K9sOverCoffee | Holiday Gift Guide For Raw Feeders: Find Practical Gifts

Holiday Gift Guide For Raw Feeders: Find Practical Gifts For The Raw Dog Food Nerd In Your Life

How important is a (holiday) gift guide for raw feeders?

Well, opinions may vary on that one, but to me it makes all the sense in the world. That’s because I’m a proud raw dog food nerd.

As such, I can never have enough tools and gadgets related to raw feeding, and believe it or not, there’s a lot of useful AND fun stuff out there!

In this holiday gift guide for raw feeders, I included ideas for items I already own as well as those that are on MY personal wishlist! 😉

Holiday Gift Guide For Raw Feeders: My Practical Picks

Holiday Gift Guide for Raw Feeders: Find Practical Gifts for the Raw Dog Food Nerd In Your Life

Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links. I may earn compensation when you click on the links at no additional cost to you.

Raw Dog Food

This is the first item that comes to mind – who wouldn’t want to get their hands on gifted raw dog food?!

That said, you can either go ahead and buy the raw dog food you wish to gift, or you can opt for a gift card. The gift card is a good option if you’re not exactly sure which kind of raw dog food to get.

Gift Cards For Raw Dog Food

Both brands also sell treats and other goodies that aren’t raw, so the (e)gift cards can also be redeemed for those items.

Pre-or Base Mixes

Raw feeders who add veggies to their raw dog food likely use dehydrated pre- or base mixes. I know I do!

My favorite ones are:

Single-Ingredient Treats & Chews

Raw feeders like myself prefer single ingredient treats for their pups. Luckily, there’s a huge variety to choose from!

My favorite ones are the treats and chews from:

Real Dog carries a large variety of air-dried protein choices ranging from chicken to beef and salmon all the way to elk and lamb.

Raw Paws Pet Food’s treat & chew selection is huge, too. They have yummy treats like freeze-dried chicken hearts & duck necks, green tripe, rabbit treats, venison jerky and much more!

You can save 15% at checkout with my affiliate discount code K9Savings!

Raw Paws Pet Food Freeze-Dried Beef Green Tripe is on my list of best single-ingredient treats for dogs
Raw Paws Pet Food Freeze-Dried Beef Green Tripe Treats
K9sOverCoffee.com | Real Dog's treats and chews made it on my holiday gift guide for raw feeders
Wally with his treat & chew box from Real Dog

Raw Feeding (e-)Books

There’s so much to learn about raw feeding, and thankfully there are many (e-) book resources that shed some light on the raw feeding path.

My favorite physical books

K9sOverCoffee.com | Peeking into Steve Brown's raw dog food book See Spot Live Longer
See Spot Live Longer, by Steve Brown & Beth Taylor
K9sOverCoffee.com | Peeking into Steve Brown's raw dog food book Unlocking The Canine Ancestral Diet
Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet, by Steve Brown.
K9sOverCoffee | Book Review Of The Raw Feeding Bible - Give Your Dog A Bone by Dr. Ian Billinghurst - Chapter 7
Give Your Dog A Bone, by Dr. Ian Billinghurst

My own e-books

The e-books I wrote about raw feeding cover everything from basic raw dog food knowledge to allergy-specific recipe suggestions.

Kitchen Gadgets for Raw Meal Prep

  • Glass Food Storage Containers

Storage containers are a MUST for raw dog food meal prep.

  • Plastic Food Storage Containers

These come in 3 different options. The first one holds 26 oz (750 ml) for $18, the second one holds 34 oz (1000 ml) for $32.99, and they also have a new model that holds 24 oz (710 ml) for $27.99.

  • Knives & Knife Sharpeners

Good knives are essential for raw meal prep, and so are knife sharpeners.

This particular set comes with a built-in knife sharpener!

K9sOverCoffee.com | Cutting up beef lung for raw meal prep
Cutting up raw beef lung for meal prep
  • Poultry Shears

Poultry shears come in handy when cutting up whole chickens, ducks, or turkeys.

  • Kitchen Aprons

If you’re meal prepping, kitchen aprons are a good idea to keep yourself from getting dirty. This particular one comes in a set of 2. It features two pockets and is water resistant.

  • Defrost Tray & Thawing Plate

PERSONAL WISHLIST ITEM!

When I saw this defrost tray/thawing plate, my first thought was “I want that”! It defrosts 8 times faster than it takes frozen meat to thaw, which is a huge time saver.

  • Cutting Boards

Cutting boards are another essential item for raw meal prep, and I personally prefer plastic material over wood. That’s because plastic can go into the dishwasher for a thorough cleaning, and wood can’t.

  • Food Scales

Food scales make raw meal prep easier, especially for beginners.

It’s also essential for meal prep for growing puppies since their food requirements change so much within their first year.

