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I am for feeding my dog or dogs raw meat. 70 61.95%
I am in the middle. I'm okay with processed or raw. 38 33.63%
I am against feeding my dog or dogs raw meat. 5 4.42%
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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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For or Against: Raw Meat Feeding

Do you believe in feeding your dog or dogs raw meat?

I'm in the middle, I could go either way.

I understand that dogs are really just domesticated wolves, but does that really mean they should be fed like wolves?
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 01:09 PM
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I feed my dogs a RAW diet. Feeding dogs RAW really has little to do with domesticated dogs descending from wolves. IMO, it's about feeding an unprocessed, species appropriate diet.


I also feed my cat a RAW diet. Do you know that cat's are obligate carnivores? They can NOT survive without eating meat because of their body does not produce the necessary components to survive so they have to get it from meat. Primarily taurine.

Do you know that most cat food is primarily made up of corn and by-product meal? So an animal that can not survive without meat is being fed corn and ground up, dehydrated chicken feet...doesn't make alot of sense, does it?

The animal foods of today are made of the cheapest ingredients and then supplemented with the necessary vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc. Why buy crap when I can buy the real thing for 1/2 the price? That's not including the grain free foods. That's a whole different topic.
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I don't raw feed myself because of cost and space but I'm all for it.
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I agree with Jax... RAW is best for you dog. Even though I feed my dog a cup of TOTW in the AM and RAW in the eveing just so he gets every thing he needs.
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im for it, i also dont feed my dogs that, im actually scared a little because i have never done it and i dont want to make them sick, but i would like to eventually
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I'm for raw feeding, and have been feeding raw for almost 4 yrs. Never have had a problem with the diet, I only see the benefits!

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Definitely for it. I used to feed it, but the horrible farts were too much >_<.


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I feed both, and I since I have, I've noticed that Hondo (who is normally a picky eater) eats his kibble like he is starving. I've had to back off the amount of kibble because he is packing on the pounds. And I enjoy the look on Hondo's face when he is eating it. He loves it!
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Have been feeding raw for a few years now. Switched to all raw, and a medical issue that one of my dogs had that was not responding to medication went away.

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I am not against RAW, I think that it is great for dogs and I love that people feed it to them. I am just not smart enough to figure all of the stuff out, balancing the ingredients and what not so I feed both of my dogs TOTW.

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