Easy DIY Jerky Treat Recipes for Dogs

Easy DIY Jerky Treat Recipes for Dogs

A few weeks ago, I decided to make jerky treats for the dogs using my dehydrator and the oven.  I was curious which worked better and found that both methods worked great.   DIY Chicken Jerky Treats for Dogs Ingredients Chicken breasts (I used chicken thighs, but it...
Keeping On Top of Your Raw Fed Dog’s Weight

Keeping On Top of Your Raw Fed Dog’s Weight

  For Christmas, I bought the dogs a ton of toys, some chews, and a scale.  One thing I learned in 2017 is that people think my dogs are horribly overweight.  I used to get so pissed off by this statement because my dogs aren't fat, well, Sydney and Zoey can stand to...
Results of the 2017 Blog Reader Survey #PetBloggerChallenge

Results of the 2017 Blog Reader Survey #PetBloggerChallenge

I launched Keep the Tail Wagging six years ago as an outlet for my love of two littermate puppies and changed the focus of my blog to raw feeding in April 2014 when I realized that I wasn't the only one who was struggling with DIY raw feeding.  Thanks to you, Keep the...
Learning Which Nutrients Raw Fed Dogs Need in Their Diet

Learning Which Nutrients Raw Fed Dogs Need in Their Diet

Today is “We'll Laugh Over This Someday” Day.  Crazy, right?  I love that we can make up holidays.  Well, in honor of today's “day,” I wanted to share a mistake I made when I was new to raw feeding. My First Year as a DIY Raw Feeder Although I...
Tail Wagging Raw Duck Recipe for Dogs

Tail Wagging Raw Duck Recipe for Dogs

  Recipe by: Kimberly Gauthier This recipe is great for dogs that have a chicken or turkey intolerance, includes a blend of ground and whole duck, along with a nutritious vegetable blend to balance the diet.  The below recipe is a bulk recipe and makes 9 days of raw...
Why I Continue to Feed My Dogs Darwin’s Pet Food

Why I Continue to Feed My Dogs Darwin’s Pet Food

Darwin's Pet issued a voluntary recall in December 2017, due to possible salmonella contamination.  Because they sell and ship directly to their customers, they were able to notify all customers impacted by this recall via email and follow up phone calls to warn them...
2018 | Supplements I Give to My Raw Fed Dogs

2018 | Supplements I Give to My Raw Fed Dogs

  Each year, I like to update you with what supplements I give to my dogs.  My list of supplements doesn't change much because my dogs don't change much, but it's nice to learn (1) what works best for each dog and (2) what my nutritionist recommends for each dog. Why...
8  Books Raw Feeders Should Read in 2018

8 Books Raw Feeders Should Read in 2018

I love to read.  When I was a kid, the local library had a contest that challenged us to read as many books as we could over the summer.  I usually devoured 10 books my first week or two of summer break.  With the blog, writing a new book, making dog food for four big...
2017 Top Raw Dog Food Brands

2017 Top Raw Dog Food Brands

Welcome to my second annual (I think) Top Raw Dog Food Brands post.  I receive questions weekly asking my thoughts on various commercial raw food brands.  I used to have a long list of brands that I recommended, however, that has changed.  Today, I mostly feed DIY raw...
35 Instagram Accounts Raw Feeders Must Follow

35 Instagram Accounts Raw Feeders Must Follow

Julie Austin Phography Connecting with Other Raw Feeders When it comes to learning how to feed my dogs a raw food diet, I believe the best resource available is other raw feeders.  I post questions and follow discussions in raw feeding groups and I follow raw feeders...
9 Things Raw Feeders Should Ditch in 2017

9 Things Raw Feeders Should Ditch in 2017

Each December, I reflect over the past year to look for the common theme.  What was I supposed to take away from this year?  For 2017, it was easy because I felt that God, the Universe, or whichever Higher Power you believe in was constantly knocking me upside the...
Blog Reader Survey | Preparing for The Year of the Dog

Blog Reader Survey | Preparing for The Year of the Dog

Thank you for helping me make this blog a useful resource for dog parents. Sunday, December 24th marks six years of blogging about dogs. I launched Keep the Tail Wagging 6 years ago with a post about adopting littermate puppies. Should I Adopt 1 Puppy or 2? Today, I...
Best Joint Supplements for Senior Dogs

Best Joint Supplements for Senior Dogs

  Two of my dogs developed arthritis early in life – Rodrigo began showing signs of joint pain before he was two years old; Sydney began showing signs after she turned two years old.  I don't know if it was the kibble diet, the annual vaccinations, the flea and...
7 Benefits Cooking Healthy Dog Food #Ad

7 Benefits Cooking Healthy Dog Food #Ad

This is a sponsored post.   Thanks to the film Pet Fooled, dog parents are waking up to the reality that the dry dog food they feed to their dog isn't healthy and may be contributing to illnesses and disease.  I receive emails daily from dog parents who want to feed...
I Turned Down $200 to Write This Blog Post About Raw Feeding

I Turned Down $200 to Write This Blog Post About Raw Feeding

  I was hired to write an article discussing the myths surrounding raw feeding for dogs, however, the brand that hired me wanted me to link to two kibble brands that are promoting their food as raw dog food.  Nope!  I want to do this fulltime, I need money to do this...
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