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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
|Today 02:37 PM|
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|
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.
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