|11-01-2013 04:49 PM|
|ladyluck||Increase the MM decrease the RMB. My female gsd requires twice as much as my male to maintain her wt. She is way more active. I would also feed more chicken leg quarters to use as my RMBs. I agree she needs more calories. How about beef heart with the fat still attached? we get bulk beef heart with the hard white fat still attached. we give the fat part to the female and leaner cuts to male.|
|10-23-2013 01:29 PM|
|Seer||Beef fat in good proportions has worked well for weight gain and management. Its really hard to keep weight on some of mine with the expenditure of energy. Fat solves this problem pronto for me. You cant gain or maintain weight if you expend more then your intake. If they are and have been on raw for a while no noticeable stool change by adding a huge piece of fat or two daily for my thinned ones. I think the dog sledders have/will use pure lard to maintain energy and stamina during high output times.|
|10-23-2013 09:57 AM|
|10-23-2013 12:23 AM|
My guys do extremely well on turkey necks, pork heart and other proteins mixed in weekly and I have never really had an issue with their weight (well, Zefra is sorta heavy, for me, even though people think she is skinny).
I will pass this on.
Thank you guys so much. I think it also helps hearing it from other sources.
|10-22-2013 11:48 PM|
Yes, thanks Chris. My dogs are in better condition with more red meat, but leg quarters will fatten them up.
If they are too heavy I feed more turkey necks. They tend to be very lean so they can eat more #/#. I don't have the issues that Jane has with them.
|10-22-2013 09:44 PM|
|elisabeth_00117||Will definitely tell them to switch over and see if that works. Thanks guys!|
|10-22-2013 07:22 PM|
|onyx'girl||Turkey necks and the beef rmbs are more bulk than nutrition...the turkey necks seem to go right thru my dogs, I can always tell when I scoop poop which is from a turkey neck meal. I agree with the chicken as rmbs....they are easily digested and the skin on the chicken is nutritious/ contains a fair amount of fat to balance out the bone and meat.|
|10-22-2013 05:25 PM|
|Chris Wild||I think Lisa was suggeting chicken leg quarters for putting on weight and I'd agree. Try switching out some of the turkey necks and beef rib RMBs for them.|
|10-22-2013 04:24 PM|
|10-22-2013 04:14 PM|
|lhczth||I have found my dogs do best on more red meat though for adding weight, chicken leg quarters work wonders.|
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