You can either weigh your ingredients with a digital scale, or with a mechanical scale (I have both options).

Kitchen Scales for Raw Food Measuring
My two food scales for raw meal prep
K9sOverCoffee.com | Weighing a quail stuffed with green tripe
Weighing a quail with an analog scale
  • Freezers for Bulk Raw Dog Food Orders

I always preach how important freezers are to keep the cost of raw feeding down! That’s because they allow you to buy and store meat in bulk.

It’s up to personal preference, room, and budget whether you get a chest freezer or an upright freezer.

Freezer space makes raw feeding affordable and affects the cost of raw dog food
Wally’s 7 cubic foot chest freezer
Wally checking out his upright freezer that holds his raw dog food
Wally’s upright freezer
  • Meat Grinders

I recommend meat grinders for dogs with poor dental health or those who prefer to eat ground meat as opposed to larger cuts of meat.

  • Stainless Steel Commercial-Grade Work Table

OK, if I didn’t have enough counter space, I would want this work table!!

It’s perfect for meal prep in small kitchens! Or if you want a dedicated work space just for your raw dog food meal prep.

I really like the lower shelf space as well. It’s great for storing all your meal prep related items. For example, food storage containers, cutting boards, meat grinders, etc.

It actually holds up tp 1000 lbs! 500 lb on the table top, and another 500 evenly distributed on the lower shelf. There’s also the option of installing another shelf.

Dimensions: 49″ W x 24″ D x 35.5″ H

  • Crock Pot

Crock pots are useful for making bone broth. I use mine several times per year to batch cook bone broth for the pup and myself.

Alternatively, you can also use an Instant Pot.

  • Mason Jars

I like to store my bone broth and turmeric paste in mason jars. They look pretty AND are durable!

Pouring Bone Broth Into Mason Jars For Storage
Filling bone broth into mason jars
K9sOverCoffee | Homemade Organic Turmeric Paste for My Pups Missy & Buzz
Filling turmeric paste into a mason jar
  • Slow Feeders & Bowls

If you have a gulper, slow feeders are a great investment. They work for ground raw dog food and also for larger cuts of meat. They’re also great to mentally engage dogs.

K9sOverCoffee | Wally eats his raw dog food out of dog slow feeder, an ice cube tray
Wally and his silicone ice cube tray turned slow feeder
K9sOverCoffee | Wally about to eat his raw dog food out of dog slow feeder, the Outward Hound Slo Feeder
Wally’s Outward Hound Fun Feeder
  • Silicone Feeding Mats

Silicone feeding mats are great to line your dog’s food bowls with and make raw feeding time less messy.

  • Fun Shaped Food Molds

I use fun shaped (silicone) food molds to make treats out of goat milk, bone broth, green tripe, veggies, or turmeric paste.

K9sOverCoffee | Raw Goat Milk - How To Easily Turn A Dog Probiotic Into A Summer Treat
K9sOverCoffee | Paw Print Mold Filled With Homemade Golden Paste
Making turmeric paste dog treats
K9sOverCoffee | How To Make Healthy Banana Tripe Dog Treats - Filled Silicone Molds
Silicone molds for my banana green tripe treats
  • Automatic Soap Dispenser

PERSONAL WISHLIST ITEM!

This automatic soap dispenser is PERFECT for meal prep time! I always find myself maneuvering the kitchen soap dispenser with my elbow while grumbling under my breath when I’m prepping Wally’s raw meals.

This is on my personal Christmas wish list as well!!

Holiday Gift Guide For Raw Feeders: Bottom Line

I hope you enjoyed my gift ideas for yourself or the raw feeder in your life!

Raw meal prep is a lot easier and quicker with the right tools, and I personally enjoy expanding my tool collection a little every year.

Raw Dog Food Game Changers

BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK RAW DOG FOOD

Save 15% on anything at Raw Paws Pet Food with code K9Savings. They’re located in Indiana and ship nationwide within the US.

BEST VARIETY FOR INDIVIDUAL CUTS OF RAW MEAT

Save 10% on your first order of anything at Raw Feeding Miami with this referral link.

BEST SLOW FEEDER FOR RAW FED DOGS

Mighty Paw’s Slow Feed Insert combined with Yeti’s Boomer 4 Dog Bowl. Both are top rack dishwasher safe.

BEST FOUNDATION FOR BALANCED DIY RAW MEALS

Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm Base Mix. It’s low-carb which is particularly great for dogs on a keto diet and those with health issues like diabetes and cancer.

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Barbara launched her blog K9sOverCoffee in 2014 and has been feeding her dogs raw dog food since 2015. As a former professional dog walker, she’s passionate about balancing species-appropriate exercise with healthy dog nutrition. Barbara is raw dog food nutrition certified from “Dogs Naturally Magazine” and the author of several e-books about minimally processed, balanced raw dog food.


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