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The Canine Digestive System
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This free tool was made with love by the Dr. Dobias Natural Healing Team

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Tell your dog "I Love You" by making a tasty, healthy and balanced meal.

For years, many dog lovers have been asking me for natural dog food recipes which led me and my team to create this "Healthy Dog Food Recipe Maker".

What is it good for?

  • Introduce a variety of foods and flavors in your dog's diet and make every meal exciting
  • Create healthy and balanced meal recipes in minutes
  • Cut the boredom out of your dog's meals
  • See what supplements are needed and why
  • Learn how to make your dog's diet balanced and complete in a few simple steps

I hope this Healthy Dog Food Recipe Maker will help you create awesome meals for your dog and many healthy and happy years together.

With gratitude,

Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM
A veterinarian and founder of Dr. Dobias Natural Healing

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  • It looks like you have set your meal proportions to 0% Meats.

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    Choose your meats: + Other Meat Ingredients (You can feed them raw or cooked based on your preference)

    Alpaca

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Beef

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Bison

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Buffalo

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Chicken

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Cooked Eggs

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Cooked

    Deer

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Duck

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Elk

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Emu

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Goat

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Goose

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Kangaroo

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Lamb

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Llama

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Mackerel

    i Feed with Caution
    Raw or Cooked

    Moose

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Mutton

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Ostrich

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Pheasant

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Pork

    i Ok in moderation
    Cooked

    Quail

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Rabbit

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Raw Eggs

    i Ok in small amounts
    Raw

    Reindeer

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Salmon

    i Feed with Caution
    Raw or Cooked

    Sardines

    i Feed with Caution
    Raw or Cooked

    Tongue

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Tripe

    i Ok in moderation
    Raw or Cooked

    Trout

    i Feed with Caution
    Raw or Cooked

    Turkey

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Venison

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

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    Important notice -

    Do not feed raw meat or fish that has not been previously frozen due to the risk of tapeworm infestation.  All meats and fish* should be previously frozen for at least 7 days in temperatures below -0.4F (-18C) to kill tapeworms. Tapeworms can be present even in inspected meats.

    *Tilapia fish (due to a particular parasite they can host) is recommended to be frozen at -20 C for 10 days.

    How to source meats +

    There are three ways of sourcing meat for your dog:

    1. Buy it from a reputable raw frozen food manufacturer.  Meats usually come either in chunks or ground.
    2. Source meats either from a reputable raw diet manufacturer, local butcher store or a grocery store and either serve it in smaller or big chunks or grind it if your dog prefers. Please note that many dogs don’t like veggies on their own and they may need to be mixed well in the meat.
    3. If you are a hunter or have a friend that can hunt wild meats this can be the best option. Please ensure that you are familiar with the disease incidence in your area!
    How to feed meats +

    Most meals that include meat are mixed with vegetables and sometimes organs.

    It is acceptable to mix different meats together in one meal as canines in nature would also eat from a variety of food sources and not restrict their meal to just one protein. 

    Most dogs benefit the most from eating raw meat, as this is closest to their species-appropriate diet. 

    However, it is also nutritionally sound to feed cooked meat in some instances. 

    This can be helpful in dogs that either refuse to eat raw meat or in dogs that are weakened or older and do not digest raw meat well.

    Important notice about tripe -

    Please note that tripe has relatively low nutritional value as it is composed mainly of collagen and elastic fibers with a very thin muscular layer.  Tripe should not replace meat in your dog’s diet.

    Important notice - Exercise -

    Caution: never feed your dog before exercise. Exercising your dog on a full stomach may lead to gastric dilatation/volvulus (stomach bloat). Your dog should never be fed before exercise or play.

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    Adjust meal proportions I don't want to add Veggies

    It looks like you've chosen a higher or lower percentage of vegetables than the recommended amount of 15-30%. If you’ve done so intentionally, we respect your decision. Just make sure your dog gets a well-balanced diet.

    I don't want to add Veggies Select Veggies

    Now, choose your plant based foods: + Other Veggie Ingredients

    ? Dr. Dobias Recommended Veggies:
    Dr. D's Blend #1

    Contains: Green Beans, Carrot Tops, Romaine Lettuce

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    Dr. D's Blend #2

    Contains: Bok Choy, Basil, Carrot Tops

    [{"id":182,"percentage":79.48601454234552,"type":"veggies","oz":"0","ozNew":"0"},{"id":171,"percentage":5.456377193848365,"type":"veggies","oz":"0","ozNew":"0"},{"id":119,"percentage":15.05760826380612,"type":"veggies","oz":"0","ozNew":"0"}]
    Dr. D's Blend #3

    Contains: Red Beets, Spring Greens, Yams, Dill

    [{"id":28,"percentage":29.87394957983194,"type":"veggies","oz":"0","ozNew":"0"},{"id":176,"percentage":30.000799469038256,"type":"veggies","oz":"0","ozNew":"0"},{"id":29,"percentage":29.895550096428945,"type":"veggies","oz":"0","ozNew":"0"},{"id":180,"percentage":10.229700854700859,"type":"veggies","oz":"0","ozNew":"0"}]
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    Alfalfa Sprouts

    i Ok in moderation
    Raw

    Arugula

    i Ok in moderation
    Raw

    Asparagus

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Basil

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Bok Choy

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Broccoli

    i Ok in moderation
    Blanched

    Brussel Sprouts

    i Ok in moderation
    Blanched

    Cabbage

    i Ok in moderation
    Blanched

    Carrot (Root)

    i Ok in moderation
    Raw or Cooked

    Carrot Tops

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Cauliflower

    i Ok in moderation
    Blanched

    Celery

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Cilantro

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Cinnamon

    i Ok in small amounts
    Raw

    Dandelion Leaves

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Dill

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Garlic

    i Ok in small amounts
    Raw

    Ginger Root

    i Ok in small amounts
    Raw

    Green Beans

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Blanched

    Green Peas

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Kale

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Blanched

    Kelp & Kombu Seaweed

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Lentils

    i Ok in small amounts
    Cooked

    Mint

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Mushrooms (not wild)

