Easy Raw Dog Food Recipes is a blog created by Raw Feeder Kimberly Gauthier, who is also the Dog Nutrition Blogger for Keep the Tail Wagging.
WHO IS KIMBERLY GAUTHIER?
Kimberly Gauthier (pronounced: GO-tea-ay) is a prolific blogger and owner of one of the top dog nutrition blogs in the United States, Keep The Tail Wagging. She began blogging about dogs as an outlet to share how crazy she was about the littermate puppies she and her boyfriend were raising.
Her focus switched to dog nutrition and raw feeding when she witnessed the benefits of raw feeding firsthand after transitioning her dogs to the diet in an effort to cure one of her dog’s allergies and digestive issues.
EXPERIENCE WITH RAW FEEDING
Kimberly began feeding her dogs a raw food diet in April 2013, switching her dogs from kibble to Darwin’s Natural Pet Food, a Seattle-based raw food brand that creates raw meals for dogs and cats based on the BARF model of raw feeding.
Kimberly’s dog Rodrigo had a history of health issues that prompted the change when the veterinarian couldn’t find a solution. Rodrigo’s symptoms included:
- Rashes on his back and tummy
- Chronic ear infections
- Itchy paws and obsessive paw licking
- Joint issues before 2 years of age
- Digestive issues and chronic soft stool
Most of Rodrigo’s health issues were cleared up within 2 weeks. Today, he is a healthy dog that has occasional GI upset that may last a day and is treated naturally through diet.
WHY A WEBSITE WITH RECIPES?
Kimberly receives many requests on Keep the Tail Wagging for recipes and finally decided that it would be easier, and more useful, to create a new blog where she can post what her dogs eat weekly.
WHY IS KIMBERLY TYPING IN THIRD PERSON?
I started this page saying “Kimberly” and didn’t feel like changing it to first person. Kind of bizarre to talk about myself like this; it’s like I’m updating a resume or something. The blog posts are in first person, because this is just crazy weird and kind of pompous. But funny too.