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I am using the HK base mix with the raw feeding. I also add Dr Dobias Omega 3. Is it enough to complete the necessary nutrition for my 3.5 year old female? TIA.
 

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Chicken is mostly bone. Talk to the folks at THK about that. That's a lot of calcium. They can run the calculation by their nutritionist. Just call them!

They told me a bit of bone is okay -- but I was talking to them about Primal Grinds with max 10% bone. Your chicken is much higher.

It's meant to be fed with meat -- muscle alone (like hamburger, ground turkey or deboned chicken), but muscle with a little (10%) organ is probably much better, esp. if you can get a good mix of organs. As the box says, you need to be feeding meat with EVERY meal -- not 3x week -- every time you feed THK, add some meat per the ratio on the back of the box, to create a complete meal. Don't feed THK alone, even a few days a week. (I'm not sure from your post if that's what you meant, but it sounds like you only give meat 3 days a week, so I wanted to clarify that if you feed THK 7 days a week, there should be an appropriate amount of protein 7 days a week.)

I add fish oil to it too. So did the rep I talk to at THK who fed it. Oddly, Dr. Harvey's similar base mix recommends that on the label. I don't know why THK doesn't.
 

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@Magwart Thanks for your reply.

What I meant was: I feed a large super meaty organic chicken thigh with every meal. Then 3X a week or maybe more, I add some ground up red meat and organs depending on the size of the chicken.

I called THK. she said she didn't think that would be a problem, but if I was worried, use the thighs every other day and muscle meat the rest of the days.

Foe some reason, I am a little leary of ground meats thinking about bacteria in the butchers grinder. But I guess it's not a problem.
 

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You can chop up your own meat (or even grind your own). Slices, chunks or even hunks are as good nutritionally as ground (ground is just easier to measure).
 
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