As many of you already know, I am a big fan of feeding dogs a more natural diet than the Big Brand Processed biscuits that pass for today’s “complete and balanced” diet. Sure, they are convenient but are they truly the best choice for our canine companions?
It took me from 2007-2010 to feel comfortable feeding my dogs a Complete Raw diet. 3 years it took for me to un-brainwash myself from the money making propaganda that started not quite 80 years ago. I was always told, that feeding a dog “table scraps” or “human food” would be detrimental and downright dangerous.
Well, I have come a long way. I am not actually against processed foods completely, by the way. I actually enjoy using dry dog kibble as treats, (more nutritious than your typical grocery store dog treats). I am also very willing to try out new processed foods on the market like Orijen’s dry dog food. This product looks like a typical processed dog food but seems to have a much higher meat content and no carbs at all! I just bought a little bag to try it out on my boys. It may come in really handy for those days I forget to thaw some breakfast for them the night before! Or what if there is a natural disaster! Raw food isn’t going to last long if my freezer is under a pile of rubble.
I also regularly use Mighty Mix’s Raw Mix. Very affordable and nice again when I don’t feel like whipping out the bones. They also have a really friendly and helpful staff that will deliver the bags of food directly to your door/freezer!
But generally my dogs get a huge variety of Raw foods. From Chicken Thighs (bones and skin included!), to pulped vegetables mixed with cottage cheese and eggs (shell included!). There is really nothing easier and more fun that feeding your dogs Raw!
If you are still a little confused or sceptical than go ahead and grab a copy of “Raw ad Natural Nutrition for Dogs”. Dr. Olson describes how important and healthy a Raw or Natural diet can be AND includes Balanced Raw and Home cooked recipes that are easy to throw together!