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DIY raw feeding saved my dog's life.  Rodrigo rarely had a solid poop and always had gas, but I thought this was normal. He also had recurring ear infections and itchy paws; our vet said this was seasonal.  Rodrigo developed joint pain before he was two years old; our vet said his leg might need to be amputated.  And then his skin changed colors and he developed a righteous rash on his bag and I said, “enough is enough.”  I made one change to his diet and most of his health issues cleared up in less than two weeks.  

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DIY raw feeding is the most affordable way to feed my four dogs a species appropriate diet, but it's not easy for everyone to figure out.  There is a lot of contradictory information out there and many of us quickly become overwhelmed.  I started with premade raw and transitioned to DIY raw feeding.  Each of my dogs is an individual and I'm learning how to provide the nutrients they need while finding quality, affordable sources for the ingredients in their diet.  I share everything I'm learning on my blog and I published my first book about DIY raw feeding August 2017.

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A Blog About DIY Raw Feeding

Transitioning to Raw Through a Hybrid Diet

I recently received a few questions about when I transitioned Rodrigo and Sydney to a raw food diet.  People want to know... Did you start with commercial pre-made raw or DIY? Did you mix the raw and kibble together? Did you gradually increase the raw and decrease the...

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Why By-Products are Good for Raw Feeders

This blog post was originally published on August 25, 2015; it has been updated with new information and republished. There is a misconception in the pet lover world about by-products.  Someone who feeds her dog a kibble diet (no judgment) asked me why raw feeders...

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Feeding Eggs and Eggshells to Dogs

This blog post was originally published on November 14, 2014.  It has been updated with new information and republished. Every other day I crack an egg over our dogs’ food. Back in my kibble days, I heard that this habit was great for skin and coat health.  Today, I...

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Myth Busting…

My Response to the Psychology Today Article

An article written by a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia has lit the raw community on fire, and we've all be participating in a collective eye roll all week.  What does psychology have to do with raw feeding?  I don't have a clue.  CLICK HERE to read my response to Dog Owners Are Wrong About the Health Benefits of Raw Diets


My Response to the BBC Anti-Raw Video

BBC Radio Scotland recently shared poorly researched video about raw feeding created to frighten people away from feeding a species appropriate diet and sticking with the kibble food that is making our dogs sick.  CLICK HERE to read my response to Trust Me, I'm a Vet.


My Response to the Bloomberg Article

Once again a respected publication has decided to comment on raw feeding without interviewing anyone in the raw feeding community or gaining a basic understanding of dogs and canine nutrition.  I found myself compelled to respond to this thinly disguised advertorial for Pet Food Institute clients.  CLICK HERE to read my response to the Bloomberg Article, Even Dogs are Eating Quinoa Now.

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