Feeding a RAW Diet

Raw Meat and Bones 

A diet of dry kibble is by no means "natural" and it actually causes significant damage to the dog's internal organs and immune system.  Feeding a diet of RAW meat and bones is one of the BEST and most natural things that you can ever do for your dog.   WHY?  Read more below!

This is a video of the first feeding of raw chicken to my dogs. (part 1) November 2009

A domestic dog's DNA is only 1% different than the wolf's DNA!  That means that the wolf is 99% exactly the same as the domestic dog!!  So, think, "Whatever a wolf eats, is what I want to feed my dog"!  Well, a wolf eats PREY!  A wild caught diet of prey from pheasants, deer, grouse, nest eggs, rodents, coyotes, raccoons,  opossums, etc.  Yes, wolves are also "opportunists" meaning that they will also eat what they can scavenge.  Typically, a wolf will eat a kill or a downed animal and gorge themselves on it.  Then they may not eat for a day or two, until they find more food.  They may nibble on some wild berries, but generally, they will pass them by unless they are VERY hungry.  Wolves, as dogs, do not produce enough of the enzyme called "amalyse" to digest the carbohydratres that they may eat.  It is unnatural for them to eat grains of any kind!  Their body can not digest it!  A similar analogy, by comparison, would be if I would try to feed a rabbit to a pet bird!  Silly!


This is a video of the first feeding of raw chicken to my dogs. (part 2) November 2009

Not only are they unable to digest most of the ingredients in the kibble, they are unable to digest whatever nutrition actually is in (or added to) the commercially processed pet foods, including all of the chemicals and preservatives.  Any meat that is cooked over 180 degrees is basically providing your carnivore pet very little nutrition.  Our pets need the live enzymes that is found in a raw diet to truly be healthy and to increase their longevity!  We want our of our furry family members to life a long health life!    

Dog and cat kibble has only been around for 150 years, at the most.  What did our carnivore pets eat before there was specific dog food???  Hummm.....  

I am completely convinced after doing the real research about carnivore nutrition and feeding my dogs this myself that I am a total believer in a "species appropriate" diet of raw meat and bones.  Dogs can survive on commercial pet food, but will they thrive?  Hey, don't just take my word for it.... do some research your-self, check out some of these great links below, and then, you decide.

One of the BEST resources to learn more about raw feeding is a FREE online magazine called "RAW INSTINCTS MAGAZINE" 

RIM Logo Art

I have several articles in this publication about DNA analysis and weaning pups to raw meat.  Check them out at the above link or click on the Raw Instincts logo.

Our "Mari" is the cover girl for the May 2012 
issue of the magazine!


MORE Links to understanding raw feeding:







To learn, interact and ask questions:
Yahoo Groups/Natural Health Care for Dogs
Yahoo Groups/RawK9s

Articles to Raw Feeding:

Kibble is Kibble is STILL Kibble!

Raw Feeding FAQ's

Pet Food Ingredients Revealed!

Removing the Fears Associated With Raw Feeding

Transitioning Your Dog to a Raw Diet

Kibble Is STILL Kibble

Cooked Vs. Raw Meat and Bones

Species Appropriate Nutrition - Foundation of Health 

Feeding Dogs a Raw Diet - Practical Answers to Questions

Kibble Kills

Natural Rearing Vs. Survival of The Fittest

Salmonella: The Bad bacteria

Adding Up Ingredients in Pet Food

The Question of Bacteria

Pet Food - Our Pets are Dying for It

Outcry Over Pets in Pet Food

Is the Food You're Feeding Your Pet Killing It? (and making your vet rich?)

Raw Meaty Bones for Healthy Pets: False Assumptions, Bad Advice About Pet Foods

Why Your Dog Needs To Fill It's Stomach On An Irregular Basis

Pet Food - Our Pets are Dying for It

"Animal Talk Naturally" free audio podcasts on Raw Feeding:

Cats & Dogs: The Carnivore Truth, Part 1 - Dr. Johan Joubert

Cats & Dogs: The Carnivore Truth, Part 2 - Dr. Johan Joubert

Kibble is Kibble is Kibble, Naturally
with Drs. Bloomer & Thomason


Tipping Away from Fear with Dr. Myrna Milani

**Here is a link to a very sad YouTube video about what is really in pet food:   (please don't watch if you have a weak stomach)

What's Really in Your Pet's Food?

On the lighter side..... this is a video clip from "Saturday Night Live" about "Mostly Garbage Dog Food".  It will give you a chuckle.  :)


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