What is a Raw Diet? A raw diet is a diet designed for dogs and humans to emphasis ‘Healthier Foods’ made at home. This originates from wolves and being in the wild, catching prey. This consists of bone, flesh, organs, and raw fruit and veg etc. When you feed raw it has lots of health benefits; Healthier gums, coat improvement, and improvement of digestion. BARF – Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods (AKA) Bones And Raw Food. It consists of bone, raw meat, fruit and veg. For a balanced Raw Diet, you will need a ratio of = 80% raw meat 10% bone and 10% organs (offal), this doesn’t have to be daily this could be weekly instead. Don’t mix kibble with raw food – Kibble and raw is digested in different ways so you’re best off sticking with all raw or all kibble. If you have a puppy the process is much easier. Puppies prefer raw food to kibble most of the time. Once your dog enjoys raw food, you can look at treats that are raw too like; natures menu and I also believe Lily’s Kitchen also do raw dog treats. If you have decided raw food for your puppy, this is so health beneficial and can be more enjoyable. Well if you don’t know how much to feed your dog each day refer to this quote > ‘A lot of guides will recommend feeding 2.5% of the dogs ideal adult weight, this may be great in theory however every dog is different so it may be difficult to guess this weight.’ I was reading the Dog Magazine March Edition and it had an article on raw feeding and it scientists saying raw feeding being bad for dogs. As with anything, this is only to educate you this is not ‘rules’ to raw feeding. If you would rather add your own fruit, veg and/ or grain to the just meat ranges we recommend that a meal should be made up of 60% meat, 20% blended vegetables and 20% non-starchy grain such as brown rice or oats and if you wish to go grain free you can give 80% meat and 20% blended fruit and vegetables.> Nature Diet ~ At the minute I feed olive home cooked, this looks a little like this: Some brown rice (half a cup), any vegies (excluding onion and garlic etc.), meat/fish that I have in most of the time it chicken or cod, and sometimes pasta. All put in the slow cooker for the day (Sunday) and pop it in the freezer. At the moment I’ve limited her diet down to half the week home cooked and the other kibble and wet food (Encore Beef + Applaws dry) ~ In the future I will be posting raw food recipes on this thread, so do add to it with your own diets for your dog. **I have written the above in my own words and the italic text is quotes and captions from websites** @Josie move the thread if its in the wrong place!