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Natural Raw Dog Food Diet

Designed by Nature Written by Thomas O’Neill


Natural Raw Dog Food Diet Index

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Introduction

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Food Preparation

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Recipes No 1. Celery and Pears Nutritional Data Celery and Pears

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No 2. Broccoli and Orange Nutritional Data Broccoli and Orange

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No 3. Peas and Grapefruit Nutritional Data Peas and Grapefruit

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No 4. Red Peppers and Apples Nutritional Data Red Peppers and Apples

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Weekly Planner

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Cost Analysis

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Feeding Guide

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Conclusion

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Introduction. Having read an article in a magazine about three years ago I decided to feed my dogs on a BARF (bones and raw food diet). Trawling through the internet I could not find any simple recipes to follow. However after gathering a lot of information on the net I have put together the following booklet. The guidelines I gave myself to work to are;  The ingredients should be easily sourced and fresh,  Simple preparation technique,  Quick to prepare (have it down to 2 hours from start to finish, including clean up).  Cost effect It is now almost two years since I started feeding a raw diet and I would never consider switching back. It works out cost wise close to a cheap brand of dog food and half the price of the top brand dog foods on the market. It is important that if you decide to switch to a raw food diet to first consult with your vet, and if at any stage your dog has a negative reaction to the new diet seek veterinary advice. All the food is frozen in portion size containers and allowed to thaw out fully before being fed to the dogs. I hope you enjoy this booklet and that it is of help if and when you switch to a natural way of feeding your dog.

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Food Preparation. The following are guidelines when it comes to preparing the food. Meat. The meat supplied by your butcher will be the hearts, liver, kidneys and tripe along with some fat, all ground up together. The meat should be kept cool until required. Fruit. All fruit should be clean and in the case of the citrus fruits the skins removed. All seeds and stacks should be removed from the fruit before using. Vegetables. All vegetables should be clean and fresh. In the case of the red peppers it will be important to remove the stacks and seeds from inside. Tea. I empty the contents of the tea bags into the cup and use all of the tea in the recipes. Bones. Never feed cooked bones or small bones which may splinter. For this reason I always give large bones cut in half which makes it easier for the dogs to get the marrow out.

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Celery and Pear Ingredients 9 Kg’s of butcher’s meat 1 Kg carrots 250g of spinach leaves 1 sweet potato 6 raw eggs 575g celery 2 pears 2 cloves of garlic (crushed) 1 cup of Echinacea tea

Grating Fruit and Vegetables

Fruit and Veg added to basin during grating

1. Empty contents of two tea bags into a medium cup of boiling water and allow too stand for 15 – 20 minutes. 2. Grate the carrots, sweet potato, celery and pears using the smallest grating option on your food processor. Place the grated fruit and vegetables into a large basin. Mix the grated fruit and vegetables.

3. Replace the grating blade in the food processor with the cutting blades. Now process the spinach leaves, raw eggs and crushed garlic cloves. Again add the mixture to the fruit and vegetables already in the basin and mix all together along with the cup of Echinacea tea.

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4. Once all the ingredients are well mixed, process the mix again in the food processor using the cutting blades, in small amounts. This is to ensure all the fruit and vegetables are well broken down. Then place in a large basin and mix well with a wooden spoon.

Now add the processed fruit and vegetables to the meat.

Mix the fruit and vegetables with the meat. The easiest way to do this is by hand.

Final mix

5. Now place the ground meat into a large clean kitchen skin.

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6. Now place the mix into containers or plastic bags to be frozen and used at a later date. If using containers it is best to use one which will hold one feed and stack easily in the freezer.

7. Once packed place the food into a freezer and store till required.

Notes:

__________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

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Nutrional Data:

Celery & Pear Meat 80 % - Fruit & Veg 20%

calorie's

From Carbohydrate From fat From Protein

Carbohydrates

Dietary Fibre Starch Sugars

Fats & Fatty Acids

Saturated Fat Monounsaturated Fat Polyunsaturated Fat Total Omega-3 fatty acids Total Omega-6 fatty acids

Protein & Amino Acids

Protein

Vitamins

cal cal cal

47932 129421 249619

g g g

3.66 2.40 6.55

g g g mg mg

5.14 4.71 1.84 74.29 1402.68

g

61.04

Vitamin A Vitamin C Vitamin D Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) Vitamin K Thiamin Riboflavin Niacin Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Pantothenic Acid Choline Betaine

