Include elk, deer and beef with your canine's fare. Your pooch's raw meat dog food diet (including raw bones) should also include buffalo, lamb and other "beefy" meats. You'll need to customize this healthy dog food diet for most canines... how much depends on the size and age of your pooch.
Also, perhaps your pal has missing teeth? Furthermore... maybe your furry companion is on a restricted dog diet.
the raw meat dog food diet
is easy if you observe mother nature...
This will tell you how much, the
correction proportions and when to feed your faithful companion.
Unfortunately, most of us can't spend time in the wild following coyotes and wolves around 24/7... days on end. Nimble and I have done our share...
Oh... don't forget fish, poultry, and insects are all included in your canin's fare. I cover these in other articles as well as the stomach contents of a wild dogs' prey animal... fruit, veggies, nuts and seeds.
Still a little hesitant about feeding your furry companion a healthy dog food diet of raw meat (including raw veggies, fruit, nuts and seeds)?
Here's the proof
you need... we witnessed mother nature serving good 'ole safe healthy dog food!...
One winter morning my pooch and I were running up a logging road. To be honest, I was trying to keep up with Nimble Doggy!
We noticed a fresh elk road kill alongside the road. I'll bet the wild dogs were in the brush scanning us and all those yummy dog food dinners yet to come. A perfect example of the raw meat dog food diet.I decided to return here, day after day. Every morning I noticed a little more missing! The coyotes went after the stomach contents first. It consisted of predigested (ground up) vegetation.
Fresh poop was
everywhere... evidence of this all natural organic dog food way of
The organ meat disappeared next... seems like the wild dogs carried it off. Finally, most of the meat disappeared. Some of the bones were packed off too! Most were still laying around.
I came back with a sledge hammer and smashed those gourmet dog bones into smaller pieces. After that, some pieces were chewed up and consumed. Dog poop was everywhere and full of bone fragments.
The coyotes were showing us that bones are a very important part of their wild dog food diet including raw meat. Don't feed your furry pal meat alone... include those bones!
The dog bone pile
slowly disappeared. As I write this (a few months later)... only a few
remnants remain. However, fresh coyote poop is still around.
Tap here for more info about those yummy bones your doggy wants to feast on...
“I love pulling the meat off the bones. I didn't like the coyote poop... it was full of hair. Deer and rabbit poop is much better. Too bad I couldn't chomp those big dog bones... arf!” Nimble.
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I used our experience to illustrate why your pooch should eat a raw meat dog food diet (bones included) like his relatives.
Your dog should consume the “whole” carcass. Just remember the proportions and feed accordingly...
When a wid dog consumes a prey animal...
Wild dogs also forage on insects, fruit and vegetation. However, most grasses and fruit that are consumed this way pass through the dog's body, undigested. You need to puree these natural dog foods to imitate the pre-digested stomach contents of the prey animal.
Duplicate the prey animal theory... how can you go wrong?
We aren't forgetting poultry, fish and other small animals. These are good topics for other pages including fruits and vegetables. Nuts, seeds and whole dog food supplements round out the menu. Click here to make sure it's organic.
A wild dog's (and our dogs')
digestive tract is built short to get that meat out of there asap!
Put some raw meat on your driveway in the hot sun and come back an
hour later... whew! It's even worse with an egg...
Our digestive tracts are much, much longer... that's why meat rots and ferments before it passes through us! We're meant to eat fruits and veggies... this stuff doesn't ferment and rot before it passes through.
We have a long digestive tract because it's needed to process fruits, nuts, seeds and veggies that aren't pureed. Dogs have a short one to process meat and bones.
As a side note... doggies can digest fruit, nuts, seeds and veggies. But, they must be pureed first. This will mimic the pre-digested stomach contents of the prey animal your dog's wild ancestors eat.
Don't forget heart, liver and other organ meat. What a nice
addition to your pooch's healthy dog food diet. My dog is crazy about these... especially ground up!
