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No Bones About It
when feeding raw keep in mind these words from the author......
"If you are getting your meat/poultry from the store without bone added, calcium will be deficient and so must be added in the
form of powdered eggshell, ground soft bone and cartilage,or a calcium supplement. The organ meats must also be added as they
are an important source of minerals and fat soluble vitamins. If not feeding a diet complete with bones, I would start off
with a mixture of meat/ poultry (85%), organ mixture (10%), bone dust/cartilage (1%) and green tripe (4%) harvested from
grass or hay fed cattle. The proportions can vary between manufacturers.
This diet can be continued, or: I like to take 75% of the meat/poultry mixture and make the other 25% a variety of raw
colorful fruits (20%) and vegetables (80%) Of the fat present in the diet, 30% to 40% should be saturated, 30% to 50%
monounsaturated and 10% to 30% polyunsaturated. The polyunsaturated fats are further broken down to: 75% Omega-6 short
chained fatty acids, 20% Omega-3 short chained fatty acids, and 5% long chain fatty acids, EPA and DHA (Brown S, Unlocking
the canine ancestral diet, 2010: Dogwise Publishing). Meg Smart DVM PhD article from Dogs Naturally.
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
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