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Your carnivore pets are designed to get their energy from raw meat, bones, organs, and fat. Because we are not feeding carbohydrates to our raw fed dogs, they need fat in their diet for energy. Fat contains some nutrients, vitamins A, D and K, arachidonic acid, DHA, choline, cholesterol and saturated fat, (critical for brain function), but it’s main use is fuel. Raw animal fat won’t contribute to obesity or heart disease. It also doesn’t...

It is common for people to get a puppy and ask, “when can I switch her to raw?” The answer is “now”. Puppies are designed to eat raw meat, bones and organs right after weaning. Start them on ground products and be sure you have a good variety of foods from the get-go. Puppies should be fed three to four times a day. They are considered adult eaters when their adult teeth are in, around six...

Raw feeding comes with a lot of contradictory information. The online communities contain cut-and-paste articles that regurgitate what has been said before, but where do we get facts and where are the scientific studies? How do you know that you dog is getting enough manganese and not overloading on the wrong fats? In reality, we don’t have all of the information and we may never have it. Studies are coming out. Some for and some against...

Keeping your carnivore’s teeth clean. Some of you may remember the days when “Milk Bones” were sold as teeth cleaning treats. And I still come across the odd person that thinks kibble will clean their dog’s teeth. Nope. Eating cookies doesn’t clean teeth. Do you need to brush your dog’s teeth, instead? Not if you feed raw! Feeding whole bone-in meals like raw turkey necks, chicken backs, or lamb necks causes your dog to clean her...

Toxins. Just as health comes from an accumulation of things, (clean water, fresh air and sunshine, exercise, rest, and proper nutrition) ill health comes from an accumulation things as well. It is rare that our pets will be poisoned in one fell swoop from ingesting a toxin and we all take precautions to avoid the obvious culprits. Wild mushrooms, chocolate, macadamia nuts, antifreeze, grapes, and others. But many of us are unaware of the tiny amounts of...