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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Raw Food for Dogs?

Found a video on raw food for dogs from a Vet on UTube.

Makes a lot of sense.
It is about 14 minutes long. Very informative.



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good stuff Linda, when are you starting?

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I have not done any research at all, I have no idea what goes into a diet.



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Linda you can find recipes online, but I would get a consult with someone like Sabine , to customize it to your dogs. Even freezed dried is a big step up .

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What is the average price monthly when going to raw food? I need a poll!



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pays for itself down the road I bet.

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Commercial or home prepared raw? I currently do commercial raw for one of my girls (she's lactating so she needs the extra nutrition) but am going to take the plunge to do home made raw for the rest of the pack after I find a meat grinder. From my current research home made raw can be even cheaper than a high quality grain free kibble depending on your source. Just depends on the source where you get your meat and what model of raw diet you follow: BARF, whole prey, prey model etc..

Here are some further links on raw feeding. Even a calculator for how much meat a month.. https://www.mypetcarnivore.com/index...=78&Itemid=116

I also feed Primal to the one. Tried Stella & Chewys, which is just expensive but doesn't go as far. Always, a plus when they coconut oil is already added to the food. Primal has a food calculator. Cheaper to buy the bigger bag of patties as a 6 lb bag of 12 patties for start at $30 where I'm located. The 3 lb bag of 48 1 oz nuggets go for start at $20. The cheaper formulas to go with are the chicken, beef, turkey/sardines & lamb. Venison, Duck, Quail and Pheasant are considerably more expensive.

http://www.primalpetfoods.com/

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I feed commercial raw to both of my dogs. Every day they get a mix but I usually buy the same brands, OC, Primal, Stella and Chewys and Vital Essentials. I also give them pumpkin, squash and sweet potato. I know I could do a better job with the diet consulting Sabine and maybe home cooking so that's something I need to look into doing. I hedge by feeding the variety that their diet will be balanced. Interestingly they never have stomach issues even though they eat something different every day.
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I'm following the whole prey model raw diet. There is a Facebook group and a yahoo group Raw Feeding (RF) that I've found to be an invaluable source of info
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Can I give a chicken leg once in awhile to see how they would do? I have not approached my husband with the boys going raw food. I just want to take it slow... is this possible?



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