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Raw Dog Bones

And Healthy Dog Food Recipes

Raw dog bones are a healthy diet for your canine. A raw food diet for dogs is easy to prepare and needs to include raw bones for dogs. Balance raw bones with healthy dog food recipes for a varied diet.

What's a healthy, nutritious and easy to prepare food for your dog? Raw dog bones with some meat on them! Give your canine buddy a bone. A raw bone specially saved for your pet: it’s healthier for your dog and you will save money on veterinarian bills in the long run.

Raw Bones for Dogs

A good raw bone for your dog should have a layer of meat on the bone, with little fat. Since a dog’s digestive system is better at dealing with the odd bacterial invasion than ours is, there is little worry about him getting sick from the raw meat.

But if you are worried about it then boiling the bone is okay (although most raw food proponents say it is unnecessary and may remove vital nutrients, as well as increase the risk of the bone splintering). Never give your dog a baked or roasted bone. Baking or roasting dry out the bone and increase the potential for bone splinters. The chances of it splintering and hurting your dog internally are greater than the chances of your dog getting sick from a raw or boiled bone.

A raw bone for your dog needs to be big enough that it doesn’t fit into his mouth and it should never be cut. Think joint bones; like a ham bone. Raw beef bones are best as raw pork has its own issues.

Raw dog bones as part of a raw diet offers a dog’s digestive system time to digest the bone, cleansing the digestive tract, as well as cleaning the teeth. The raw diet also helps to cut down on dog health issues. There are other benefits as well. Raw diets mean that you only feed your dog once a day. And getting the ingredients are as simple as going to your local butcher.

Proponents of raw food diets for dogs also believe that all commercially prepared dog foods are killing our pets, slowly. The grains and the additives in the kibble are not healthy for dogs. Dogs are natural carnivores and digest raw meat better. A raw food diet has no recipes.

If a totally raw dog food diet is too 'raw' for you, then blend and balance a raw diet with an all natural, healthy dog food from your own kitchen is the way for you to go.

A Healthy Dog Food Recipe:


  • 1 1/2 cups converted long-grain white rice, quinoa or pasta
  • 2 teaspoons safflower oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup grated low fat farmer's cheese
  • 2 cups of low sodium beef stock or chicken stock
  • 1 pound lean ground lamb or beef or chicken


Combine rice and safflower oil in a saucepan over medium heat; stir and cook 2 minutes. Add the stock, thyme, garlic powder. Cover, and cook 15 minutes more over medium heat or until liquid is absorbed.

Meanwhile, cook the ground meat in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, about 10 minutes. Drain, and then stir into the rice along with the Monterey Jack cheese until the cheese melts. Cool completely before serving.

Another Good and Healthy Dog Food Recipe is:


  • 6 cups water
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 (16 ounce) package frozen broccoli, carrots and cauliflower combination


Place the water, ground turkey, rice, and rosemary into a large Dutch oven. Stir until the ground turkey is broken up and evenly distributed throughout the mixture; bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the frozen vegetables, and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Refrigerate until using.

Raw Dog Bones

While these recipes aren’t raw food recipes (and raw dog bones don't need a recipe - it's a simple and healthy meal for your dog), they are all-natural. Use both all-natural homemade dog food recipes along with raw dog bones for your dog's diet; this food is good for their teeth, their skin and fur, their digestive system, and their overall health and well-being. Feeding your dog the best means that you will have a happy, healthy best friend.

Note: As your dog grows older, he or she may need help for joint stiffness and/or arthritis (just like you and me as we grow older). Feeding your dog a healthy diet is the first step to minimizing joint problems. The second step is to provide your dog with a healthy, herbal remedy.

Get more information on PetAlive Muscle and Joint Support Formula to treat symptoms, relieve pain and reduce stiffness of arthritis, rheumatism and degenerative joint disease in your pet. PetAlive Muscle & Joint Support Formula provides support for keeping your dog's joints, muscles, tendons, cartilage, and bones strong and healthy. It helps your dog maintain ease of movement, cleanses and purifies its system, and improve liver functioning. It also supports overall systemic health.

Ingredients include: Devil's Claw, Spirulina, Calc flor (6C), Nat phos (6C), Nat sulph (6C),Lecithin,Glucosamine sulphate,Lactose (inactive ingredient). Always discuss your dog's condition with your veterinarian; discuss this formula with your vet before giving your dog treatment.

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