New to Raw Dog Food Need Help

This is a dedicated place for all of your questions and answers about Raw Diets. There are also some really cool groups like "Raw Fed" on the topic you can join. This forum is for people who already know they like the raw diet or sincerely want to learn more. Please remember that you are receiving advice from peers and not professionals. If you have specific health-related questions about your dog's diet, please contact your vet!


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Barked: Sat Feb 16, '13 4:36pm PST 
I am going to be getting my English Bulldog service dog in about a month and the trainer says that she has a yeast allergy that has caused some skin infections and that she would need to be on a grain-free, gluten-free diet. She currently feeds her a raw diet, but some of the meats that she gets I don't think I will be able to get (rabbit, deer, lamb, etc.). http://www.examiner.com/article/holistic-feeding-menu

I have done a lot of reading on this forum, books, other websites about the raw diet, paleopet diet (http://www.paleopet.com/), and other versions. I want to go with a healthier diet for her than commercial dog food, but don't also want to be spending a fortune. I have a little bit of freezer space to do up meals in advance but can't get too crazy. Would a diet of ground beef, bones, and organs be a better option than the prey animal diet. I just want what is best for my dog.

I have contacted a co-op in my town (Colorado Springs) to see what they have to offer, but wanted to see what advice everyone had on here. I don't want to have too much going on with her food, but still want it to be balanced long-term.