IU mg IU mg mcg mg mg mg mg mcg mcg mg mg mg

22774.60 22.20 48.69 1.30 81.02 0.81 5.02 21.69 1.56 257.31 42.14 9.33 382.61 78.09

Minerals

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Fluoride

mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mcg mcg

173.88 13.03 89.69 775.06 1172.72 547.58 6.97 3.55 0.73 207.46 2.22

Sterols

Cholesterol Phytosterols

mg mg

896.29 7.52

Other

Water Ash

mg mg

422.97 4.87

Note: The above table is based on 550g of food this being between 2 - 2.5% the average daily food requirements of a 25kg adult dog.

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Broccoli and Orange Ingredients 9 Kg’s of butcher’s meat 1 Kg carrots 417g tin salmon 250g blueberries or strawberries 6 raw eggs 600g broccoli 2 oranges (peeled) 2 cloves of garlic (crushed) 1 cup of Nettle tea

1. Empty contents of two tea bags into a medium cup of boiling water and allow too stand for 15 – 20 minutes. 2. Grate the carrots and broccoli using the smallest grating option on your food processor. Place the grated vegetables into a large basin.

Mix the grated fruit and vegetables.

Grating Fruit and Vegetables

Fruit and Veg added to basin during grating

3. Replace the grating blade in the food processor with the cutting blades. Now process the salmon, berries, raw eggs, oranges and crushed garlic cloves. Again add the mixture to the vegetables already in the basin and mix all together along with the cup of nettle tea.

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4. Once all the ingredients are well mixed, process the mix again in the food processor using the cutting blades, in small amounts. This is to ensure all the fruit and vegetables are well broken down. Then place in a large basin and mix well with a wooden spoon.

Now add the processed fruit and vegetables to the meat.

Mix the fruit and vegetables with the meat. The easiest way to do this is by hand.

Final mix

5. Now place the ground meat into a large clean kitchen skin.

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6. Now place the mix into containers or plastic bags to be frozen and used at a later date. If using containers it is best to use one which will hold one feed and stack easily in the freezer.

7. Once packed place the food into a freezer and store till required.

Notes:

__________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

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Nutrional Data:

Broccoli & Orange Meat 80 % - Fruit & Veg 20%

calorie's

From Carbohydrate From fat From Protein

Carbohydrates

Dietary Fibre Starch Sugars

Fats & Fatty Acids

Saturated Fat Monounsaturated Fat Polyunsaturated Fat Total Omega-3 fatty acids Total Omega-6 fatty acids

Protein & Amino Acids

Protein

Vitamins

cal cal cal

44504 140707 267082

g g g

5.75 0.46 5.90

g g g mg mg

5.74 5.48 2.69 807.15 1415.16

g

69.60

Vitamin A Vitamin C Vitamin D Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) Vitamin K Thiamin Riboflavin Niacin Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Pantothenic Acid Choline Betaine

IU mg IU mg mcg mg mg mg mg mcg mcg mg mg mg

18983.75 63.07 308.51 1.53 42.79 0.88 5.07 24.45 1.67 253.78 43.97 9.59 420.95 4.77

Minerals

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Fluoride

mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mcg mcg

256.90 13.14 94.16 914.12 1227.51 741.95 7.38 3.58 0.65 221.95 0.33

Sterols

Cholesterol Phytosterols

mg mg

919.22 0.00

Other

Water Ash

mg mg

443.08 5.70

Note: The above table is based on 550g of food this being between 2 - 2.5% the average daily food requirements of a 25kg adult dog.

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Pea and Grapefruit Ingredients 9 Kg’s of butcher’s meat 1 Kg carrots 250g of spinach leaves 1 sweet potato 6 raw eggs 500g marrowfat peas (soaked in water overnight) 2 grapefruit (peeled) 2 cloves of garlic (crushed) 1 cup of Echinacea tea

1. Empty contents of two tea bags into a medium cup of boiling water and allow too stand for 15 – 20 minutes. 2. Grate the carrots, sweet potato, using the smallest grating option on your food processor. Place the grated fruit and vegetables into a large basin.

Mix the grated fruit and vegetables.

