Raw dog food recipes and tips for dogs with allergies, anyone?!
Drumroll, please! My new e-book for raw-fed dogs with allergies is here!
Here's What You'll Find In This Raw Dog Food Recipe E-Book
- 10 recipes featuring 10 novel protein sources: rabbit, duck, venison, camel, kangaroo, ostrich, beaver, alpaca, thread herring, and lake trout
- Where to buy the ingredients here in the US as well as a few sources in Canada
- Basic raw feeding knowledge: How much to feed per day and what balanced raw dog food consists of
- Feeding math for your particular dog(s)
- How to find out which foods don't agree with your dog using the food elimination approach or food sensitivity tests
- Bonus recipe card for your dog
- Bonus meal planner for your dog
Disclaimer: This blog post was originally published in 2020 and has been updated in 2023. It contains affiliate links I may earn compensation through at no additional cost to you.
Who Are These Raw Dog Food Recipes For?
I specifically wrote this e-book for raw-fed dogs with allergies to common protein sources like chicken, beef, turkey, pork, lamb, salmon, etc.
That said, my raw dog food recipes are inspired by my very own pup Wally's food intolerances.
He's a raw-fed, 38 lb Feist mix who gets rashes and hot spots from eating several different foods.
These foods are:
- Chicken (including eggs)
- Green lipped mussels
- Any and all grains
- Several veggies and fruit
What's The Cost of Feeding These Raw Dog Food Recipes?
Well, for starters, my e-book is priced at $9.99 when it's not on sale.
This price drops a little every now and then when it's on sale, generally around any major US holidays or when I feel like it, ha!
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Then it depends on your dog's size, daily food requirement, and the ingredient cost.
Raw Dog Food Ingredient Cost
This depends on where in the world you live!
But generally speaking, you can find great deals on many ingredients, you may just have to do some comparing and digging around.
That's especially true if you buy from local farms, make friends with hunters and wildlife processors or hunt yourself.
You can also save money by placing orders together with other raw feeders, and by browsing the sales sections of online raw dog food retailers like:
For Raw Feeding Miami and Raw Paws Pet Food, I can also offer you a 10-15% off discount.
Use affiliate discount code K9Savings for anything you order from Raw Paws Pet Food.
It also really pays off to invest in a chest or upright freezer for your dog's raw cuts of meat.
That way you can buy in bulk and stock up on ingredients that are seasonal items only, like venison or beaver.
Last but not least, keep in mind that raw feeding drastically decreases your vet bills.
Especially the ones for steroid shots, creams, and any pills that are supposed to help dogs with allergies.
Your Dog's Size And Daily Food Requirement
This is highly individual as every dog is different, but let me give you a few examples.
For example, a 15 lb adult dog who exercises moderately will eat around 6 oz per day.
A 30 lb adult couch potato will eat closer to 9.6 ounces.
A highly active, 70 lb adult working dog will eat more like 2.8 lbs per day.
It essentially depends on a dog's respective size, metabolism and activity.
Example 1: 15 lb Dog Eats Between 4.8 - 9.6 oz/Day
For instance, an adult dog whose ideal body weight is 15 lbs eats between 4.8 and 9.6 oz per day.
Now let's assume that you place an order for 30 lbs = 480 oz of Signature Duck from Raw Paws Pet Food. This food can be fed as is.
Here's what's in it:
Whole Duck, Duck Necks, Duck Liver, Duck Gizzards
Since you're meeting the free shipping threshold, there's no shipping charge.
If you use my affiliate discount code K9Savings, that takes 15% OFF.
So the total cost would be $254.92 (in 2023), or $8.49/lb.
That would last the 15 lb dog between 50-100 days:
- 480 oz/ 4.8 oz = 100 days worth of food
- 480 oz / 9.6 oz = 50 days worth of food
Example 2: 30 lb dog eats between 9.6 oz - 1.2 lbs/day
An adult dog whose target body weight is 30 lbs eats between 9.6 oz and 1.2 lbs per day.
Let's assume that you're placing an order for 30 lb of complete duck and 30 lbs of complete beaver from My Pet Carnivore, for a total of 60 lbs of meat.
The cost including $78 shipping would be $446.85 (in 2023) or $7.45/lb.
That would also last the 30 lb dog 50 - 100 days.
Example 3: 70 lb dog eats 1.4 - 2.8 lbs/day
An adult dog with a target body weight of 70 lbs eats between 1.4 lbs and 2.8 lbs per day.
Now let's assume that you can get 30 lbs of free venison meat from a local wildlife processor.
During hunting season (September - January), this is absolutely realistic!
Additionally, you place an order for the following from Raw Feeding Miami:
- 20 lbs of ground camel: $300
- 7.5 lbs of Atlantic herring: $34.50
- 5 lb of rabbit bones: $33.00
- 2 lb of rabbit liver: $18.00
- 2 lb of rabbit kidneys: $18.00
The cost would be $403.50 (in 2023) - 10% referral discount = $363.15.
Shipping is free because it meets the free shipping threshold of $150+.
About The Author, Barbara Rivers
Hi, I'm Barbara Rivers, raw dog food nerd par excellence!
I've been feeding raw since 2015 and really had to step up my raw feeding game when I adopted my pup Wally in early 2019 because of his many food sensitivities!
Before him, I had two Boxers who weren't nearly as sensitive as far as different cuts of meat were concerned, so feeding them raw was comparatively easy.
In case you're wondering, no, I'm not a veterinarian, nor am I a dog food nutritionist.
However, I got my certification as a raw dog food nutrition specialist from Dogs Naturally Magazine in early 2020.
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