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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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How much Bravo to feed?

so i was originally feeding Natures Instinct Raw but it was getting a bit too expensive so im planning on switching to Bravo Raw, but do i still feed the same amount? im getting confused, because they both look like the same quantity of meat, but their websites call for different amounts. My guy is 65lbs and 9 months, so natures instinct raw says feed 25oz a day, but bravo say feed 41oz a day..which is a HUGE difference...any ideas?

EDIT: doing some research, im not sure if im doing this right, but natures variety lists on their site that their raw is 65 Calories per OZ. now, Bravo says it is 125 KCAL ME per 1/4 Pound which equals approx 32 Cal per OZ right? so do i have to truly feed double of the Bravo? if so, bravo doesnt really work out any cheaper lol

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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oh yea, and a 2LB chub of Nature Instinct runs me around $9ish (averageing different proteins, some are cheaper, some are more expensive) and a 5LB chub of Bravo Balance runs me $17 (again, averaging different proteins).
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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any1 have input?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 08:04 PM
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I did the calculations myself on the Bravo and Instinct pages and your pup would eat around the same amount really. I think on the Bravo one you're putting in 4% of the body weight, which at this age you don't need to feed that much since your dog is pretty close to being full grown. If you put in 2.5-3% it's MUCH closer to what Instinct's page says when you mark 'Puppy - Mostly full grown'.

Honestly those calculators are based around the same calculations as any other raw feeding program. If you average your dog between the 2.5%-3% needs it'd put it around 28oz a day, which is where I'd personally start at this age/size and if he gets thin then feed more and if he gets chubby feed less until you figure out a happy medium. If you're rotating proteins (Which you should be) then you're going to feed more calories one day and less calories the next which will work it's self out to a happy medium as well.

Also, have you thought about making your own food? If not at least a couple days a week? It'd come out a LOT cheaper for you.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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im actually in the process of just doign it myself done a lot of reading on it over the last few days and going to dive into it planning on starting wit hthis:

1 chicken quarter
1/2lb beef heart
1 raw egg
1 tablespoon liver

thats for the whole day if i do it in 1 feeding.
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