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What is National Raw Feeding Week?
MARYSVILLE, WA—March 1, 2018— Keep the Tail Wagging—North America’s leading blog about dog nutrition and raw feeding, has announced the first annual National Raw Feeding Week, April 1-7, 2018, a week when raw feeders around the world unite to share the benefits of raw feeding while clearing up the myths promoted by opponents of feeding biologically appropriate diets to pets. During this week, raw feeders will be sharing their experiences through social media posts, blog posts, videos, and more.
During this year's National Raw Feeding Week, I'll also be hosting a giveaway for The Dog Cancer Series. The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST, Saturday, April 7, 2018
What is Raw Feeding?
Raw Feeding for dogs is our attempt to replicate the diet of the Grey Wolf, a distant relative of today's dogs – yes, even your Chihuahua. People who feed raw understand that dogs aren't wolves – they have adapted over the centuries to be our companions and family members. We also understand that the internal makeup of a dog is still very similar to a wolf and therefore feed them as follows:
- 80% Muscle Meat
- 10% Bone
- 5% Liver
- 5% Offal (secreting organs like kidneys, spleen, pancreas, and testicles)
Many raw feeders also add whole food supplements to their dogs' meals to account for nutrients not found in the meat and bone. I add raw sardines for Omega 3 fatty acids (joints, brain health, and skin and coat health), raw goats milk and kefir (digestive supplements and probiotics), raw eggs (multi-vitamin), spirulina (immune system), kelp (iodine), oysters (zinc, manganese, and selenium), vegetables (fiber and other nutrients).
Learn About Raw Feeding
- A Novice's Guide to Raw Feeding for Dogs
- Raw and Thriving: The Ultimate Guide to Getting (and Keeping!) Your Dog Healthy
- Raw Feeding 101 – an online course that you can take at your own pace
National Raw Feeding Week Videos
I will be updating this post daily as I publish new videos for National Raw Feeding Week. You can also follow along on the following social media channels:
- YouTube – Kimberly Gauthier
- Facebook – Keep the Tail Wagging Page
- Facebook – Kimberly Gauthier Blogger Page
- Facebook – National Raw Feeding Week Page
Billy Hoekman, Answers Pet Food – Part 1
Billy Hoekman, Answers Pet Food – Part 2
Jasmine Bass, Raw Feeder, Dog Mom, and Moderator of the Raw Feeders “Kicked Out” Club
The Dog Cancer Series Giveaway Ends
National Raw Feeding Week – Video Playlist
Darwin's Natural Pet Products helped me transition my dogs to a raw food diet in April 2013. Within 2 weeks of eating their food, Rodrigo's health issues (ear infections, allergies, itchy paws, skin rashes, digestive issues, joint issues) were nearly 100% gone. Today Rodrigo is a healthy, active, senior, raw fed dog.