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Getting Started on Feed Your Dog Raw Meaty Bones - Overview

Dogs left to fend for themselves in a natural world have no difficulty identifying what’s good to eat. Their diet includes anything that creeps, crawls, wriggles, runs, swims and flies. I applaud you if you can find whole carcasses of other animals as food for your pet. However, in our modern world we need to look for alternatives. And in this regard a raw meaty bones and table scrap diet works wonders.

Raw Feeding Diet guide for domestic dogs and cats

Dingoes and feral cats keep themselves healthy by eating whole carcasses of prey animals. Ideally we should feed our pets in the same manner. Until a dependable source of whole carcasses becomes available, pet owners need a satisfactory alternative. The following recommendations, based on raw meaty bones, have been adopted by thousands of pet owners with excellent results.

The diet is easy to follow and cheap, and pets enjoy it.

  • Fresh water constantly available.
  • Raw meaty bones (or carcasses if available) should form the bulk of the diet.

Pets Thrive on Environmentally Friendly Raw-Meaty-Bones Vs Kibbles

I want to address four issues raised cogently by commentators: (1) what's in various kinds and prices of pet foods?, (2) forgotten issue of TEXTURE in pet food, (3) genetic resemblance and evolutionary history of dogs/wolves, and (4) is feeding pets the raw-meaty-bones diet wasteful, contrary to a sustainable planet?

  1. What's in various kinds and prices of pet foods

Do Wolves/Dogs Eat the Vegetable Contents of Herbivores' Stomachs?

A major argument to justify vegetable matter in dogs' diets is the claim that wolves eat the stomach contents of their herbivore prey. The stomach contents of wild herbivores are partially digested and undigested gasses.

Manufactured Raw Mince and Other Garbage

The trend is clear. More and more pet-food companies are getting on the raw bandwagon. As pet owners wise up to the many deleterious effects of commercial kibbles and canned-mush, pet-food providers are scrambling to make products to replace dry and canned pet foods. If consumers want raw meats for their pets, manufacturers can mince and package ground meats and bones in cute chubs and tubs that they hope will appeal to conscientious pet owners.

Foul Doggie Breath = Infected Gums

When she came to pick up her order, a Kona Raw co-op member told me she was surprised at what the raw-meaty-bones diet did for her dog. She was amazed that he no longer has "doggie" breath. She said she was used to adult dogs having that familiar, unpleasant breath odor and was amazed he no longer had it.

Like most people, she fed her dog kibble for his whole lifetime, until she discovered the health benefits of RMB. Gnawing on meaty bones had cleaned his teeth, allowed his gums to become healthy, so his breath now had a sweet, healthy smell.

What's Wrong With The Pet Foods You Buy?

Feeding your dogs and cats from a bag or can is simply all wrong.

Why Vets Give Bad Advice on Feeding Pets

According to Elizabeth Hodgkins, DVM, author and former scientific officer at Hills Pet Food Co. (Science Diet), veterinary students are victims of a professional education that sold its soul to global pet food companies. Veterinary schools depend on pet food companies to supply instructors for pet nutrition courses, to support veterinary research (pet food companies control what's studied), to fund faculty and student positions, and to fund professional conferences.

Why Not ‘BARF’?

People new to the idea of feeding their carnivorous pets a raw diet may be unaware of the differences between the original Raw Meaty Bones Diet and the so-called BARF Diet.