FAQs on Raw Feeding

We're here to answer your most common questions!

Q:How can I transition my dog to a raw diet?

Most healthy puppies and adult dogs can switch to raw immediately. Which means you can feed kibble today and start with raw food tomorrow. Puppies and adult dogs that experience regular digestive upset and/or have been fed kibble their entire life may need a slower transition that involves removing a small portion of their current diet and replacing it with raw. This process usually lasts about a week but may take longer depending on the dog.

Q:Can my dog get sick from a raw diet?

Dogs have digestive systems that are designed to handle bacteria much easier than humans can. Dogs are unlikely to get sick from raw food unless they are already compromised.

Q:What makes up a complete, well-balanced raw diet?

A balanced raw diet is composed of edible bone, organ meat, and muscle meat. When feeding, "organ meat” refers to offal, or secreting organs, such as the liver. Other organs, such as the heart and lungs, are fed as muscle meat. Certain fruits and vegetables are also acceptable to add to the raw diet in moderation.

Q:What are some known benefits of a raw diet?

Stronger Immune System, Cleaner Teeth & Gums, Better Breath, Healthy Skin & Shiny Coat and a Smaller Stool

Q:Why should I feed organs?

Organ meat acts as a multi-vitamin for your dog. Organs provide vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, iodine, potassium, sodium, zinc, EPA, DHA, and omega 3 fatty acids. Serving a variety of organs provides a variety of benefits to your dog: Brains are high in iron, zinc, and copper Eyes are rich in DHA, an important omega-3 fatty acid that fights inflammation Liver contains lots of vitamin A, this acts as a powerful antioxidant. It is also a great source of folic acid, B vitamins. Do not feed more than 5% liver as it can cause vitamin A toxicity. Lung should be fed as a muscle and is high in protein and a good source of vitamins and minerals. Pancreas helps support your dog’s pancreas function. You should not feed more than 2 oz per 20 lbs of body weight per day. Heart is a great source of protein, B vitamins, iron, and taurine. Tripe has loads of digestive enzymes that help cleanse blood and remove toxins, parasites, and fungus. Tripe contains the essential fatty acids linoleic acid and linolenic acid and has a 1:1 ratio of calcium to phosphorus. Tripe can be very rich so be sure to keep an eye on your dog when introducing it to the diet. Kidneys provide a great source of B vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, iron, and zinc. Trachea is rich in glucosamine and chondroitin.

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