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.

4 Ways to Alleviate a Dog's Fear of the Veterinarian

4 Ways to Alleviate a Dog's Fear of the Veterinarian

This blog post was published in March 2016; it has been updated with new information given the COVID-19 restrictions any of us are experiencing. We have four dogs and two of them are terrified of the veterinarian; the other two are attention hogs and love any...

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Do Citronella Collars Really Reduce a Dog's Barking?

Do Citronella Collars Really Reduce a Dog's Barking?

This blog post was originally published in September 2014; it has been updated with new information and republished. One day, we came outside to find a note on our door from a neighbor down the road (about 150 yards away) who was complaining about our barking...

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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.

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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Why Raw Bones Are Better than Eggshells for Dogs

Why Raw Bones Are Better than Eggshells for Dogs

This blog post was inspired by a question I received from Nancy Harrington Zajesky; thanks, Nancy. Worried about your dog getting enough calcium but nervous about feeding bones to your dog? Yep, it's a quandary that many raw feeders struggle with and leads them to...

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Where to Find Organ Meat for Dogs

Where to Find Organ Meat for Dogs

A question I get all the time (and I had myself once upon a time) is where do I find organ meat? When you look at the grocery store, all you see are chicken hearts, chicken livers, chicken gizzards, and, maybe, beef liver. Out of these offerings, only the liver is fed...

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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.

Seattle Natural Pet Expo

Saturday, May 22, 2021

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