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Cooked

    Parsley

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Pumpkin

    i Must Be Cooked
    Cooked

    Quinoa

    i Ok in small amounts
    Cooked

    Radish

    i Spicy Flavor
    Raw or Cooked

    Rainbow Chard

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Blanched

    Red Beets

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Cooked

    Red Lettuce

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Rice

    i Ok in small amounts
    Cooked

    Romaine Lettuce

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Seaweed

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Spring Greens

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Sprouted Seeds

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Squash

    i Must Be Cooked
    Cooked

    Sweet Potatoes

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Cooked

    Turmeric Root

    i Ok in small amounts
    Raw or Cooked

    Wheatgrass

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Yams

    i Must be Cooked
    Cooked

    Zucchini

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw or Blanched

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    How to serve veggies +
    1. Veggies can be cut up into smaller chunks or better chopped up in a blender or a food processor to make them more digestible and the nutrients readily available. 
    2. Ideally, buy organic and/or locally grown vegetables whenever possible and mix them raw in your dog’s food just before feeding.
    3. For convenience you can buy premixed raw frozen meat and vegetables from a reputable raw food manufacturer, however feeding raw, freshly chopped up veggies is ideal.
    4. Store bought, frozen vegetables may be ok in case of an emergency or if fresh veggies are not available, but it should not be the main veggie source.
    What about fruit? +

    I recommend that you give your dog only small amounts of fruit, (less than five percent) as dogs usually eat only small amounts of fruit in nature.

    Feed fruit at least one hour before feeding meat or other proteins and a minimum of three hours after a protein meal.

    Why? Fruit doesn’t digest well with protein. On its own, fruit exits the stomach quickly. When you feed fruit with protein, it sits in the stomach much longer, which may create undesirable fermentation.

    Avoid grapes and raisins. They are toxic to dogs and can cause kidney failure.

    Best fruit choices (in moderation): apples, bananas, blueberries, mangos, melons, oranges, peaches, pears, pineapple, raspberries, and strawberries.

    *Avoid apple cores, pits and seeds when feeding fruit.
    *Feed local and pesticide-free fruit whenever possible.

    For more information on feeding fruit, please check out these articles:

    Important notice - Exercise -

    Caution: never feed your dog before exercise. Exercising your dog on a full stomach may lead to gastric dilatation/volvulus (stomach bloat). Your dog should never be fed before exercise or play.

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    I don't want to add Organs Select Organs

    Now, choose your organs: + Other Organ Ingredients (You can feed them raw or cooked based on your preference but remember that cooking reduces the nutritional value.)

    Brain

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Gizzards

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Heart

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Kidney

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Liver

    i Ok in moderation
    Raw

    Lung

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Pancreas

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Spleen

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Tripe

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

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    Feeding your dog organs +

    Organs are abundant in important nutrients for the whole body and provide essential building blocks for your dog’s internal organs.

    The amount of organs in a meal should be about 5% of the overall volume but it is also my experience that dogs that do not get organs and get essential supplements do well. 

    Organs do not need to be added in your dog’s food daily. Instead, you can feed them in larger volumes on some days, so the overall monthly volume is approximately 5%.

    Organ meats include: kidney, liver, spleen, pancreas, heart, gizzards, lung, trachea, tripe and tongue.

    CAUTION! Be careful of overfeeding liver as there is a risk of hypervitaminosis A. For more details go here.
    Important notice - Exercise -

    Caution: never feed your dog before exercise. Exercising your dog on a full stomach may lead to gastric dilatation/volvulus (stomach bloat). Your dog should never be fed before exercise or play.

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  • It looks like you have set your meal proportions to 0% Bones. It is okay to have a boneless meal. Just remember that your dog should receive about 20% of bones in a period of 2-4 weeks.

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    It is okay to have a boneless meal. Just remember that your dog should receive about 20% of bones in a period of 2-4 weeks.

    I don't want to add Bones Select Bones

    Now, select your raw bones: + Other Bone Ingredients

    Ribs in General

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Chicken Bones

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Chicken Wings

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Duck Bones

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Goat Bones

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Goose Bones

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Lamb Bones

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Lamb Necks

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Lamb Shanks

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Ostrich Bones

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Pheasant Bones

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Quail Bones

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Rabbit Bones

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Turkey Bones

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Venison Bones (no large shanks)

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

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    CAUTION! NEVER FEED ANY COOKED BONES, RAW ONLY! -

    20-25% of the overall volume of your dog’s meal should be comprised of raw bones.

    Avoid feeding the femur bone of larger animals (marrow bones), as they are too hard and medium to large dogs frequently fracture their large premolars (carnassial teeth) by chewing marrow bones.

    Stick to bones that are easily chewable for your dog, such as lamb and goat necks, shanks, and chicken carcasses (all bones including chicken feet and wings).

    For small dogs, chicken thighs, wings, feet or lamb ribs are all good.

    The canine digestive tract is “designed” to digest bones. The strong stomach acids dissolve bone material to a greater degree which allows safe passage. The intestinal wall is strong and muscular to “deflect” sharper pieces of bone.

    If your dog likes to gobble up large chunks of bones, feed chunks that are impossible to swallow and remove smaller chunks that you do not feel comfortable with. If your dog swallows a larger piece, do not panic. It will very likely be digested and pass without problems.  You can also feed your dog a cooked squash mixed with 10% of flaxseed steeped in hot water. This slippery mixture will make passage of a large amount of bones easier.

    Note: It is normal for dogs that eat bones to have white crumbly feces. Harder stools also aid anal gland function and emptying.

    As a rule of thumb, you should only feed bones every third or fourth meal. This meal can be given in place of meat, organs or veggies but it can be also mixed if you prefer.

    It is recommended that you always supervise your dog when feeding raw bones.

    NOTICE ABOUT BONE MEAL +

    Generally, I don’t recommend feeding bone meal, with the exception of locally sourced frozen bone shavings from your butcher. 

