* WARNING…this post contains photos that some people might find graphic or gross. If you are a vegetarian, vegan or do not want to see dogs eating a chicken (store bought) DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO THE PHOTOS AT THE END OF THIS POST. *
The trend these days seems to be to feed your dog raw food instead of commercially processed kibble. As I looked into canine nutrition certificate programs I noticed that they all included at least a few classes on feeding raw.
I know a lot of people who feed their dogs raw food. Honestly though, I don’t know much about it beyond the fact that it is supposed to better mimic the historic, wild diets of dogs. I DO know enough to determine that it is not for us….at least right now. I am still intrigued by it though.
There are a couple different methods for feeding raw. Some of the people I know create their own raw dog food mix of meats, fruits and vegetables. Others buy pre-packaged raw meals. There is another method that involves feeding your dog “whole prey” such as a whole, raw chicken. In one of the methods, BARF (links to a specific company but I am not endorsing them. They just have a good explanation of what it is), the meat is supplemented with veggies and fruits . The other way is called the whole prey model and omits the fruits and veggies.
My friend switched her dogs to this diet last summer. The “whole prey” she feds them has includes salmon and chicken.
Recently, my friend’s dogs came to stay with us. She brought their raw chicken and asked if I was comfortable feeding it to them. I was very curious to watch them eat the whole chicken pieces so I eagerly agreed.
Below are some photos I snapped while they were eating.