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08-31-2015 10:47 AM
BMF_Racing
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What are your bone-MM-OM ratios?
Based on all the reading I figured I'd start out at the below ratios and adjust accordingly as needed. Spool appears to be close at these levels right now but was going to see how the next couple weeks go to see how he doing.

45% Raw Meaty Bones
50% Muscle Meat
5% Organ Meat

thoughts?
08-31-2015 10:23 AM
Saphire What are your bone-MM-OM ratios?
08-31-2015 10:16 AM
BMF_Racing
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I feed full chicken carcass, rib cage and all. Much bigger than the typical backs and mine have alot of meat with skin. Average just over 1lb
Got it, thank you for the clarification.
08-31-2015 10:13 AM
Saphire I feed full chicken carcass, rib cage and all. Much bigger than the typical backs and mine have alot of meat with skin. Average just over 1lb
08-31-2015 10:11 AM
BMF_Racing
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I do think necks x 3 weekly is way to much. I feed once a week at most. I would have no issues with feeding carcass x 3-5 times a week.
When you say carcass, you mean like the chicken backs (sorry just want to make sure I understand)?
08-31-2015 10:08 AM
BMF_Racing
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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.

Thank you for the link, I will re-think the diet plan now as I was unaware.
08-31-2015 10:07 AM
Saphire I do think necks x 3 weekly is way to much. I feed once a week at most. I would have no issues with feeding carcass x 3-5 times a week.
08-31-2015 10:03 AM
BMF_Racing
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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.
Thanks for the info, he had beef heart, ground turkey, and a lamb veggie mix for MM the PM meal. I was planning on feeding necks 2-3 times a week for RMB and chicken quarters/backs the other times. Are you guys saying 2-3 times is too much (was hoping to keep some variety of RMBs)?

He's currently getting 1 lb meals 2x day (3 eggs a week and a TB yogurt each night not counted in that weight).
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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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.
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