A pile of raw chicken pieces

Raw Feeding for Dogs

I write a lot about how I feed a home-prepared raw food diet to my dogs.  There are as many different ways to feed raw food as there are people who feed raw food, so I focus on how I do it, in the hope that it will help other people who want to feed a raw food diet to their dogs.

There are some risks to feeding raw food.  You can’t simply toss a boneless chicken breast at your dog every day and call it good.  Before you get started feeding raw food, I suggest you read Mary Straus’s Homemade Diet Guidelines, and if you aren’t entirely sure about what you’re doing still, read them again.  I also frequently reference Lew Olson’s Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs, which is available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback formats.  Lew is a moderator for the K9 Nutrition Yahoo Group, which also has a presence on Facebook.

If you feel like you’d like to take all the guesswork out of feeding a raw diet, nutritionist Dana Montero of NaturCanis offers dog food consultations.  I know Dana through Facebook and a web forum devoted to large breed dogs, and I’m confident she’s got her facts down pat!

You can read more about how I feed my dogs on these pages:

What I feed
Where I buy
Supplements
Cost
Storage

You can also read my raw feeding blog posts by clicking the “raw food” link on the right under “categories.”

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2 thoughts on “Raw Feeding for Dogs”

  1. Mary Straus’ site is amazing! Thanks for sharing. There truly are so many ways of feeding raw, but I like her approach and it’s nice to have all the information right there instead of mixing and matching percentages from different raw feeding schools of thought.

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