How to start feeding your dog raw

How to start feeding your dog raw

Welcome to Healthy Active Pet. Our focus is on arming you with the knowledge to give your dog the best nutrition possible and we want to show you how to start feeding your dog a raw food diet.

We don’t want to make things complicated or hard and we want to arm you with the information to make the best nutrition decisions for you and your dog.

So what are our thoughts on kibble (which is what the majority of pet owners feed their dogs)?

From a convenience and budget perspective it ticks the boxes but from a health perspective it is a highly processed food and it is because of this that we are not huge fans.

Our belief is the best way to do this is through feeding your dog a raw dog food or fresh dog food diet. You can see our starter guide here

But we are not here to judge or make any dog owner feel bad about what they feed their dog - and instead we want to show you ways that you can improve nutrition with what you feed your dog - and even show you how to boost the nutrition in any kibble you are feeding.

Our focus is on support, information and education and there is no judgement on your decisions - we just want to give you the information so you can make the best feeding choice for you and your dog and your situation.

How to start feeding your dog raw

And if you want to get our complete starter guide and book - go here as it has EVERYTHING you need to know and recipes to start with

Raw dog food recipes

If you are ready to start feeding raw or are looking for raw dog food recipes please see below as we have over 70 pet nutritionist created raw dog food recipes and programs that all meet AAFCO standards. You can see the full raw dog food recipe range here

  • If you have a puppy and want to raw feed then click here
  • If you have a dog who needs to lose weight and want to raw feed then click here
  • If you have a dog who has allergies or is sensitive to foods and want to raw feed then click here
  • If you have a dog who doesn't have any issues and want to raw feed then click here
  • If you are looking for budget friendly raw feeding recipes click here

Freeze dried and air dried raw dog food

If you want to feed raw but with the convenience of air or freeze dried food then go here to see our selection of freeze dried and air dried complete food and treats.

You can also learn about the air dried and freeze dried dog food process here.

Ready made raw dog food

If you want to feed your dog a raw dog food diet but don't want to have to prepare it yourself or feed hybrid or feed air or freeze dried then there are some great options out there pre-prepared fresh food and there are many brands that you can google to find one in your local area. Hot tip - look for all natural wholefood ingredients without synthetic vitamins and minerals.

Do vets support raw feeding

If you are new to raw feeding your dog then you will probably find that some vets are not fans of raw feeding.

The main reason for this is complex and mainly related to the fact that they don't receive a huge amount of information on raw feeding at university.

It is also related to the fact that there is much mis-information about raw feeding and vets are concerned that people may feed a raw diet but that it will just a piece of steak or raw mince and this would be a huge issue as this wouldn't be a balanced meal for the dog and this is an issue for vets - as it should be.

It is for this reason why it is extremely important to only feed recipes created by pet nutritionists and that meet AAFCO standards.

You will also find lots of vets who DO support raw feeding - it is just that currently quite a few don't support it.

And you can see how Healthy Active Pet works here 

You can also see our page of frequently asked questions here 

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