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Feeding Raw without feeding raw...

I noticed this new raw food which is in dehydrated form. It's gotten some good reviews. Thought I'd post a link to it. Might be good for those that want to feed raw without actually feeding raw meat.

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Very interesting Daniel. I visited the site and the information is great. They even have recipes that my dog may like. I just bought a bag of raw food for the first time, this past weekend and it kinda grossed me out, but my dog LOVED it. She LOVES meat. Give her fruit, she spits it out, vegetables - spits it out, a milk bone - spits it out. Give her meat and she sucks it up like a vacuum!!!

I'll definitely check this out further and maybe give it a try.
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Have you actually seen this for sale in Toronto? Looks interesting, but I doubt Beamer would give up his raw meat.. lol

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I noticed this new raw food which is in dehydrated form. It's gotten some good reviews. Thought I'd post a link to it. Might be good for those that want to feed raw without actually feeding raw meat.

The Honest Kitchen
http://www.thehonestkitchen.com/index.shtml
I just tried the veggie only packet and my dogs ran to the hills! LOLOL I even added lot's of chicken and they all thought I was nuts to offer them this green yuk!!

I will say I was impressed with the ingredients though and I am sure it is a good food. Mine just didn't go for it.1
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Hey Ryan, the place in Whitby where I buy my raw supplies carries the brand there. It looked interesting so I checked it out. To be honest, I'm only using my own made stuff and a mix of Carnivore. Out of all the premade raw, I like Carnivore best. I just wish they made them in smaller patties other than 8oz.

I'm finding it harder to make my guys stuff now that the weather is nicer. I find it hard to spend a whole Saturday making their food to save cash, even it it saves me quite a bit. I figure I might buy the Carnivore Chicken and Beef and get ground lamb from my supplier. She sells a 10lb pack of ground lamb for something like $3lb.

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I got some samples for my guys and none of them would touch it!!!!

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Not sure how much veggies you added, but typically veggies should only make up approx 10-15% of the meal. So if you are feeding 3oz of meat, you should mix in approx 0.45oz of veggie. They wouldn't even taste the veggies. Keep in mind you would also need to mix in offal once or twice a week.

Just noticed they have a mini sampler that is 1oz and is good for 1lb of food, which would be 10%.

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I just tried the veggie only packet and my dogs ran to the hills! LOLOL I even added lot's of chicken and they all thought I was nuts to offer them this green yuk!!

I will say I was impressed with the ingredients though and I am sure it is a good food. Mine just didn't go for it.1

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I've never tried it. When you add the water does it just make a thick mush? That would be kinda gross. Nothing for the dog to chew either. But I guess if you have a dog with a very sensitive stomach it might be good.


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Daniel, is Carnivore only available in Canada? I can get NV locally in Michigan, but I'm not sure about some of the others. I'm not sure the carrots and blueberries and some of the carbs that are in these pre-made foods are good for them based on what I've been reading lately, but I don't see myself finding time to make my own mix. With just one Hav, if I can find a good pre-made, I think the extra cash will be worth the time-saving factor. I'm getting rid of my land line which will save me 65 bucks a month, so that will help!

My yorkie went from kibble to raw overnight at age 4 when I first learned about it. She had never had anything approximating fresh, raw food, but it's like she knew it was "right." So I can see why some of the dogs are turning their noses up at the dehydrated stuff.
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I've never tried it. When you add the water does it just make a thick mush? That would be kinda gross. Nothing for the dog to chew either. But I guess if you have a dog with a very sensitive stomach it might be good.
It makes a thick mush and my guys thought it was gross!!! I tried it mixed in with kibble, I tried it on its own....nope. My guys were having none of it.

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