Grating Fruit and Vegetables

Fruit and Veg added to basin during grating

3. Replace the grating blade in the food processor with the cutting blades. Now process the spinach leaves, raw eggs, peas, grapefruit and crushed garlic cloves. Again add the mixture to the fruit and vegetables already in the basin and mix all together along with the cup of Echinacea tea. 11


4. Once all the ingredients are well mixed, process the mix again in the food processor using the cutting blades, in small amounts. This is to ensure all the fruit and vegetables are well broken down. Then place in a large basin and mix well with a wooden spoon.

Now add the processed fruit and vegetables to the meat.

Mix the fruit and vegetables with the meat. The easiest way to do this is by hand.

Final mix

5. Now place the ground meat into a large clean kitchen skin.

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6. Now place the mix into containers or plastic bags to be frozen and used at a later date. If using containers it is best to use one which will hold one feed and stack easily in the freezer.

7. Once packed place the food into a freezer and store till required.

Notes:

__________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

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Nutrional Data:

Pea & Grapefruit Meat 80 % - Fruit & Veg 20%

calorie's

From Carbohydrate From fat From Protein

Carbohydrates

Dietary Fibre Starch Sugars

Fats & Fatty Acids

Saturated Fat Monounsaturated Fat Polyunsaturated Fat Total Omega-3 fatty acids Total Omega-6 fatty acids

Protein & Amino Acids

Protein

Vitamins

cal cal cal

55579 129858 253508

g g g

7.13 4.18 4.91

g g g mg mg

5.13 4.71 1.87 86.85 1421.61

g

62.53

Vitamin A Vitamin C Vitamin D Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) Vitamin K Thiamin Riboflavin Niacin Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Pantothenic Acid Choline Betaine

IU mg IU mg mcg mg mg mg mg mcg mcg mg mg mg

23617.35 35.69 48.69 1.22 78.73 0.89 5.03 22.13 1.56 263.97 42.14 9.47 389.96 78.03

Minerals

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Fluoride

mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mcg mcg

172.31 13.42 95.04 795.00 1147.16 553.91 7.23 3.59 0.81 207.92 0.33

Sterols

Cholesterol Phytosterols

mg mg

896.29 3.49

Other

Water Ash

mg mg

422.83 4.89

Note: The above table is based on 550g of food this being between 2 - 2.5% the average daily food requirements of a 25kg adult dog.

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Red Pepper and Apple Ingredients 9 Kg’s of butcher’s meat 1 Kg carrots 417g tin salmon 250g blueberries or strawberries 6 raw eggs 2 red peppers 2 apples 2 cloves of garlic (crushed) 1 cup of camomile tea

Mix the grated fruit and vegetables.

Grating Fruit and Vegetables

Fruit and Veg added to basin during grating

1. Empty contents of two tea bags into a medium cup of boiling water and allow too stand for 15 – 20 minutes. 2. Grate the carrots, red peppers and apples using the smallest grating option on your food processor. Place the grated fruit and vegetables into a large basin.

3. Replace the grating blade in the food processor with the cutting blades. Now process the salmon, berries, raw eggs and crushed garlic cloves. Again add the mixture to the fruit and vegetables already in the basin and mix all together along with the cup of camomile tea.

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4. Once all the ingredients are well mixed, process the mix again in the food processor using the cutting blades, in small amounts. This is to ensure all the fruit and vegetables are well broken down. Then place in a large basin and mix well with a wooden spoon.

Now add the processed fruit and vegetables to the meat.

Mix the fruit and vegetables with the meat. The easiest way to do this is by hand.

Final mix

5. Now place the ground meat into a large clean kitchen skin.

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6. Now place the mix into containers or plastic bags to be frozen and used at a later date. If using containers it is best to use one which will hold one feed and stack easily in the freezer.

7. Once packed place the food into a freezer and store till required.

Notes:

__________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

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Nutrional Data:

Red Pepper & Apple Meat 80 % - Fruit & Veg 20%

calorie's

From Carbohydrate From fat From Protein

Carbohydrates

Dietary Fibre Starch Sugars

Fats & Fatty Acids

Saturated Fat Monounsaturated Fat Polyunsaturated Fat Total Omega-3 fatty acids Total Omega-6 fatty acids

Protein & Amino Acids

Protein

Vitamins

cal cal cal

55579 129858 253508

g g g

7.13 4.18 4.91

g g g mg mg

5.13 4.71 1.87 86.85 1421.61

g

62.53

Vitamin A Vitamin C Vitamin D Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) Vitamin K Thiamin Riboflavin Niacin Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Pantothenic Acid Choline Betaine

