DIY raw dog food ideas
There are benefits and drawbacks to DIY raw feeding. Read on to find out what these are, as well as some helpful tips for how to feed raw on a budget.
DIY raw dog food is a preferred way to feed for many experienced raw feeders, though for convenience they often buy 801010 raw dog food and add their own ingredients on top.
Homemade raw dog food can be quite messy, as well as time consuming.
It’s also important to ensure the correct ratios of ingredients to provide balanced and essential nutrition for your dog.
A raw meal for your dog should consist of:
- High quality, varied meat/fish proteins
- Offal (if your dog can tolerate it),
- Dog-friendly fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Find out more about the ingredients in raw dog food.
As a general rule of thumb, muscle meats should make up the bulk of the meal.
Bones and offal should comprise a lesser amount, and a small amount of vegetation, such as herbs, nuts and berries can provide additional fibre, prebiotics and antioxidants.
Bones must NEVER be fed cooked, and be appropriate in size for the breed and size of dog. Check out our guide for more about feeding bones to dogs.
Fresh meat and fish should be frozen for a week or so first to ensure any parasites are killed, and to prevent bacteria growing.
Organ meats should be varied, and limited for some breeds, or dogs with certain health issues.