There is a TON of information available on the internet related to raw foods. You could spend days reading through forums and blogs. Unfortunately, there are a lot of conflicting viewpoints on nearly every everything: Is organ meat necessary? What supplements do you need to provide? Do you need to worry about parasites with certain meats? The list goes on. I tend to rely more heavily on books from people that I trust than forums or other internet sources.
My Top Choice
Going Rawr: A Dog Lover’s Compendium
I think this is a great choice for someone that wants an introduction to raw foods. This is an ebook by a woman named Maggie Rhines, and it’s full of practical advice and very simple recipes.
The ebook format gives you the advantage of an instant refund if you decide raw foods aren’t for you–instead of shipping a book back (which none of us ever bothers to do) you can just email the author for a refund. I doubt you will want your money back. I still use recipes from this book, and I like the fact that you can print off individual pages instead of having a book around the kitchen.
Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet: Healthier Dog Food the ABC Way
If you are skeptical about raw foods and want the science behind them, I highly recommend this book. The author, Steve Brown, does a fantastic job of explaining the biological needs of dogs, and does offer a bit of practical advice on moving your dog to a more suitable diet. This is a great read, and if you’re on the fence about going raw, pick it up.
Dr. Becker’s Real Food for Healthy Dogs and Cats: Simple Homemade Food
Dr. Becker is on of my all time favorite vets. I think so highly of her opinion that I have several YouTube videos that she created embedded in my website. Although this book is not dog-specific, it does give some great information on raw food. It provides a lot of information on using supplements to address deficiencies, and I think it’s a great work to add to your library.