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Buddie’s Butcher Blocks The Butcher Block blend is one of our original creations. Affectionately named after our history in the butcher business, the Butcher Block formula has changed over the years to keep up with new knowledge of ideal nutrition for carnivores. We now have four formulas for dogs and a Butcher Block for cats. The new formulas were started with thought towards dogs with food sensitivities. Our original and still most popular Butcher Block is made...

When I speak at raw feeding seminars people get quite worked up about supplements. The information and misinformation available is endless on the latest fashion in supplements. I am not a fan of supplements because I see too many people spending way too much money seeking the “magic bullet” for their dog’s issues. If a dog is getting subpar nutrition, inadequate exercise, and is living in a chemically or emotionally toxic environment, all the supplements in...

Many of us are so used to giving our dogs the same thing day in and day out, that when we switch over to raw it’s difficult to think about variety. We have been brainwashed into the “complete and balanced” meal. But variety is a cornerstone of a well balanced diet. When we feed a healthy raw diet we need to incorporate variety to make sure that no one ingredient is over fed or missed. Even...

Sometimes our dog’s skin can have us pulling our own hair out. Itchy, flakey, greasy, pimply, hair falling out, hot spots, stinky, scaly, pigment changing, parasites, and any number of mysterious events. So many of these events seem to not be connected with anything. This is because the skin is an eliminative organ like the kidneys, the liver, the lungs, and the intestines. The body will use the skin to get unwanted things out. And...

I had a sickly dog many years ago. He ate dirt. He only ate it from certain places and only ate a little, so I let him. Years after his death I realized he was sickly from over vaccination and poor diet and he was likely self medicating. Since I have learned how to feed my dogs a real whole food diet I haven’t had a dirt eating dog. Herbivores consume minerals outside of their food. They...

The raw diet has two types of bones; raw meaty bones and recreational bones. Raw meaty bones are meals and are crunched up and swallowed. Think of turkey necks, chicken carcasses, lamb ribs, pork breast bones and such. They are softer than recreational bones and are easy to digest for a healthy raw fed dog.   A recreational bone is usually from a weight bearing bone, like a beef leg. They are very hard and serve more...