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01-02-2014 10:58 AM
blackshep
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Originally Posted by Jax08 View Post
It's not 10% RMB...it's 10% BONE. 45% RMB gives you roughly the 10% bone
Thank you!!! I think a lot of people were using bone & RMB interchangeably and I was getting worried. Makes sense now!!

PS. Love that site too!! So much good info there
12-16-2013 09:41 PM
E.Hatch I agree (as a fellow newbie to raw) Laurie's website is excellent! Here's another site you may also find helpful

The Many Myths of Raw Feeding
12-16-2013 09:12 PM
erfunhouse Here's my break down in percentages

Turkey neck 13oz total. Based off one study that states Turkey neck is 42% bone:

5.46 oz of that meal is bone
7.54 oz of that meal is MM

Turkey heart at 8oz MM
Chicken Giblets 4 oz OM
Pork stew 13 oz MM

Percentages for the entire days meal
38 Oz total (and that would be HIGH)
28.54oz MM = 75% MM
5.46oz BONE = 14% Bone
4oz OM= 10% OM

I'm almost there. Just some more tweaking. A tad bit and I think I'm there. He can survive if I take the Turkey neck down by a few ounces and add sine more meat somewhere.

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12-16-2013 09:01 PM
erfunhouse Ok...I did get some thighs too, Just haven't given them yet. When I really start rotating he should balance out. I just don't want to stunt him or hurt him in the long run. Thank you!

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12-16-2013 08:14 PM
Jax08 I feed primarily necks and have found that 40% neck is plenty. Any more than that and she's pooping rocks. So most often my proportions are 40/55/5. You have to make a judgement on the type of bone you are giving. Necks and backs are more bone than meat. Thighs and quarters are more meat than bone.
12-16-2013 07:59 PM
lhczth I tend to balance over time and if I give a turkey neck or pork neck for breakfast they might get a pure MM dinner (or tripe or a mix with OM). For example this morning they got a chicken back (fairly boney) and for dinner they got 1/2 chicken back and a .4-.5# of a beef MM/OM mix. Tomorrow they will get a chicken back for breakfast and then tripe/eggs for dinner. Other days they will get a pork neck for breakfast and a chunk of beef heart for dinner.
12-16-2013 07:52 PM
erfunhouse So you do bone and MM/OM in each meal?
12-16-2013 07:51 PM
onyx'girl A whole turkey neck may be a bit too much bone for some dogs...if it weighs a pound there is a lot of bone in comparison to the MM that the neck has. I usually chunk a tom neck in 1/2 so I can add the MM, OM to make a 1# meal portion. Hen necks are small and may only weigh 8 oz so I can adjust the balance easier. I don't like to give a meal that has unbalances, rather would have the consistency the same every time so the digestive tract isn't having to adjust constantly.
12-16-2013 07:39 PM
erfunhouse SEE!!!!! That's what I THOUGHT!!!!!!! Everyone on the other group was saying that a turkey neck was TOO MUCH for him!!!! WTH!!!! They had me freaking out! I asked for clarification stating that the ONLY bone he got was the turkey neck, and they kept saying "No, that's 42% bone in the turkey neck, he is getting too much bone"....I knew I wasn't loosing it...but you know how we are, we freak over the animals.

THANK YOU!!!!!!

As far as the other stuff goes...does the diet look ok? Balanced? No rocket butt yet...quite the opposite, but after nearly 9 months of diarrhea I'm sure he's relieved about it. He doesn't seem to be bothered over the decreased poop either. No whining or straining. When he pooped today (twice) he had to push a bit...but he didn't complain. I inspected it for blood to see if it hurt him to pass it (because it was FIRM)....and there was no blood. Took a stick to break it apart, and it was ok!
12-16-2013 07:36 PM
lhczth Our moderator, Lauri and the Gang, did that excellent site.
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