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.

My Raw Feeding Origin Story - Why I Feed Raw and What I've Learned

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.

Keeping My Dogs Calm and Happy When I'm Grieving

Keeping My Dogs Calm and Happy When I'm Grieving

Can you believe that we're approaching nine months in a pandemic with no clear ending in sight? I'm stunned that something I expected to last a couple of months, at most, is turning into my new normal. Damn, 2020 sucks, right? It's been one thing after another and all...

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Coconut Oil for Dogs: Research Says it's FANTASTIC!

Coconut Oil for Dogs: Research Says it's FANTASTIC!

I think my followers over on Facebook are beginning to think that I'm obsessed with coconut oil or that CocoTherapy is paying me to promote their product. Nope, they haven't given me a dime. I truly am obsessed with their products and, to be creepily honest, I'm a bit...

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How Long Do Dog Vaccinations Last?

How Long Do Dog Vaccinations Last?

This blog post was originally published in 2014; it has been updated with new information and republished. Please note that I'm not a veterinarian or a nutritionist. Keep the Tail Wagging is a blog that shares my individual experience raising dogs naturally. According...

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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.

Coconut Oil for Dogs: Research Says it's FANTASTIC!

Coconut Oil for Dogs: Research Says it's FANTASTIC!

I think my followers over on Facebook are beginning to think that I'm obsessed with coconut oil or that CocoTherapy is paying me to promote their product. Nope, they haven't given me a dime. I truly am obsessed with their products and, to be creepily honest, I'm a bit...

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6 Common Misconceptions About Bone Broth for Dogs

6 Common Misconceptions About Bone Broth for Dogs

Benefits of Bone Broth for Dogs One of the first things I learned about when I started m raw feeding journey was that I needed to make bone broth. It's an easy dish to make, you can make a large batch in four hours, and the dogs love it. If you Google bone broth,...

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How Many Times a Day Should I Feed My Dog?

How Many Times a Day Should I Feed My Dog?

This blog post was originally published in February 2015. It has been updated with new information and republished in September 2020. When we brought home Rodrigo and Sydney, I didn’t think about how often they needed to eat. I’ve always fed pets in the morning and in...

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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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Saturday, May 22, 2021

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