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08-28-2015 05:57 PM
voodoolamb
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Be careful with your bone content. Necks are very heavy in bone so 2 meals of necks in 1 day may cause constipation. It's good to read up on how to balance. Huge section here on the forum that is loaded with great info on raw feeding.
In addition to concerns about the higher bone content, necks also contain thyroid tissue which when fed too often or in too high amounts can cause dietary hyperthyroidism as evidenced by studies done in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

I know a lot of people feed necks frequently with no problem but I personally am not comfortable feeding them more then a few times a month. That's also why I do complete blood panels at each wellness visit.
08-28-2015 04:46 PM
Saphire
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Originally Posted by BMF_Racing View Post
Thank you everyone for sharing all this great info. Moose started his raw diet today and so far so good. He had a Duck neck and Turkey neck this morning. He is normally such a picky eater, I have never seen him eat so fast as he did today lol!

All the info is appreciated.
Be careful with your bone content. Necks are very heavy in bone so 2 meals of necks in 1 day may cause constipation. It's good to read up on how to balance. Huge section here on the forum that is loaded with great info on raw feeding.
08-28-2015 04:06 PM
BMF_Racing Thank you everyone for sharing all this great info. Moose started his raw diet today and so far so good. He had a Duck neck and Turkey neck this morning. He is normally such a picky eater, I have never seen him eat so fast as he did today lol!

All the info is appreciated.
07-27-2015 03:18 PM
garynjohna
Thanks!

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You need to research a proper Raw diet, veggies should only be a small portion and most of us don't feed them at all only meat. You need 2% of their body weight to maintain for most dogs which would equal 2.2 lbs daily for your male alone, he may need more or less depending on his exercise regime and metabolism. Two chicken legs is not going to be enough, not to mention you need to balance out your portions. Again, most do a 85% muscle meat, 10% bone, and 5% organ mix.

I highly recommend Raw but only when it's properly balanced, otherwise your dog is missing out on nutrition it needs to survive and thrive.

Read through the Raw section on the forum, research websites, and talk to people who feed it. What works for one may not work for another, but it's a start on the right path
Thanks so much! I have been reading about it & will continue to. I certainly do not want my dogs lacking any part of nutrition. I appreciate your response.
07-27-2015 02:49 PM
Shade
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Originally Posted by garynjohna View Post
Quick question please... I am starting the RAW diet for my 8yo Male & 2yo Female. Some sites I have read has said to blend the veggies, others have said to feed them unblended. Which do I do? And do you mix the veggies & fruits together?
I was thinking of yogurt & fruits in the mornings & Meat w/veggies at night? Are 2 chicken legs (for the meat portion of dinner) for a 110lb male & 90lb female enough? Any suggestions? Thank you
You need to research a proper Raw diet, veggies should only be a small portion and most of us don't feed them at all only meat. You need 2% of their body weight to maintain for most dogs which would equal 2.2 lbs daily for your male alone, he may need more or less depending on his exercise regime and metabolism. Two chicken legs is not going to be enough, not to mention you need to balance out your portions. Again, most do a 85% muscle meat, 10% bone, and 5% organ mix.

I highly recommend Raw but only when it's properly balanced, otherwise your dog is missing out on nutrition it needs to survive and thrive.

Read through the Raw section on the forum, research websites, and talk to people who feed it. What works for one may not work for another, but it's a start on the right path
07-27-2015 02:37 PM
garynjohna
RAW Cooked?

Quick question please... I am starting the RAW diet for my 8yo Male & 2yo Female. Some sites I have read has said to blend the veggies, others have said to feed them unblended. Which do I do? And do you mix the veggies & fruits together?
I was thinking of yogurt & fruits in the mornings & Meat w/veggies at night? Are 2 chicken legs (for the meat portion of dinner) for a 110lb male & 90lb female enough? Any suggestions? Thank you
07-01-2014 10:58 PM
StingRay Sorry to dig up such an old thread, but the information here is pretty awesome!
06-23-2014 10:53 PM
Sealdoc I was thinking about getting into RAW with my pup who just turned 5 months old. We actually have a few butchers that sell pre-made raw mixes and a raw dog food business here in Arizona. All their food is ground. Which I like, it makes feed really simple. I know for the "puritans" grinding may be a complete faux paw, but I have an old #12 grinder that I used to use when I hunted back east. It has a 50 lb mixer bin attachment.

I was thinking of making a 30 lb mix I would do:
2 bags of chicken quarters - 20lbs (65% is 19.5)
9 lbs of veggies
1.5 lbs of organs (chicken livers + I'll source other)
Plus yogurt and coconut oil etc

I was going to buy a hamburger patty maker that has this adjustable thickness and get it to where I can have it thick enough for exactly 1 or 2 patties per meal

Then supplement a few times a week some real RMB's for chewing.

This would allow me to pre make 2 weeks or more worth of food and have it prepared in away that would allow my wife to feed when i am away for a few days etc.

Does anyone see any issues with my plan? I would appreciate input.

Oh BTW, I am currently feeding Natures Variety Instinct Raw Chicken for past 3 weeks and he is doing well and transition off of kibbel completely.

Thank you
04-22-2014 09:35 PM
WirelessG My vet recommended a vitamin supplement. I use Cosequin advanced.
04-19-2014 11:19 PM
lola2010 when feeding raw do you have to use supplements ? or can you strictly do just meat?
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