    Most bone dried bone meal powders are heat processed, which makes them hard to digest and nutritionally inferior.

    Bone meal is frequently imported from countries where it is less expensive and the quality control is inadequate.

    It is recommended that you always supervise your dog when feeding raw bones.

    Important notice - Exercise -

    Caution: never feed your dog before exercise. Exercising your dog on a full stomach may lead to gastric dilatation/volvulus (stomach bloat). Your dog should never be fed before exercise or play.

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    Severely Underweight*

    Ribs - Extremely prominent and easily visible.

    Backbone - Extremely prominent and ridged with a roof like appearance.

    Hip bones - Extremely prominent and deep depressions around the hip bones.

    *Please consult a licensed professional

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    Underweight

    Ribs - Prominent and visible in shorthaired dog when wet.

    Back bone - Prominent with lack of muscle development, back has a roof like appearance.

    Hip bones - Prominent with lack of muscle development and depressions around the hip bones.

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    Healthy Weight

    Ribs - You can feel but cannot see the ribs.

    Back bone - There is strong musculature around the back with slight sloping and roundness away from the spine to the side of the torso.

    Hip bones - Good muscle development making the hip bones less prominent. There are no hollows around the hip bones or depressions.

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    Overweight

    Ribs - You cannot feel and count the ribs.

    Back bone - Flat and dense back appearance with less prominent or flat spinal region.

    Hip bones - Hip bones are buried under a layer of fat or can’t be felt easily (This indicator is less reliable in some breeds).

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    Very Overweight*

    Ribs - Body shape is like a square/rectangle. Cannot see, feel or count the ribs.

    Back bone - Rolls of fat may appear along the back.

    *Please consult a licensed professional

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    This meal is intended for 1 day. Based on 's body weight of 25lb and the fact that he/she is . All ingredients are intended to be fed raw. If you prefer cooked meats, you can do so.

    Meats

    NOTE: Feeding fresh unfrozen meats may lead to tapeworm infestation. Raw meats should be previously frozen in deep freeze for XX days in the temperature below XX F / XX C.

    Veggies

    NOTE: Veggies can be finely chopped or blended.

    Organs

    NOTE: This is an organ note - e.g., is raw okay? Are there any other important brief notes?

    Bones

    NOTE: All bones must be raw and also previously frozen.

    This recipe should be split between 2-3 meals per day.
    Total weight of all ingredients per day:

    Since is a puppy, you should feed as much as he/she wants, and assess body condition regularly as per our body composition chart.

    If appears to be gaining or losing weight then adjust his or her diet until their weight stablizes. Check back with this widget to get updated portion sizes depending on your dog’s activity and current weight changes.

    Based on the information you provided, we have made an adjustment in the suggested daily dose. This adjustment should help Koda to achieve optimal weight. If you see after 2-4 weeks that Koda's weight is not moving towards optimal as per the chart here. Adjust the amount of food further up or down by 20% and reassessed again in 2 weeks.

    Please keep in mind that Koda's body weight should be assessed regularly and greatly depends on the food fed, age and activity level.

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    Alfalfa Sprouts Ok in moderationRaw

    Sprouts should be at least 3 -4 days post sprouting. They are neutral, nor cooling or warming. They benefit to the kidneys, digestive tract and detoxify the body.

    Arugula Ok in moderationRaw

    Arugula is a very good source of vitamin A, vitamin K, and folate. Feed in moderation as arugula is goitrogenic, meaning it can disrupt the process of production of thyroid hormones.

    Asparagus Healthy for dogsRaw

    Asparagus is a very good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, iron, copper and manganese. The functions of thiamine include metabolism of carbohydrates, maintenance of normal growth and transmission of nerve impulses. It is also known to be beneficial for kidney health and has a cooling effect.

    Basil Healthy for dogsRaw

    Basil is a very good source of vitamin A, vitamin K and manganese. Dogs need manganese to produce energy, metabolize protein and carbohydrates, and to make fatty acids. Basil has an energetically warming effect to the body.

    Bok Choy Healthy for dogsRaw

    Bok choy is a good leafy green containing fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, and beta-carotene. It should be served chopped or blended and mixed in the meat. Bok Choy has an energetically cooling effect.

    Broccoli Ok in moderationBlanched

    Broccoli is high in many nutrients including panthothenic acid (that benefits skin), dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and manganese. Do note that broccoli florets contain isothiocyanates, which can cause gastric irritation in dogs when fed in larger amounts. This is why it is preferable to feed broccoli steamed or blanched.  Broccoli is goitrogenic, it inhibits the body’s ability to use iodine. Do not feed broccoli if your dog is hypothyroid. Traditional Chinese Medicine regards broccoli as cooling.

    Brussel Sprouts Ok in moderationBlanched

    Brussel sprouts are a great source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, potassium, and manganese. Vitamin B-6 is associated with the manufacturing of red blood cells, healthy brain processes and the wellness of both the immune and nervous systems.

    Brussel sprouts are goitrogenic, as they inhibit the body’s ability to use iodine. Do not feed Brussel sprouts if your dog is hypothyroid.

    Cabbage Ok in moderationBlanched

    Cabbage is an excellent source of dietary fibre and high in vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and manganese. It is rich in sulfur, has an anti-parasitic effect and helps patients who have stomach and duodenal ulcers. Cabbage is goitrogenic, as it inhibits the body’s ability to use iodine. Do not feed cabbage if your dog is hypothyroid. Energetically, cabbage has a cooling influence.

    Carrot (Root) Ok in moderationRaw or Cooked

    While carrots are rich in vitamin A and other nutrients, they should be fed in moderation especially in the raw form as dogs do not digest carrots very well. They can be fed raw or cooked. Learn more

    Carrot Tops Healthy for dogsRaw

    Carrot tops are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, and iron. The benefits of these greens include their healthy impact on immunity, bone density, eye health, circulation, kidney function, blood pressure, and digestion.

