Join Date: May 2018
Location: Southern California
I started our pups on all raw and switched to half raw half taste of wild large puppy breed dry food.
All raw would be too much money for us with two growing large dogs, plus college tuition and our other expenses.
We feed both kibble and raw in same meal and rotate our daily supplements.
Our vet Who raw feeds and is also a nutritionist said mixing was fine to do.
Odin is sensitive to rich meats such as duck and lamb. He can eat those flailed treats but not pure meats, not even duck feet. He can only tolerate chicken necks and eggs, but not other chicken meat/parts.
So we keep pretty simple here. Beef and turkey for meats. Chicken necks for bone. And a turkey or beef organ blend for organs.
Taste of the wild grain free high prairie dry food. And we give them a little goats milk with every meal to soften the dry food.
I also make them fruit cubes or give them raw fruit as snacks/treats.
For supplements I used high quality fish oil, whole chicken or quail eggs, green lipped mussel powder, apple cider vinegar, ocean kelp, turkey stock, spirulina, detox clay. Apple cider vinegar and clay they get daily. The others I rotate so they get 2-3x a week.
Thinking of adding a probiotic, bee pollen, and green juju eventually.
My advice stick to one single protein like turkey or beef, and go slow. Don try to feed a variety all at once. If I was starting over Or only had one puppy, I would do a meal plan. The worry is gone and you donít have to prep yourself.
I love adding raw to my dogs meals, and canít imagine not having some type of raw component. In the future when Iím done with college and can comfortably afford it, Odin and Layla will be back on all raw.
Plus DIY can be time consuming, especially if you have to drive to a bunch of places to find all the meats, bones, and organ.