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04-10-2014 02:18 PM
lovemytb I would not feed both. Either feed kibble or raw. I have my puppy on 100% raw since he was 9 weeks old. I tried him on every possible kibble there is and everything gave him an upset stomach. We have spent lots of money on trying to figure out why he keeps having diarrhea and after taking him off of kibble and putting him on raw he is a happy camper.
03-14-2014 06:40 PM
d4mmo Well the truth is most kibbles are over supplemented. So feeding premium puppy kibble 2/3 and raw 1/3 sounds like it should still be ok. Especially considering I am using a few different meats and organs. Attachment 190986

He seems to love it and his poop has been fine.

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03-14-2014 01:13 PM
Jax08 If you are feeding kibble to ensure proper nutrients in a growing puppy then spend the same amount of money on Bravo Balance or another commercial RAW diet to sub in for the "premium kibble".
03-14-2014 01:12 PM
Originally Posted by jocoyn View Post
Actually, it is the other way around. The lower the pH the more acidic and a dog with a raw diet has a lower pH in the stomach acid.
Sorry, you're right about that, I'm thinking backwards. Science fail. (I think what I mean to say is kibble lowers the acidity)
03-14-2014 01:09 PM
Serbrider I don't feed ground for two reasons:
1. I like my animals to tear it apart and get that teeth cleaning that bones and whole meat offer.
2. Ground meat grosses me out because I don't know what all is truly in it. Same goes for kibble and other highly processed foods.

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03-14-2014 12:52 PM
NancyJ Actually, it is the other way around. The lower the pH the more acidic and a dog with a raw diet has a lower pH in the stomach acid. That lower pH also kills pathogens which is why I would be hesitant about mix and match between raw and kibble but a lot of people do it.

I have also heard just the chewing and gnawing on the RMBs is what drives the acid being pumped in which is why some don't feed grinds.

But what I am saying is all "what I have heard" elsewhere other than the statement that lower the pH the more acidic. That is fact.
03-14-2014 12:46 PM
blackshep They are digested differently because the kibble lowers the pH of the stomach acid and dogs aren't very efficient at digesting carbs (which kibble is very high in) so it moves through their body more slowly.

Raw feeding raises the pH which is better for digesting bone, and moves through the system faster.

Anyway, I think feeding raw is the way to go, no need for kibble if you are balancing the raw properly.

And yes, very cute pup! Congratulations!
03-14-2014 10:14 AM
Serbrider Ahh. I personally disagree with that, but I'm too tired right now to look up the studies on it.

Do what works for you.

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03-14-2014 03:54 AM
d4mmo Sorry, it was written incorrectly by me. Same premium kibble morning and night not different. I did actually ask the breeders about different digesting times. They told me the dogs digestive system will have no problem with it just like how we eat cooked meat and salads and veggies at the same time etc.

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03-14-2014 01:32 AM
Serbrider So you feed poor quality kibble, with raw, with premium kibble? Why not just choose one of the last two?

I don't like feeding raw with kibble because it moves through the digestive system differently, and I don't want to avoid impactions... but I know people feed the mix with no problems.

Otherwise... not horrible... just a little confusing as to why this is the way they feed? Especially if it's a low quality kibble in the morning with the premium at night...

Adorable pup though.
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