bring it to a boil. Cook it until it is soft when pierced with the tip of a knife. Drain it and mash well in the pot. You should have about 1 ½ cups mashed potato.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs. Add the sweet potato, peas, sardines, and breadcrumbs. Using your hands, mix all the ingredients well.

Make fishcakes that are approximately 3 inches in diameter (about 6 ounces each). Place them in the prepared baking dish and cover them with foil.  Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove them from the oven and let them cool for 15 minutes.

Cover and refrigerate or freeze any leftovers for up to 3 months.

Makes 5 servings for a 50 pound dog.


One of the most nutritious fish to feed your dog is sardines.  Sardines are inexpensive and always easy to find.  Sardines are loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids and being that they are smaller fish, you don’t have to be so concerned about mercury.  People often ask me which fish oil I recommend for dogs.  I always reply, “Feed real fish, you are better off!”  Remember to drain any brine or rinse off any sauce the fish might be in.

Always remember to feed cooked fish.  Raw fish, unlike raw meat, can make a dog sick.

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