Hey y’all, I recently discovered raw frog legs for dogs while I was browsing Raw Feeding Miami’s (RFM) protein selection.
They’re a really good meat alternative for dogs with (multiple) food allergies, and since my own pup has so many, I’m super excited to talk to you about them today!
If you’ve read my blog for a while, you know that RFM is one of my go-to retailers for individual cuts of raw meat for my homemade raw dog food.
In case you’re new to my blog, I highly recommend you check them out.
Their protein selection will blow you away!
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Raw Frog Legs For Dogs
Now here’s why raw frog legs are so great for dogs, especially those pups with multiple food sensitivities.
- Hypoallergenic meat
- Low-fat source of protein
- Good source of Omega-3 fatty acids
- Natural skin & brain health supplement
- Great mix of muscle meat and raw bone
Hypoallergenic Meat Source
Since they’re a hypoallergenic meat source, they offer natural relief for scratching caused by itchy doggie skin.
You’ll find that your dog’s skin condition will improve significantly and that his scratching will decrease quite a bit if not altogether.
Tip: In case you’re interested, other hypoallergenic food items are rabbit, duck, camel and kangaroo – all three of which I feed my pup Wally.
Check out my ebook 10 Raw Dog Food Recipes for Dogs with Skin Allergies if you’re looking for some hypoallergenic dog food recipe inspiration!
Low-Fat Source Of Protein
Frog meat is a lean meat which makes it a great food for dogs who are on a weight loss diet.
Rich In Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Since frogs are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, they're a great source for brain health as well as healthy skin.
Where To Buy Raw Frog Legs For Dogs
You can get your hands on bags of 6 pairs of raw frog legs at Raw Feeding Miami.
Each bag is $10, and each pair of legs weighs around 2-3 oz.
They're a seasonal item, so I recommend to grab several bags at once before they sell out.
You can save 10% on your Raw Feeding Miami order with my referral discount.
Good to know: They're also a great raw meaty bone for smaller raw-fed pets like cats and ferrets.
Update 2023: They also carry freeze-dried frog legs now.
You might also be able to find raw frog legs at Asian grocery stores since they're known to carry those "odd" cuts of meat.
So if you have one close by, I recommend checking it out!
What Kind Of Meat Category Do Raw Frog Legs Belong To?
In raw feeding, raw frog legs are considered a raw meaty bone. That means that it's a raw bone that has the meat from a frog's leg muscles attached to it.
This raw meaty bone consists of 35% bone and 65% muscle meat to be exact!
So just for example, a 2 oz pair of frog legs has 0.7 oz of bone content and 1.3 oz of muscle meat.
Remember that ratio because it's important to know when you're getting ready to add raw frog legs to your dog's food.
If you're new to raw feeding, please know that RAW frog legs are pliable and easily digestible in a dog's acidic stomach environment.
However, the density of the bone structure changes when you cook frog legs or any other bones.
That said, please don't offer your dog any cooked bones, like EVER.
How To Feed Raw Frog Legs To Your Dog
You can feed your dog raw frog legs in a few different ways.
One option is to feed them whole as part of their raw meals.
Another option is to grind them and mix them in with your dog's raw meals. I particularly recommend this method for dogs with loose or no teeth, as well as for gulpers.
I refer as gulpers to those dogs who don't chew their raw meaty bones and swallow them whole instead.
If you're looking to teach your gulper slower eating habits, one way I've had success with is to hold the raw meaty bone with one hand while you're letting your dog chew on the other.
The added benefit is that your pup learns polite behavior around high value food items you hold in your hand!
Raw Dog Food Recipe With Whole Raw Frog Legs
Here's a raw dog food recipe that includes raw frog legs. It definitely got Wally drooling!
This recipe also includes beef, deer, thread herring, and a veggie/herb mix:
- 2 pairs of 2 oz raw frog legs. Since they consist of 1.4 oz bone and 2.6 oz muscle meat, I put the 2.6 oz muscle meat towards his overall daily allowance of 9.12 oz in muscle meat. That means that I still need to add 6.52 oz of muscle meat to get to 9.12 oz of muscle meat.
- 3 oz beef gullet (muscle meat)
- 1 oz green tripe (muscle meat)
- 2.52 oz deer heart (muscle meat)
- 1.52 oz thread herring (fish - also counts as muscle meat)
- 0.76 oz deer liver (liver)
- 0.76 oz beef pancreas (other secreting organ)
- 1.52 oz veggies/herbs (plant matter Paradigm from Dr. Harvey's)
If your dog doesn't do well with any of those, you can replace the protein sources with different meats.
For example, replace beef with rabbit or duck, or replace thread herring with sardines or mackerel.
How To Measure The Amounts
The amounts mentioned in this recipe are specific to Wally's weight (38 lb), so keep that in mind when you're recreating it.
That's his target weight, and he's eating 2.5% of this weight in daily raw dog food to maintain it.
2.5% of 38 lbs are 0.95 lbs or 15.2 oz. Divided by two this translates into 7.6 oz per meal (he eats breakfast and dinner).
Just FYI, I don't stick to this number 100% of the time, so when I meal prep for him, I'll sometimes go a little over or under.
That's totally fine and nothing to go crazy over, at least in my personal opinion.
Here's the breakdown of Wally's 15.2 oz of raw dog food per meal:
- Muscle meat (60% = 9.12 oz)
- Fish (10% = 1.52 oz, counts as muscle meat)
- Raw meaty bone (10% = 1.52 oz)
- Secreting organs (5% liver = 0.76 oz, 5% = 0.76 oz other secreting organs)
- Plant matter (10% = 1.52 oz)
Tip: If you're struggling with the raw feeding math for your dog, check out my ebook Understanding the Math in BARF & PMR Raw Feeding!
It's a total game changer as it comes with pre-calculated feeding charts and worksheets for puppies and adult dogs.
How to Feed Raw Frog Legs for Dogs: Bottom Line
Raw frog legs are raw meaty bones that consist of 35% bone and 65% muscle meat.
They're great for dogs who have food sensitivities and need to be put on a novel meat diet or an elimination diet.
Since frog meat is very lean, it's also a great food item for weight loss.
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