Are you a new or established raw feeder that’s eager to learn more?

In case you haven’t got your fill of raw feeding information or natural healthcare info and wish to soak up even more juicy, tidbits – you’ve come to the right place!

Below you’ll find a complete list of raw feeding resources and natural healthcare references.

These are what I consider the tried and true raw reference favorites. Go ahead, immerse yourself in the helpful information, views, and opinions from other established raw feeding and natural healthcare experts.

While I do my best to cover the basics and explain the whys and hows of raw feeding – I don’t have all the answers…

It’s important to read and learn as much as you can from multiples sources. When it comes to food and nutrition, I always recommend doing your own research, questioning conventional wisdom, using common sense, and coming to your own conclusions.

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Review the following raw feeding resources to gain a deeper knowledge of raw dog food diets and natural healthcare. Feel free to email me if you have anything to add or if you feel your website or content should be included.

There’s many other wonderful raw feeding websites, articles or companies out there, but this list serves to provide the most well known and complete raw feeding resources on the web.

BOOKS

There’s no better way to gain a wealth of knowledge than to read a book. While there are lots of books that make the same points and observations, I find that many complicate the feeding process with fancy recipes and analyses. These books are some of the favorites that make raw feeding easily understandable and keep it simple, as nature does.

PRINT MAGAZINES

  • Dogs Naturally Magazine – This is the cream of the crop! Dogs Naturally Magazine is like no other magazine because it’s run by holistic veterinarians and experts. With the print version, you’ll get more in-depth articles than the blog from the best in the business. If you’re looking to access the magazine’s digital archives they can be found here: 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Animal Wellness Magazine – Order the print version of AWM here.

EBOOKS & DIGITAL GUIDES

  • Drug Free Heartworm Prevention eBook (from a Vet!) – How to keep your dog safe from heart worm without harmful drugs from Dr. Will Falconer
  • Dr. Dobias Health & Longevity School for Dog Lovers – The purpose of Dr. Peter Dobias’s healing school is to pass on all that he’s learned about natural healing and species-appropriate nutrition in the course of his 28 years of practice as a veterinarian.
  • Dr. Falconer’s Vital Path Group – If you join Dr. Falconer’s FREE vital path program, he provides a free course (Bach Flower), a free ebook (Insider Immune Protocols), and some other handout goodies.
  • Heartworm Guide – This guide will show you how to prevent heartworm without medication and learn what your vet won’t tell you.
  • Vaccination Guide – Keep your dog safe from disease and vaccine-related damage
  • Leaky Gut Guide – Learn about leaky gut and how it may be at the root of common health issues like allergies, scratching, and more. Stop wasting money on supplements, special diets that don’t work and learn the supplements and foods to give your dog instead.

COURSES

  • DNM Homeopathy Course & Kit – A must have for any dog owner. This includes 18 remedies in a carrying case, a full online course, and course textbook. The course will give you the ability to respond to a good number of injuries and illnesses, save on vet bills, keep you out of the emergency clinic, and away from toxic and harmful medications.
  • Dr. Falconer’s Natural Rearing Roadmap – An online course created by Dr. Falconer to cultivate enduring natural health in your animals.  See here for an installment payment option.

CONFERENCES (the best investment in your dog’s health!)

  • The Raw & Natural Dog Summit – A raw feeding and natural dog, two-day summit that brings the best holistic vets and experts in the industry together.  Learn what works with their patients so you can be a better dog owner. Enjoy pitch-free presentations, world class speakers, and customized sessions. This is the best two days of learning and networking you could ever spend.
  • Natural Dog Conference – Held in the UK, the Natural Dog Conference aims to provide natural dog care solutions from experts in their fields.

DOCUMENTARIES

  • Pet Fooled – a featured film available on Netflix, iTunes, and Vimeo exposing the inner workings of the commercial pet food industry. A MUST watch for any pet parent!

WEBSITES & BLOGS

Pro-Raw Veterinarians

These blogs are run by license veterinarians (some practicing and some who no longer practice) that support REAL-FOOD, raw diets, and natural health and healing for dogs.

