Raw Feeders - sometimes kibble??? - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Alternative and Home Cooked Diets A forum for people making their own dog food, using alternative methods or different discussions improving the nutrition of your dog.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
Lola's Mom
 
Redorr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 989
Submit Photo: 36
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Raw Feeders - sometimes kibble???

I feed Lola NV Raw medallions. A variety of Lamb, Venison and Beef. Sometimes a raw chicken thigh or back, or a turkey neck. She eats like a pig, so I actually put the medallions in a kong to slow her intake so she doesn't choke. Love the raw - she has small non-smelly poops, no gland trouble, and has stopped eating her poop.

I am wondering if any of you raw feeders ever feed kibble for convenience sake? I am taking Lola flying to Chicago for Thanksgiving and New Mexico for Christmas. It is a huge pain to deal with frozen, raw, etc. when travelling, staying in hotels, at people's homes who are grossed out by the whole thing. I was thinking of transitioning her over this week to NV Instinct kibble (grain-free) which is what she was on before going raw. And giving her a mix over the coming holidays. For some days she'd be on 100% kibble. Lola has an iron gut, as she's had diaharrea maybe 3 times when she got into something she shouldn't.

Is the transition the only thing you'd worry about? I worry that the kibble will yield a greater volume of poop which is not a good thing when we are travelling. Any other issues you can warn me about? If I disrupt her gut with this could she have ongoing issues with runny stools and stuff?

---Little Lola a.k.a. Princess Pee and Poop and her humom Anne

"Happiness is a warm puppy" Charles Schultz

Redorr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 10:15 PM
The 3 Amigos
 
DanielBMe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 2,108
Submit Photo: 10
Photo Submissions 7 Times in 5 Posts
Nope, never! But that's mostly because I know if I tried feeding kibble at this point, my guys would probably have the runs. So no change in diet here.

If you are going to switch to kibble due to travelling, just make sure you start the switch a few weeks prior. Between the change and travelling, it could cause quite a bit of stress on the body.

Chances are if your parents never had kids...you won't either...
DanielBMe is offline  
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 10:47 PM
Tori's mom
 
Leslie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sunny SoCal
Posts: 4,988
Submit Photo: 19
Photo Submissions 10 Times in 6 Posts
Tori gets kibble every day, in the morning, and NV medallions for dinner. Never had any problem at all.

~Leslie

At our house, we spell happiness H-A-V-A-N-E-S-E
Leslie is offline  
 
post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 11:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Sheri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 6,243
Submit Photo: 11
Photo Submissions 51 Times in 48 Posts
Also, I know NV has a freeze dried raw specially good for travel or treating, apparently not intended for long term use. I wonder if that would be worth looking into...

Sheri, Tucker's Mom
Sheri is offline  
post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 12:09 AM
My Dogs Mom
 
mellowbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlsbad, Ca
Posts: 3,476
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 13 Times in 11 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheri View Post
Also, I know NV has a freeze dried raw specially good for travel or treating, apparently not intended for long term use. I wonder if that would be worth looking into...
I've used the NV freeze dried for short times and my pooches love it. If you are going to switch her to kibble for the trip your plan sounds exactly right.
Like Leslie, I also leave kibble down 24/7 and all mine nibble now and then. It doesn't seem to affect their stools at all.
Carole

Carole
Vinny, Lulu, Gabby and Richie too!


Be yourself, everyone else is taken.
mellowbo is offline  
post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 07:49 AM
Amanda
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 9,576
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 31 Times in 22 Posts
Dasher and I are traveling next month and I am also taking the freeze dried with me. I think going back to kibble for just a week would be too much of an adjustment on his tummy.

Dora, Dasher, & Belle's Mommy
www.belledoradasher.blogspot.com

Thinking of adding a Neezer, check out this thread!
ama0722 is offline  
post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 09:31 AM
Benji and Lizzie's Mom
 
Poornima's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,086
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 6 Times in 5 Posts
I don't mean to hi jack the thread but I just want to know if the meal doesn't get eaten, can you refreeze the food or do you have to throw it into the trash? I have been thinking about trying raw for sometime and after seeing Kathy's recipe on "New Grinder" thread, I am tempted (DH is grossed out).

Best, Poornima
Poornima is offline  
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 09:39 AM
Tori's mom
 
Leslie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sunny SoCal
Posts: 4,988
Submit Photo: 19
Photo Submissions 10 Times in 6 Posts
Poornima~ If Tori doesn't eat her raw within about 10-15 min. I'll pick it up, cover it and put it back in the fridge for the next meal. If she doesn't eat it then, or if I forget to pick it up, into the garbage disposal it goes

~Leslie

At our house, we spell happiness H-A-V-A-N-E-S-E
Leslie is offline  
post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 09:46 AM
Benji and Lizzie's Mom
 
Poornima's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,086
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 6 Times in 5 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leslie View Post
Poornima~ If Tori doesn't eat her raw within about 10-15 min. I'll pick it up, cover it and put it back in the fridge for the next meal. If she doesn't eat it then, or if I forget to pick it up, into the garbage disposal it goes
I guess I will have to cook the recipe then or I would be throwing away half the bag . Benji skips meals and Lizzie needs to reduce her weight!

Best, Poornima
Poornima is offline  
post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 09:49 AM
Tori's mom
 
Leslie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sunny SoCal
Posts: 4,988
Submit Photo: 19
Photo Submissions 10 Times in 6 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poornima View Post
I guess I will have to cook the recipe then or I would be throwing away half the bag . Benji skips meals and Lizzie needs to reduce her weight!
Tori will skip meals occasionally but, it is much less often with the raw than with kibble. Maybe Benji would skip less often on raw, too???

~Leslie

At our house, we spell happiness H-A-V-A-N-E-S-E
Leslie is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome