Feed-Sentials and RAW? - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-09-2013, 05:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Carriesue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Carlsbad, California
Posts: 1,788
Default Feed-Sentials and RAW?

I want to feed my pup raw, I don't have the freezer space nor stomach for DIY so I was looking into feeding him the Bravo! blends which require separate supplementation. Now I realize its more expensive but I'm already spending a couple hundred a month on Orijen so why not spend that on raw instead?

Here is the list of the ingredients for the beef chub:
Grass-fed New Zealand beef, beef bone, beef organ meat (heart, liver, kidney), sweet potato, celery, squash.

My question is what else should I add? I was going to do the Feed-Sentials for K-9 and the Sh-Emp Oil Blend... Is there anything else like vitamin E or anything you might recommend? Sorry I am a complete and utter newbie at this and trying to learn! I am working my way through Lauri's site and other posts here, it's just a tad overwhelming!
__________________
Ollie vom Grunenfeld HIC CGC CAT 08/29/12
Carriesue is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-09-2013, 05:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Carriesue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Carlsbad, California
Posts: 1,788
Default

Thanks! I will look into that, just trying to find something not filled with veg.
__________________
Ollie vom Grunenfeld HIC CGC CAT 08/29/12
Carriesue is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2013, 05:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
jae
Master Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: IA
Posts: 701
Default

Sorry I deleted my post? oh well. But yeah Vital Essentials.
jae is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2013, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Carriesue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Carlsbad, California
Posts: 1,788
Default

Oops lol well I did read it anyways. :P
__________________
Ollie vom Grunenfeld HIC CGC CAT 08/29/12
Carriesue is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2013, 05:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
jae
Master Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: IA
Posts: 701
Default

I meant to edit guess I deleted, maybe I need glasses or perhaps half a brain.
Went to their website and still not sure why they think heart is an organ. In each of their blends they classify it organ. Still not organ even if for canine consumption.

It is also one of the more expensive pre-made, I also considered it but did my research and figured it is unnecessary to have all that stuff.
jae is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2013, 06:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Carriesue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Carlsbad, California
Posts: 1,788
Default

Wow you're right, I'm liking the ingredients for vital essentials WAY better... Thank you!
__________________
Ollie vom Grunenfeld HIC CGC CAT 08/29/12
Carriesue is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2013, 07:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: ontario -
Posts: 8,442
Default

I think I can speak to any questions regarding Feed-Sentials since I make it . I have been feeding raw for almost 30 years - interviewed for Alaskan Malamute Quarterly magazine Fall Issue 1983 (my how time does fly!!!) . Feed-Sentials was put and fine tuned , big tub at a time for my own dogs -- no name just "the powder" .

there is a new oil called Power of 3-EA's which is camelina oil, african red palm oil and unrefined rice bran oil - to source high level shelf stable omega 3, natural 8 compound vitamin E , alpha and beta carotene , and gamma oryzanol.

I don't know -- you can ask here or PM me . Will answer any questions.

Instead of buying raw with vitamin pre-mixes which might come from the same off-shore labs as in the majority of pre-made "convenience" raw - is there not a supplier that has straight blocks of just ground meat and bones ?? Won't look any different than the vital essentials product?
__________________
Carmen

**********

Carmspack
carmspack is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2013, 10:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Toronto Ontario
Posts: 1,842
Question

i was curious about this also can feed sentials be fed with pure raw diet omitting the vegies/fruits or would our dogs still need the carbs?
pets4life is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2013, 11:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Wild Wolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,922
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pets4life View Post
i was curious about this also can feed sentials be fed with pure raw diet omitting the vegies/fruits or would our dogs still need the carbs?
Carmen's supplements - feed-sentials, etc - are whole supplements (you won't need to add anything extra)... they were designed to be fed with a raw food diet. IMO... feed raw, buy the feed-sentials supplement and maybe the oil one she sells, and you won't need anything else. Simple and complete.
__________________
SG S-Hunter vom Geistwasser CA CGN TT (Airport Wildlife Control K9)
Zenna vom Geistwasser

"May my enemies live long so they can see me progress."


www.germanshepherdguide.com
Wild Wolf is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2013, 12:14 AM   #10 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Lauri & The Gang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: SouthEastern WI
Posts: 14,168
Default

A balanced raw diet does not require supplementation.

My pack eat chicken, beef, pork, lamb, fish, rabbit and so on. The only supplements they get is garlic in the spring and summer (to ward off ticks) and Salmon oil.

I use the Salmon oil because my gang don't get alot of fish and a couple won't eat ANY fish. This was they get the Omega 3s they need. And in the winter I increase the oil due to our house being very dry.
__________________
Lauri & The Raw Fed Gang
Raw Dog Ranch
Winnie CGC - Corgi Mix
Chimanes Spice it Up Piquin (Kaynya) - Chinese Crested
Nator von Triton HIC CGC (Mauser) - LC GSD
Piquins Some Like it Hot (Spike) Chinese Crested
Piquins Too Hot To Handle - (Fuego) - Chinese Crested
Piquins Wasabi (Sabi) - Chinese Crested
Piquins Super Hot (Clark) - Chinese Crested
Banzai, Cloe, Mocha - Felines Extraordinaire
Neke, Tessa, Remi, Sadie, Riggs, Sasha, Tazer - DK, Mozart, Zoe - Gone but not forgotten
Lauri & The Gang is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:42 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com