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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2014, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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There is so much information on this topic, and between this and getting ready for an 8 day trip to hike the Inca Trail in 2 weeks, I am completely saturated with information about meat and hiking gear

So I bit the bullet and just started...Jericho has been eating Primal Patties for the last 2 weeks or so, at 12lbs per week it was about $70...no bueno.

Went to Costco, got a membership ($10 gift card included due to company discount)

Got a big box of frozen beef patties
36 eggs
1 huge package of chicken legs
Then went to another store and got a 2lb slab of beef liver.

Came home and read this forum for the 8 millionth time and read that chicken legs aren't the best choice, but he'll survive.

Today went back to Costco, bought a big bag of greens, 5lb sweet potatoes, huge bag of garlic cloves (peeled!), the motherload of clorox wipes, and a package of chicken thighs.

Then proceeded to make a special sauce to mix with the beef patties.
6 eggs w/shell
6 Vitamin E gel caps
2lbs of liver
6 capful's of Kefir
6 teaspoons of coconut oil
6 capfuls of ACV
a handful of spinach
6 cloves of garlic

Dinner tonight and for the next 6 days: a chicken thigh and leg
breakfast for the next 6 days: beef patties plus the "special sauce"

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2014, 10:53 PM
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Sounds like you are very devoted ! I tried feeding my gsd raw but didn't sit well with him. Now I know or think it was because he was having other issues which... ill leave it at that. Anyway the diet you have planned for your dog sounds pricey BUT healthy. More power to you. The only thing I would say is garlic is from my understanding one of the no no foods along with onions,tomato,chocolate,grapes,avocado etc... so maybe research this to know for sure ?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2014, 10:56 PM
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Probably will need more bone. We go to an Asian grocery store and get loves of stuff.

Bone:
chicken back, turkey neck, rabbit, chicken thigh

Muscle
Beef, pork and chicken heart. whole fish. chicken and turkey gizards. whatevers on sale

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beef, pork and chicken liver, beef and pork kidney.

We buy green lamb tripe from a specialty dog store.

For non-meat we are doing sweet potato, spinach, kale, green beans, carrots, blueberries, banana, peanut butter

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I wouldn't mix the kefir into your special sauce ahead of time. The beneficial bacteria may not survive in that environment.

Cold processed garlic is more economical. Several forum members use a product from Springtime.

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I wouldn't mix the kefir into your special sauce ahead of time. The beneficial bacteria may not survive in that environment.
Thanks for the info. The sauce is still kept in individual serving Tupperware, frozen and 2 thawed in the fridge. Is it better to keep the kefir in the original container and just add as necessary?
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Yes. The pH of the mixture may not be correct for the bacteria in the kefir to survive.

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