IS YOUR DOG FOOD A GOOD QUALITY DOG FOOD?
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When I fed kibble, aka dry dog food, I fed Orijen because it has more protein from meat & fish than any other kibble I have found. Most dry dog foods get a good portion of their protein content from peas.
I now feed my dogs a raw diet. That means the dog food is not cooked and they are eating raw meat. I want the best for my dogs. I would rather spend more money on their food than spend money trying to fix their ailments at the veterinarian’s office. I want to have the healthiest dogs on the planet so I feed raw. I do add supplements and I do NOT vaccinate them every year. (see the vaccine link for more info on this topic)
There are many schools of thought on raw feeding. Please do your own research and then do what you think is best. All dogs are different and it is your responsibility to figure out what is best for your dog.
PICKY EATER? ALLERGY DOG? RAW DOG FOOD MAY BE THE ANSWER.
Small dog owners have it made. It is so easy and inexpensive to feed a small dog GREAT food, even raw food. Come to Woofers and shop the freezers. We have many affordable choices for you.
Our Woofers Raw Meat Mix is a custom blend of beef & chicken. Our recipe includes human-grade beef, chicken backs, chicken gizzards, beef heart, and beef liver. Woofers Raw Meat Mix is available in 2 pound or 5-pound chubs. No fancy packaging, just excellent raw food made in a local, wholesale butcher shop.
SUPPLEMENTS: I do add supplements to my dog's raw diet. I add probiotics, salmon oil & coconut oil. I alternate the salmon oil & coconut oil. I also add raw, farm-fresh chicken eggs with the shell, a few times a week.
HOW MUCH RAW DO I FEED? Every dog is different and they have different metabolisms. You have to experiment and figure out what is best for your dog. When starting a raw diet, start with 2% of your adult dog’s ideal body weight. The standard feeding percentages for adult dogs is: 1.5% of body weight per day for slight weight loss, 2% to 3% of body weight per day for maintenance, or 3.5% of body weight per day for slight weight gain.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FEEDING A RAW FOOD DIET? Don't Believe These Experts' Myths on Raw Pet Food
MY 3 FAVORITE WEBSITES FOR RELIABLE INTO ON DOG FOOD & HEALTH:
Mercola Healthy Pets, Dr. Karen Becker
VEGGIES?: Here is a great article: Vegetables for Dogs.
LARGE BREED & GIANT BREED PUPPIES, Don’t believe the high protein myth. Do your own research.
LARGE BREED PUPPIES NEED A CERTAIN FOOD! (Click for Link)
Warning: This video is shocking! Dead Cats & Dogs used to make Meat Meal. Click Here .
Why are commercial foods causing so many problems? Just like we humans don’t do so well on a diet of entirely processed foods, dogs often don’t either. Symptoms of this are food sensitivities including bowel issues and skin problems.
Treats: Over 900 dogs have died after eating chicken jerky treats from China. None of the treats at Woofers Grooming & Goodies are from China for this reason.
Thomas Sandberg is doing a 30-year study on dogs being raw fed and cancer prevention. He has already completed 15 years of his study. He told me, quote: “I don’t know of any dog in the past 12 years that have gotten cancer feeding raw and takes a few seeds.” The seeds he mentioned are Apricot kernels aka B17. Here is a link to the Long Livings Pets Project: www.longlivingpets.com