The Friendly Neighborhood Witch Mod
Join Date: Dec 2014
Rotating in other proteins is essential to a balanced raw diet (unless your dog is actually allergic and needs a limited diet, in which case supplements are even more important). I personally add vitamin E, vitamin C, fish oil, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, probiotics, kefir and/or goat’s milk, blended veggies and fruits (this varies) and a multivitamin/mineral... I like Dr. Dobias GreenMin and SoulFood. I’ve used Balance It, which is easy and helps make sure your macros are covered. Your dog will be deficient in things if all you feed is chicken. It’s fine to start out with one protein and add more in one at a time once you know how your dog is handling it, but there needs to be more than just chicken. If adding additional “stuff” is too overwhelming at first, I would suggest using a base mix and mixing raw meat (can include bone, but don’t add liver when using a base mix so you are not overdoing it with vitamin A) in with that. Dr. Harvey’s, Sojos, The Honest Kitchen, Grandma Lucy’s all make base mixes that will have the nutritional bases covered.
Do you have a butcher near you that would be willing to grind other meats and bones for you? If not, check out My Pet Carnivore, Hare Today, Raw Feeding Miami or other companies like these so you can easily add to what you are already feeding. Most of these companies usually have beef, lamb, rabbit and other proteins available. Many offer whole prey grinds.
Train the dog in front of you.