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!