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03-22-2014 10:12 PM
wyoung2153 This is a very true statement. lol.
03-22-2014 04:22 PM
Lauri & The Gang
Originally Posted by wyoung2153 View Post
That makes a lot of sense. Too much sense.. lol.. dont know why I didnt think of that. Thank you!
It because we tend to over think our dogs diets.
03-21-2014 09:43 PM
wyoung2153 That makes a lot of sense. Too much sense.. lol.. dont know why I didnt think of that. Thank you!

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03-21-2014 09:32 PM
Lauri & The Gang Decide what you want to feed - 50/50, 75/25, etc.

Then calculate what it would take to feed the dog a FULL raw diet and what it would take to feed the dog a full kibble diet.

Then use the percentages you decided on to calculate the amounts to feed. Make sense?

For example, if my dog should get 16 ounces of RMBs, 15 ouces of MM and 2 oz of OM each day and I decide to feed half their diet in raw I would divide those amounts in half - feed 8 ounces of RMBs, 7.5 oz of MM and 1 oz of OM.
03-21-2014 10:27 AM
wyoung2153 What was your guys ratio for feeding.. like the one that I am going to suggests for 75/25 diet, 2 cups of kibble one meal and 4 oz of their premade raw.. does that sound about right if their kibble feeding suggestions are 2 1/2-3 3/4 cups a day for 51-100 lb dog.
03-21-2014 09:13 AM
Lilie I feed a raw chicken leg to all my guys in the morning. At night I feed Diamond Extreme Athlete. Sometimes I add an egg or sardines to their kibble. I feed raw treats, chicken feet, chicken/turkey necks, some organs. I also give fish oil at night.

All my dogs are soft and shiney. *knock on wood* I haven't had any problems with hot spots on my LH GSD, even though he takes daily swims in our pond. Not sure exactly why this is, but I don't want to change anything because things seem to be working well....
03-21-2014 08:39 AM
Soundguy I feed Diamond Naturals Grain Free with a raw chicken leg in the evening. We buy fresh chicken legs at Walmart by the 10lb. bag. My last two dogs have thrived on the diet.
03-20-2014 08:41 PM
wyoung2153 Ok so I found a kibble I like and premade raw that may work.. I went with the Nature's Variety Instinct Raw: Organic Chicken and their LID Duck. Now they bag has me feeding 2 1/2 - 3 3/4 cups for 51-100 lbs. Titan is 83 right now. I'm trying to figure out the right ratio for raw and kibble.. They have a calculator but I just wanna see what you guys think. For a 75% Kibble and 25% raw diet they suggest 2 1/8 cups kibble and 4 oz of their raw. For a 50/50 they suggest 1 1/2 cups kibble and 7.7 oz raw. That just sounds so low to me, though I know that with quality food, usually the quantity is lower than other lower quality foods.. What do you guys think?

and I know premade raw isn't the ideal for most, but looking at the ingredients and based off pricing and all that it just works for us right now.

Instinct Grain-Free Raw Frozen Organic Chicken Diet - 8 oz. Patties (12 Count) | Instinct Pet Food for Dogs and Cats

Instinct Grain-Free Limited Ingredient Kibble Dog Food - Duck | Instinct Pet Food for Dogs and Cats

I will also be switching to Canine Caviar, due to his allergies. While NV LID Duck will probably work, it does contain one of the very low reacted allergens, peas. Will that ratio work with the new food, the feeding amounts are the same on both.
03-14-2014 12:04 AM
brembo I do the hybrid thing. I figure the hard kibble helps in the dental department some. It's also a handy option when time is limited.

I feed Diamond Naturals, TOTW Pacific(salmon) and Solid Gold Wolfking kibbles, sometimes mixed sometimes straight, sometimes just RAW. Depends on my schedule and budget.

Dogs do fine, they do like the straight RAW best and demolish their meals when the bowls are filled with stinky "real" food. Gas is sometimes an issue with TOTW, the salmon kibble is pretty rich I guess. My female can peel the paint with a belly full of salmon derived foodstuff. Other than that they thrive on variety.
03-13-2014 11:55 PM
Packen I do both random, zero issues.
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