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Books, Blogs, and Facebook Groups about Raw Dog Food

Books and Blogs on Raw Dog Food

A to Z Blogging Challenge – B – Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry

When it comes to feeding raw, I can’t stress enough how much homework and research I did before I switched our dogs over.

And I still made raw feeding mistakes.

I get lots of questions about feeding raw, which I love.

Occasionally, I get an email from someone who wants to know everything I buy, because they’re switching TODAY! I so appreciate that enthusiasm, but I still think that homework is crucial if you don’t want to end up with a sick dog.

Here are the books I’ve read and found useful about raw dog food

Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs: The Definitive Guide to Homemade Meals

A Quick Start Guide to the Raw Dog Food Diet

A Quick-start guide to Raw Feeding

Raw Dog Food: Make It Easy for You and Your Dog

Here are blogs that discuss raw dog food…

My Rotten Dogs

Doctor Karen Becker,  Mercola Healthy Pets

Dogs Naturally Magazine

And Keep the Tail Wagging – LOL

Here are Facebook groups that discuss raw dog food with little to no drama…

Dogs and Cats Naturally

Raw Food Diet for Dogs and Cats

Raw Dog Food Chat (this is my group)

This list isn’t exhausted, but it’s great for beginners and all of these resources helped remove the fear that I had about feeding raw.

Tomorrow is C for Cost of Feeding Raw Dog Food

Yesterday was A for Allergies


  1. I will have to check those books out, I’m always looking for more information. When I switched to RAW I literally just jumped in and didn’t plan very well :). I was lucky though and everything has worked out, whew!

    • I wanted to jump, but everyone thought I was nuts. Today, my boyfriend is now on board, but at first he didn’t buy into it.

  2. I admire your confidence and courage. Making that switch cannot be an easy decision. I stress over something as simple as changing treats! You have helped me (along with a few others like Slimdoggy) to read more, and ask more questions regarding food choices and balanced nutrition and for that The Boys and I are so grateful. I will say because of you (and others) I am branching out with more natural/healthy homemade treats along with fresh fruits and veggies in their diet. Don’t laugh, I’m taking baby steps!!!!
    All that to say this – I love your April series on raw food, I’m learning a ton. Thanks Kimberly.

    • If you would have said this to me 6 months ago, I would have thought “stop being a chicken and switch.” But having made mistakes, I take this diet a lot more seriously and think that people shouldn’t rush it. Even though I would never tell someone they should switch, I’m even more careful about the message I put out there, because I don’t want to accidentally pressure someone.

  3. Thanks for the mention! I really need to sign up for this challenge next year.

    • We should partner together. It’ll be interesting to see what we learn in another year. Now I’m looking at your animal communicator experience and that’s distracted me from my response. See ya!

  4. That dog in the picture is adorable! I woudl have loved to have dogs but living in an apartment meant I got cats instead. Animals are amazing. :)

    • Thanks for stopping by. I love your blog.

  5. It looks like a lovely idea. I’m doing good to switch from the cheap kibble to moderately priced kibble. There are too many pelts and wings in the freezer to store raw meat. Just the meat hides. 😉

    • A friend told me that it’s best to slowly improve our dogs’ food – some dogs get really sick when you immediately switch them to the highest quality food. Doesn’t really make it quality if your dog is getting sick.

  6. That’s a great list of resources! I’ll definitely look at some of them when I get more time to research if I want to make the tradition to raw.

  7. Kimberly,

    Would it be OK if I shared your book list in a Yahoo group list I belong to? A lot of the folks feed their dogs raw and they’d probably really enjoy your list.

    Either way, thanks bunches!

    • Absolutely, Peggy – and if they have suggestions of other books, I’d love to know. I’m always fascinated by the different diets within the raw community.

  8. Thank you for your visit, my DD loves ESTY too. I need to pass along the link to your blog to my SIL who’s a big Dog lover.

    • Thanks for sharing my blog!! :)


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