I’m inviting you all into my home, specifically my kitchen, so you can see what it actually looks like to make a raw meal for your dog. It’s pretty much like a regular cooking demonstration, sans stove and wine!
Raw feeding is referred to as biologically appropriate or species specific. Giving your dog the food their body was made to digest.
All of my dogs meals are varied. We use a variety of meats, a variety of bones, a variety of body parts, variety of organs, and a variety of fruit and vegetables. Did I say variety? YES! That is singly, in my opinion, what is most important in a raw diet, any diet for that matter.
Rabbit, lamb, beef, fish (whole sardines, mackerel, not pacific raw salmon, that can be dangerous to dogs), quail, pheasant, chicken, turkey, elk, bison, etc.
Kale, chard, collard greens, yam, blue berries, raspberries, parsley, dandelion greens, milk thistle, etc. (If you don’t know the source of your plant products, please blanch in boiling water for 15-30 seconds, and then put in grinder)
This video just shows ONE lunch option.
- turkey parts – breast, back, neck, organs, ground
- beef – muscle, kidney, heart, liver
- sweet potato, blue berries
My proportions are generally +/-
- 50% meat
- 30% meat and crushed bone
- 10-15% organ/offal
- 5-10% fruit/veggie
If you are just getting started on a species specific diet, raw feeding, my suggestion is to use a commercial raw product to start (a bit more expensive but consider it part of your education), and read, read, read. Educate yourself, become familiar, ask questions to those that are knowledgeable with raw feeding, and when you are ready to make your own, start small. Make small batches, become familiar with buying your own product, look for good resources locally, and BREATHE!
Our other videos on carcass feeding, multiple dog household and food, raw food
Happy Feeding! Please make sure to check out our other articles on raw feeding and nutrition! ~ Nancy