When a Raw Food Brand Trashes Their Competition – RUN!

When a Raw Food Brand Trashes Their Competition – RUN!

DepositPhoto This post is a rant because I need to get a few things off of my chest today. But before I start pointing fingers, I want to be 100% transparent. In the past, I have bitched about brands and people for a variety of reasons. Sometimes I felt justified in...
Fats I Add to My Dogs’ Raw Diet

Fats I Add to My Dogs’ Raw Diet

There was a time when people thought fat was bad, both for humans and dogs. And then someone, not sure who, said that our fear of fat is wrong. Fat doesn't make us fat, it's the DIET OF PROCESSED FOODS we're devouring daily and the TYPES OF FAT WE EAT that is making...
Listeria In My Rabbit? This Raw Feeder Doesn’t Care

Listeria In My Rabbit? This Raw Feeder Doesn’t Care

Today, I'm taking a break from sharing recipes to share my thoughts on a recent notice and voluntary recall. I recently received a message from my rabbit supplier, The Thogersen Family Farm, that the Washington State Department of Agriculture found that a sample of...
My Biased Review of AnimalBiome

My Biased Review of AnimalBiome

DepositPhoto Several months ago, the company AnimalBiome offered a BOGO deal allowing me to have the gut biome of two of my dogs tested for the price of one. Score! I chose Rodrigo and Scout because they have raised the most questions. I planned to test Sydney and...
The Importance of Vitamin D in a Dog’s Diet

The Importance of Vitamin D in a Dog’s Diet

Humans and mushrooms can make Vitamin D in their body through sun exposure. Our dogs cannot. In this video by Dr. Rhonda Patrick, I learned that my gorgeous Nubian skin color (courtesy of melanin) may be blocking my body's natural ability to absorb Vitamin D. Plus,...
HPP Raw Dog Food vs Healthy Gut

HPP Raw Dog Food vs Healthy Gut

Is HPP Bad? One question I get a lot from new raw feeders is about HPP (high pressure pasteurization). They want to know if it's good or bad for dogs because there is a lot of demonizing of this process and I think HPP is getting a bad rap. Sort of. What is HPP? HPP...
Mixing Wet Food with Raw Cat Food

Mixing Wet Food with Raw Cat Food

Easy Raw Cat Food Recipe Yep, you read that right. This post is about cat food. I have a cat, Cosmo, who eats a partial raw diet. Someone recently emailed me to ask about how I feed my cat and I wanted to clarify the “recipe.” I put it in quotes, because...
Hacking Your Dog’s Raw Diet

Hacking Your Dog’s Raw Diet

On April 6, 2019, I'll be making a short trip to Albany, New York to speak at the second annual Healthy Dog Expo about raw feeding for dogs. I'm beyond excited and hope to meet a lot of like-minded pet parents. What is the Healthy Dog Expo? The Healthy Dog Expo is a...
How Much Garlic is Safe for Raw Fed Dogs?

How Much Garlic is Safe for Raw Fed Dogs?

DepositPhoto Whenever the topic of feeding garlic to dogs comes up, someone flips out. Dogs Naturally Magazine has received rude comments about their stance on garlic for dogs. I've seen people demanding the removal of this topic in raw feeding groups. People...
Fasting Day Meals for Raw Fed Dogs

Fasting Day Meals for Raw Fed Dogs

Why I Fast My Dogs Weekly I fast my dogs because I don't think that it's healthy for their gut to always be processing food. I believe that their system needs a break and time to reset and a regular fast by feeding once a day or not feeding once a week is a great way...
Surprising Benefits of Shiitake Mushrooms for Dogs

Surprising Benefits of Shiitake Mushrooms for Dogs

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 idea of feeding mushrooms...
Can Dogs Eat Sesame Seeds?

Can Dogs Eat Sesame Seeds?

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 a natural probiotic to 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...
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...
Where to Buy Raw Goat’s Milk for Dogs

Where to Buy Raw Goat’s Milk for Dogs

Yesterday, Facebook was all a-buzz with the news that two states, New Jersey had banned the sale of raw milk for pets!!! As the day progressed, I learned that this isn't a new law. New Jersey and other states had always had this law on the books, they're just starting...
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