Duck A La Yam

duck for dogs

Duck is a nice and tasty meat that is beneficial to dogs… We love it! It is a wonderfully fatty meat and is a wonderful treat for a special dinner. Living here in the French part of Switzerland, I like to call it Canard a la yam!

So get on your apron and let’s make a home-made dinner special for your dog.


  • About 3 lb. of duck (1.3 Kg)  of skinless chicken pieces, light, and dark meat.
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) of veggie melee (we used carrot, apple, lettuce)
  • 2 cup (500 ml) of Yams or Sweet potatoes
    The softer, orange-fleshed variety of sweet po...

    The softer, orange-fleshed variety of sweet potato, commonly referred to as a yam in the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • 1/2 cup all natural yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml) of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup (250 ml) rice


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F (180 C), lightly oil the roasting pan.
  2. Roast the duck until (breast, 20-30 minutes, whole duck, 45-60 minutes.)
  3. Let Cool, remove all bones and dice into pieces. (this will vary on dog size)
  4. Cook rice according to the package instructions.
  5. Cook yams and after cooking smash to a mash
  6. Mix duck, with veggie melee, yams, and rice.
  7. Dice fresh parsley and add to mix
  8. After the mixture is cooled garnish with yogurt.
  9. Serve


  • Duck a la yam will keep for  3 days in the refrigerator, 3 months in a freezer
  • you can increase fat by adding some skin from the duck for more active dogs
  • As per your vet or package instructions: supplement with calcium or bone meal.
  • My Fruit and Veggie Melee (