Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, small dogs can eat both raw and cooked foods and gain the same health benefits as large dogs. My Shih Tzu, Buddy, is on a completely raw diet and he loves it!
Yes, I switched my Husky mix to a raw diet at 8 weeks old, my German Shepherd at 1.5 years old when we rescued him & my Shih Tzu at 12 years old! Never too late or too early!
Absolutely! The younger you can transition your pup, the better! I switched my Husky mix to a raw diet at 8 weeks old, my German Shepherd at 1.5 years old when we rescued him & my Shih Tzu at 12 years old! Never too late or too early.
Yes, you’ll just need to make sure their raw or cooked meals are properly balanced to ensure they’re getting the right nutrients. I’ve had a lot of clients take their diet guide meal plans, split the recipe portions in half, and use kibble for the other half to start.
You will not need to purchase another guide. When you purchase a custom diet guide for your puppy it will include a spreadsheet that shows you how to feed them as they grow and become an adult dog.
There's a great documentary on Amazon Prime Video called 'Pet Fooled'. It’s super eye-opening about the dog food industry and I recommend it to all pet parents. Also, you can read about the top benefits of a raw diet.
You can purchase your dog’s food from a variety of places such as regular grocery stores, butchers, online raw dog food suppliers, local farmers, Asian markets, and/or Mexican markets. Your custom diet guide will also include links to all of the recommended daily supplements. Plus additional supplements I recommend for extra health benefits and supplies needed to make meal prepping as easy as possible!
I personally average $250 a month total which includes all foods & supplements for both my large breed dogs. My German Shepherd, Rudy, is 90 pounds, and my Husky mix, Rylie, is 70 pounds. Not only do raw and cooked diets increase dogs’ lifespans but it also eliminates many common diseases, allergies, and more which could save you a lot on doggy healthcare bills in the long run.
Absolutely, raw and cooked diets help to reduce itchy dry skin, dry and cracked paws, hot spots, hair loss, excessive shedding, dandruff, and more! Standard dog diets, like kibble, are filled with many chemicals, preservatives, and cheap fillers such as rice, corn, soy, wheat, barley, etc, that feed yeast in dogs which is why this is such a common issue nowadays.
Yes, dogs who have stomach issues end up doing much better on a raw diet because it’s completely natural and what they’re biologically designed to eat. My Shih Tzu, Buddy, suffered from terrible IBS on kibble and now it has completely cleared after transitioning him to a fully raw diet.
I always recommend slowly transitioning and adding in natural supplements for digestion. Your custom diet guide will include a full transition plan with what natural supplements I recommend, along with tips!
I would recommend trying to puree the food they are being picky about and mix it with the rest of their food so it's more hidden. You could also try pureeing the food with something they like such as kefir, raw goat's milk, bone broth, etc. For some dogs, it can be a texture issue so a great option is to freeze the puree into ice cube molds and add it to their meals.
Yes, raw and cooked diets are great for helping dogs lose any unnecessary fat and maintain a healthy weight.
No, a raw diet will not worsen any behavioral issues. Oftentimes, dogs with anxiety or behavioral issues improve because they are receiving the proper nutrients which helps improve their mental health.
Dogs are biologically built very differently from humans. They have highly acidic stomachs, digestive enzymes, natural flora & bile that help protect them from bacteria if present!
I recommend thawing your dog's raw food in the refrigerator overnight.
No, this is not a monthly meal delivery service. This is a custom diet guide specifically made for your pup(s) that teaches you everything you need to know to feed your dog a healthy, properly balanced diet for the life of your pup. It is a one-time payment, not recurring. It will also have links to all of the supplements and supplies I use as well as a coupon for an online raw dog food supplier if you'd like to try them. Your guide will be delivered to your email as a PDF.
Yes, I have clients from all over the world, most of my international clients use PayPal but my website also accepts debit cards and credit cards. All prices shown are in USD.
Yes, your custom cooked diet guide will include recommended cooking methods along with cooking methods that I do not recommend.
No! Your custom cooked diet guide will include calcium supplements as a replacement for raw bones. Please NEVER feed dogs cooked bones. Cooked bones can splinter and be lethal. Dogs should ONLY eat RAW bones.
Kayla is a Certified Canine Nutritionist (CertCN) through Companion Animal Sciences Institute.