The most asked question by first time raw feeders is “What do I feed?”

 

As a general rule you should feed 80% meat, 10% organs, and 10% edible bones.  This ratio could be fed in one meal, or balanced out over a week, or month it is up to you, but every animal is different and the 80, 10, 10 ratio can be altered slightly to suit your animals needs.

Just to clarify; 80% meat is muscle meat, so that would be any part of an animal that people would eat as a steak, roast, or ground up, it also includes the heart, as the heart is a muscle and NOT an organ(in terms of raw feeding).  It is important to include as much meat variety as you can.  We sell a few items that are just meat and no bones such as, Beef Cheeks and Ground Beef,

10% organs;  Organs (or Offal as it is common referred to) provide a lot of vitamins, minerals, and digestive enzymes.  Liver (from beef, pork, or poultry) should make up half of the organs your dog consumes.  Raw4Dogs sells a convenient Offal mixture, which contains, Liver, Spleen, Lung, Kidney and Tripe.

10% Edible Bones; Edible bones are any bones that are not weight bearing bones from ruminant animals (cows, pigs, horses, bison, deer).  All poultry bones, and necks bones are edible.  Bones provide an important supply of calcium and phosphorus as well as many other minerals and nutrients.

This is just a general guideline, remember variety is the spice of life, so try to include as many different protein sources as possible, include organs, fish, and even a few veggies won’t hurt.  For more reading here is a web page with tons of info, This is the first page I found when I was starting out and it answered a lot of questions for me, here is the link