IU mg IU mg mcg mg mg mg mg mcg mcg mg mg mg

23617.35 35.69 48.69 1.22 78.73 0.89 5.03 22.13 1.56 263.97 42.14 9.47 389.96 78.03

Minerals

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Fluoride

mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mcg mcg

172.31 13.42 95.04 795.00 1147.16 553.91 7.23 3.59 0.81 207.92 0.33

Sterols

Cholesterol Phytosterols

mg mg

896.29 3.49

Other

Water Ash

mg mg

422.83 4.89

Note: The above table is based on 550g of food this being between 2 - 2.5% the average daily food requirements of a 25kg adult dog.

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Weekly Planner

Food Dog Meat Carrots Spinach (250g) Tin of Salmon Sweet Potato Strawberries or Blueberries Eggs (Raw) Celery (575g) Broccoli (600g) Frozen Peas (500g) Thawed Red Peppers Apples Grapefruit Orange Pears Herbs Garlic Echinacea Tea Nettle Tea Camomile Tea Treat Full Chicken (boned and diced)

Qty

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

9.0Kgs 1.0 Kgs 1 Bag 0.417 Kgs 1 Med 250g 6 No. 1 Pack 1 Pack 1 bag 2 No. 2 No. 2 No. 2 No. 2 No. 2 clove 2 bag 2 bag 2 bag Given one random day in every month

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Cost Analysis

Food

Cost

Measure

Qty / wk

Cost / Mth

Dog Meat

€1.00

per Kg

9

€36.00

Carrots Spinach (250g) Tin of Salmon Sweet Potato Strawberries or Blueberries

€1.00 €1.80 €2.00 €1.00 €2.00

per Kg per Bag per Tin ea per pack

1 1 1 1 2

€4.00 €3.60 €4.00 €2.00 €8.00

Lidl or similar Lidl or similar Lidl or similar Lidl or similar Lidl or similar

Eggs

€0.35

ea

6

€8.40

Lidl or similar

Celery (575g) Broccoli (600g) Marrowfat Peas (500g) Red Peppers

€1.00 €1.50 €1.50 €1.00

per Bag per pack per Box ea

1 1 1 2

€1.00 €1.50 €1.50 €2.00

Lidl or similar Lidl or similar Lidl or similar Lidl or similar

Apples Grapefruit Orange Pears

€0.25 €0.75 €0.25 €0.25

ea ea ea ea

2 2 2 2

€0.50 €1.50 €0.50 €0.50

Lidl or similar Lidl or similar Lidl or similar Lidl or similar

Herbs Garlic

€0.05

per Clove

2

€0.40

Lidl or similar

Echinacea Tea Nettle Tea Camomile Tea

€0.10 €0.10 €0.10

per Bag per Bag per Bag

2 2 2

€0.40 €0.20 €0.20

Holland & Barrett Holland & Barrett Holland & Barrett

Treat Full Chicken (boned and diced)

€3.00

ea

1

€3.00

Lidl or similar

Feeding Guide Dog feed 2 - 2.5% of body weight per day. Ex. 25Kg Dog = 500g to 620g

Grand Total

€79.20

Cost per day

€1.26

Sourced Butcher with Abattoir

for 1 Dog

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Feeding Guide. Weight of Dog Kg 1 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75

to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to

Amount of food g 5

23

to

113

10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80

113

to

225

225

to

338

338

to

450

450

to

563

563

to

675

675

to

788

788

to

900

900

to

1013

1013

to

1125

1125

to

1238

1238

to

1350

1350

to

1463

1463

to

1575

1575 1688

to to

1688 1800

Each dog is different and feeding requirements will vary depending on size, age, activity and enviroment. Monitor your dogs weight and adjust portions as required Also ensure your dog as fresh clean water.

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Conclusion. Having had dogs for over ten years, I can say with full confidence that these diets are the most nutritious and healthy which I have ever used. The dogs are healthy, full of live with excellent coats and teeth. One of the dogs will have a full health check and hip score later in the year and I will post the results on the web site. When I was preparing the cost analysis of the diets I used the more expensive prices which I could find. But I have been able to keep the price around €0.85 - €0.90 per daily portion. As if you keep an eye on the special offers you will find bargains such as 1Kg of carrots for €0.29 or six eggs for a €1.00. Again I hope this booklet has been of help and a step towards switching to a raw diet.

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