Raw Dog Food Recipe
Making Raw Dog Food
A home made dog food recipe is not difficult
The primary ingredient in a raw dog food recipe is raw meat. A
KitchenAid mixer may come in handy when you make your own dog food.
A general recipe for raw food for dogs:
A balance of 75% meat to 25% vegetables.
choices for an organic raw dog food recipe.
Meat - Choose a variety
fish and poultry. Preferably organic. You can rotate between:
- Salmon (without skin)
And don't forget the organ meats.
Vegetables - Use a large
in-season vegetables. Include as many as you can of the following:
- Brussel Sprouts
- Green Beans
- Greens - i.e. Dandelion, Kale, Parsley,
- Sweet Potatoes
While garlic is fine in moderation, onions
can destroy a
dog's red blood cells, resulting in a condition
called hemolytic anemia.
- Sunflower seeds
- Wheat Grass
- Whole eggs (including shell)
If you plan to freeze the raw dog food, make
sure to add
A good vitamin/mineral supplement, digestive
probiotics will balance the diet.
How Much Do I Need?
The following will amount to about 1 cup of
food, or 1/2
pound. A 50 pound dog will eat about one pound of raw food per day.
- 75% - 6 ounces (3/4 cup) coarse-ground or
raw or cooked.
- 25% - 2 ounces (1/4 cup) ground, mixed
raw or cooked.
Dogs should also be given raw bones (i.e.
turkey necks, wings, backs).
Raw Bones for Dogs
Raw dog bones? You've probably heard that
are harmful to
dogs. They are only a problem after they've been cooked. Since cooking
can make them brittle and splinter, always give your dog RAW bones.
Do not feed meat without the bone. Along
with the meat,
grind up chicken necks and wings. Meat and bone keep the calcium to
phosphorous ratio balanced. They MUST be fed together, or you can cause
Raw Feeding Dogs
A raw dog food recipe does take time to
prepare. But, if you make a batch
and freeze it in individual serving sizes, you can knock it out in a
couple of hours once a week.
If it increases the quality (and length) of
life of your
pet, it is absolutely worth it.
Too Complicated... or Pressed for Time?
You can order an organic mix of human
dehydrated raw meat, fruit and vegetables. Holistic dog food with the
calcium to phosphorus ratios already balanced.
Only Natural Pet EasyRaw Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food Turkey & Sweet Potato 2 lbs
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take the place of expert veterinarian care. Please consult with your
vet and ask about using a natural and alternative approach for the
healthcare and treatment of your pet. Find a holistic vet.