I have been giving a variation of this bowl for the month of October. I like to rotate how I prepare my dogs food every month. Some months will rely heavily on whole prey meals of rabbit, mackerel and/or quail and some months will be like this bowl (along with a few whole prey meals), which contains 3-4 different animal proteins all in one bowl.
1. Goat Milk Cube
We rotate between Primal Pet Foods Goat milk and Raw Feeding Miami's Goat Milk. Primal Pet Foods Goat Milk has added benefits such as cinnamon and turmeric. Raw Feeding Miami's Goat Milk is just pure raw goat milk with no added supplements. Goat milk is great source of probiotics, vitamins, minerals and great for digestive health. I give goat milk to my dogs almost every day.
2. Beef Cheek
A good red meat to include in your dogs diet. Beef protein contains the complete array of amino acids that are needed for all stages of life. It also contains beneficial amounts of zinc and iron.
3. Quail Egg
Quail eggs are a complete food source! It is a great source of essential dietary fat and an important source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin E. However, only feed egg a few times during the week, it can sometimes cause diarrhea in some dogs if you feed to much too often.
4. Rabbit Liver
A very rich source for liver. If you want to feed your animal rabbit liver (apart from whole prey), introduce it slowly! Liver is an essential part of a raw-fed dog's diet. It contains a plethora of vitamins and minerals that are an integral part of your dog's growth and well being.
5. Mushroom Supplement
We use the Bixbi Immunity Mushroom Supplement. These are the mushrooms that are included the supplement: Organic Coriolus, Organic Agaricus Blazei, Organic Reishi, Organic Shiitake, Organic Maitake, Organic King Trumpet, Organic Lions Mane, Organic Cordyceps.
Coriolus: Reduces inflammation in the body. Protects, maintains and restore's the bodie's immune responses to its effective state.
Reishi: Great for liver and immune health. It has the ability to shrink and eliminate tumors.
Organic Shiitake: Helps the body use vitamin D2 and reduces inflammation in the body.
Maitake: Limits tumor growth! (this is effectively seen in Flik). Flik has had a papilloma growth on his tongue throughout the last month that has grown to almost the size of a dime. Ever since I put him on the mushroom supplement, we are now seeing amazing results regarding the size of the papilloma - its barely visible now!
*If you are considering feeding mushrooms to your dog, make sure to cook the mushrooms, if you are not feeding a pre-made supplement powder!
6. Coconut Oil & Spirulina
Coconut oil is amazing for coat health and is also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It is also a great source of healthy and essential dietary fat if you feed a raw fed diet. Besides giving it orally, I also put this on Flik's under arms and elbows, since he tends to get dry red spots in those areas. It has helped so much! I also use coconut oil as a paw balm and bath soak for all of my dogs.
Spirulina is a little unknown when discussing natural dog supplements. However, just like the mushrooms mentioned above, it is an amazing immunity supplement, and also helps support gastrointestinal health as well as help dogs who have allergies. Make sure to use 100% pure organic Hawaiian Spirulina! Not all Spirulina is created equally, so do your research on reliable sources for your pup!
Recipe for the coconut oil and spirulina hearts click here!
7. Green Tripe
Green tripe is great for digestive health and a good source of probiotics, enzymes and amino acids. It is the unbleached, unprocessed stomach of a grass-grazing animal. In this case this is cow green tripe. This is only a supplement muscle meat protein, and should only be added to each bowl a little at a time or once a week at a larger quantity.
8. Duck Tenders
Since duck is a cooling protein it helps bring down inflammation in the body. Duck is great for dogs who have allergies and are prone to sensitivities.
9. & 10. Pork Kidney and Rabbit Kidney
Both are a great kidney option for the summer months if your dog is sensitive to heat and is prone to hot spots. Also, pork kidney is very cheap! However, make sure to always get organs from an organic or grass-fed butcher (kidney's filter out toxins from the body so you want to make sure you know where it is coming from!).
DISCLAIMER: It is always important to do your own research first in regards to raw feeding for your dog. Every Dog is different! What may work great for some dogs may not work great for others. It is important to know that if you are a beginner at raw feeding, there are tons of ways to feed fresh raw foods to your pets (commercially prepared, freeze dried etc.). Starting out can be a little difficult, so if you do your research accordingly, then you'll have more knowledge about EVERY aspect of raw feeding. Remember, if you are not completely ready to feed a completely a raw diet to your pets, wait to transition and utilize the help of experienced raw feeders, connect with integrative veterinarians, read books geared towards a holistic dog diet and gain knowledge from all of your research so you can effectively give your dog the nutrition it needs to thrive. There are also a few amazing raw-feeding consultation services, which help you in the areas of meal prepping that are specific to your dog's needs. Check out theprimalpet.com for custom raw meal plans! "The Raw Fed Pet" site is only for informational/educational purposes and is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical conditions.
Did you know?
GREEN LIPPED MUSSELS ARE GREAT FOR JOINT HEALTH?
"In addition to their inflammatory healing properties, these mussels are considered a superfood because they contain a huge variety of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, Omega-3 fats, antioxidants, enzymes, and many more nutrients" (source).