Z for Zealots, Crazies, and Fanatics About Raw

Z for Zealots, Crazies, and Fanatics About Raw

Enjoy. When I did my first A to Z challenge, I failed to write a blog post about Z or maybe I deleted it, I don't remember. When I came up with this title, I'm sure I was planning on writing a passive aggressive post about people on social media that are being asshats...
Yogurt Got Me Tossed from a Raw Food Group

Yogurt Got Me Tossed from a Raw Food Group

Enjoy! DepositPhoto/tashka2000 Yep, you read that right.  I shared a recipe in a raw food group that included yogurt and that resulted in me being asked to leave a raw feeding group because the Admin felt that by sharing the recipe, I was promoting unsafe...
Warming and Cooling | Chinese Medicine and Raw Dog Food

Warming and Cooling | Chinese Medicine and Raw Dog Food

Enjoy. When I first began learning about raw feeding, I learned about warming and cooling foods and I was pretty excited because I was convinced that food energetics was the solution for Rodrigo's digestive issues, food intolerances, and environmental allergies. Yes!...
Our Puppies have a Voracious Appetite

Our Puppies have a Voracious Appetite

Enjoy. Losing Blue was a shock and the loss nearly broke us. Johan discovered an accidental litter in Idaho, began communicating with the family, and this is how Scout and Zoey came into our lives. Johan feel in love with a picture of Scout and when he went to meet...
Underwhelmed by What’s Offered in Pet Stores

Underwhelmed by What’s Offered in Pet Stores

Enjoy. As a raw feeder, you quickly begin to realize that pet stores don't carry a lot of things that are good for our pets. The first thing I stopped buying is dog food. Then I became concerned about ingredients and sourcing for dogs treats and they were crossed off...
Tripe Inspired Me to Challenge You to Try Natural

Tripe Inspired Me to Challenge You to Try Natural

Enjoy. When I first transitioned my dogs to raw, I couldn't find a source of tripe anywhere and having it shipped to me wasn't an option (too expensive). So I gave canned green tripe to my dogs. The benefit was “yeah, my dogs are getting green tripe!!!”...
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...
Researching Raw Dog Food Can Be Confusing

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...
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...
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...
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,...
Nutrients in Raw Dog Food

Nutrients in Raw Dog Food

The post that I wrote for “N” wasn't worth updating, so I changed the topic to something that has been the focus of my time recently – tracking nutrients in my dogs' raw diet. In this post, I'm going to share why I track their nutrients, the...
My Secret to Reducing Doggy Odor

My Secret to Reducing Doggy Odor

Enjoy. One of the benefits of feeding raw dog food is that our dogs have soft, healthy, shiny coats and reduced doggy odor. Although, with their penchant for rolling into things that are smelly, my dogs do their best to prove that this benefit is false. Everyone's...
DIY Liver Plus Loaf for Dogs

DIY Liver Plus Loaf for Dogs

Enjoy. Yep, our dogs eat cooked food too.  It's a nice break from raw dog food. Every now and then, I whip something up for the dogs and they love it and I feel like Wolfgang Puck.  Their favorite (haha, they love everything) meal is my organ meat and ground...
Keeping the Kitchen Clean When Feeding Raw Dog Food

Keeping the Kitchen Clean When Feeding Raw Dog Food

Enjoy. When my boyfriend and I became dog parents, we made an agreement.  I took the lead with the dogs (diet, veterinarian, training, etc.) and he took the lead with the house and yard.  In the past eight-plus years, we've increased to a four dog...
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