Rabbit, Organ Blend, Veggies

Raw feeding at my house has gotten infinitely easier which will be reflected in my blog posts this year.  In 2017, I embraced the “balance over time” theory of raw feeding and stopped worrying about calculating bone percentages.  I no longer buy into the 80/10/10 – while I do believe that this is a great starting point, I don’t think that’s the end of the story.  Instead, I do strive for a semblance of balance by making sure my dogs are getting muscle meat, bone, liver and offal in their diet.  My dogs also get raw eggs, raw sardines, boiled oysters, grass-fed butter, fermented vegetables, kefir, and goats milk.


  • Columbia River Ground Rabbit
  • DIY Organ Blend (pork heart*, venison liver, pork kidneys)
  • Fermented Vegetables
  • Kefir
  • Raw Eggs
  • Raw Sardines or Canned Oysters

*Pork heart is fed as muscle meat; I add it to my organ mix because it’s rich, like other organs.



I no longer mix everything together like I used to; instead, I keep everything in separate containers and spoon an amount (I eyeball everything) into each dog’s dish.  I base how much I feed on a set amount (ounces) of what each dog eats per meal (my dogs eat twice daily).

Sydney and Zoey are on a diet, so I’ve decreased their meal sizes and 20% of their meal is healthy animal fat (grass-fed butter, raw goats milk, ghee).

I invested in a home scale for the dogs (http://amzn.to/2FngMT5 – aff) and I use that to track their weight.  I increase and decrease how much I feed them based on their activity level, their individual weight, and their goal weights.

Serving Amounts

I include everything in the weight of the food I feed; nothing is fed as a “meal topper” unless it’s truly marketed as such.  This is a change I made about a year ago.  The amount of meat/organs I give to my dogs depends on their size; the following are the amounts of whole food supplements I give to each dog:

  • One raw egg per dog, every other day.  I feed raw eggs about 4 days a week.  I don’t feed the shell because my dogs won’t eat them.
  • Three raw sardines per dog, weekly.  I source my raw sardines from OC Raw.  There are approximately 12 in a bag and I thaw out one bag every week or every other week.  I alternate the sardines with fish oil and oysters.
  • One 8 ounce can of boiled oysters (boiled in water, never smoked).  I split the can between each dog equally.
  • Raw goats milk and kefir; 4 tablespoons of raw goats milk or kefir three or four days a week.
  • I give each dog a tablespoon of fermented vegetables once or twice daily, at least five days a week.

Other Supplements

For more information about the supplements, I add to my dogs’ raw meals, check out this blog post:  https://keepthetailwagging.com/dog-supplements-2018/

2 Comments Add yours

  1. chris says:

    Under oysters I got a laugh from you. You stated “I split the cat between each dog equally”. Now my dogs would split the cat and eat it but I am sure you meant to say split the can. Haha


    1. KimberlyGauthier says:

      Thanks for the catch, Chris!


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