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Buying Raw Diet Food – Part 2

Dogs on a raw food diet will face less health problems both in their
present state and in the long run when compared to their kibble fed
(or other dog diets) counterparts.

When buying raw food for dogs, be sure to shop in the right
quantities, which is how much you can store giving your freezer or
refrigerator space. Keep in mind that different dog foods have varying
shelf lives. Fresh vegetables lasts about a week and frozen meats
lasts three to six months in the freezer, depending on the kind of
meat.

If you would like to store vegetables for longer periods of time,
you can create a vegetable slosh in bulk and freeze it in the
portions that you will be feeding your dog.

When feeding puppies, keep in mind that they will need a higher
percentage of protein in their diet compared to fully grown dogs
because they’re at a critical growth stage. Puppies will eat about
four times a day in their  first three months. Afterwards you can
switch to fewer feedings.

Older or fully grown dogs will eat less often than puppies, but if
they are very active, they will need more feedings or a higher
percentage of protein as well. It is important to keep  details
like these  in mind when buying raw food for pets so that you know
how much of each kind of dog food to buy.

For more details like these, a good place to get more information
is from the ebook ‘Going Rawr! Dog Lovers Compendium’ Its author,
Maggie Rhines, shows you exactly how to choose raw food for dogs,
as well as proper methods of storage and preparation. For more
information click HERE.

Buying Raw Diet Food – Part 1

Dogs on a raw food diet are naturally healthier, happier, and more
energetic. However, buying raw food for dogs can be a challenge to
some dog owners since there are several considerations to keep in mind.

First, when buying raw diet food for dogs, make sure the food is human
grade food or fit for human consumption. This means it is the
highest quality raw food available. Making sure that everything is
fresh and safe to eat is one of the keys to success when following
the raw food feeding model.

Next, make sure you buy organic fruits and vegetables. Organic
fruits and vegetables are grown without pesticides or insecticides
or any growth enhancers. This means the product is all natural and
good for your dog

Be sure you purchase your meat from a reliable butcher who takes
his product from a farm which does not use growth stimulants for
their livestock. Like fruits and vegetables that are not grown in
an organic manner, meats with growth stimulants is not an ideal
raw food for pets. These stimulants can give your dog health
problems or create unnatural growth in your dog.

The ebook ‘Going Rawr! Dog Lovers Compendium.’, by Maggie
Rhines, is great for people who are just starting out their dogs on this
diet and who would like to know more  about how to implement it and
how to avoid food contamination. You can check out the book’s
website by clicking HERE for more information.

How To Start A Raw Dog Food Diet For Puppies

How To Start A Raw Dog Food Diet For Puppies

Starting dogs early on a raw dog food diet will allow them to gain the most benefit from this type of diet. If you can get them on this type of diet from puppy-hood, that would be the best. That will make sure they get all the nutrients they need in a form that their bodies are fully equipped to handle.

That is why I strongly advocate weaning your puppies to a raw food diet as soon as this becomes possible.

When you wean your puppies, you actually start off with milk meals to wean them from their mother. This means puppies as young as 2.5 weeks old can already be started on this type of diet. If you prefer to wait till your puppy is 3 to 5 weeks old, that’s fine too. When preparing milk meals, you want to use raw or fresh milk when you do this. Goat’s milk is preferred because it’s easier for the puppies to digest it, but if that’s not available, other kinds of milk like cow’s milk are suitable as well.

Aside from goat’s milk, you would need to mix in some other ingredients into your puppies milk meal to make sure that it gets all the nutrients essential for it’s growth. Typical things to add include eggs (without the shell), unprocessed honey, flaxseed oil and yogurt. Some pet owners also add vitamin c and vitamin b supplements just to make sure. Put all of these ingredients in a blender and mix them well together before serving to your puppies.

When they’re just a few weeks old, you will need to feed your puppy on demand, which is usually 4 to 5 feedings in a day. Take your cue from how frequently they nurse from their mother.

When your puppies are around 6 weeks old, you can begin looking for indicators that they are ready for solid food. You may notice the mother regurgitating her food and feeding it to her puppies. You may also notice that your puppies now have teeth.

When you see these signs, you know you can start introducing some solid food into your puppies’ diet. An ideal first food would be a vegetable mush that has 50% protein content.

Delicious Dogs Diet

Here are some key things to remember when starting your puppies on solids:

Make sure to puree or to mix the food together very well. This will make sure that your puppies get all of the nutrients that they need from the meals that you serve them.When serving vegetables, avoid greens from the cabbage family as they can give your puppygas or thyroid problems. Avoid serving grains at all times. Puppies cannot tolerate grains and you may end up giving them allergies.

Serve one kind of vegetable or meat at a time for about a week, before moving on to another kind of meat or vegetable. This is to help you identify potential food allergies. Once you are certain that your puppies are not allergic to a selection of vegetables and meat that you have served them, then you can go ahead and mix those food together to serve to your puppies.

You want to strive for balance and variety over a period of time. You can achieve this by alternating the meals that you serve your puppies.

When starting your puppies on solids, make sure that you still continue to serve milk meals. Animal offal or organs are a good source of protein and other nutrients that your growing puppies need. But make sure that these do not make up more than 10% of your puppies meals.

Introducing the raw dog food diet to your puppies will require a lot of attention to details. A great resource on this topic can be found in Maggie Rhines’ book called “Going Rawr! Dog Lover’s Compendium”. This book is strongly recommended for anyone who is seriously considering putting their puppies or adult dogs on a raw dog food diet.

Delicious Dogs Diet

 

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