|Yesterday 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!|
|05-04-2013 01:46 PM|
I have a 9 week old GSD that will be getting next weekend. I see a lot of posts saying that any puppy 8 weeks and old can get on BARF right away. Is there any restriction on bones for a puppy?
I didn't see any comments on this and the Raw Dog Ranch site didn't comment either. Thanks.
|02-04-2013 09:43 PM|
Thanks for the info, J&M. I ended up putting the egg between meat and pressing it so that it breaks. Flint eats it all up and then tries to drag the shell off and I have to tell him to keep it in the bowl.
He sure likes his new diet and he's no longer licking his front legs. In fact, I gave him some of his dry food (Nutro Senior) on Wednesday morning and by that evening, he was back to licking away.
|02-04-2013 01:24 PM|
Over the weekend, my neighbors driving by said hello and I see you're spoiling those babies!
I was standing out on the patio with a carton of brown eggs and all three of my dogs sitting waiting for their "treat!" Oh, who can sit soonest, who can sit stillest, who is squirming in his seat now?
I just put the whole egg in their eager mouths, they drop it on the pavement and it cracks and they lap it up. Except for old girl. She just starts chewing as soon as it hits her tongue, haha!! And if the younger two don't eat their shells, you can count on her to make quick of those, as well. Sound like tater chips for dogs!
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