This is too complicated and I am about to throw in the towel..
I have a few questions to see if I can swing this ..I really want to feed raw but am having trouble getting the pup's diet to the point where it is balanced without giving him the rocket squirts.
1) Is a whole chicken ground up a complete meal? Gizzards , bones , and all? If not , what should I add?
2) Are chicken organs considered organ meat or muscle meat? He seems to be super sensitive to anything beef , including green tripe . If chicken organs are not OM , what can I give that is not beef related?
3)I can only find canned sardines with salt added. If I rinse , can I give that? And what is it considered? ( RMB?)
4)If a chicken drumstick is very meaty , does it's total weight still count as RMB , or is some of it MM?
I keep finding various advice on amounts..He is about 70 pounds ..how much weight per day should be RMB , OM , and MM
He has been on chicken drumsticks and thighs with a little bit of gizzard and pumpkin for a week plus now and he is finally having normal stool. This can't be a complete diet ..but I am so not in a position to deal with liquid squirts and agonizing of what to give.
My 2 year old who is disabled and still crawls has had the liquid poops for a week now ..it is coinciding with Alvin getting chicken bones and getting the rawness on his paws when he works the bone ( which I take the meat off to try and eliminate that ) ..before he was on the pure grind . And was constipated on it . And getting the runs from the tripe..hence going to plain chicken quarters to start from the basics again.
Honestly ..this is my last try at this ..too much going on in my life to feed complicated , the premade just add water stuff is way too expensive ..I can swing the grinds , just very confused as to what makes it a complete diet.
And quite frankly I am done with green tripe. I don't care if it makes the dog fly and do algebra in his head..it is just too messy and smelly.
As you can tell I am mildly frustrated lol I really believe in BARF diets , but with 2 disabled kids 5 and 2 , and now my MIL visiting from abroad fell and broke her back on my steps and will be convalescing with us for quite some time ..well , I guess I am stretched a little too thin . Maybe I should just go back to TOTW and revisit raw next year or something :/