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.

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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.

5 Reasons Why Commercial Raw Diets Aren't Balanced

5 Reasons Why Commercial Raw Diets Aren't Balanced

There's been a rumor going around for a few years now that commercial raw diets aren't balanced. I watched a Facebook Live a while back that was of a presentation calling out raw food brands and I immediately started microwaving popcorn, waiting for the lawsuits...

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3 Reasons Why I Feed Whole Prey Raw Foods to my Dogs

3 Reasons Why I Feed Whole Prey Raw Foods to my Dogs

I don't feed whole prey to my dogs. I primarily feed ground raw dog food. It's easier to mix ingredients when working with ground meat, it's less messy when the dogs eat, and it's easier to store/organize the dogs' freezers. When I started DIY raw feeding, I would...

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Why I Decided to Medicate My Dog for the Fourth of July

Why I Decided to Medicate My Dog for the Fourth of July

This post was originally published in July 2020. It has been updated with new information (see sections on CBD oil and essential oils) that will help other people living with anxious dogs. Best of luck on the Fourth and I hope you like the post. If you're here for the...

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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.

5 Reasons Why Commercial Raw Diets Aren't Balanced

5 Reasons Why Commercial Raw Diets Aren't Balanced

There's been a rumor going around for a few years now that commercial raw diets aren't balanced. I watched a Facebook Live a while back that was of a presentation calling out raw food brands and I immediately started microwaving popcorn, waiting for the lawsuits...

read more
3 Reasons Why I Feed Whole Prey Raw Foods to my Dogs

3 Reasons Why I Feed Whole Prey Raw Foods to my Dogs

I don't feed whole prey to my dogs. I primarily feed ground raw dog food. It's easier to mix ingredients when working with ground meat, it's less messy when the dogs eat, and it's easier to store/organize the dogs' freezers. When I started DIY raw feeding, I would...

read more
My Easy Raw Feeding Meal Prep Routine (Only 5 Steps)

My Easy Raw Feeding Meal Prep Routine (Only 5 Steps)

Are you new to raw or someone who feeds commercial raw, but you're not comfortable switching to DIY? When I started feeding raw eight years ago, I was feeding Darwin's Natural Pet Food and although they are still one of my favorite brands, raising four big dogs makes...

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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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