Surprising Benefits of Shiitake Mushrooms for Dogs

Surprising Benefits of Shiitake Mushrooms for Dogs

This is a sponsored post. DepositPhoto A couple of years ago the topic of bone broth came up in a raw feeding group and within that discussion, someone mentioned that they make mushroom broth for their dogs. What? Mushroom broth? That's a thing? Yep, it's a thing. The...
Adding Supplements to Raw Dog Food

Adding Supplements to Raw Dog Food

Enjoy. I often get questions from readers about what supplements they need to add to raw dog food and I wish I could offer and easy answer, but the only thing I have is “it depends.” Choosing the Right Supplements Over the years, I've found that what...
Easy Raw Dog Food Recipe with Quail and Threaded Herring

Easy Raw Dog Food Recipe with Quail and Threaded Herring

Ground Quail with Threaded Herring Ground quail I feed my dogs ground quail from Columbia River Pets that I order through our local raw food co-op. I like quail because it's a protein that all of my dogs can eat. Rodrigo has sensitivities to chicken, turkey, and...
My Dog’s Bloodwork [2018-19]

My Dog’s Bloodwork [2018-19]

I am not a veterinarian or a canine nutritionist.  If you have questions about your dog's blood work, please contact your veterinarian. Why I Request Blood Work on My Dogs For the first few years feeding a raw food diet, I was hesitant to get bloodwork done...

Researching Raw Dog Food Can Be Confusing

The other day I was reading an article on The Telegraph about raw meat being to blame for the deaths of 40 dogs.  What I found interesting is that as I read this article, I read the following quote: “However owners whose dogs have succumbed to the disease...
Easy Raw Dog Food Recipe with Emu & Bone Broth

Easy Raw Dog Food Recipe with Emu & Bone Broth

Ground emu I feed ground emu to add a red meat to my dogs' diet and because Rodrigo can eat it. My dog has a sensitivity to many proteins and emu was a winner so it's a big part of my dogs' raw diet. I source the emu through our local raw food co-op and purchase...
Can Dogs Eat Sesame Seeds?

Can Dogs Eat Sesame Seeds?

This is a sponsored post. DepostPhoto In 2018, I began fermenting vegetables for my dogs. I've always believed that vegetables are beneficial for dogs because they are a great source of antioxidants, nutrients, and fiber. By fermenting the vegetables, I'm also adding...
Questions about Raw Dog Food Answered

Questions about Raw Dog Food Answered

Enjoy! I combined questions I've had about feeding raw dog food, questions people have asked me about the diet, and I reached out to my friends and asked them to give me some questions they have about raw feeding. How did you transition your dogs from kibble to raw...
Easy Raw Dog Food Recipes with Emu & Tripe Stuffed Beef Trachea

Easy Raw Dog Food Recipes with Emu & Tripe Stuffed Beef Trachea

Emu with Tripe Stuffed Trachea 8 lbs of ground emu4 lbs of beef organ blend from GreenTripe.com2 lbs of Fermented vegetables1-1/2 teaspoons of golden paste for Rodrigo and Sydney We received tripe stuffed trachea from Raw Feeding Miami and the dogs loved it. The...
ParsleyPet Nutritional Blueprint Testing Kit Review

ParsleyPet Nutritional Blueprint Testing Kit Review

I was given one free Nutritional Blueprint Testing Kit from ParsleyPet.com in exchange for my honest thoughts on the experience.  I chose to purchase three more kits so that I could test all of my dogs. What is Nutritional Blueprint Testing? “This is a simple and...
Poop Still Has a Smell After Switching to Raw Dog Food

Poop Still Has a Smell After Switching to Raw Dog Food

Enjoy. One of the benefits of feeding a raw food diet is the smaller, less smelly poop. As I understand it, because our dogs are able to absorb all of the nutrients in a raw food diet, there is less waste. However, the reality is much different. We're raising four...
Easy Raw Dog Food Recipe with Emu, Duck, and Oysters

Easy Raw Dog Food Recipe with Emu, Duck, and Oysters

Emu, Duck, Oysters, and Cheese 8 lbs of ground emu4 lbs of beef organ blend from GreenTripe.com2 lbs of Fermented vegetables1 duck neck per dog4-5 boiled oysters per dog (for zinc)2-3 cheese bites per dog from Answers Pet Food (spirulina and turmeric are in the...
Are Annual Vaccinations for Dogs Necessary?

Are Annual Vaccinations for Dogs Necessary?

This post was originally published in 2012. It was updated with new information and republished in 2019. DepositPhoto/Esbenklinker In November, 2018, I attended the Raw and Natural Dog Summit hosted by Dogs Naturally Magazine. In a conversation with Julie Anne Lee of...
Obsessing About Better Dog Treats

Obsessing About Better Dog Treats

Enjoy. I'm obsessed with my dogs. That's not a surprise, right? I have a blog about my dogs. 99% of my Facebook feed is about my dogs. And 99% of my friends are dog people too. Yep, my name is Kimberly and I'm obsessed with my dogs. They're amazing, they're funny,...
Top Raw Dog Food Brands [2019]

Top Raw Dog Food Brands [2019]

Welcome to my third annual Top Raw Dog Food Brands post.  I began this list in response to emails requesting my opinions on various brands.  Over the years, this list has changed primarily due to my growing knowledge of raw feeding.  If a brand didn't...
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