Category: raw feeding

Cause I haven’t done this in awhile. Kil…

Cause I haven’t done this in awhile. Kilo’s Neal tonight; I finally managed to find some lamb again so it was nice to add that. I’ve been doing more balancing over a week lately rather than each meal with the same portions

Same meal for breakfast as yesterday except wi…

Same meal for breakfast as yesterday except with an egg that had two yolks in it. Store bought though so no shell. I’ve been slacking a bit with meal prep lately and need to get my chicken thawing

Some salmon, beef grind, chicken feet, kidney …

Some salmon, beef grind, chicken feet, kidney and liver for breakfast

Today’s breakfast of chicken back, chicken foo…

Today’s breakfast of chicken back, chicken foot, beef grind that has liver, kidney, heart, tongue (plus more I can’t remember), chicken hearts and egg

Top was when I got him, cheap puppy chow was what his previous…

Top was when I got him, cheap puppy chow was what his previous owners fed

Hiya, I have a 4 month old lab mix pup and I was thinking of starting raw when he hit 6 months old when his stomach was a little more developed. (Though I’m not sure if that’s smart or not.) I’ve never fed raw, my last dog was fed strictly kibble till she was a senior. Whenever we went on long walks in the park when she was 13, I would give her venison raw bites from Instinct. Any recommendations/literature you would recommend for starting off on a raw diet?

Hi there! Puppies can definitely be fed raw (I know some dogs that have never been on kibble!) you just want to make sure they are getting the proper nutrition especially since they are still growing. You can read some info on starting out for puppies here https://perfectlyrawsome.com/dogs/raw-feeding-puppies/ 

another link with a TON of information esp on starting out is here:

http://www.vtgsd.com/publicgsdfiles/beginners_guide_to_prey_model_raw.pdf

I believe it’s best to start out with chicken, and then slowly start adding organs and red meat after. Some dogs might be picky when starting out on raw and you might have to sear their food a bit (just cooked on the outside) to get them to try it. It also depends on if you are doing PMR or BARF (if you’re buying a premade raw pay attention to the ingredients and maybe choose a chicken one instead). Hope this helps! 

Some of it was still frozen. Salmon head, chicken back, ground…

Some of it was still frozen. Salmon head, chicken back, ground beef, beef kidney, chicken liver, duck egg, golden paste

Lola got chicken backs, salmon, beef oxtail, chicken feet, beef…

Lola got chicken backs, salmon, beef oxtail, chicken feet, beef kidney and liver, ground beef, golden paste and chicken feet

Kilo got chicken backs, salmon, ground beef, beef kidney and liver, chicken feet, golden paste possibly some beef heart

Chicken back, salmon, beef kidney and liver, chicken feet, duck…

Chicken back, salmon, beef kidney and liver, chicken feet, duck egg ?

Does feeding your dog the way its fed help with anything? Is dog food a bad thing? I just ask out of curiosity. By the way super handsome dog

Thank you! I feed raw for a variety of reasons. One of them is that I like knowing what I’m feeding, and feeding as ‘natural’ as possible as opposed to food that is processed with lots of stuff added. Having dealt with cancer in the family and changing our own eating ways to eating less processed food etc it only made sense to me to look for more options for Kilo. 

When he’s on raw I’ve noticed he doesn’t stink like he used to. His breath, body odor, etc. His coat also looks much better. Kilo used to have a very sensitive stomach on kibble (he couldn’t seem to handle beef, lamb) but has no issues on raw, and eats raw beef and lamb without issue. His teeth are also MUCH cleaner (he’s going in for his first dental appt tomorrow, but to remove a broken tooth) He also poops less and it decomposes much faster. 

You can read more about raw feeding benefits here 🙂

Not all kibble is bad (not all kibble is created equally either; I highly recommend checking out https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/ for comparisons between different kibbles) and every dog is different, but I highly recommend trying raw after seeing the differences it’s made in Kilo.