Veggies – How Much Do I Add?

In general, the proper ratio of veggies to meat, bones and organs should be approximately 5:1 (meat to veggies).  Now that its YOUR choice you can play with that ratio to find what works best for your individual dog BUT using the 5:1 ratio as a starting point is easy and perfect. This means that […]

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Basic Veggies For Basic Dog Health

A Place For Paws has always operated under the thought that your pet DOES derive beneficial nutrition from raw veggies.  Dogs are opportunistic carnivores and scavengers and often can pick up needed nutrients from a thoughtful veggie mix. In the past, APFP has offered two different veggie mixes as a supplement to your pet’s diet.  […]

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Tripe – Its Your Most Basic Building Block

Probably the calls we get most at A Place For Paws are in reference to Raw Green Beef Tripe and Raw Green Lamb Tripe.  Why is everyone so interested?  Likely because more than anything else, tripe is THE best food for your dog! If you could feed absolutely nothing else, the best choice you could […]

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Raw Bones – Nature’s Boredom Buster

Pet owners are always looking for new things that will enrich, enhance and otherwise make their dogs’ lives better.  We spend hundreds of dollars on this toy and this treat and this new fangled product guaranteed to make our dog jump for joy and entertain him for hours.  While all of these things have their […]

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Dogs Get Bored Too – Switch Up That Food

Ever eat the same thing four times in a week?  You know, you made a big bunch of stew and you don’t want it to go to waste so it seems like you are eating stew for lunch and dinner all week long?  By the end of the week you are about sick and tired […]

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Two Raw Feeding Books We Highly Recommend

Back in the day it was unusual for a new raw feeder to be able to find ANY information to help them get started.  It was a new way of feeding that spread mostly by word of mouth with information gleaned from scattered books that were hard to find such as Give Your Dog A […]

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Diabetes and Diet

Diabetes.  It has become more and more common in the dog world.  There can be different causes – heredity, illnesses that effect the pancreas and even poor nutrition when our dogs are fed diets existing primarily of carbs and live a life of low activity and the resulting obesity.  Striking most dogs around the ages […]

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Would You Like Veggies With That?

There are several views amongst raw feeders as to whether or not veggies are appropriate for our household carnivores or whether they are simply useless.  The argument rages – seemingly without end.  Prey Model feeders (Franken-Prey) are adamantly opposed, the other side is just as stringent in making sure veggies comprise anywhere between 10-15% of […]

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Great Pet Internet Sources

In this, the age of computers and the internet, its the norm for people to head to “google” or the web in general when they have a question about something or need information.  Sometimes it can be hard to sort through all the muck and come up with the answer that you want.  For this […]

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How Many Times A Day Do You Feed?

The number of times per day that you feed your pets is something of a personal choice.  Many people grew up feeding their dogs or cats near to the same time they fed themselves – thus the notion of “breakfast” and “dinner” was achieved. Others always fed once per day, usually around dinnertime, and still […]

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Tripe Smells….

Tripe.  So so good for them, so so stinky in the bowl…thankfully they don’t leave it IN the bowl long enough for us to really get a saturated whiff  – that comes when we are portioning it out and spooning it into their bowls – YUM!  We try to describe the smell – cow dung, […]

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Where Our Meat Comes From….

Often we get questions regarding the sources from which we get our “raw” products.  It is an inquiry that we will happily answer.  If you are a raw feeder you are obviously conscientious about what you feed your pets and want to know for certain just where their food comes from.  We don’t blame you […]

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