  • Dogs Naturally Magazine – an online and print publication (see the print version here) that represents a thriving community of holistic vets, breeders, trainers, and dog enthusiasts that promote safer and more natural dog care including raw diet and nutrition information.
  • Dr. Dobias Natural Healing Blog – Dr. Dobias is a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine with more than 20 years of practical experience in conventional and holistic veterinary medicine. His passions are natural healing and healthy lifestyles for dogs.
  • Vital Animal – Will Falconer, DVM was once a conventional veterinarian that now educates pet owners about safe and natural health care options.
  • Healthy Pets with Dr. Karen Becker – Dr. Karen Becker is the face (and the brains) behind Dr. Mercola’s pet division. She’s pro-raw and is filled with knowledge about diet and nutrition, health conditions, and natural health care for pets.
  • Dr. Dee Blanco – The Dr. Dee Blanco, DVM blog is dedicated to holistic veterinary care and education. She blogs about fresh foods, raw diets, homeopathy, and more
  • Naturally Healthy Pets – Dr. Judy Morgan DVM operates two veterinary hospitals offering an integrative approach and holistic practices like chiropractic, acupuncture,and  food and herbal therapy.
  • Dr. Cathy Vet – Dr. Cathy Alinovi is a retired veterinarian, published author and health expert on a variety of pet health and nutrition topics.
  • Animal Wellness Magazine – A print and online publication (with a few vets on staff) catered towards health, nutrition. lifestyle and training topics for pets.

Newer Raw Feeding Websites & Blogs

These are some of the modern and more current raw feeding blogs on the web today.

  • Primal Pooch Article Archive – Our complete raw feeding article article
  • Perfectly Rawsome – A raw feeding information and advice website focusing on species appropriate diets for a variety of pets (dogs, cats, ferrets, etc.)
  • Keep the Tail Wagging – Run by Kimberly Gauthier, she details her experiences with a raw diet and shares information for those looking to get started with raw.
  • The Raw Feeding Community – a source of unbiased, informative information for all raw feeders.
  • Raw Feeding Rebels – A website dedicated to promoting the benefits of raw and natural (unprocessed) diets for dogs, cats, and even fish.
  • RawDogFood.co – Run by Dean Barrow, this site focuses on raw dog food topics and provides information and advice for a happier and healthier dog.
  • The Truth About Pet Food – Run by Susan Thixton, The Truth About Pet Food is a tireless advocacy effort 100% supported by pet food consumers (not raw related).
  • Poisoned Pets – Shares pet food consumer advocacy info (not raw related).
  • Pack Lunch – Blog focusing on raw feeding and natural healthcare.
  • Healthy Dog For Life – Dan Scott has authored several books on dogs and has a great blog dedicated to raw feeding and natural healthcare.
  • The Lazy Raw Feeder – Tips and tricks for feeding raw. Aimee not only feeds raw, she works for a prepackaged raw dog food company too.

The OG’s: Original Raw Feeding Websites

These are some of the classic, original raw feeding websites that have been on the web for ages. Some are no longer updated but still contain a wealth of information for those looking to get started and were created by people who have been feeding raw for years, many with decades of experience.

  • The Many Myths of Raw Feeding – This site has a comprehensive list of FAQ type questions and debunks common myths. It’s an absolute must read for anyone who is skeptical or has questions about why they should feed raw.
  • Raw Learning – General information for learning about raw feeding.
  • Raw Meaty Bones – Helpful information from Australian veterinarian Dr. Tom Lonsdale.
  • Raw Fed Dogs.net – Great info for feeding raw
  • Raw Fed Dogs.org – Detailed information on raw feeding and holistic health.
  • Raw Meaty Bones Articles – This page of Dr. Lonsdales’s website provides papers, articles, and lectures by Lonsdale and other veterinary experts

RAW FEEDING FORUMS & GROUPS

Forums and groups are a great place to converse with other experienced raw feeders, to ask questions, to troubleshoot issues, and to learn a great deal!

The benefit with forums is that there’s often room for more lengthy discussions on topics.  On the other hand, responses aren’t always immediate in forums, especially if you’re new.

With forums, it’s not uncommon for new members to be moderately  more closely at first, so there may be a bit of a delay from the time you post a question until it’s accepted. Take the time to learn the ropes and the rules of the group you’re participating in to speed things up and get your questions answered promptly.

It’s also worth nothing that new raw feeding members have a tendency to ask the same questions that have been asked hundreds of times so there’s a chance you may not get many responses to your questions at first.

A good rule of thumb is to check the archives for questions that have already been answered at length in the past before posting a new question. You may find all that you need from these older discussions.

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RAW FEEDING & NATURAL HEALTH FACEBOOK GROUPS

Raw feeding Facebook groups are also very helpful, especially for new raw feeders.

It’s perfect for beginners that need quick advice and/or support through the initial learning curve. The great thing about Facebook groups is that replies are quick and someone is usually always available for a response. The only downside is that it’s a bit harder to have lengthy, in depth discussions about a particular topic on Facebook.