    Cauliflower Ok in moderationBlanched

    Cauliflower is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K and folate. A deficiency in vitamin B9 or folate in pregnant dogs can cause birth defects in their puppies. TCM considers this vegetable as having cooling effects upon the body. Cauliflower is goitrogenic, as it inhibits the body’s ability to use iodine. Do not feed cauliflower if your dog is hypothyroid.

    Celery Healthy for dogsRaw

    Celery is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium, and manganese. Celery has numerous benefits for skin, liver, eyes and cognitive health. It is high in silicon and excellent for nervous dogs that overheat and are irritable. It is known to support joint, bone and tissue health. 

    Cilantro Healthy for dogsRaw

    Considered a warming food, cilantro is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin K and antioxidants. It is rich in chlorophyll and aids heavy metal elimination from the body.

    Cinnamon Ok in small amountsRaw

    Dogs eating cinnamon have had a positive effect in the treatment of diabetes. It is known to have the ability to calm down stomach and intestinal upsets. You can use small amounts of cinnamon in your dogs food in a similar way you would use it in your diet. Traditional Chinese Medicine regards cinnamon as a warming food.

    Dandelion Leaves Healthy for dogsRaw

    Dandelion leaves are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, calcium, potassium and manganese. Potassium is necessary for the proper functioning of enzymes, muscles, and nerves. It is also necessary to maintain a proper fluid balance throughout the body. Dandelion greens are energetically cooling. They are readily available, however, care must be taken to harvest in areas away from roadways or where herbicides have been sprayed.

    Dill Healthy for dogsRaw

    Fresh dill weed is a very good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and manganese.

    Garlic Ok in small amountsRaw

    There are both positive and negative effects associated with garlic. Some of the benefits are: prevention of blood clots, widening blood vessels, stimulating the lymphatic system and anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-tumor properties. Because it is part of the onion family, large amounts of garlic may cause sickle cell anemia.  According to TCM, garlic has a warming effect.

    Please note that Akitas and Shiba Inus are more sensitive and should not be getting even small amounts of garlic. Be aware that garlic can interact with several types of medications and it should not be used two weeks before any scheduled surgery.

    Giving 1/3 of a teaspoon per 10 lbs of body weight has been found to be a safe amount for dogs. Consult with your veterinarian if you are unsure if garlic is appropriate for your dog.

    Ginger Root Ok in small amountsRaw

    Ginger is excellent in aiding to break down high protein meals such as meat and aids digestion in general. It can be used as a remedy in cases of diarrhea and vomiting. It should not be used in dogs that are sensitive to heat.

    Green Beans Healthy for dogsRaw or Blanched

    Neutral on the food energetics spectrum, green beans are a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese. Iron is a central component of hemoglobin and myoglobin, the molecules that carry oxygen in blood and muscles.

    Green Peas Healthy for dogsRaw

    Green peas are a good source of dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, thiamin, niacin, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese. Adequate amounts of zinc are essential to the health of a dog’s coat and skin, ability to reproduce, and for the functioning of many enzymes that are essential to normal metabolism. Peas are a neutral food when considering food energetics.

    Kale Healthy for dogsRaw or Blanched

    Kale is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, copper and manganese. Dietary sources of copper are needed for healthy bones, connective tissue, collagen, and myelin (the protective covering of nerves). Kale is also goitrogenic, as it inhibits the body’s ability to use iodine. Do not feed kale if your dog is hypothyroid.

    Kelp & Kombu Seaweed Healthy for dogsRaw

    Both kelp and Kombu benefit the kidneys, possessing diuretic and anti-coagulant properties which makes them well suited in patients with heart disease.  There is also a positive effect on patients with arthritis and inflammatory conditions. Additionally, there are anti-fungal and yeast inhibiting properties associated with kelp and kombu.

    Lentils Ok in small amountsCooked

    Lentils should be fed in moderation and not used to replace a high-quality meat protein. The canine pancreas is not great at dealing with high levels of carbohydrates, but it is incredibly efficient in digesting protein. Some people believe replacing meat protein with lentils in vegetarian dog diets may lead to cardiac damage.

    Mint Healthy for dogsRaw

    Mint is a good source of vitamin A, iron and manganese. Manganese is an important part of many enzymes and plays a role in the health and maintenance of bone and cartilage in joints. Mint has a cooling effect upon the body.

    Mushrooms (not wild) Healthy for dogsCooked

    Fresh mushrooms sold at your local grocery store including; White Button, Cremini, Portobello, Porcini, Reishi, Shiitake and Maitake are safe for dogs.  Mushrooms should be cooked before feeding to aid in digestion as dogs cannot create the enzymes needed to break down the fibre and some sugars in mushrooms. Caution: There are over 100 wild mushroom species that are poisonous to dogs.  Identifying toxic species of mushrooms in the forest is difficult even for those with experience. If you suspect your dog has ingested a wild mushroom while on a walk, contact your veterinarian immediately.

    Parsley Healthy for dogsRaw

    Parsley is a chlorophyll-rich herb that is well indicated for carnivores as it helps to detox and cleanse. It can be beneficial in cases of urinary and gallbladder stones. It is helpful in renal failure, supports the brain and pituitary gland function. It is also considered to have anti-cancer properties. Use in moderation in dogs that overheat.

    Raw parsley is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, iron, and potassium.

    Pumpkin Must be cookedCooked

    Pumpkin is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, riboflavin, potassium, copper and manganese. Vitamin A supports the eyes and has been linked to decreases in certain types of cancer. It is considered to be a great digestive tonic and has warming properties. We suggest to feed cooked pumpkin only.

    Quinoa Ok in small amountsCooked

    Quinoa has the highest protein content from all the grains and is considered to be warming. Therefore it should not be given to dogs that have a tendency to overheat. Cooked quinoa can be added to your dog’s diet but it should not replace a high-quality meat protein. Quinoa benefits dogs with kidney and heart disease especially if they have a tendency to be chilly.

    Radish Spicy flavorRaw or Cooked

    Radish is a very good source of vitamin C, folate and potassium. Most dogs to not like radish because of their spiciness. Energetically, radish is a cooling food.

