The raw diet is quite controversial, with opinions mixed on whether or not the diet is safe or if it could lead to diseases caused by the bacteria in the raw food. Raw eating is based on the natural diet of our dogs’ ancestors, which consisted of the prey they caught and the stomach contents of those animals. This easy raw dog food diet won't be suitable for all pups, so be sure to check with you veterinarian before feeding it to your pet.
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I cannot say whether or not the raw diet is going to be beneficial for your dog, and neither can anyone else on the internet for that matter. If you're considering switching your pooch to a raw diet, be sure to consult your veterinarian or a canine nutritionist.
If the expert that you consult recommends the raw dog food diet for your pet, they will also help you to create a customized dietary plan that will meet your dog's specific nutritional needs. They will be able to explain the best protein choices for your pup and tell you how to create the best recipes on your own. It's also likely that they will recommend adding supplements or a multi-vitamin to the recipes to meet your dog's nutritional needs.
They will evaluate your pooch and discuss the proper amounts of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients that your dog's diet should include. This information is different for every dog depending on his breed, age, weight, overall state of health, activity level and other variables.
Easy Raw Dog Food Diet Recipe
As with all raw dog food recipes, this is extremely simple to make. Because it requires no cooking, all you have to do is prep all of the ingredients and then combine them in a large bowl.Print
Easy Raw Dog Food Meal
This easy raw dog food diet is made with just 6 ingredients. It is suitable for dogs of all breeds and ages, but you may need to add additional supplements to ensure it will provide 100% balanced nutrition for your Fido.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Raw Diet
- Method: No Cooking
- 2 pounds boneless chicken (chopped)
- 1 cup red cabbage (shredded)
- 1 apple (cored, peeled and chopped)
- 1 cup spinach (shredded)
- 2 eggs with shells
- 1 tbsp. cod liver oil
This is very quick and straightforward: simply cut up all the ingredients and mix them together, then add a single portion into your dog's food bowl.
The most difficult thing about feeding this homemade raw dog food recipe is figuring out the proper serving size for your pet. This is where the help of a canine nutritionist or veterinarian will prove to be very helpful.
The general guideline for a serving size of this recipe is about 1/2 cup of food for every 20 pounds of body weight. Because raw dog food is so high in nutrient content and does not include any fillers or unnecessary additives, you don't need to feed as large of a quantity as you do with commercial dog food products.
Just be sure to talk to a professional before deciding on the right serving size. Dogs with a higher metabolism and dogs that are very active will need more food per serving than older and less active pets.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.