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Foods to Feed Your Dog

Fresh Fruits:  Apples, Pear, Blueberries, Papaya, Avocado.  Note – Dogs can eat the avocado but NOT the pit or the skin.

Fresh Vegetables: Broccoli, Carrots, Squash, Sweet Potato, Kale, Cauliflower.

Fresh Organic Meats: Fermented Raw or Cooked Chicken, Turkey, Beef.

Fresh Organic Fish: Salmon, Cod, Sardines, Mackerel, etc.  Note – Watch for those high in Mercury.

Cottage Cheese / Organic Yogurt / Kefir / Fermented Raw Goat Milk.

Fermented Raw and / or Cooked Egg.

*When introducing anything new, always do so in small amounts.

Does your dog seem sluggish? Does he/she have chronic ear infections? Do she have itchy skin? Is his tummy’s troubled? Dogs are carnivores. Their bodies need a combination of meats, vegetables, fruits and some whole grains. In other words, they need a species appropriate diet. The old, antiquated adage of “Don’t feed a dog human food” went out the window with pushing a dog’s face in “it” when they had an accident.  If your vet is telling you to not feed human food, then seek out a qualified canine nutritionist. Renown veterinarian nutritionists and veterinarian oncologists have validated these whole food beliefs and facts.

No matter what your personal beliefs are about food, you can’t change the DNA of your dog. They were designed by nature to consume certain types of food. Kibble is NOT one of them. By feeding a dog a whole food diet, we are supporting their whole body and building up their immune system so they will be fully equipped to handle aging and what comes with it. Dogs have such a short life, give them one of the most important gifts – healthy functional real food! Why wouldn’t you feed your dog that way?

Foods That Are Toxic To Your Dog


Grapes & Raisins

Raw Potato

Raw & Cooked Onion

Avocado Pit

Macadamia Nuts

Turkey Skin

Corn on the Cob

Xylitol (an artificial sweetener found in candy and gum)

Most kibble and commercial store foods are rendered. That means proteins that are not approved for human consumption. If you are feeding kibble, consider supplementing your dog’s food with some fresh food toppers.  There are also plenty in the produce isle and meat/fish dept. at the local markets. Make the shift and feed your dog healthy. You won’t regret it … and your dog will thank you for it.  Also, diet rotation is very important. We would never think of eating the same thing day in and day out. Why would your dog? Change what you feed your dog; daily, weekly, whatever works for you and him. Variety, Variety, Variety!

Modified 01/30/2023