RAW DOG FOOD

September 22, 2015 | By | Reply More

This video has excellent tips on how to start and keep your dog on this type of diet – from sourcing your food, handling, preparing, storing and serving it.

It’s great for people who are just starting out their dogs on this diet and who would like to know more about how to implement it and how to avoid food contamination.

Dr Jones is a Canadian Veterinarian in B.C. Canada. Watch his video here:

TIPS AND BENEFITS OF RAW DOG FOOD:

You use only fresh food. (Not by products, chemicals, fillers, and unnecessary coloring and preservatives.)

You can control the quality of food used. (I use the same organic meat, and/or game meat that I use for my family)

You can serve a completely organic raw food diet if that is your preference.

A huge reduction in food allergies in dogs.

A varied, interesting and delicious array of food can be fed. (NOT DRY AS DUST, SAME OLD KIBBLE, DAY AFTER DAY FOR LIFE)

A reduction in the “common” diseases that are prevalent today. (Allergies, Cancer, Stomach problems such as gas and diarrhea,)

Raw dog food can cause worries such as how often to feed, how much to feed, cost, time and the issue of contamination.

Buying raw food for dogs can be a challenge, and here are a few considerations to keep in mind.



  • Buy food that is fresh and safe to eat.
  • Buy human grade food, fit for human consumption. (If you won’t eat it, then your dog shouldn’t either)
  • Buy Organic. Fruits and Veggies will be free of pesticides and chemicals. Meat will be free from growth hormones and antibiotics. Meats with growth stimulants are not a good raw food for dogs. These stimulants can give your dog health problems or create unnatural growth in your dog.
  • Consider how much storage you have, the shelf life of the products you buy and if you have enough storage for bulk buying. I have a special freezer for our game meat my husband brings home, and our beef and chicken from the organic farm that I can keep frozen for all of us (My hubbie, myself and the dogs), for up to 6 months.
  • If you get a good bulk amount of fresh veggies and fruit, you can pre make batches of frozen portions for your raw dog food meals, ready to thaw. I puree these first, but you can certainly freeze everything fresh, then thaw and prepare it as you need it.
  • When feeding puppies, keep in mind that they will need a higher percentage of protein in their diet compared to fully grown dogs because they’re at a critical growth stage. Puppies will eat about four times a day in their first three months. Afterwards you can switch to fewer feedings.
  • Older or fully grown dogs will eat less often than puppies, but if they are very active, they will need more feedings or a higher percentage of protein as well. It is important to keep details like these in mind when buying raw food for dogs so that you know how much of each kind of food to buy.
  • DON’T WANT TO MAKE YOUR OWN RAW DOG FOOD AT HOME?

    Here are some excellent recommendations of ready to feed raw dog food. Simple, easy raw frozen or freeze dried dog foods


     

    red-arrowSTELLA AND CHEWY’S FREEZE DRIED RAW DOG FOOD AVAIALBE @ AMAZON.COM

    5 Star Reviews for this healthy natural product. Hormone free meat, organic vegetables and only the best minerals and supplements. Additive and preservative free. This is one of the best when buying raw food for your dogs.

    Every Stella & Chewy’s product is made with raw, naturally raised meat, poultry or fish, sourced from USDA-inspected facilities, without added hormones or antibiotics.

    Made without grain, fillers, artificial preservatives or colorings.

    Stella and Chewy’s comes in a variety of flavours and varieties. Frozen Raw and Freeze Dried Complete Dinners.

    primalBUY STELLA AND CHEWYS @ AMAZON.COM


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    Primal Pet Foods – Canine Formulas @ AMAZON.COM

    Available in Lamb, Duck, Turkey, Chicken and Beef. Comes in either freeze dried raw, or frozen raw form.

    Another 5 Star rated dog food, made with 100% human-grade ingredients.

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION FROM AMAZON.COM

    “Primal Formulas are produced using only the freshest, 100% human-grade ingredients. Our poultry, meat and game are antibiotic and steroid free without added hormones. We incorporate certified organic produce, certified organic minerals and unrefined vitamins to fortify our complete and balanced diets. All Primal Formulas contain fresh ground bone for calcium supplementation. This combination of ingredients offers optimum levels of the amino acids (protein), essential fatty acids, natural-occurring enzymes and necessary vitamins and minerals that are the building blocks for your pet’s healthy biological functions. All of the ingredients found in Primal Formulas are procured from ranches and farms throughout the United States and New Zealand that take pride in producing wholesome raw foods through natural, sustainable agriculture. Primal Formulas offer you the convenience and benefits of a well-balanced, safe and wholesome raw-food diet without having to grind, chop, measure or mix the ingredients yourself. At Primal Pet Foods, we have taken the time to carefully formulate and produce a nutritious, fresh-food diet that is easy for you to serve and delectable for pets to devour. The proof is watching them lick the bowl clean while thriving happily and healthfully.”


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    ZIWIPEAK RAW GRAIN FREE DOG FOOD @ AMAZON.COMziwipeak

    ANOTHER 5 STAR RATED RAW DOG FOOD @ AMAZON.COM

    100% INGREDIENTS are FROM NEW ZEALAND – From trusted pastures and clean oceans, safely and conveniently, to your pet’s food bowl

    OVER 90% MEAT CONTENT

    NO PRESERVATIVES, FILLERS OR CARBOHYDRATES FROM GRAINS

    Only natural ingredients go into ZiwiPeak. It’s totally free of any nasties, added sugars, salt, glycerines, antibiotics, hormones or preservatives.

    With over 95% digestibility rating, ZiwiPeak ensures your pet gets almost all the nutritional benefit of raw feeding.

    Gently air dried.


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    NATURE’S VARIETY INSTINCT RAW  FROZEN DIETS @ AMAZON.COMinstinct

    • 100% grain-free and gluten-free
    • All natural – no added synthetic vitamins or minerals
    • Optimal nutrient absorption for healthy digestion
    • Essential fatty acids for healthy skin and coat – softer coat, less shedding
    • 95% MEAT, ORGANS AND BONES
    • 5% vegetables, fruits and other whole foods
    • 0 % Grain and gluten.

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