Easy Raw Dog Food

Raw dog food is easily digested and very nutritious for your dog.

Raw dog food ingredients

NOTE: In an effort to simplify the raw dog food recipe I have incorporated the use of supplements. Without the supplements the raw dog food recipe would need an additional 10 to 20 ingredients. Unfortunately, our current agricultural practices yield foods with a fraction of the nutrient content of wild counterparts.

That said; this raw dog food recipe is deficient without the two supplements that are essential to the recipe: Dinovite supplement and LickOchops omega fatty acid supplement. Feeding this  raw dog food recipe without the supplements will result in multiple nutritional deficiency diseases.

Purchase the  dog supplements needed for this raw dog food recipe.

  • Click here to view Dinovite dog supplement. I use 1 tablespoon of Dinovite per cup of dog food.
  • Click here to view Lickochops omega fatty acid dog supplement.

Easy  Raw Dog Food Ingredients:

  • 10 lbs. of raw ground beef
  • 18 hardboiled eggs including the shells-cooled (the egg shells supply digestible calcium to your dog. Yes, studies have proved that the calcium in egg shell is highly absorbable.)
  • 15 cups of cooked white rice-cooled (This is made from 5 cups of uncooked rice. Use white rice not brown because it is more easily digested by your dog.)
  • 1 tube of LickOchops omega fatty acid supplement (This supplies important omega 3 & 6 fatty acids in a 1 to 4 ratio, this is good! It also contains natural source vitamin E.) Click here for this supplement.
  • Dinovite daily dog supplement (This supplies a host of vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, zinc and live direct fed microbials. Dinovite also has a nutritious plant component in the “Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate” that replicates the partially digested plant matter of herbivores.  All great stuff!) Click here for this supplement. I use 1 tablespoon of Dinovite per cup of dog food. In the video I show the Dinovite Liquid but now I use the powder because Dinovite has discontinued production of the “Dinovite liquid” in the single serve packets.

Raw Dog food Recipe Yield: 48 cups of raw dog food.

This raw dog food recipe can be halved or doubled to accommodate the size of your dog or for multi-dog households. Do not feed this raw dog food recipe without Dinovite and LickOchops dog supplements as it will cause the raw dog food recipe to be deficient.

Crushed hard boiled eggs for dog food

Mixing raw dog food ingredients

Raw dog food recipe yields 48 cups

Raw Dog Food Recipe Directions:

  1.  In a very large bowl, bucket or in your plugged kitchen sink, crush the cooled hard boiled eggs (and shells) into small pieces.
  2. Add the cooled cooked white rice
  3. Add 8oz. of LickOchops omega fatty acid Supplement (1tube). Click here for this supplement.
  4. Add raw ground beef.
  5. Mix well and completely with your hands or with a large,strong spoon until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Raw dog food stored in freezer

Storing your Easy Raw Dog Food:

Place 2-3 days worth of raw dog food in zip lock bags or plastic freezer containers. Store the containers of raw dog food in your freezer. You can also make individual patties or meatballs in single daily servings, freeze the raw dog food patties on cookie sheets and remove and store in larger bags/containers once frozen. Thaw the raw dog food as needed.

I personally prefer the freezer containers because they are easy to fill, thaw and serve the raw dog food. There is never any mess. I take one out and let it thaw on my counter. Feed my dogs and store the unused raw dog food in my refrigerator. When it’s empty I wash it and it is ready for the next batch of raw dog food. It works well.

NOTE: Remember you are handling raw meat so use common sense when making , storing and serving this raw dog  food. Use the same precautions you would use when handling raw meat for your family.

 

Serving Size for your “Easy Raw Dog Food”:

*Special note: These are general guidelines, we are not trying to land a man on Mars. If your dog is losing a little weight eating the raw dog food and this is not desired, increase the amount you are feeding. If your dog is gaining weight on the serving size then cut back a little. In short, adjust the serving size of raw dog food depending on your dogs age, weight and activity level.

  • 10 lb. dog1/2 cup raw dog food daily + 1/2 tsp Lickochops + 1/2 tbs Dinovite
  • 20 lb. dog 1 cup raw dog food daily + 1 tsp Lickochops + 1 tbs Dinovite
  • 40 lb. dog 2 cups raw dog food daily + 2 tsp Lickochops + 2 tbs Dinovite
  • 60 lb. dog - 3 cups raw dog food daily + 3 tsp Lickochops + 3 tbs Dinovite
  • 80 lb. dog 3 1/2–4 cups raw dog food daily +3 1/2 tsp Lickochops + 3 1/2 tbs Dinovite

 *Special Note: If you add the supplements to the whole batch when making the dog food recipe it is not necessary to add them with each serving. Use whichever method you find easier.

Introducing this new “Easy Raw Dog Food”:

  • Fast your dog for 24 hours before starting this diet. Water should be available to your dog during the fast. This will give time for the old dog food to pass through your dog’s digestive tract. It is important to follow this procedure to limit digestive upset. This is an important step, ignoring this step greatly increases your dog’s chance of having digestive upset.
  • Day one and two: Feed a portion 1/4 the size of a normal meal.
  •  Day three and four: Feed a portion 1/2 the size of a normal meal.
  • Day five and six: Feed a portion 3/4 the size of a normal meal.
  • Day seven: Feed a full portion.
  • Special Note: The whole process takes 8 days when you include the 24 hour fast. This method will allow your dog’s digestive tract time to adapt to the new raw dog food.

This method will allow your dog’s digestive tract time to adapt to the new raw dog food. Please follow this introductory method, your dog will be fine. Your dog will not starve or hate you. Rapid diet changes can cause vomiting and diarrhea. A horrendous mess all over your house!

***Important Note: Do not mix kibble and the raw dog food together! Doing so will GREATLY increase the chances of digestive upset for your dog!

Comments

  1. tipsys mom says:

    Hi Ed,
    My 2 year old boxer has been on the raw diet for one week now. I am feeding her the exact recipe and bathing her with the tea tree oil dog suds. The Fritos smell has disappeared and we believe that she is chewing her paws less. She is however extremely lethargic. For a two year old boxer who usually has a ton of energy, I am concerned. She is also still shaking her ears and rubbing her face on everything. Is the lethargy part of the detox or should I be concerned? Thanks in advance!

  2. Why are you using rice at all in the raw recipe? Isn’t is basicly a filler?

  3. daytooner says:

    My dog recently developed digestion problems – essentially he can’t digest the food that I had been giving him for the past 7 years of his life; that food was already a limited ingredient formula.

    After taking him to the vet many times, the vet decided it most likely is irritable bowel syndrome. And the only food he seems to tolerate is a prescription canned food with “hydrolysed” protein; also he can’t seem to handle anything dry, like kibble or even treats, so that is why the canned version. Unfortunately this food is very expensive – about $14/per day – and I haven’t found any other off the shelf food, prescription or otherwise, that he can tolerate.

    So I figured – along with the vet – maybe giving him some home-made food, like your ground beef recipe, along with a smaller portion of the prescription food, might be a financially better solution.

    So, I am interested in your thoughts on this, any experiences, as well as any suggestions you might have.

    Thanks,

    ken

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