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Strypher 04-30-2014 02:27 AM

Is this a Good idea ?
 
If my gsd eats 14 pounds a week can't I just decide how much to feed each week by splitting it into percentages . Sorry if that don't make sense lol but if I'm doing 50-45-5% then for example I'll do each week
50%(RMB) of 14 pounds = 7 pounds
45% (MM) of 14 pounds = 6.3 pounds
5%(om) of 14 pounds = 7 ounces
Would that eating plan work ? Where I'm feeding her exactly what she needs not too much or little .


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SuperG 04-30-2014 10:30 AM

If I am understanding your question correctly....I don't see why each and every meal needs to be balanced with the %s you have chosen for a healthy raw diet. I know I have read that the overall %s should be adhered to over a period of time not necessarily every day or meal. However, I know if I were to give my dog her organ requirements in 1-3 larger portions over a week, I would assume she might have a case of the runs. Same with giving her a weeks worth of bone requirements in 1-3 servings...her stools would be crispy. I also understand that diversity/variety in a raw fed dog's diet is a good thing, so different sources for RMB, MM and OM is a plus. Using your idea would make it easier to have this variety I believe.

I most likely do not have this variety for my dog's diet as I prepare batches which will last 20 days...the next batch I make will be different than the previous but for 20 days she eats pretty much the same ingredients.

I'm not sure I came remotely close to addressing your question...sorry


SuperG

Strypher 04-30-2014 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by SuperG (Post 5452225)
If I am understanding your question correctly....I don't see why each and every meal needs to be balanced with the %s you have chosen for a healthy raw diet. I know I have read that the overall %s should be adhered to over a period of time not necessarily every day or meal. However, I know if I were to give my dog her organ requirements in 1-3 larger portions over a week, I would assume she might have a case of the runs. Same with giving her a weeks worth of bone requirements in 1-3 servings...her stools would be crispy. I also understand that diversity/variety in a raw fed dog's diet is a good thing, so different sources for RMB, MM and OM is a plus. Using your idea would make it easier to have this variety I believe.

I most likely do not have this variety for my dog's diet as I prepare batches which will last 20 days...the next batch I make will be different than the previous but for 20 days she eats pretty much the same ingredients.

I'm not sure I came remotely close to addressing your question...sorry


SuperG


Yes you answered it. The way your diet plan works is not a bad idea . If you don't mind can you tell me the batch your gsd eating now


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SuperG 04-30-2014 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Strypher (Post 5452689)
Yes you answered it. The way your diet plan works is not a bad idea . If you don't mind can you tell me the batch your gsd eating now


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Okay ...no laughing....it's no prey model diet.

10 lbs Chunked Beef
10 lbs Chunked Beef heart
10 lbs chicken necks..skinless
10 lbs ground green tripe
5 lbs ground salmon
1 lbs each carrots, peas, broccoli and spinach...all pureed in the food processor.
18 raw eggs put through blender with about a dozen vitamin C pills
5 lbs organ...2 1/2 lbs beef liver, 1 lb beef spleen and 1 1/2 lbs beef kidney...all pureed.

I mix this all together in one of my beer brewing buckets and then load up a bunch of Tupperware containers ...about 3-4 lbs in each...put in chest freezer and am good to go for about a month or less.

She gets this twice a day. I also give her either a chicken leg quarter, calf shank bone or a beef trachea section stuffed with ground heart, bone meal, green tripe and ground beef for lunch...or a section of beef tail..maybe 4-6 inches. Lunch is the only meal which has variance as the 50 lb concoction I make is her normal meal twice per day.

If I think her bone intake is too low based on her stool, I will add some bone meal to her 2 meals a day or give her more calf shank bones. The calf shank bones are soft enough for her to chew up without much effort.

I also throw a 400IU capsule of vitamin E in her dinner about 2-4 times a week. She'll get a blob of yogurt on every other dinner as well, ......and I put a teaspoon plus of Mother Bragg's raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar in her dinners most every night.

It's a lot easier than it sounds and the main reason it so easy to deal with is...the cost. I found a source out in the country...about an hour and half drive where I get most all this stuff incredibly cheap. 40-50 cents a pound for most everything I mentioned. I don't think you can buy crappy dog food for under 50 cents a pound.

SuperG


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