    Rainbow Chard Healthy for dogsRaw or Blanched

    Chard or Swiss chard is a green leafy vegetable. The leaf stalks are large and often prepared separately from the leaf blade. Chard, like other green leafy vegetables, has highly nutritious leaves and is a great source of vitamins K, A, and C and are a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, and calcium.  It is generally cooling and good for dogs that overheat.  It is high in chlorophyll and has detoxification properties.

    Red Beets Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Beets are a good source of dietary fibre, folate, potassium and manganese. Rich in antioxidants, beets get their deep color from the betalain pigment, which has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Most dogs handle cooked or steamed beets better than raw.

    Red Lettuce Healthy for dogsRaw

    Red lettuce is a very good source of vitamin A, vitamin K and manganese. Vitamin K is a co-factor for many enzymes, which means that these enzymes cannot be active without it.

    Lettuce is cooling in nature and contains lactucarium - a substance with sedative properties. It is rich in chlorophyll. Do not use lettuce when there is eye disease.

    Rice Ok in small amountsCooked

    Based on HairQ Test results, I consistently see higher arsenic values in dogs that eat rice supplemented diets. I recommend avoiding rice or feeding in small amounts because it is not species-appropriate. Learn more about feeding rice here.

    Romaine Lettuce Healthy for dogsRaw

    Romaine lettuce is a good source of vitamin A and vitamin K.  Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for coagulation of blood and for metabolic pathways in bone and other tissue.

    Seaweed Healthy for dogsRaw

    Seaweed is generally cooling and it is beneficial for detoxing and cleansing, draining the lymphatic system and even eliminating radioactive substances from the body.  It is also useful for dogs suffering from hypothyroidism as it is rich in iodine. Seaweed is also supportive for digestive problems, lung disease, and cancer.

    Spring Greens Healthy for dogsRaw

    Spring greens are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron. They are rich in chlorophyll and vitamins and are generally cooling, so more suitable for dogs that overheat. NOTE: Please refer to each individual plant in your spring green mix to learn more.

    Sprouted Seeds Healthy for dogsRaw

    Sprouted seeds are generally cooling and are more suitable for dogs that get hot. If you would like to feed sprouts to a dog that gets easily chilly, steaming them lightly is better. Sprouts are rich in vitamins and enzymes and are great to balance the liver. They are a great source of folate, iron, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, protein and a variety of minerals.

    Squash Must be cookedCooked

    Squash is a warming vegetable, therefore more suitable for dogs that get chilly, but most dogs can tolerate it very well. It can be used as a great food in case of diarrhea instead of rice (which is often high in arsenic).  Squash and especially the seeds are also known to have anti-parasitic effects. It is a great source of dietary fibre, vitamin C, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, potassium and manganese.

    Sweet Potatoes Healthy for dogsCooked

    Sweet potatoes are cooling, therefore more suitable for dogs that overheat easily. They are known to strengthen the spleen and pancreas which makes them one of the most beneficial foods for dogs. Sweet potatoes are a good source of dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese. They are also beneficial in eye and vision support.

    Turmeric Root Ok in small amountsRaw or Cooked

    Turmeric has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. Scientists confirmed turmeric is a natural antibiotic in 1949. In addition, it has also been clinically proven to have anti-parasitical properties. Read on to learn more about Turmeric benefits.

    Because turmeric can slow blood clotting it should not be given in the 2 weeks prior to any scheduled surgery

    Wheatgrass Healthy for dogsRaw

    Considered a superfood rich in vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and digestive enzymes. It is capable of dissolving and eliminating toxins from the body. Wheatgrass is generally cooling and it is an excellent source of dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. Dogs ingesting selenium will benefit from this potent antioxidant that acts in concert with vitamin E to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.

    Yams Must be cookedCooked

    Yams are cooling so more suitable for dogs that overheat easily. They are known to strengthen the spleen and pancreas which makes them one of the very beneficial foods for dogs. They are a good source of dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese.

    Zucchini Healthy for dogsRaw or Blanched

    Zucchini is considered to be a summer squash and has cooling properties, good for dogs that overheat. However feeding too much zucchini can lead to reduced digestive capacity. It is a good source of vitamin C, riboflavin, vitamin B6, potassium and manganese. Riboflavin or vitamin B2 is important for helping dogs to absorb vitamins such as iron and vitamin B6, as well as helping your dog’s body to activate and use folic acid.

    Alpaca Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Alpaca meat is considered low in calories, fat, cholesterol and has high-protein content. It is also a warming meat with regards to Traditional Chinese Medicine principles.

    Beef Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Beef is a great source of protein, vitamin B12, zinc and selenium. The amount of fat will vary with the cut. Beef is a slightly warming meat and according to Traditional Chinese Medicine is beneficial to the spleen, pancreas and stomach.

    Bison Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Bison is a source of lean protein as well as niacin, iron, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin B12, zinc and vitamin B6 for proper brain development and function. With regard to TCM bison is considered a neutral food.

    Buffalo Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Buffalo is packed with protein and is high in iron and trace mineral content. Iron is a major component of blood and helps cells to circulate oxygen throughout the body. Buffalo is also considered a neutral food with regards to Traditional Chinese Medicine.

    Chicken Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Chicken is a readily available source of protein that contains a variety of vitamins and minerals. The skin can be removed to lower the fat content if needed.  Traditional Chinese Medicine regards chicken as a warming food.

    Cooked Eggs Healthy for dogsCooked

    Eggs contain all 20 amino acids. Egg yolks are a source of choline for normal brain development and memory and one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D. Pasture-raised, free-range hens tend to produce eggs that contain higher amounts of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. With regards to TCM, duck eggs are cooling, while chicken and quail eggs are neutral.

    Deer Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Deer meat contains less fat, cholesterol and protein than Beef. It also has a good source of B vitamins, zinc, phosphorous and iron. Deer is considered an energetically warming meat.

