|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|
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.
|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?|
|02-18-2014 01:07 AM|
|02-18-2014 12:14 AM|
I feed a variety of proteins to my two animals, primarily based on what is on sale/what I can get for free from local butchers/processors/farmers/friends/whatever. Sometimes I have more venison, sometimes more chicken, sometimes more pork, sometimes more beef, etc. But whatever I have, I have a variety.
Tasha (50-ish lbs, 9 years old, not extremely active) gets an amount approximately the size of a whole chicken leg quarter once a day. She gets something bone in almost every single time, because if I don't she gets loose stool. Every 7th day or so she gets a meal of organ meats.
Master (15-ish lbs SLIM, 1.5 years old, a domestic shorthair cat) gets approximately 1/2 lb worth of food per day (I weigh his out) divided into two meals a day. Every other meal has something with bone... usually a chicken wing because it's easy, and every 7th or 8th meal he gets organs. So twice a week generally, occasionally a little more often.
And my plan with my new puppy Arya is to start with 3x a day. Same protein variety, bone-in morning and evening, whether she finishes the bone or not. Organs three times a week for lunch-time meal, adjusting based on poop and how she starts feeling. And as she gets older decrease down to 2x a day at about 6-8 months, and probably always stay at 2x a day, potentially decreasing to main meal at night and a small meal of an egg and a chewing bone for during the day.
|01-24-2014 07:36 AM|
I try too feed my 2 year GSD 3 lbs/day once a day in the afternoon and a RMB at night just something to chew on.
His main protein is Goat or Lamb meat, but his menu usually looks like this (everything is fresh):
1. goat/lamb meat + rmb
2. fresh cow green tripe (a must for my. no more loose tools)
3. cow heart
4. cow liver
5. a beef rib at night
Roy just loves goat/lamb meat. Today I wanted to change his menu a bit and got a fresh turkey. He did not like it at all. Since he also doesn't like chicken, I think it is safe to say he doesn't like poultry.
On the weekends I try to get whole rabbits (the entire thing unsliced with the organs in it) for him and he loves it.
|12-13-2013 04:57 PM|
starting my 2 on a raw diet
I see a lot of you feed chicken necks, back and turkey necks etc. Where are you finding something like that? My local grocer can only get leg quarters and thighs with backs. I wasn't sure where else I needed to be looking
Also is chicken ok to be a main staple if I add other proteins in for mm and om?
|11-17-2013 11:19 AM|
I am thinking about getting back into feeding RAW to my 100 lb 7 year old neutered GSD. My old formula was:
put 4 apples, 4 bananas, medium sized box of blueberries (1 lb), 3 pounds heart meat, 8 eggs (shell and all), 8 cloves of garlic, 3 large cooked yams, 1 head of romaine lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, 1 large tub of low sugar plain yogurt into a food processor and blend all together. Then mix with with lean ground hamburger at a ration of 65% hamburger and 35% mixture. I then separated into 1 lb freezer bags and froze until needed. I also cut up fresh chicken back / necks into 1 pound freezer bags and froze. He would then get a pound of the hamburger mixture in the morning and a pound of the chicken back / necks at night.
Does anyone see any problems with this formula???? Any help would be appreciated.
|06-22-2013 10:55 AM|
|Rodimus80||I just started my boy (11 months) on a RAW diet last week consisting of chicken quarters and some liver spread throughout. He also gets marrow bones here and there and I will be introducing him to some turkey necks. So far it's been great. His coat is looking good, his energy is great and the bad breath is gone. Not too mention that the poop that comes from a RAW feed dog is so easy during clean-up time. I will never be going back to kibble!|
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