Keep the Tail Wagging®
A Blog About Raw Feeding, Pet Wellness, and Life as a Crazy Dog Mom
After years of vet appointments, I finally began looking into natural solutions to my dog's allergies and digestive issues. And they worked. Now I'm nerding out on all things dogs as I learn how to raise them naturally.
I write about DIY raw feeding, choosing natural options for our dogs, and dog mom life.
Welcome to my world!
Are You New to Raw Feeding?
Here are a few resources to introduce you to a species-appropriate diet for your dog.
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.
This blog post was originally published in July 2015; it has been updated with new information and republished. If you're a regular reader, then you know that we're raising 2 sets of littermates - Rodrigo and Sydney and Scout and Zoey. Sydney passed away in 2020 at...
This blog post discusses the electric dog fencing system, a controversial topic that triggers some dog lovers. Please take the time to read it fully before commenting. Thank you. When it comes to social media, there are topics that can destroy your reputation and...
Every year, I participate in a pet blogger round-up hosted by Colby of Puppy in Training, which is an opportunity for pet bloggers to check in with each other, share their knowledge and experience, ask questions, and close the book on another year in blogging. Whether...
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.
I love a good surf 'n turf for my dogs, but that's not why I add sardines, mussels, and oysters to my dogs' diet. I add sardines for the Omega-3 fatty acids, I add green-lipped mussels for joint support, and I add oysters for the zinc. But is that all they bring to...
Did you see the dumpster fire on the Real Dog Box Instagram feed? It was like driving slowly past a car accident where a car is upside down and backward - after wondering if anyone was hurt, you wonder how hard was the car hit that it ended up upside down. To catch...
If someone were to give you 100 pasture-raised, certified organic, and humane eggs, would you take them? If you had asked me this question a year ago, I'd say no. I'd try to find a few friends who can help me out by taking some of the eggs, but I'd know that I'd have...
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.
Seattle Natural Pet Expo
Saturday, May 22, 2021