What I feed
I practice what people call the Prey Model Raw, but it is modified. It’s comprised of 80% raw meat, 10% bones, and 10% organ meat; no grains, vegetables, or fruits. I have fed my Great Danes this way since 2000 and I’ve seen amazing benefits from doing this. My Danes have all been rescues so I started raw feeding them at different ages. Some were also vaccinated.
Odin is the only one I did not rescue because I wanted to start the raw diet early with a young Dane. This way minimal damage could be done to the dog’s body from kibble and other bad foods. I will document everything I feed Odin until he dies. The goal is to reach the age of 16 or longer.
Invitation to participate.
I would like to hear from other dog owners who are feeding raw and are willing to document their experience for the next 15 or more years. I hope those who take part in this research will stick with us to the end. I know it may seem like a daunting task, but I have made it very easy and the impact this can make on current and future dog owners is huge.
To make it simple and manageable, I hope to get an update from each owner once a year, a brief summary on how the dog is doing and if anything significant has occurred, particularly health-wise. This should take less than 5 minutes. If you read this and have not updated your pet's information you can do that here: Update
Although my main objective is to prove that a raw food diet extends the life of large and giant breed dogs, any size dog can take part in this project. I would like to show evidence of improved health and lower vet bills in any raw fed dog and cat compared to being on a commercial dog food.
I also study cancer prevention and alternative cures. More about those projects here
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Want to support this research?
There are several way you can support what I do. More about that here