The raw dog food diet is one of the most controversial feeding methods.
Opinions are mixed on whether or not the diet is safe or if it could lead to diseases caused by the bacteria found in raw food.
This healthy raw diet for dogs won't be suitable for all pups, so be sure to check with you veterinarian before feeding it to your pet.
Before we dive in, I wanted to ask you, are you currently feeding your dog commercial dog food?
Is your dog having skin problems, ear infections, lack of energy, or other stomach problems?
Or maybe they aren't that old and are having other health complications. Now some breeds are more susceptible to health issues, but it could be another reason.
It could be their diet. In fact, it most of the time is their diet.
Well, commercial dry dog food is the equivalent to fast food. It's mostly cheap, accessible, ultra-processed food.
I know we all go get some fast food every now and then, I am guilty of it. But imagine if you ate that every day.
You would start to feel awful.
And unfortunately our dog's can't speak, so they always “seem” to be fine and enjoy their food.
They eat it because commercial dog food companies add flavoring and dyes back in once the kibble has been processed to make it more interesting and enticing for your dog.
Well, we have put together a course to teach our readers how to make and prepare homemade dog food!
Now you may be thinking, woah what's the point that sounds like a lot of effort. “They do fine on this brand!” “My last dog lived till 15 on Hill's Science why would I switch”.
Great points, but you would never know if they could have lived longer or had a healthier end of their life.
Well no need to doubt because we have living proof.
In fact, we recently interviewed a woman who has been cooking food for their dog for 20+ years!
She has a mastiff that is 15 years old.
Just so you know, the average lifespan of mastiffs are between 6-12 years.
She even said that all of her littermates have already passed on and some of the litter of her littermates have passed on as well.
The course will change your life, but most importantly change your dog's life.
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- Understanding why nutrition is important for your dog
- Learn the exact equation on how much homemade food to feed your dog
- Knowing exactly how many calories your dog needs for maintaining and even losing weight
- The ideal rule of thumb on feeding your dog a “balanced” diet
- Worksheets that are yours to keep and print
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The raw dog food diet is based on the natural diet of wild dogs (your dog's ancestors), which consists of the prey they catch and the stomach contents of those animals.
Most people think of raw protein sources when it comes to this diet choice, but there's a lot more to it than that.
Wild dogs eat grass and other plants.
The stomach contents of their prey contains a variety of plants.
That's why a raw dog food diet must contain a balanced amount of meat, fruits and vegetables.
Healthy Raw Diet for Dogs
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
Recipe: Healthy Raw Diet for Dogs
This healthy raw diet for dogs 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. The best thing to do is check with your veterinarian before switching your dog to this food.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Method: Raw
- Cuisine: Dog Food
- 35–50% boneless chicken breast or thighs
- 10–30% chicken hearts and livers
- 12–15% ground chicken bone
- 5% chicken egg
- 5–20% organic carrots (chopped)
- 5–20% organic green beans (chopped)
As you can see, this recipe is just a recommendation based on a percentage model. A diet with variety is better for your dog, and will be more appealing as well. Just be sure to stay within these ranges to ensure you're providing well balanced meals.
Check with your veterinarian to make sure that this recommendation is going to be a good fit for your dog. Depending on your pet's age, weight, health condition, activity level, etc…, your veterinarian may recommend more or less of a certain ingredient. They may also suggest adding supplements and/or a multivitamin to this healthy raw diet for dogs.
If your dog is older or has dental health issues, you can lightly steam the vegetables to make them easier to chew. Steaming the vegetables may also be necessary to entice picky eaters.
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.