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Raw Food

I recommend feeding a variety for optimal health. I advise to purchase 1 of each flavour, or 2 at the very least, and rotate through each protein on a daily basis for optimal health.

Dogs should be ingesting only 10% veg and 90% raw meat in their daily diet. Steam or roast veggies in the beginning of each week then add 1/4 cup to each meal for large dogs and 1/4 cup daily for small dogs. (Yams, squash, zucchini, , pumpkin, string beans, beets, carrots, Swiss chard, potatoes, or steamed spinach are some great options. Most fruits except grapes and citrus fruits are a fantastic source of fibre and vitamins as well! DO NOT FEED THE VEGGIES RAW. They’re not dangerous given raw, but more so uncomfortable. Raw veggies are hard on their system and tough to digest. Toxic: Onions, garlic, grapes, nuts, and tomatoes.

Dog’s Choice: 40 pound boxes Straight meat, no fruit or veggie inclusion. *Prices include GST*

  • Chicken $110.25
  • Pork $110.25
  • Beef/Bison $110.25
  • Tripe $126
  • Turkey $168
  • Bison $210
What to expect when you switch your dog to raw:

Within the first two weeks of starting a raw diet, you will start to notice the following changes in your pup:

  • Calmer demeanour (This is from removing processed feed, including sugar, from their diet.
  • Lush coat, softer skin, nourished nails, shinier fur, and after their first bath after starting raw, no doggy odour!
  • Healthier mouth, no more stinky breath, and plaque and tarter will start to dissipate.
  • Stools will be darker and fairly firm. You’ll notice bits of calcium (white parts in their poop) on the to days of chicken, as the chicken diet has bone inclusion.
  • Your pup will only poop once or twice daily. The reason for this, is raw meat and veggies nourish the body and stick with them, as opposed to going right through them.
  • Increase in muscle tone and overall filling out, and developing of the dog’s body.
Transitioning from kibble to raw:
  1. You must do the transition cold turkey as it is incredibly hard on the dog’s system to digest both, processed and raw meat. To ease their tummy and make the transition easier:
  2. Adding probiotics to each meal can help ease the transition from kibble to raw.  You can continue to do this for the lifetime of the dog, as it helps with good gut flora as well as nutrient absorption. Or you can stop after 7 days, once the transition is complete.
  3. Some of my favourite antiviral, anti-fungal, antibacterial, immune boosting, and natural antihistamines (given internally, with their meal) are as follows:
    • Apple Cider Vinegar, Cannabis Oil, Coconut oil, Probiotic, dried kelp, egg shells (natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin), aloe Vera (a large bottle can be bought at Planet Organic), turmeric, flax, and many more! Don’t hesitate to ask!
Important info:

When you feed a raw food diet you cannot feed kibble! Kibble will sit on top of the stomach and create some scary bacteria. They digest at two different times! Please do not feed one meal raw and one meal of kibble, even though they will not be in the stomach at the same time, as it is incredibly hard on the dog’s system to go back-and-forth from processed food to digestible raw meat.

Do not cook the raw meat! Not only is the bone inclusion, found in the chicken diet, dangerous, as it becomes sharp when heated at a high temperature and could do some damage to your dog internally. But you also diminish the nutrients when you cook the meat.

Treats: “Puppy Love” treats are sold at most natural pet food stores such as Pet Planet. These are single ingredient treats that are strictly only dried meat. You may see a tummy upset if you give processed biscuits as treats. “Orijin” also has some single ingredient treats, that are freeze dried, if you’re looking for a softer treat. (Also sold at Pet Planet).