We fed Sam, our flatcoated retriever, a raw food diet for over 10 years, and he absolutely thrived on this diet. Sam died at that ripe –very old — age of 20, a natural death, and we were by his side. We adopted Charlie, another flatcoat (cross) when he was 10 years old, and have been feeding him the same diet since he came to live with us. He is happy, healthy, and full of energy. His coat glistens. He looks forward to mealtime. And we feel good that we’re feeding him this healthy food. Check out my recipe, developed through experience, research and common sense.