Try different variations if your dog won't eat her vittles. Nimble can't resist the "ground-up" method! Seems to make the flavor come out. This works with blending or grinding other foods dogs can eat....
Also, mix your natural dog remedy into fido's ground-up food. Have you thought about making your own natural dog cure? Go ahead... give this page a whirl. Some of these are really tasty... your canine won't even know they're in her food!
Before we go on... Nimble and I understand that it may be hard for you to take the plunge into the raw dog food world. Are you still pondering about the raw meat dog food diet? Ok... maybe take a look at this page... choosing reputable organic pre-made dog vittles. This way... you can choose the healthiest pre-made dog food for your pal.
However, please try to read the rest of this page. And, when you have time, click on the other links to related articles. Don't be afraid to comment at the bottom of this or other pages...
Your doggie won't turn up her nose like this if you offer her customized raw bones....
Most big dog bones can be customized for your dog...
Make sure you buy certified organic meat and bones. If they aren't organic, make sure you know the source. Some farms don't want to go through the organic certification process... their meat (and bones) are fine. Others are transistioning into being certified organic... don't shy away from these ranches.
Include organic, free-range chicken with your dog's meals...
75% of the meat and bones I buy for Nimble aren't stamped organic. However, I know the local growers personally. It's hard to find fresh, unfrozen meat and bones on the Oregon coast. I cheat and catch Nimble's fish!
Watch out for...
1. Misleading labeling. For instance... "Organix" is not organic. It's used to fool you into thinking it's organic.
2. The term "Natural" is one of the most deceiving terms used. Make sure it's really natural.
3. Another one... "Fresh". I found different types of organic meat at a big, well-known grocery store. I was really excited until one of the ex-employees told me it was pre-frozen...
I feel frozen raw dog food is still fairly nutritious. However, I wouldn't be buying what I wanted.
4. Free range. How free-range is the animal? Raising an animal in a small pen... then letting it out to roam for 1 hour per day is not free range. And... it's cruel to the animal!
Here's how Nimble enjoys her vittles...
What if you have lots of meat but the bones are too big for your dog? No problem. Use chicken bones with any type of meat as mentioned above. Rabbit and other poultry is also very nutritious.
There are many ways you can serve your pooch her meals... I just mentioned what Nimble and I have grown accustomed to.
Have fun while figuring out how your dog prefers to be served. Or, if your dog doesn't care, change it up for variety. Just remember those meat/organ meat/bone proportions... they're a general guideline for your furry pal's dog food diet of raw meat and bones. Remember...
In nature, sometimes wild dogs go for days or weeks without a "balanced" diet. It's ok!
If you have extra meat that can't be eaten by your carnivore while it's still fresh here's a suggestion...
I make Nimble baked meat goodies. Or...
I freeze her meat, then thaw it later to make delicious easy homemade dog treats.
Also... feed it raw after thawing. Wolves survive on frozen meat and bones.
... make sure this safe healthy dog food is appropriate for your furry pal. Here are some guidelines to follow...
The bigger your dog, the less selective you need to be...
I read an article that said adult coyotes and wolves don't eat big bones... "They don't chase down deer and elk." Nothing is further from the truth. I've seen some pretty big deer bones crushed by coyotes... they love that marrow!
A pack of wolves hunt and kill elk, deer and other big animals. Then they gorge and gorge. They also cache (store) food for lien times.
... if you follow the raw meat dog food diet we've illustrated above. Guaranteed. Feeding your dog raw meaty bones, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds is the healthiest way to go. Remember... raw is always best. Your dog won't see her doctor enough to become good friends!
Don't forget to make adjustments for your dog's size, age and physical condition.
Lastly, give your dog some variety. This will make sure your pal is getting all the dog food nutrition she needs. Speaking of...
Add chicken to your doggy's diet... it's probably the easiest organic "meat" to find.
You can throw in a few whole dog food supplements if you want to make sure you've got it covered... we do.
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would your dog) if you returned regularly to check out all our new
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include our highly recommended products for you and your dog to
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