    Duck Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Duck is a great source of protein, iron, selenium, B vitamins, and zinc. However, the skin contains about 1/3 saturated fat and 2/3 monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fat. Traditional Chinese medicine categorizes duck as a cooling meat.

    Elk Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Elk is a great source of protein, niacin, phosphorus, zinc and vitamin B12 which help to keep nerves and blood cells healthy. Most game meats fall into the classification of warming meats.

    Emu Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Emu meat is very low in fat and high in protein. It is a great alternative protein choice.

    Goat Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Goat is a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium. Referencing TCM principles, goat would be considered a warming meat.

    Goose Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    High in protein, iron, and other nutrients, goose meat is safe for dogs to eat, but only in small servings due to the high cholesterol and fat content. On the TCM food energetics scale, goose is neutral.

    Kangaroo Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Kangaroo is a low-fat source of protein, iron, and zinc (for a strong immune system and healthy hair and nails). It is also a great source of valuable B vitamins. Kangaroo is a warming meat based on TCM food energetic principles.

    Lamb Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Lamb is a great source of protein, niacin, vitamin B12 and zinc. However, it contains higher amounts of fat. Traditional Chinese Medicine considers lamb a warming to hot food which may be beneficial where there are kidney, spleen or pancreas deficiencies.

    Llama Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Llama is lean meat while still having a higher protein content.  It's a great alternative for dogs with food sensitivities.

    Mackerel Feed with cautionRaw or Cooked

    Mackerel have been found to contain higher levels of mercury compared to other species of fish.

    Moose Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Moose is high in vitamin B-3 and B-2 and is a lean source of protein.

    Mutton Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Mutton meat is rich in a variety of minerals and vitamins, but is considered higher in fat content than other similar proteins.

    Ostrich Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Ostrich is a great source of vitamin B6, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin B12, selenium and niacin which supports healthy cardiovascular function.

    Pheasant Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    A great source of lean protein and vitamin B12, phosphorus, selenium, niacin and vitamin B6. Pheasant meat is warming.

    Pork Ok in moderationCooked

    Pork is often controversial when it comes to feeding it to dogs, as some people are concerned about pigs being carriers of trichinosis, a muscle parasite that can be life-threatening. Dr. Dobias recommends feeding only cooked pork for this reason. In TCM pork is considered a neutral food.

    Quail Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Quail is a great source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, iron, phosphorus, selenium, and copper (maintains healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves, immune function and contributes to iron absorption). Even the smallest dogs can consume whole or halved quail for the teeth cleaning benefits. Quail is a neutral food on the TCM energetic scale.

    Rabbit Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Rabbit is high in vitamin B12 and is also a great source of protein, vitamin B6, phosphorus, niacin, and selenium. Rabbit is also very low in fat which makes it a good meat for dogs with liver disease and other conditions requiring a low-fat diet. The energetics of rabbit meat is cooling.

    Raw Eggs Ok in small amountsRaw

    Eggs contain all 20 amino acids. Egg yolks are a source of choline (for normal brain development and memory) and one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D. Pasture-raised, free-range hens tend to produce eggs that contain higher amounts of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids.

    Large amounts of eggs may cause a biotin (vitamin B7) deficiency as raw eggs contain a protein compound (avidin) which binds to biotin and prevents protein absorption. This is why raw eggs should be fed only in limited quantities.

    Cooked Eggs are fine.

    With regards to TCM, duck eggs are cooling, while chicken and quail eggs are neutral.

    Reindeer Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Reindeer is low in fat and very high in B-12 along with omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. Suitable for dogs requiring a low-fat diet.

    Salmon Feed with cautionRaw or Cooked

    Pollution and toxins in our oceans have reached unprecedented levels and ultimately accumulate in fish. While salmon is considered relatively low in mercury and other heavy metals, fish that live longer and are higher on the food chain accumulate higher levels of mercury.  It is our experience that dogs fed fish regularly show elevated mercury levels which can lead to a variety of health problems. You can learn more about this here.

    Additionally, Pacific Salmon are known to carry a parasite (Neorickettsia helminthoeca) that can cause serious illness in dogs. Freezing salmon for a minimum of 2 weeks will eliminate this parasite. Salmon is a neutral food on the TCM energetic scale.

    Sardines Feed with cautionRaw or Cooked

    In the past, sardines were considered healthy food. However, because they are consumed with the bones, a diet high in sardines may lead to elevated radioactive strontium levels. This is mainly due to the Fukushima accident and the fact that Japan is one of the main sardine exporters supplying other sardine canneries around the world.  Learn more here. Traditional Chinese Medicine classifies sardines as a neutral food.

    Tongue Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Tongue is a good protein source and also contains zinc, iron, choline and vitamin B12.

    Tripe Ok in moderationRaw or Cooked

    While many dogs love tripe, it should never be considered a meat replacement. It is composed of mainly collagen and elastic fibres with only a very thin muscle layer. However, adding tripe in your dog’s diet as an ‘organ addition’ offers several benefits. Tripe provides an ideal ratio of phosphorus and calcium as well as essential fatty acids. Green (unbleached) tripe contains an abundance of healthy probiotics and enzymes if it comes from a healthy cow. Traditional Chinese Medicine regards it as a neutral food.

    Trout Feed with cautionRaw or Cooked

    Trout is a lean freshwater fish which makes it a low-mercury alternative if it came from clean waters. Most trout on the market are farmed, which may be problematic depending on the quality of feed and crowding levels. This is why I recommend feeding farmed fish in limited amounts and suggest wild freshwater fish from unpolluted waters. Traditional Chinese Medicine classifies trout as a hot food.

    Turkey Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Turkey is a great source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, phosphorus and selenium which is important in many bodily processes including cognitive function, a healthy immune system, and fertility. Turkey is also known for containing tryptophan, an amino acid with calming and sedating effects. On the TCM energetics scale, turkey is warming.

    Venison Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Venison, especially wild, is a great source of protein, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, phosphorus, zinc, and thiamin (for nerve, muscle, and heart function). It is considered one of the most species-appropriate meats for dogs. The energetics of venison according to Traditional Chinese Medicine is warming.

