Holism and Homeopathy with Dr Nick Thompson

On episode 4 of the raw feeding show I speak to Dr Nick Thompson about holism, homeopathy and much more, enjoy! Nick was the UK in December 2015 for the Natural Dog Conference alongside Rodney Habib, Dr Karen Becker, Dr Jean Dodds, Dr Sue Armstrong, Dr Isla Fishburn, Caroline Ingraham and Caroline Griffith, click here to watch the conference online.

Natural Dog Conference

Raw Dog Food is proud to announce the UK’s first Natural Dog Conference. Something the UK desperately needs, we teamed up with Caroline Griffith the Spiritual Dog Trainer to bring some of the best minds in the canine world together for an unforgettable event. Set to take place in Birmingham, the heart of England on the weekend of 5-6th December 2015, 8 speakers …

Make a DIY Dehydrator

Keen to make my own dog treats, I also decided to make my own DIY style dehydrator out of parts I had hanging around the house/garage, and also a few extra bits I picked up for under £10. The dehydrator is made out of a polystyrene packaging container and powered by two 60w light bulbs connected to a dimmer switch …

Nick Thompson Interview

Following the success of the previous raw feeding vet interview, I recently had the opportunity to interview the Holistic vet himself, Nick Thompson. Nick is a fully trained vet with over 23 years experience, he has also trained in homeopathy, acupuncture, natural nutrition and veterinary herbal medicine. We ran through topics such as vets, supplements, vaccinations and raw diets, read through …

What is a holistic vet?

You might have come across the term “holistic vet” while searching for a local veterinarian in your area. For those unfamiliar with the term, this refers to veterinarians who practice holistic methods in the care and treatment of animals. Most people also call this practice “alternative medicine”, because holistic veterinarians use methods such as homeopathy, acupuncture, and herbal treatments, all …

Raw feeding in 2015

Raw feeding has come a long way over the years and today it’s more popular than ever, but what about next year? Here are a few predictions we’re making for the year ahead ranging from vets to dog food companies. Raw going mainstream Feeding a raw diet has been a rising trend throughout 2014 and this will only continue into …

Small and toy breed dogs can eat raw too

Many toy and small breed owners aren’t aware that their dogs can not only eat a raw diet, but will thrive on it. This is especially important in smaller dogs as oral hygiene is key to prolonged health. Periodontal disease affects over 87% of dogs over the age of three (source, and a very informative read), and is prevalent in small …

Our favourite raw feeding Facebook groups

If you love talking about raw feeding, sharing stories, or just looking at cute pictures of puppies then Facebook is where you need to be. There are hundreds of raw feeding Facebook groups ranging from small town local sites to thriving global communities with members from all four corners of the world. Here’s a brief run through of our favourite groups, you should definitely check them …

Raw feeding your puppy

So you’ve decided to give your puppy the best start in life by choosing a raw fed diet, but now you’re probably wondering how much you should feed to help grow a healthy puppy into a strong dog. Stop guessing and work out the correct amount, it’s easy. A lot of guides will recommend feeding 2.5% of the dogs ideal adult …

Different types of raw feeding

If you spend any amount of time in the raw feeding community, you’ll soon come across the age old debate, BARF vs Prey. There are two distinct camps here, and today we’re going to run through some of the differences in an unbiased manner. The main difference here is that BARF often contains fruits and vegetables which are generally excluded …

What is raw feeding?

People often forget, but dogs have been eating a raw food diet long before the invention of kibble. Wild dogs survive by catching and scavenging their food and will consume almost anything, bones, fat, muscle, flesh and organs. Dogs were designed to eat raw food We’re all aware that dogs evolved from wolves, however their gastrointestinal systems are still the same as they have ever been, …

Welcome to Raw Dog Food

Welcome to the beginning of our journey. Raw Dog Food aims to be the number one raw feeding resource on the internet. Created primarily for newcomers, but will also serve as a handy reference guide for raw veterans, this site will educate you about what raw feeding is, why you’d do it, and hand hold you through taking the leap …