Keep the Tail Wagging®

A Blog About Raw Feeding, Pet Wellness, and Life as a Crazy Dog Mom

Does your dog have allergies? Digestive issues? Anxiety?  Yeah, I can relate. After years of vet appointments, I finally began looking into natural solutions to my dog's allergies and digestive issues.  And they worked.  My dog's vet said he wouldn't live long past his 3 birthday.  He's now a happy, healthy old man.  Today, I'm nerding out on all things dogs as I learn how to raise all of my dogs naturally.

I write about DIY raw feeding, choosing natural options for our dogs, and dog mom life.

Welcome to my world!

Recent Blog Posts

Sharing my experience as a raw feeder and what I'm learning about raising dogs naturally.  I'm a DIY raw feeder, I believe all dogs are unique, and training is on going.

Top 25 Gifts for the Raw Feeder in Your Life

Top 25 Gifts for the Raw Feeder in Your Life

'Tis the season! If you have a raw feeder in your life and you're looking for the perfect gift, then this is the list for you. I've curated a list of 25 awesome gifts for raw feeders. I've been feeding raw for nearly nine years and I used my experience to create this...

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Can Dogs Eat Yogurt? [with Recipe]

Can Dogs Eat Yogurt? [with Recipe]

When I was new to raw feeding, I had lots of questions. I was curious about the role of dairy in a dog's raw food diet because I was seeing meals with raw goat's milk, kefir, and yogurt. Can dogs eat yogurt? Aren't dogs lactose intolerant? Today, dairy is a big part...

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Can a Dog's Leg Fall Asleep?

Can a Dog's Leg Fall Asleep?

Years ago, when Sydney would get up off her bed (or down from the sofa), she would only stand and walk on three legs. Then a few minutes later, she was on all four legs; and 15 minutes after that, she was running with her siblings. I thought this was a sign of a new...

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Raw Feeding for Dogs

I transitioned our dogs to a raw food diet in April 2013. Within the first two weeks of feeding a hybrid diet (raw in the morning, kibble in the evening) I saw massive improvements.  I now share my experince to help others.

Top 25 Gifts for the Raw Feeder in Your Life

Top 25 Gifts for the Raw Feeder in Your Life

'Tis the season! If you have a raw feeder in your life and you're looking for the perfect gift, then this is the list for you. I've curated a list of 25 awesome gifts for raw feeders. I've been feeding raw for nearly nine years and I used my experience to create this...

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Best Way to Cook Eggs for Dogs

Best Way to Cook Eggs for Dogs

In the Fall of 2021, Rodrigo decided that he wasn't into raw eggs anymore. When I shared this on social media, I was surprised that he wasn't the only dog that said "nope" to raw eggs. Before I wrote off feeding raw eggs to my dog - it IS a superfood - I decided to...

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Can Dogs Eat Raw Salmon?

Can Dogs Eat Raw Salmon?

When I was new to raw feeding, many people were feeding raw salmon. I was happy to add it to my dogs' diet, but I wanted a source that was safe (didn't have fish with parasites). During my search for that source, we happened to see a news story warning pet parents...

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A Novice's Guide to Raw Feeding for Dogs

Why I Switched to Raw

DIY raw feeding saved my dog's life.  Rodrigo had itchy skin, rashes, chronic ear infections, joint issues, digestive issues and more.  Traditional medicine didn't help, but adding fresh food to my dog's diet cleared up most of his health issues in less than two weeks. 

Raw feeding was the answer and DIY raw feeding is more affordable for multi-dog homes, but it's not easy to learn. I share my start as a raw feeder in my book, A Novice's Guide to Raw Feeding for Dogs, to help others on their journey to a healthier dog.

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