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Are You Afraid of Feeding A Homemade Diet?

Discussion in 'Raw & Home Cooked Diets' started by strykerdobe, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    Some good info for those about feeding a Raw Diet.
    Dogs Naturally Magazine
    2 hrs ·
    Are you on the fence about feeding raw but feel like you need a nutrition degree to make the switch?

    Don’t sweat it ... it’s much simpler than you think!

    You need:

    ⚖️ Balance over time
    A little bit of know-how

    And here’s virtually all you need to know ...

    10 Top Rules To Make Raw Nutritious And Safe:

    Rule # 1: The Raw Dog Food Diet Must Have Calcium
    To get enough calcium and keep a healthy balance of minerals, your dog’s raw diet needs to contain about 12% to 15% bone.

    Alternatively, he should get about 30% - 40% of his diet as raw meaty bones (think turkey necks and lamb ribs).

    Rule #2: Organs Are The Multi-Vitamins
    Organs are the most nutrient-rich parts of the animal. Without them, your dog could be missing some important vitamins.

    You’ll want to feed anywhere from 10% to 30% organ meats. But this depends on how much variety you can get (HINT: You want to get as much variety as you can). If you can only find liver though, just feed 5-10% organ meats.

    Rule #3: Muscle Meat Is The Foundation
    Once you get your meaty bones and organs in place, the rest of your dog’s diet should be nice lean meats.

    That means nearly half of his total food, depending on how much organ meat you can get your hands on.

    These are the protein-rich components of your dog’s diet. He needs proteins to build tissues, organs, enzymes, hormones and healthy cells.

    Rule #4: Watch The Fat
    Overall, you don’t want the fat to be much more than 10% and certainly no more than 20% of the diet.

    Fat is an important part of the diet ... it makes all of your dog’s cells hum, but it lacks vitamins and minerals, so don’t go overboard.

    Rule #5: Don’t Forget The Fruits And Veg
    You don’t just feed your dog ... you also feed the beneficial bugs that live in his gut.

    These friendly bugs help build your dog’s immune system prevent leaky gut and cancer and protect your dog from dangerous inflammation. And their food of choice is fruits and berries!

    Rule #6: Keep It Starch-Free
    In a nutshell, your dog doesn’t need them, so why would you feed them? Besides, starch feeds the UNfriendly bugs in your dog's gut ... the ones that cause inflammation.

    There’s no benefit to starch and the risks are plentiful -enough said.

    Rule #7: Variety Counts
    Dogs need a variety of wholesome foods to provide them with a wide range of nutrients.
    Feed a wide variety of different foods, including different sources of meat.

    ⚖️ Rule #8: Balance Over Time
    Balance can occur over time … every meal doesn’t need to be completely balanced.
    As long as your dog’s nutritional needs are met over the course of a few days or weeks, you’re good.

    Rule #9: Feed Fish Once A Week
    If you feed meats that are conventionally raised, their fats won’t be balanced. Whole Atlantic fish like sardines, smelts, herring and mackerel will help balance out the fats. Feed them once or twice a week or add a little fish over several meals.

    ‍♂️‍♀️ Rule # 10: Relax
    If you follow rules 1 through 9, you’ll be feeding your dog a fresh, whole food diet that’s safe and balanced. So relax and feel good you’re doing something so healthy for your dog.

    If you want help building your dog’s raw diet, join our super-friendly Facebook community. You’ll hang out with thousands of dog-loving individuals like you and together, we’ll make the world a better place for dogs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DNMThePack/

    Grab access to a week-long raw feeding meal plan here >> http://bit.ly/2FOa9eo
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