Prep day at my house was hard, really hard. Once again refer to the title of this blog. The process of creating a recipe I like, buying all the supplies I need, & then grocery shopping for ingredients almost broke me before I even got to prep day. I made it through & it was a disaster. I... Continue Reading →
DIY raw dog food for the lazy raw feeders of the world. 65% muscle meat, 6% edible bone, 2% liver, 2% organs, & 25% vegetables, fruits, &/or nuts.
I mean if dogs are supposed to have a diet based on animal proteins should they eat eggs for protein also? Will they get sick? Can they eat them every day? Do they need to be cooked? What about the shell?
When I started raw feeding I had to make the change from simply scooping out two scoops of kibble to actually calculating how much I should feed by the pound and them making sure I stocked that much in my freezer to last till my next shipment. It was a huge inconvenience and the math seemed daunting. Not because I didn't know how but because I was just not used to doing it. I created this interactive cheat sheet for all my fellow busy, out of practice beginners who just need a starting point on how to feed their dogs, without scoops.
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.
Toppers for dog food are all the rage right now. Freeze-dried, nutrient enriched, grain free, enticement, all sorts of toppers are on the market right now. I haven't been paying them much attention because I was all feed real food and you don't need toppers. Well luckily a friend asked me about them as a starting point to feeding their dog better food. I realized them that I was a fool. Toppers are a great way to start down a path of proper doggo nutrition.
Well, a species-appropriate diet from bioavailable foods of course, but if you are not immersed in the raw pet food movement, it isn't that easy. A species appropriate diet is a diet that supports their genetic make-up. Bioavailable foods are foods that the body can obtain proper nutrients naturally through their digestive system. Or simply,... Continue Reading →
The most convenient, hassle free, no stress way to feed your dog a raw diet is buying it pre-made. This will cover what to look for in a raw food brand to ensure your dog gets proper nutrition.
As I mentioned in my first blog I love to stretch my dog food by adding assorted whole foods that I have in the house. I also am a huge fan of using vegetables and fruits for dog treats. They are cheap, easy, and I know exactly what I am feeding. No label deciphering needed. Here is my pup produce guide.