April 10, 2014

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Inconsistencies Drove Me to Raw Dog Food #PawNatural

A to Z Challenge – I One of the main reason why I switched to raw dog food was all of the inconsistencies.  One that stands out is a conversation I had with the rep of a well know pet food brand – I was so excited when I learned about their decision to increase […]

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April 9, 2014

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How Much Raw Dog Food Should We Feed?

How Much Raw Dog Food to Feed Dogs

A to Z Challenge – H - Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry There are several raw food calculators online and my favorite is www.raw4dogs.com/calculate.  This site has a custom made calculator for the site’s owner and I used it regularly when I was calculating our dogs’ diet. Here are a few things to keep in mind […]

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April 8, 2014

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Grooming Becomes Obsolete When You Feed Raw Dog Food

Dogs Who Eat Raw Dog Food Smell Better

A to Z Challenge – G - Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry Not really, but wouldn’t that be awesome? What feeding raw does is makes our dogs’ coats silk and shiny (easier to comb / brush).  It makes their teeth white and shiny (no need to brush)*.  And for some reasons, fleas don’t like the taste […]

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April 7, 2014

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Fresh or Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food

Fresh or Freeze Dried Raw Dog Food

A to Z Challenge – F - Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry I get this question a lot.  Do you feed fresh or freeze dried. I feed fresh and our proteins come from the butcher, local farmers (via raw food co-op), a local company (Natural Pet Pantry) who sources from local farmers, and we recently started […]

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April 5, 2014

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Easy | Feeding Raw Dog Food Isn’t As Easy as 1 2 3

Raw Dog Food Isn't as Simple as 1 2 3

A to Z Challenge – E - Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry Preparing and feeding raw dog food is so not easy.  Not at all.  If you’ve done any homework, then you’ve heard about the 80/10/10 rules.  80% meat, 10% offal (organs), and 10% bones.  Have you tried to measure this out for multiple dogs?  I have.  […]

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April 4, 2014

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Detox | Changes Dog Owners See After They Switch to Raw Dog Food

Changes Dog Owners See After They Switch to Raw Dog Food

A to Z Challenge – D - Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry When we started feeding raw, we were warned about a period of detox where our dogs’ poop would be covered in mucus as the buildup in their digestive tract (from years of eating kibble) was purged. This didn’t happen; or at least I didn’t […]

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April 3, 2014

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Cost of Feeding Raw Dog Food + Raw Food Co-Op List

The Cost of Raw Dog Food

A to Z Challenge – C - Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry One of the appeals to feeding raw dog food was the cost.  I kept hearing that feeding raw is so much cheaper than feeding kibble.  I met people who either spent $200 a month feeding 3 or more dogs.  Or people would tell me […]

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April 2, 2014

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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 […]

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April 1, 2014

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Allergies | Raw Dog Food Might Clear Up Skin Allergies

raw dog food and skin allergies

A to Z Blogging Challenge – A - Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry Today is the first day of the A to Z Blogging Challenge and I’ll be writing about everything I learned during the first year of feeding our dogs raw dog food. The first time that I heard dogs could have allergies was in […]

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March 31, 2014

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#EurekaPower | Eureka Keeps More than Our Carpets Clean

Eureka AirSpeed EXACT PET, #EurekaPower

I received a Eureka AirSpeed EXACT Pet for free (to keep) in exchange for my honest review… I was so excited when we were tearing out the carpet in our living and dining room.  I’m convinced that carpet never gets truly cleaned, even when you bring someone in. we have pets we’ve gone through puppyhood several times […]

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March 28, 2014

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Is Your Pet Secretly Living in a World of Pain?

When you read the title, you probably thought I’d give you a list of ways to tell that your dog is in pain, since they seem to keep these things close to the chest. Rodrigo licks his elbow – where he has arthritis Sydney limps Sometimes they get cranky Some dogs seek quiet places I […]

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March 27, 2014

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When a Life’s Abundance Rep Shames a Dog Mom’s Blog

I received a comment from a Life’s Abundance rep and customer.  I was excited to read about her positive experience with their food.  I love this, because although we feed raw, I still get emails from my readers asking me about quality kibble and Life’s Abundance is an option that I give to people. It’s […]

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