General:

  • Planet Paws – Pet nutrition industry news and health related topics.
  • Rodney Habib – Rodney is a blogger, digital media artist and short film maker and the creator of Planet Paws (above).
  • Dr. Karen Becker – The Facebook page for well-known veterinarian, Dr. Karen Becker and the face behind Mercola Healthy Pets.
  • Raw Pet – This group is for raw feeders and people considering raw. They do not have to be a raw feeder to join, even part time raw feeders are encouraged. Also discusses how to feed raw to pets other than cats and dogs.
  • Raw Fed Pets – A group of raw feeders regardless of the type of raw practiced. This is an open minded group.
  • Raw Feeding FRIENDS – This is an accepting group whether your feeding raw or kibble, all our welcome.
  • As Nature Intended – A group that supports raw feeding and also focuses on helping dog owners looking for help healing their pet’s health issues or prolonging their pet’s life.
  • Raw Feeding Rebels – An open-minded and accepting raw feeding FB group discussing varying topics surrounding raw food.
  • Raw Feeding Advice & Support – This group has been around since 2013 and is for Prey Model feeding only.
  • Raw Feeding University – This group discusses the prey model diet only but it’s open to pets other than dogs like cats, ferrets, etc.
  • Dr. Barbara Royal – an integrative veterinarian, well-known for her appearance in the documentary, Pet Fooled (listed above).

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YOUTUBE CHANNELS

  • Rodney Habib –  World famous pet nutrition blogger, Rodney Habib brings you the latest information and industry news.
  • Mercola Healthy Pets – Dr. Karen Becker shares videos on how to create wellness and prevent illness in your pets.
  • Dr. Judy Morgan – Nationally renowned author and veterinarian certified in acupuncture, food therapy, and chiropractic care shares her insight for dog owners via YouTube.
  • Dog Dad – The Dog Dad, Scott Jay Marshall II, provides educational videos about raw food diets for dogs.

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  • Elizabeth Goodyear

    So helpful, thanks for putting this together!

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  • Corrine Baker

    Please email me! I am in crisis mode for my fur baby! She was diagnosed with a possible liver shunt or liver disease. She had a 70 on her acid bile test and I’m not ready to give up on her! I have begun the process of transition her to a raw diet. Right now I’m mixing her commercial food and pureed vegetables. I’m wondering about added supplements. Is there a brand of premixed supplements such as Earth Animal Raw Complete Powder Dog & Cat Food Supplement? Or do I need to search for each of the recommended supplements individually? I’m trying my very best to make sure her liver is being treated properly! She is an 8 month old 4 lb Maltese!

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    • Amy Marshall

      Hi Corinne, thanks for reaching out. You have the right idea about treating her liver properly. If she were my puppy, with a suspected liver complication, I would remove any and all potential contaminant from her surroundings-detergents, chemical cleaners, air fresheners, artificial scents of any kind. My thought would be to make things as easy as possible on her liver, which is the toxin filter of the body. To that end, I would also ditch the commercial foods and vegetables. Commercial foods have synthetic additives (minerals, vitamins, flavorings), which increase the load on the liver. Other than an occasional fruit in season, fruits and vegetables have no place in a carnivore’s diet since they’re not a biologically appropriate food. The lengthy digestion needed for those puts an unnecessary load on the digestive system. I would also examine the ingredients of any supplements very carefully, to avoid any undesirable contents.

      Regarding diet dogs must eat meat for their well-being. A dog with a liver shunt or liver disease should only be fed excellent quality protein and human-grade meat. Many of the commercially available diets for dogs with liver conditions have very poor quality protein.

      If you haven’t already done so, a consultation with a veterinary naturopath or a veterinarian knowledgeable about homeopathy may be very helpful, I can help direct you to someone that can help. If you’re interested, contact me through the site’s contact form. I hope your little fur baby does much better on a raw diet!

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  • Debbie Stelter

    I would love to find a veterinary naturopath in my area for my sweetheart with a liver shunt. I really feel I could improve the quality of her life with a more holistic approach to her diet. Any help in that regard would be so appreciated. I live in Dayton, OH.

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  • Kirsty

    Hi Amy, this is a really helpful post. I always love to see more raw feeding info to expose more owners to the benefits. If any of your readers have cats, they may be interested in having a look at my raw food for cats guide on my website here: http://www.kittyhealth.org/raw-food-for-cats/ :-)

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  • Seb

    Great post Amy, thanks for collating these helpful resources!

    If you’re looking for any others to add, may I suggest this raw feeding calculator? It works for cats and dogs of all ages, great tool to help you feed the right portion sizes!

    You can find it here:
    https://www.naturesmenu.co.uk/advice-centre/feeding-guidelines/feeding-calculator

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  • Hope Turner

    Also Healthful Dog, the UKs Number 1 Holistic Pet Health Magazine, available both digitally & in print via http://www.HealthfulDog.co.uk

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  • Bentley392@gmail.com

    Great article. Thank you for your time in helping me learn on the matter.

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