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Do Dogs Need Fruits And Veggies In Their Diets??

I am frequently asked if dogs needs fruits and veggies in their diets.  Dogs are carnivores and carnivores do not require fruits and veggies in their diets.  Everything from our dogs teeth, their salivary glands, their intestinal track and their colon is designed for a diet of meat – not fruits and vegetable.  Humans think […]

Venison – What parts and how to feed it safely

As we are approaching Deer Hunting Season in MN and WI it was requested that I offer some tips on how to safely feed Venison as part of the raw diet.   Venison is considered wild game so you want to take all the precautions that you would when feeding any wild game to our […]

Feeding Organ as Part of the Balanced Diet

When starting to feed a Raw Diet one of the most frequently asked questions is, “How to I get the “mix” right?”. The basic rule of thumb for raw feeding is that you follow an 80/10/10 plan – 80 muscle meat, sinew, fat/10% bone/10% Organ I find that people frequently get confused about the feeding […]

The Benefits of Feeding a Raw Diet

As pet owners we all want what is best for our furry friends.  Their nutrition, along with genetics, physical and emotional well being, and environment is an integral part of what determines their overall health, wellness and lifespan.   Dogs are naturally carnivores and it was humans that created a carbohydrate based diet for them. […]

Traveling with the Raw Fed Dog

With Labor Day just around the corner I thought this might be the perfect time to share some “Traveling with a Raw Fed Dog” tips! Traveling with a Raw Fed Dog does not have to be difficult.  There are many options available to us today depending on the level of convenience you are looking for. […]

The Controversy Surrounding Garlic

One  question that keeps being asked is, “Can I safely feed my dog garlic”?  Let me start by saying that I feed not only my 16 lb Shitzu/Bichon a daily dose of garlic but my 120 lb Rottweiler as well;  their doses vary and the amount that each dog tolerates is different, but they do […]