National Raw Feeding Week

  • What? Raw feeders sharing their experiences through social media posts, blog posts, videos, and more.
  • When? April 1 – April 7, 2019.
  • Where? This is a virtual event, follow Keep the Tail Wagging to be notified of events.
  • Why? To raise healthier, happier pets.
  • CLICK HERE to watch National Raw Feeding Week 2018.
  • CLICK HERE to contact Kimberly Gauthier for Sponsorship Opportunities.

Please note, this page will be updated with more information as we approach National Raw Feeding Week.

National Raw Feeding Week by Keep the Tail Wagging®

 Celebrating and sharing the benefits of raw feeding for pets through social media, blogging, and vlogging.

National Raw Feeding Week, April 1-7, 2019, is 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.

What is Raw Feeding?

Raw feeding for dogs and cats is an attempt to replicate the ancestral diet of dogs and cats.  People who feed raw understand that our pets aren't wild animals; they have adapted over the centuries to be our companions and family members.  In our attempt to feed our pets a species appropriate diet, we start by combining the make up of a prey animal in our pet's dish:

  • 80% Muscle Meat
  • 10% Bone
  • 5% Liver
  • 5% Offal (secreting organs like kidneys, spleen, pancreas, and testicles)

Each pet's diet is adjusted based on the pet’s individual needs and may include whole food supplements to account for nutrients not found in the meat and bone.

“Raw feeding is biologically appropriate for dogs and the reason it worked so well for Rodrigo is that he was no longer on a diet that promoting an inflammatory reaction in his system that suppressed his digestive health, his immune system, and more.” ~ Kimberly Gauthier, Dog Nutrition Blogger

Benefits of Raw Feeding

  • healthy skin and shiny coat
  • clean, white teeth
  • fresh breath
  • healthy digestive system
  • stronger immune system
  • decreased allergies
  • healthy body weight and muscle mass
  • no doggy odor
  • smaller, less smelly poop
  • fewer vet visits

During National Raw Feeding Week, pet lovers will not only read about raw feeding and the experiences of raw feeders, but author and blogger Kimberly Gauthier will also be hosting a series of FREE videos from experts in the dog nutrition, veterinarian, and fresh food communities who will cover:

  • How to learn about raw feeding.
  • How to balance a pet’s raw diet.
  • Raw feeding for cats.
  • And much more!

For more information, visit

Confirmed Speakers

National Raw Feeding Week Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you a brand that would like to support National Raw Feeding Week while raising awareness of your product?  Contact Kimberly Gauthier at to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

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About Keep the Tail Wagging®

Keep the Tail Wagging® is one of the leading dog nutrition blogs in North America that covers raw feeding for dogs, raising dogs naturally, and raising littermates successfully.  Launched in 2011 as a blog sharing one person’s love of dogs, Keep the Tail Wagging has grown along with Kimberly Gauthier’s knowledge of species-appropriate diets for dogs.  Today, Keep the Tail Wagging blog posts receive over 200,000 views each month from dog parents who want to learn how to feed a raw diet to their dogs and has expanded to a Facebook page, a YouTube channel, local workshops on raw feeding, and a book published in August 2017, A Novice’s Guide to Raw Feeding for Dogs, currently available on  Visit to learn more.

About Kimberly Gauthier

Dog Nutrition Blogger, Kimberly Gauthier, is the author of A Novice's Guide to Raw Feeding for Dogs, a book that shares her experience raising four dogs on a raw food diet and includes the benefits of raw dog food, transitioning dogs to raw, sourcing proteins and ingredients, supplements she adds, raw dog food recipes, and more. Kimberly's passion for blogging and raw feeding is inspired by her dogs and can be seen on her blog Keep the Tail Wagging®; she looks forward to writing more books that help dog parents raise happier, healthier dogs.

Kimberly lives in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, adores superhero movies, the Real Housewives, podcasts, Audible, dodging GOT spoilers, and spending time with her friends.

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