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.
I used to post raw food recipes every Friday and then I stopped. I'm not very adventurous when it comes to making dog food, so I eventually ran out of recipes. LOL But I'm back now because I've been playing around with the Animal Diet Formulator. I'm unable to check...
One of our dogs is going through chemotherapy for lymphoma and, sadly, one of the side effects of the chemo is a lower white blood cell count as the immune system is being challenged by the drugs. Thankfully, for Scout, the drop is slight and our oncologist isn't...
There are a lot of opinions on which nuts are dogs can and cannot eat,. I read in one discussion that we're supposed to peel the skin off of almonds before feeding them to our dogs. What the WHAT???? I love mixed nuts and buy a container of unsalted mixed nuts...
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.
As a blogger, I've been introduced to several subscription boxes. I love the idea of filling out an online form and having cool products curated for me. Yeah, it's a great theory, but these companies are working with what they have, which lead to me being disappointed...
This blog post was originally published on April 1, 2016. It has been updated with new information and republished. Enjoy! It's interesting when life throws you a curveball. Lately, I feel like I'm in a game of dodgeball and I'm not sure if I should dive left or...
One of the arguments against feeding a raw diet for dogs is that our dogs can make us sick when they lick us. I don’t know about others, but I’m not racing to kiss my dogs on the mouth after mealtime. But that’s just me. I’ve been feeding raw since 2013 and I’m very...
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.