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.

Treating Canine Lymphoma Traditionally and Naturally

Treating Canine Lymphoma Traditionally and Naturally

On February 4, 2021, I found a lump beneath Scout's jaw. It's lymphoma. I will be documenting our experience to help others who find themselves facing a canine lymphoma diagnosis. Scout's veterinarian was able to detect the cancer after sending off the sample from a...

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How Much Raw Food Should I Feed My Dog?

How Much Raw Food Should I Feed My Dog?

This post was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new information and republished in 2021. Enjoy! This is a question that many dog owners ask at one point.  To me, the answer is obvious, but I've been feeding raw for eight years. For someone...

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What are the First Signs of Lymphoma in Dogs?

What are the First Signs of Lymphoma in Dogs?

A couple of days ago, we received a crash coarse in lymphoma in dogs. A couple of weeks ago, I found a lump on Scout's throat. It wasn't soft and squishy like a lipoma and his lymph nodes were slightly swollen, so I made an appointment to have it checked out. The vet...

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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 Much Raw Food Should I Feed My Dog?

How Much Raw Food Should I Feed My Dog?

This post was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new information and republished in 2021. Enjoy! This is a question that many dog owners ask at one point.  To me, the answer is obvious, but I've been feeding raw for eight years. For someone...

read more
What are the First Signs of Lymphoma in Dogs?

What are the First Signs of Lymphoma in Dogs?

A couple of days ago, we received a crash coarse in lymphoma in dogs. A couple of weeks ago, I found a lump on Scout's throat. It wasn't soft and squishy like a lipoma and his lymph nodes were slightly swollen, so I made an appointment to have it checked out. The vet...

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What is DIY Raw Feeding for Dogs?

What is DIY Raw Feeding for Dogs?

I've been feeding my dogs a raw food diet for close to eight years. And despite how long I've been feeding raw, I still learn something new about raw feeding and my dogs. I thought it would be fun to go back to the basics and explore the WHO WHAT WHY WHERE and HOW of...

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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.

National Raw Feeding Week

DAILY VIDEOS ON RAW FEEDING ON PATREON   |   THU, APRIL 1 – WED, APRIL 7

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