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01-19-2014 05:29 PM
Harry and Lola Since really getting into the raw diet thing, I have noticed my female will eat everything and anything, my male is more picky. I have given them whole rabbits (guts and all) cow heart, chicken carcass, pancreas, tribe, kangaroo tails, goats necks, sheep necks and my male has turned his nose up on quite a few, he eventually eats though but I'm sure it is only because Lola is eating hers and he doesn't want her to have his.

It is a bit expensive but you could try already made raw such as BARF patties (although they do sell in 1kg and 3kg bags now) Dogs seem to like and it is a complete meal - bones, organs, muscle and vegies.
01-19-2014 01:28 PM
_Zero_ Another thing that can help is to *very* lightly sear something if he's not interested. Often this will enhance the smell and make it appetizing enough for them to at least try. Once they get going they'll like realize how much they like it!
01-17-2014 08:11 PM
erfunhouse Sabo hated chicken and was turning his nose up at turkey necks until Kia came along then he figured "I better eat it cause she will get it" Kia had a hard time converting, so we had to hold it for her. She still won't eat heart or liver, but loves the ground mix I accidentally bought. Thinking I will continue to buy the ground for her

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01-06-2014 09:50 PM
Flutter We started out with ground mix and our dog loves it! However, is is slow to accept new whole pieces of food. With chicken legs he was very hesitant until he crunched it. As soon as something crunches he's all over it, drives him crazy. He also takes frozen meat better than thawed meat.
01-06-2014 01:20 PM
Lilie When I first started feeding Hondo raw leg / leg quarters he wouldn't touch it. It looked as though he didn't like the texture of if. He acted as though he was throughly disgusted.

One morning I tried feeding it frozen and he gobbled it up. I still feed raw frozen chicken legs (Hondo for over three years) to all of my dogs and haven't had a single problem. I can now feed anything raw and he'll eat it. He never misses his evening kibble either.
01-06-2014 10:39 AM
lhczth Also turkey and rabbit are options.
01-06-2014 10:07 AM
Originally Posted by Graeme-vicki-diesel View Post
I put out some minced beef this mornign along with some sardines and he finished the lot no problem at all, I will do that for a few days a week or so then tr and introduce more variety.

Anyone any good RMB ideas that isn't chicken that I could try?
Try beef ribs, beef neck, ox tails and/or lamb neck if they aren't to expensive where you live. It is what I uses for RMB.
01-06-2014 07:41 AM
erfunhouse Sabo is picky about that stuff too. I have started packaging the chicken with other things he likes and then he eats it. Or even waiting until after he's worked up an appetite.

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01-06-2014 07:11 AM
Graeme-vicki-diesel I put out some minced beef this mornign along with some sardines and he finished the lot no problem at all, I will do that for a few days a week or so then tr and introduce more variety.

Anyone any good RMB ideas that isn't chicken that I could try?
01-05-2014 05:33 PM
TinkerinWstuff Are you sure there is not some other medical issue at hand affecting his appetite? If he isn't interested in kibble and turning his nose up to raw, have you had a recent vet exam?
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