Home Raw Feeding How to Feed a Raw Diet What to Feed

Exactly what items make up a raw diet?  Here's a list of just a few things my dogs have eaten over the years:

  • Chicken - necks, wings, leg, thighs, backs, heads, breasts, gizzards, livers
  • Beef - necks, ground, steaks, tongue, hearts, heads, tails, ribs
  • Turkey - necks, breasts, hearts
  • Pork - necks, chops, steaks, hearts
  • Rabbit - whole (with and without fur)
  • Venison - liver, meat
  • Fish - Tilapia, Whiting, Salmon (NOT from the Pacific Northwest), canned Jack Mackerel, Catfish, Perch
  • Goat - meat
  • Mutton - meat
  • Shrimp
  • Bison - liver, tongue
  • Lamb - meat, bone-in breasts, necks
  • Emu - whole chicks

Your dog needs protein and fat in order to be healthy.  A well planned raw diet will contain both of those, from a varied list of sources (like above).

One thing to keep in mind is the size of the dog.  My German Shepherd treats a pork neck bone like a Raw Meaty Bone - he consumes it entirely.  My Chinese Cresteds treat pork neck bones like recreational bones - they cannot eat the actual bone.

What is NOT a balanced raw diet?  Feeding your dog nothing but ground beef.  Or nothing but chicken.  You MUST provide a variety of protein and fat sources.  I try to make sure my dogs get 3 to 5 different protein sources each week.