Feeding Raw Food To Your Dog

It goes beyond buying a fresh / frozen tube of dog food they call “raw”

It’s literally feeding raw, properly handled meat, in proportions to prevent nutritional deficiencies, kidney shut down, more skin problems, anemia and rickets.

“Everyone” agrees that “raw diet” literally raw chicken and beef plus stuff for fiber, carbs and some vitamins would all help the skin.
Rabid supporters of ‘raw diet’ would assure you that it never fails. That remains to be seen.

Here’s how I approached Raw Diet

One of the reasons I looked into this was because of a chronic inflammation (bowel) case – but it also has ramifications for chronic inflammation (skin) cases.
I wanted credible information (weeded out from the vast sea of in-credible information) and I wanted to put together a diet that was relatively easy, relatively safe but above ALL would not allow dogs to have deficiencies.
I figured out some resources that would help me calculate the dog’s dietary requirements.
So I put together this assemblage of literature. Almost two hundred pages to sift.
I took the following notes from that literature review.
I formulated the following questions I had to answer before I risked anyone’s dog on this.
Then I figured out what feed ingredients I wanted, and I had to know the “nutritional analysis” of the feed components.
Then I made an XLS Spreadsheet with all the calories
One diet based on ONLY Chicken and no red meat. Skin and egg included.
One diet based on beef heart (Beef Heart II) from Ingle’s and Mexican carnicerias.
I can also calculate Chuck Roast, Ground Chuck, Pork Picnic, Boston Butt, which are all super affordable meats, under $2/lb usually.
Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.