Feeding a raw diet to dogs does require a certain amount of proper food handling and sanitation if you want to keep things safe, germ-wise. If you are anything like me and have a decade of food service under your belt then you already know the ins & outs of meat safety & cross contamination. But, if you somehow made in through your 20's without having a restaurant job here is the basics of what you need to prevent, how to do so, and then my favorite natural ways in my home.
Once I started seeing the effects of feeding a raw diet to my dogs I got all jazzed up to go full holistic. The next stop for me was ridding and preventing fleas without harsh chemicals. These are my victories and epic fails.
What is better than a smoothie with my hubby? Well a smoothie with my dogs of course! Here are my basics of dog/human smoothies that I use as my guide.
Raw, raw, raw dog food comes frozen, moisture content intact and is intended to be thawed before you serve it. Well it never fails to leak when I defrost it. NEVER. I started feeling bad about throwing out all those nutrients. So I came up with a super simple DIY dog treat to re-purpose that oh so healthy goo.