By Sherri Romig CPDT-KA
Feeding Raw Diet should be:
80% muscle meat: ground, very meaty bones, tongue
10% bone: boney meat, chicken backs, necks, rabbit, wings
10% organs (half of this should be liver): kidneys, hearts, livers, gizzards
Variety is key! Chicken, Beef, Turkey, Lamb, Pork, Fish, Goat, Rabbit, Duck, Deer… any animal you can find!
* Pork and Fish should be frozen for several weeks and fed in moderation. (1x/week)
Other things to add:
– Green beef tripe
– Whole eggs (shell included!)
– Goat’s milk yogurt
– Canned fish: salmon, sardines, mackerel
Monday – Meat w Bone (Turkey necks)
Tuesday – Muscle Meat (Ground lamb and veggies
Wednesday – Liver & Organ (Beef liver and ckn gizzards)
Thursday – Meat w Bone (Chicken backs)
Friday – Misc. Day (Eggs w shell, Tripe, yogurt)
Saturday – Muscle Meat (Goat chunks or Beef ribs)
Sunday – Fast
Making Veggie Slop:
VS should be 60% leafy dark green veggies. The rest is made up a variety of above-ground and root veggies. (No onions!) Combine veggies into a food processor or blender and puree. Add supplements if desired.
I will typically add garlic, alfalfa, herbal supplements, seaweeds, and ACV to my VS. Sometimes a bit of ground meat or fruit for palatability. Remember to make your VS using a different variety of veggies every time. Spoon into ziplock bags, date, and freeze. Add a small spoonful of VS to your dog’s meals. (think prey-animal)
Digestive Enzymes – especially for kibble or cooked food dogs!
Probiotics – acidopholis, bifidus regualris, etc. Prebiotics and Synbiotics are great as well.
Fish Oils – Omega 3’s only! Fish oils (salmon) better that plant oils.
Apple Cider Vinegar – must be raw, unpasteurized!
Garlic – (lbs:cloves/day) 10: ½ , 20:1, 45:2, 75:2.5, 100:3. Use this amount or less.
Seaweeds – spirulina, kelp, blue-green algae
Alfalfa – (lbs: tsp/day) 10:1, 20:3, 45:5, 75:7, 100:9
Vitamins – C and E are antioxidants, Bee pollen is a B-vitamin complex
Herbs – burdock root, chamomile, echinacea, dandelion root, milk thistle, cayenne
Home-cooked meals: Never feed cooked bone! Use a calcium supplement or powdered eggshell instead.
Calcium Carbonate: 900mg/lb of food
Ground eggshell: 1tsp/lb food
Bone Meal (Swiss Herbal)