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    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
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    Chicken

    i Healthy for Dogs
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    Cooked Eggs

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Cooked

    Deer

    i Healthy for Dogs
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    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

    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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    ? 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

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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

    Parsley

    i Healthy for Dogs
    Raw

    Pumpkin

    i Must Be Cooked
    Cooked

    Quinoa

    i Ok in small amounts
    Cooked

    Radishes

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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    Alfalfa Sprouts Ok in moderationRaw

    Sprouts should be at least 3 -4 days post sprouting. They are neutral, neither cooling or warming. They benefit the kidneys, digestive tract and detoxify the body as they are rich in the amino acid canavanine. Canavanine can ignite inflammations so use only in moderation.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 fiber and high in vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and manganese. It is rich in sulfur, has an anti-parasitic effect and helps patients with 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.

    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. 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

    Cilantro is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin K and antioxidants. It is rich with chlorophyll and aids heavy metal elimination from the body.

    Cinnamon Ok in small amountsRaw

    Dogs eating cinnamon has had a positive effect in the treatment of diabetes. It is known to have the ability to calm stomach and intestinal upsets. You can use small amounts of cinnamon in your dog’s food in a similar way you would use it in your own diet.

    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.

    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.

    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 the break down of 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

    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.

    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

    Kelp and Kombu benefit the kidneys. It is also a diuretic and and has anti-coagulant properties which makes it well suited in patients with heart disease.  It has a positive effect on patients with arthritis and inflammatory conditions. It has anti-fungal and has yeast inhibiting properties.

    Lentils Ok in small amountsCooked

    Lentils should be feed 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.

    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 supports pituitary gland function. It is 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. 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.

    It benefits dogs with kidney and heart disease especially if they have a tendency to be chilly.

    Radishes Spicy flavorRaw or Cooked

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

    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 in 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 detox and cleanse, to drain the lymphatic system and even eliminate radioactive substances from the body. It is also beneficial in dogs suffering from hypothyroidism as it is rich in iodine. Seaweed is also beneficial in digestive problems and lung disease. It is also indicated in cancer patients.

    Spring Greens Healthy for dogsRaw

    Spring greens are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron.  They are rich in chlorophyll and vitamins and are generally cooling 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 chilled easily, 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 being 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 an anti-parasitic effect. 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 and 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. Yams deliver a slightly different nutrient profile, containing beneficial amounts of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, copper and manganese. Sweet potatoes are beneficial in eye and vision support.

    Turmeric Root Ok in small amountsRaw or Cooked

    Turmeric has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects.  In 1949, scientists confirmed that turmeric is a natural antibiotic. In addition, it has also been clinically proven to be an anti-inflammatory and has anti-parasitical properties. Read on to learn more about Turmeric benefits.

    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 and 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. Yams deliver a slightly different nutrient profile, containing beneficial amounts of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, copper and manganese. Sweet potatoes are beneficial in eye and vision support

    Zucchini Healthy for dogsRaw or Blanched

    Zucchini is considered to be a summer squash and has cooling properties which makes it 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.

    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 of beef.

    Bison Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Bison is a great source of protein, niacin, iron, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin B12, zinc and vitamin B6 for proper brain development and function.

    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.

    Chicken Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Chicken is a readily available source of protein that is also a great source of potassium a key mineral required by the body (a key mineral required by the body). 

    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.

    Deer Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Deer meat contains less fat, cholesterol and protein then Beef. It also has a good source of B vitamins, zinc, phosphorous and iron.

    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.

    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.

    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 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 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 because it is also high in cholesterol and fat.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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. This is why I recommend cooked pork only.

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Sardines Feed with cautionRaw or Cooked

    In the past, sardines were considered healthy food. However, because they are consumed with the bones, diets 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.

    Tongue Healthy for dogsRaw or Cooked

    Tongue can be considered a good protein source. It 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’ is fine. Green (unbleached) tripe contains healthy probiotics if it comes from a healthy cow.

    Trout Feed with cautionRaw or Cooked

    Trout is a leaner freshwater fish which makes it a low-mercury alternative if it came from clean waters. Most trout on the market is also farmed which may be problematic depending on the quality of feed. This is why I recommend feeding farmed fish in limited amounts and suggest wild freshwater fish from unpolluted waters.

    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 affect.

    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.

    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. While gizzards are considered a thick muscle layer they still belong in the category of organs and have enzymatic and hormonal content.

    Heart Healthy for dogsRaw

    Heart is comprised of quality protein along with thiamin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, copper, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B12, iron and coenzyme Q10 and selenium. While hearts are considered a thick muscle layer they still belong in the category of organs and have enzymatic and hormonal content.

    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’ is fine. Green (unbleached) tripe contains healthy probiotics if it comes from a healthy cow.

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    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.

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