    Ribs in General Healthy for dogsRaw

    Raw bones provide a highly digestible source of calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals. Be cautious about feeding beef ribs if your dog has a tendency to swallow them whole. These bones are long and may get stuck in the esophagus. If your dog is a good chewer, they should be fine.

    Chicken Bones Healthy for dogsRaw

    Chicken bones are a common addition to a raw diet and they are easily consumed by even the smallest dogs. They are rich in minerals, particularly calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium, along with amino acids, vitamins, fat, and collagen.

    Chicken Wings Healthy for dogsRaw

    Chicken wings are a common addition to a raw diet and they are easily consumed by even the smallest dogs. They are rich in minerals, particularly calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium, along with amino acids, vitamins, fat, and collagen.

    Duck Bones Healthy for dogsRaw

    Raw bones provide a highly digestible source of calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals. Feeding bones helps make the stomach muscle layers stronger, which prevents bloat. Great for small dogs although generally, poultry necks are often too soft to clean your dog's teeth.

    Goat Bones Healthy for dogsRaw

    Goat bones are rich in minerals, particularly calcium for building bones and teeth, as well as enabling muscles to contract, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium, along with amino acids, vitamins, fat, and collagen.

    Goose Bones Healthy for dogsRaw

    Raw bones provide a highly digestible source of calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals. Feeding bones helps to clean teeth and makes the stomach muscle layers stronger, which prevents bloat.

    Lamb Bones Healthy for dogsRaw

    Lamb bones are rich in minerals, particularly calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium, along with amino acids, vitamins, fat and collagen.

    Lamb Necks Healthy for dogsRaw

    Lamb necks are rich in minerals, particularly calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium, along with amino acids, vitamins, fat and collagen.

    Lamb Shanks Healthy for dogsRaw

    Lamb shanks are rich in minerals, particularly calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium, along with amino acids, vitamins, fat and collagen.

    Ostrich Bones Healthy for dogsRaw

    Raw bones provide a highly digestible source of calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals. Feeding bones helps to clean teeth and makes the stomach muscle layers stronger, which prevents bloat.

    Pheasant Bones Healthy for dogsRaw

    Raw bones provide a highly digestible source of calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals. Feeding bones helps to makes the stomach muscle layers stronger, which prevents bloat. Great for small dogs although generally, poultry necks are often too soft to clean your dog's teeth.

    Quail Bones Healthy for dogsRaw

    Raw bones provide a highly digestible source of calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals. Feeding bones helps make the stomach muscle layers stronger, which prevents bloat. Great for small dogs although generally, poultry necks are often too soft to clean your dog's teeth.

    Rabbit Bones Healthy for dogsRaw

    Raw bones provide a highly digestible source of calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals. Feeding bones helps to clean teeth and makes the stomach muscle layers stronger, which prevents bloat.

    Turkey Bones Healthy for dogsRaw

    Turkey bones are rich in minerals, particularly calcium, phosphorus (needed for many functions, such as filtering waste and repairing tissue and cells), magnesium, and potassium, along with amino acids, vitamins, fat and collagen.

    Venison Bones (no large shanks) Healthy for dogsRaw

    Venison bones are rich in minerals, particularly calcium, phosphorus, magnesium (a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation), and potassium, along with amino acids, vitamins, fat and collagen.

    Brain Healthy for dogsRaw

    Brain is a great source of vitamin C, niacin and pantothenic acid, vitamin B12, phosphorus and selenium. It also provides a great source of omega-3 fatty acids which are often lacking in a raw diet.

    Gizzards Healthy for dogsRaw

    Gizzards are high in protein and contain iron, minerals, and vitamins C, E and B. Glucosamine is also found in Gizzards and can be helpful for dogs with arthritis.

    Heart Healthy for dogsRaw

    Heart is comprised of quality protein along with thiamin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, copper, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B12, iron, coenzyme Q10 and selenium.

    Kidney Healthy for dogsRaw

    Kidney is a great source of vitamin C, zinc, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, iron, phosphorus, copper, selenium and protein.

    Liver Ok in moderationRaw

    Liver is exceptionally nutrient-dense and is, therefore, an important part of any raw diet. Liver is a great source of iron, zinc, manganese, vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, copper selenium, and protein. Feeding smaller amounts is recommended as it will cause diarrhea if fed in larger quantities. Although the liver is responsible for filtering toxins out of the body it does not store toxins that would be harmful if ingested.

    Lung Healthy for dogsRaw

    Lung is a great source of riboflavin, pantothenic acid, potassium, zinc and copper, vitamin C, niacin, vitamin B12, iron, phosphorus and selenium.

    Pancreas Healthy for dogsRaw

    Pancreas is a great source of riboflavin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, selenium and vitamin B12. It also contains enzymes that support healthy digestion.

    Spleen Healthy for dogsRaw

    Spleen is a great source of pantothenic acid, potassium, zinc, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B12, iron, phosphorus and selenium.

    Tripe Healthy for dogsRaw

    While many dogs love tripe, it should never be considered a meat replacement. It is composed of mainly collagen and elastic fibres with only a very thin muscle layer. However, adding tripe in your dog’s diet as an ‘organ addition’ offers several benefits. Tripe provides an ideal ratio of phosphorus and calcium as well as essential fatty acids. Green (unbleached) tripe contains an abundance of healthy probiotics and enzymes if it comes from a healthy cow. Traditional Chinese Medicine regards it as a neutral food.

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    Note: This window is preset for the recommended diet proportions in the course of 2-4 week period. In otherwords, not all recipes have to contain all four food groups. You can adjust proportions based on your own preference, but your dog should get the recommended proportions.

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    A pure, sustainable-source Omega-3 (EFA) oil. Micro filtered, tested toxin and heavy metal free.

    GutSense

    Pre + Probiotics

    GutSense is a certified organic probiotic that supports healthy digestion and immune system function.

    SoulFood

    Multivitamins

    SoulFood is a certified organic multi-vitamin & organ health support for dogs.

