FAQ – Dogs Gone Wild
No, this is completely expected. Moisture necessary for digestion is already contained in the raw food. Because kibble has had the water removed, dogs constantly have to drink water in an attempt to maintain proper hydration.What about salmonella or e.coli?
Carnivorous animals (canines) have high levels of gastric hydrochloric acid (stomach acid) which makes an inhospitable environment for bacteria. Use the same Food Safe routines you use for yourself while preparing your dogs food. Wash your hands, food prep surfaces and dishes with warm soapy water. All meals should be thawed in the fridge and be used within 48 hours.Is feeding raw food expensive?
As with human food, there are levels of quality and variety. There are ways to keep costs down such as buying in bulk, buying larger sized packages, feeding “Grade A” as apposed to free-range/non-medicated meats and feeding economical meats such as: chicken, herring and beef.
*If you need assistance, we are more than happy to provide you with a meal plan to cut costs. Please e-mail us for more info.My dogs poo is smaller and less frequent. Is this normal?
Yes, this is completely normal for a dog eating a biologically appropriate diet. The dog has less waste because most of the food he is now ingesting is digested and utilized by the body. After a bone or white meat day, stools will be whiter and firmer. On red meat days they may be darker and a little soft.
Will my dog become more aggressive eating meat?
This is a myth! There is NO relationship between eating raw meat and aggression. Whole, natural, raw food is what dogs ate before the invention of kibble in the 1930′s. Feeding an animal the way nature intended will add to it’s overall health and mental well-being.
What if my dog doesn’t eat all of it’s food?
If your dog doesn’t eat all of his/her food within 15 minutes of placing it on the floor, place it into an air-tight container into the fridge. Feed the remaining amount at the next scheduled feeding. The raw meat is good in the fridge up to 48 hours.
Can I add an egg into my dogs food?
Yes, raw eggs are a wonderful source of protein, essential fatty acids and calcium.
Can I mix raw food with my left over kibble?
No, raw food and kibble have a very different digestive rate. If you must, feed at separate times – for example, raw in the morning and kibble at night.