November 27, 2017 can dogs eat raw beef?

Can dogs eat raw beef?

Beef – it’s whats for dinner.  The famous advertising slogan served to promote American households to eat more beef was started by the Beef Checkoff program and many American families eat beef because of it. But, is beef good for our four legged dog friends? Can dogs eat raw beef?  At K9 Ancestral Diet, we think the answer is a resounding yes!

Can dogs eat raw beef?

Beef is a fantastic protein for dogs, as it is widely available and easy  to process.    It’s also high in proteins and has no naturally occurring carbohydrate  present.   For 100 grams of raw beef, the nutritional pattern is as follows:

Total Fat 6 g 9%
Saturated fat 2.7 g 13%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated fat 3.1 g
Trans fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 71 mg 23%
Sodium 86 mg 3%
Potassium 344 mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 20 g 40%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 13%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 20%
Vitamin B-12 73% Magnesium 5%

A dog’s diet should be comprised of at least 50-75% animal protein, which raw beef can provide.  So, can dogs eat raw beef? They sure can!  Our K9 Ancestral Raw Beef recipe contains high quality raw beef and other ingredients to help your dog be the best he can be!



Our most popular food is our raw beef for dogs recipe.  Beef provides excellent nutrition for your dog, along with plenty of micro nutrients.  K9 Ancestral Diet raw beef recipe for dogs is nutritionally balanced by AAFCO standards and packed with fresh ingredients for your best friend. Below is  a quick breakdown of our raw beef diet for dogs.


Beef, Sweet Potatoes, Beef Livers, Beef Hearts, Spinach, Applesauce (Apples, Water, Apple Juice from Concentrate), Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Egg, Flaxseed, Cooked Bone Meal, Cod Liver Oil, Ground Ginger, Dried Kelp, Vitamin E Supplement


  • Crude protein (minimum) – 15.9%
  • Crude fat (minimum) – 9.1%
  • Crude fiber (maximum) – 2.1%
  • Moisture (maximum) – 72%


Keep refrigerated or frozen.  Thaw in refrigerator, do not cook or microwave.  This is a raw meat product, keep this and other raw meats and poultry separate from other foods.  Wash working surfaces (including cutting boards) utensils, and hands after touching raw meat or poultry.

K9 Ancestral Diet Recipe (meat identified above) is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Adult Maintenance.


Feed one 4 ounce portion per 25 lbs of body weight two times per day.