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Dog Raw Diet

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A dog raw diet provides good nutrition for your pet. Buying and making raw dog food is a biologically appropriate choice for a dog raw food diet. Use healthy dog treat recipes to add more to your dog's diet.

The dog raw diet is biologically the best food for your canine; it is a simple, back-to-nature diet based on what dogs would eat if they were in the wild. (In the wild, dogs wouldn't be able to cook for themselves or to add cereals, and other refined carbohydrates, sugars, fats and seasonings to their food.)

Choosing and making raw dog food for your pet is about choosing 'biologically appropriate raw food' or 'bones and raw food' - also known as BARF.

A dog raw diet is about 60 to 80 percent raw meaty bones and 40 to 20 percent fruits and vegetables, offal (which includes heart, liver, kidney), meat, and dairy. None of this food is cooked: it is all raw. (Remember in the wild, dogs don't cook.)

The best thing for dog owners about a dog raw food diet is that it is so simple to prepare: raw meat, chopped fruits and/or vegetables and perhaps some nutritional supplements (check with your veterinarian to see if they are needed for your pet). It's fast, easy, and relatively inexpensive!

The benefits of a raw dog food diet for your canine are:

  • reduced, or elimination of, allergies
  • healthy skin and fur
  • reduced, or elimination of, ear infections
  • improved overall health
  • reduced, or elimination of, joint issues or problems

In addition to a raw dog food diet, and to your dog's overall health and diet by making homemade dog treats. Healthy dog treat recipes for your pet can include dog biscuits or cookies, dried liver treats, vegetable sticks (like carrots or celery), dried apples or other dried fruits, and more.

Healthy Dog Treat Recipes:

Recipe #1

  • 1 cup of powdered skim milk
  • 5 cups of flour
  • ½ teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 well beaten eggs
  • ¼ cup of gravy
  • 6 ounces chopped, cooked liver or 1 jar baby food meat

Mix the dry ingredients together; then mix the wet ingredients together. Add the dry to the wet, mixing well. Roll out on a floured board; to a thickness of about ½ inch. Cut out cookie shapes with floured cutters. Bake at 350F for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container. Cookies should be hard/crunchy.

Recipe #2: Simple and Easy

  • 2 jars of baby food (choose one meat jar and one green vegetable jar)
  • 1 cup of wheat germ
  • 2 cups of powdered skim milk

Preheat your oven to 350F. Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl. Drop by small spoonfuls on a lightly greased pan. Flatten slightly with a fork or a spoon. Bake for 12-15 minutes until slightly brown at the edges. Let cool. Store in air tight containers in the fridge for up to one week (can be frozen for 3 months).

A healthy dog raw diet program needs to include more than raw meat. Make sure that your dog gets enough of a mix: meat, vegetables, fruit and some treats!

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