    GreenMin

    Minerals & Amino Acids

    GreenMin is an all natural, plant based mineral and amino acid-rich, green superfood for dogs..

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    Fish - Ocean

    Feed with Caution
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    Pollution and toxins in our oceans have reached unprecedented levels and ultimately accumulate in fish. Fish that live for longer and larger fish that are higher up on the food chain accumulate more mercury.  Dogs fed fish showed elevated mercury levels. You can learn more about this here.

    Mussels

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    There may be red tide issues and toxicity.

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    Avocado

    Toxic for dogs
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    Contains persin, a fungicidal toxin, that can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs if ingested in large amounts. Some people are concerned about the possibility of a negative effect on cardiac muscle which has not been yet confirmed.

    Chocolate

    Toxic for dogs
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    Chocolate contains an alkaloid called theobromine which can cause diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, irregular heart beats and constriction of arteries in dogs. The highest amounts of theobromine are found in bakers chocolate and dark chocolate. A serious reaction can occur as quickly as four to six hours after ingestion.

    Cocoa

    Toxic for dogs
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    Coca contains an alkaloid called theobromine which can cause diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, irregular heart beats and constriction of arteries in dogs. A serious reaction can occur as quickly as four to six hours after ingestion.

    Corn Grains and Cobs

    Do not feed
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    Dogs eating an entire cob or large pieces of it can develop an intestinal obstruction, which can be potentially life threatening.

    Note: As to the actual corn, dogs do not digest it very well. Corn on the cob is a frequent cause of intestinal obstruction in dogs.

    Eggplant

    Not safe for dogs
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    Eggplant is a plant from the nightshade family and it is not suitable for dogs.

    Grapes & Raisins

    Toxic for dogs
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    Grapes and raisins can be highly toxic to dogs with the potential to cause fatal kidney failure.

    Macadamia nuts

    Toxic for dogs
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    Macadamia nuts contain an unidentified toxin that can cause vomiting, weakness, joint pain, hyperthermia and inflammation in dogs.

    Nutmeg

    Toxic for dogs
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    May cause hallucinations and severe vomiting in large amounts and mild stomach upset could occur with small amounts.

    Onions

    Toxic for dogs
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    Onions contain a toxic compound known as N-propyl disulphide. This compound causes a breakdown of red blood cells, potentially leading to development of sickle cell anemia.

    Peppers

    Not safe for dogs
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    Peppers belong to the nightshade family and are not suitable for dogs.

    Tomatoes

    Not safe for dogs
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    Tomatoes are part of the nightshade plant family which is not recommended for dogs.

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    Beef Marrow Bones

    Risk of Dental Fractures
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    Although popular, large beef marrow bones are not suitable for most dogs. They are too hard and dogs often fracture teeth when chewing them.

    Cooked Bones

    Dangerous - Risk of Intestinal Obstruction
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    Never feed cooked bones to your dog.

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    Avocado Learn More

    Contains persin, a fungicidal toxin, that can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs if ingested in large amounts. Some people are concerned about the possibility of a negative effect on cardiac muscle which has not been yet confirmed.

    Beef Marrow Bones Learn More

    Although popular, large beef marrow bones are not suitable for most dogs. They are too hard and dogs often fracture teeth when chewing them.

    Bread Learn More

    Cherries Learn More

    Although cherries contain some beneficial nutrients, the pits, stems, and leaves all contain cyanide, which is toxic and can cause poisoning in dogs if consumed in large quantities.

    Chocolate Learn More

    Chocolate contains an alkaloid called theobromine which can cause diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, irregular heart beats and constriction of arteries in dogs. The highest amounts of theobromine are found in bakers chocolate and dark chocolate. A serious reaction can occur as quickly as four to six hours after ingestion.

    Cocoa Learn More

    Coca contains an alkaloid called theobromine which can cause diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, irregular heart beats and constriction of arteries in dogs. A serious reaction can occur as quickly as four to six hours after ingestion.

    Cooked Bones Learn More

    Never feed cooked bones to your dog.

    Corn Grains and Cobs Learn More

    Dogs eating an entire cob or large pieces of it can develop an intestinal obstruction, which can be potentially life threatening.

    Note: As to the actual corn, dogs do not digest it very well. Corn on the cob is a frequent cause of intestinal obstruction in dogs.

    Eggplant Learn More

    Eggplant is a plant from the nightshade family and it is not suitable for dogs.

    Fish - Ocean Learn More

    Pollution and toxins in our oceans have reached unprecedented levels and ultimately accumulate in fish. Fish that live for longer and larger fish that are higher up on the food chain accumulate more mercury.  Dogs fed fish showed elevated mercury levels. You can learn more about this here.

    Grapes & Raisins Learn More

    Grapes and raisins can be highly toxic to dogs with the potential to cause fatal kidney failure.

    Macadamia nuts Learn More

    Macadamia nuts contain an unidentified toxin that can cause vomiting, weakness, joint pain, hyperthermia and inflammation in dogs.

    Mushrooms Learn More

    Different types of mushrooms can contain toxins that may cause kidney and liver failure, vomiting, diarrhea, hallucination and damage to red blood cells.

    Mussels Learn More

    There may be red tide issues and toxicity.

    Nutmeg Learn More

    May cause hallucinations and severe vomiting in large amounts and mild stomach upset could occur with small amounts.

    Onions Learn More

    Onions contain a toxic compound known as N-propyl disulphide. This compound causes a breakdown of red blood cells, potentially leading to development of sickle cell anemia.

    Peppers Learn More

    Peppers belong to the nightshade family and are not suitable for dogs.

    Rhubarb leaves Learn More

    Salt Learn More

    Although dogs require sodium to maintain cellular functions like fluid balance, acid-base balance and nerve signal transmission too much can cause a change in the fluid balance of cells thus causing tremors, seizures and coma. 

    Tomatoes Learn More

    Tomatoes are part of the nightshade plant family which is not recommended for dogs.

    Xylitol Learn More

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