Raw Feeding


For the Nerds


Defined by Science

RAW FED AND NERDY was created in response to the growing concern regarding the lack of nutritional guidelines being considered when raw feeding. Raw Fed and Nerdy is science based raw feeding. RFN is primarily a Facebook Group Community for those feeding raw and wishing to collaborate with other raw feeders utilizing specific nutritional guidelines of dogs and cats, and venture away from pop-cultural raw feeding guidelines and hardcore ratio antics. Raw feeders using nutrient guidelines face unique challenges. As a community driven group, we bring together science based sources for nutritional excellency. Raw Fed and Nerdy also provides education in cooked, homemade diets and education in commercial food selection.

All admins are enrolled in or have taken pet nutrition courses and actively work in science based raw feeding.

We are a small, motivated, community driven, and well researched group.

Educational Courses

Raw Fed & Nerdy Full Course

The free original Raw Fed & Nerdy Full Course. Build a strong foundation in companion animal nutrition. Type in any price starting at $0.

Canine Formulation Course

This course builds on the foundations in nutritional science covered in the Full Course, taking nutritional theory to practical formulation strategies.
puppy raw feeding

Puppy Formulation Course

Formulation course + sheet that helps advanced formulators to create balanced, fresh food puppy diets. Quiz must be passed to enroll.

Professional Formulation

Learn to formulate for different kinds of dogs professionally through the cert. PCF course. Hands-on, advanced applied canine nutrition.

Vet, Help! Videos & Bundles

Ranging from liver disease to itchy dogs, these videos by Dr. Gray help pet owners navigate many different conditions. Single or bundled videos.

Formulación de dietas para perros

Este curso teórico-práctico recopila la información técnica y científicamente fundamentada para la formulación de dietas caseras (cocidas o crudas), de modo que la fórmula final sea completa y balanceada, es decir, cubra los requerimientos nutricionales de macro y micro nutrientes en cantidades totales y proporciones relativas adecuadas indicados por NRC. Sigue las recomendaciones nutricionales para el mantenimiento de perras/os adultas sanas en la literatura vigente disponible. Ofrece herramientas para la formulación y orienta de manera concreta durante TODAS LAS ETAPAS de la misma, de modo que al finalizar el curso las/os estudiantes se sientan capacitadas/os para aplicar los conocimientos y comenzar a formular.

Fue creado por 2 profesionales médico veterinarias, con más de 5 años de experiencia exclusiva en la formulación y balanceo de dietas caseras para perros sanos y con patologías. Reúne la capacitación y actualización constante con la aplicación práctica, de modo que quienes tomen el curso tengan la certeza de un adecuado balance nutricional, palatabilidad y digestibilidad de las fórmulas.

Formulation Products

RFN Single Formulation Sheet

The original Raw Fed & Nerdy Formulation sheet. Formulate unlimited balanced raw and cooked formulations for dogs and cats. Thousands of copies sold. Used by active nutrition & veterinarian professionals, as well as pet owners.

Hoja de formulación de Raw Fed and Nerdy

La hoja de formulación original de Raw Fed and Nerdy. Realiza formulaciones crudas y cocidas balanceadas de forma ilimitada para perros y gatos. Miles de copias vendidas. Utilizada por profesionales del área de nutrición, veterinarias/os y por tutoras/es de mascotas.

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Puppy Formulation Sheet

RFN Puppy Formulation video course and formulation sheet helps advanced formulators to create balanced, fresh food puppy diets. Quiz must be passed to enroll. Access to private FB group included with sheet purchase.

RFN Pack Formulation Sheet

The Pack Formulation sheet is like no other formulation product available. Formulate for multiple adult pets at once. Make one formulation for your cats or dogs and ensure that the formulation is meeting their unique nutrient requirements

Digital Canine & Feline Formulations

PSST! Care about human nutrition?

Now introducing a side project for members of the Raw Fed & Nerdy Human Support group on Facebook: ELYP. Eat Like Your Pet. Formulation sheet for humans! Check out ELYP over here!

Freebies for all


New Members Start Here

Please take the time to read about us, rules, and frequently asked questions. Then follow the steps to begin learning to raw feed using nutrient requirements.

Full Course

The Official Raw Fed & Nerdy Full Course provides in-depth education surrounding raw and cooked diets for dogs and cats. Now available for $0 and up (“Name Your Price”). Click here.

Quick Start | Learn to Feed Raw

This is a quick start guide to get adjusted to using nutrient requirements. Click here.

Get Help

If you would like to request a free one-on-one Q and A with Savannah Welna, click here.


What is an Obligate Carnivore?

What is an Obligate Carnivore?

Written by Bonnie Edkin   The term “obligate carnivore” comes up repeatedly in online social media cat groups. There are a lot of misunderstandings about what the term means. Here is some clarification regarding what an obligate carnivore is and what that means...

Vitamin C and Dogs

Vitamin C and Dogs

Savannah Welna, Cert. ACN | 4/16/2020What is It? Vitamin C is considered a non-essential nutrient for dogs and is water soluble. Because of de novo synthesis, dogs do not require this nutrient to be provided in their diet. If you have been around Raw Fed & Nerdy...



What is Chloride? Chloride, simply put, is chlorine when chlorine gains an electron. Chlorine on its own at room temperature is a diatomic element that exists as a highly corrosive gas. However, because chlorine only needs one electron to complete its octet, it...

Food or Supplements

Food or Supplements

Quite often, we are accused of valuing supplements over whole food sources or even “fear mongering.” After all- for every nutrient, there is a whole food that provides it. When possible, nutrient needs should absolutely be met using whole foods. There is more in bones...


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