Don’t just wing it: chicken-only raw diets are not balanced!

"Why can't I just feed my dog chicken?" It's one of the most common questions we get in The Raw Feeding Community's Facebook group. And it's understandable: after all, chicken is easily accessible and the cheapest kind of meat available to most people. Wouldn't it be so much easier and more affordable if you could … Continue reading Don’t just wing it: chicken-only raw diets are not balanced!

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Why doesn’t my vet recommend a raw diet?

Many owners that have switched their pets to a raw diet have noticed the massive improvements that raw has made in their pet's health. From their healthy skin and shiny coat, their dental health, and even improved allergies or yeast infection issues, you would think that veterinarians would be just as excited about this great … Continue reading Why doesn’t my vet recommend a raw diet?

What’s the big deal with turmeric?

Lately, I have been seeing more and more articles on the health benefits of turmeric for dogs. So, I thought I should weigh in: what's the big deal with turmeric? Turmeric is a root native to Asia and parts of Africa that is most commonly used as a spice and an herbal medicine. You might recognize it as the … Continue reading What’s the big deal with turmeric?

DIGEST THIS: Kibble May Actually Digest Faster Than Raw

As raw feeders, we’ve all heard the ominous warning to “never mix kibble and raw because kibble digests slower than raw.” Where did this sage piece of advice originate, and is there any truth to it? Why are dogs so commonly advised to suffer through a “detox phase” consisting of raging diarrhea and vomiting, if … Continue reading DIGEST THIS: Kibble May Actually Digest Faster Than Raw

The Official RFC Guide to Switching to Homemade Raw

So you want to feed a homemade raw diet to your dog, cat, or ferret, but you don't know where to begin. You've probably realized by now that there are many ways to feed raw. It all comes down to determining your pet's individual needs, as well as your own. Figuring all of this out may include some trial and error, which does require some time and patience while you learn and adapt to this new adventure of feeding a homemade raw diet.

Common Misconceptions About Raw Diets: A Realistic View

As raw diets become more popular, more information becomes available about it - but unfortunately, not all of this information is correct. Misconceptions about raw diets are spread by online raw feeding forums/groups, pet food companies, and sometimes even veterinarians. And it isn't just the anti-raw crowd that contributes to these myths; in fact, a lot … Continue reading Common Misconceptions About Raw Diets: A Realistic View

Your dog is not a wolf; stop trying to feed it like one

The strictly "prey model" mindset is not only unnecessary, but also potentially damaging. An owner should not feel like they are breaking a "rule" if they choose to start supplementing the diet, or if they want to give some veggies now and then, or even if they choose to start feeding grains to a dog that can't keep on weight. Every dog is different, and despite what some may tell you, a strict prey model diet does not work for every single dog.