Rigby’s hanging out on the blog today… well, technically he’s vlogging with me! (And hating it, by the way. He’s kind of a diva.) We’re sharing our experiences with feeding raw dog food, and why we chose to make the switch away from kibble. Plus, our friends at I and love and you sent us some of their dehydrated raw food to try (and they’ve definitely won Rigby over with some of their recipes!)
Watch our video below, and be sure to grab a coupon for $3 off of any I and love and you product! If raw food still freaks you out (and no worries if it does, it took me a while to warm up to the idea too!) the coupon will work on ANY of their recipes, including kibble and cat food!
Oh, and don’t forget to come back next week to enter yourself (but mostly your pet) to win a big prize basket full of I and love and you products worth over $100!
Thanks to I and love and you for providing products to sample for today’s post. All opinions are Rigby’s, as best as I can read his little doggie mind. ;)
Do you have pets? Have you ever considered feeding your pet raw food? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Haha he’s such a diva. Great video, though!
Thanks so much, Kate! :)
Okay, this was suuuuper helpful. I’ve been considering the raw food diet for Chewie for ages now. She has food allergies, specifically chicken. And I keep hearing the raw food diet is a good option for dogs that have sensitive digestive systems.
I’ve always been scared off at the thought of having to prep raw food for her. I had no idea you could buy this stuff pre-made and simply add water. Brilliant. Will definitely be checking it out further.
Yes, premade is great! It’s so easy to avoid chicken too, the lamb recipe from I and love and you would be a great one to check out – not sure if she is sensitive to turkey too, but duck is another good one for pups with allergies! :)
We switched our dachshund to a homemade food a few years ago. It’s not a raw diet, just cooked chicken, rice, and veg and she absolutely loves it! The store-bought food we have available to us made her so sick, we had no choice.
We considered home cooking as well, but I thought it would be hard to maintain while traveling or if we were taking Rigby somewhere. The convenience of the premade dehydrated is great. So glad you found something to make her feel better! Seeing your pup sick is the worst!
We feed our dogs raw! Have to for years and years! totally the best thing for dogs. we’ve looked into dehydrated dog food but haven’t found a company we like yet. Might need to check them out!
I love dehydrated for the convenience factor especially, but yes raw is great! We also like Darwin’s, which is local and comes in frozen packs all ready to go!
I’ve been really interested in learning more and considering raw food for my dog, but it’s kinda scary. I imagine plopping a chunk of ground beef into his bowl, haha. I just need to make the time to educate myself more on this for sure, so thanks for the first step!
Haha! It is scary, and it is a little more complicated than just using ground beef (because they also need the calcium and minerals in bone to balance things out) which is why we have stuck to premade. We do half dehydrated raw (I and love and you Chicken, Turkey or Lamb recipes) and the other half is “fresh frozen” from Darwin’s… which is a bit like plopping ground meat in the bowl, but it also contains organic veggies and vitamins to supplement which is nice. If you have any questions feel free to let me know – I’m more than happy to blab away about us feeding raw and provide you with resources!
LOL Rigby is such a hater!! I used to give Roxy the raw dehydrated mix from I and love and you and she def liked it, but I have only found one food that didn’t give her gas, and it wasn’t that one :( I really did like the whole raw food movement though! #RoxyisaDivatoo
He was not amused, but to be fair, this was like… take #4 and 5! Bummer it didn’t help with the gas, but Bostons are more prone to that because of their short nasal passages, right?
Hahaha he can only be perfectly pleasant for so long! They are! they take in so much extra air snorting away, and it’s gotta come out somehow ;)
Haha, bless her heart! I’m sure its all worth it ;)
Oh my gosh, my shiba is a food diva too, I love it!
Haha, I think Shibas are just divas in general… or at least mine and many I have met are! :P
I try to feed my dogs the best foods, and make them food sometimes. Their favorite treats are baby carrots hehe. Great post and adorable doggie!
Baby carrots are a good one! Rigby loves apples too. Thanks Heather!
My family combined has 6 dogs, but I myself, NONE! We’ve gone through wet food, dry food, oatmeal, freeze dried – EVERYTHING. My family dogs only eat the best of the best, LOL!!! Right now I think my mom feeds hers a mix of dry and wet…. Best of both worlds ;)
Haha, love how we feed our dogs better than ourselves sometimes! They’re worth it :)
Warner is on a very special food because of his sickness, but I think this raw food diet is pretty interesting. I think if he wasn’t so sick we would give it a try! Also? Your necklace in that video is everything.
I think raw food diets are great for pups allergies, but I definitely would not mess with any dog who may be immune compromised since it is raw food! Thanks girl – it’s recent and from Forever 21! (this one)
Aww, you two are so cute! I’d love to feed my pup Ru raw (especially because she has serious allergies), but it’s just not within my budget. Her dog food is already so expensive, she basically eats better than me, haha.
Aw, thanks Cat! High quality dog food is definitely pricey! I think Rigby probably is eating a healthier diet than we are as well. Oops! :)
We don’t do raw food with Albie but we have done grain free his whole life. We use Taste of the Wild. I have heard good things about doing raw food. We might need to check it out. Also, that Rigby is just too cute!
Aw, thank you Catherine! We’ve been pleased with raw food, but were also previously feeding grain free as well!
Hello, good vlog. I had been feeding my dog commercial food for quite some time now, unfortunately, she is quite sensitive, and the diet seemed to be pulling her down. We later switched to a raw diet and ever since, we have seen a significant change in her health. It was of course vet recommended. And yes thanks for educating on the topic. Your dog is absolutely gorgeous.
Thanks so much, Adriana! So glad to hear you’ve found a raw diet that works for your dog!