Feed about 2lbs a day as a rule of thumb. Every dog is different, so some will need more, some less. Watch your pup and adjust up and down as needed.
GENERAL ratios: 30% RMB (Raw Meaty Bone), 60% MM (Muscle Meat), 10% OM (Organ Meat)
RMB: Chicken with bone in it, pork hock, rabbit with bone, raw fish (most dogs will eat raw fish frozen - mine won't eat it raw)
MM: chicken breast, ground beef, beef heart, pork shoulder butt, beef or pork tongue
OM: chicken livers, beef liver, pork liver, pork spleen, kidney, etc
Some great cheap sources of RMB are a bit more boney (turkey necks, chicken backs) so add more MM to balance out the ratios.
Variety OVER TIME: Variety is VERY important: basics should be chicken, turkey, beef, pork, fish - look to add: lamb, venison, rabbit, etc . . . any or other source of protein you an think of. I've fed moose, deer, buffalo, duck, quail - others have sourced llama, etc.
Stuff I add on a regular basis: raw eggs, sardines, canned tuna.
Some dogs may have food sensitivities and not be able to tolerate chicken or turkey or pork, for example. It is normal for the dogs to have loose stool when first switching over to raw as their system adjusts to it, but shouldn't last more than a few days. If it last more than a week, they may be intolerant of source of protein. So switch over one source of protein at a time and watch your dog.
For example: First week on raw, chicken only for the first few days, then add a little bit of chicken OM (chicken livers).
Second week on raw: chicken and beef only. Use beef MM only at first, then try some OM, add some beef liver instead of the chicken liver and see how he does.
Third week: add some pork, and so on.
These are basics to start. As you introduce raw feeding to your pup, continue reading and gathering info to you will have a wider understanding of the principles of raw feeding.
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Keeta BH, OB1, TR1, AD
Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? 2004-2015