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Ok, so I finally found a pet food store here that sold all the raw stuff.
So I Bought Beamer the Natures Variety raw chicken formula.

He absolutly LOVED it.. I gave him 2 medallions and he wanted more! ( I should actually only be feeding him 1 and a half for his present weight..)

Hopefully he continues to love as I bought the bag with 48 medallions in it..

So I do havea couple questions..

Should I mix in some kibble with it? and give maybe 1 meddalion instead?
Or should I just get him on 100% raw?

Also, since its Raw, i know the bacteria is not good for us humans.. do i need to give him a full face wash after he eats to not spread bacteria? (his beard and mustach are quite long and i'm sure its in the food)

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Ryan,
You might want to make sure you fully read about RAW first. I thought you can't mix kibble and raw!

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Hi Amanda,

Not sure about that?? On the Nature Variety website they have a interactive feeding guide that shows u how much kibble and raw combo to feed.. So, im not sure now?? lol..

Who feeds Raw here?

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Where do you buy raw? I've never seen it. Do they sell it at Petsmart? Is it kept frozen? What brands are considered the best/purest? I'm curious about it because I may do that when we travel, it seems like a good substitute for homecooking a few times a year.

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Here is a simple answer from BARF- feel free to check out their beginner's page http://www.njboxers.com/faqs.htm#kibble



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Can I feed kibble AND BARF?

Yes you can, but seriously, why? OK, I know change can be difficult, so please allow me to explain. Kibble and raw food are digested differently, and should NEVER be fed together, in the same meal. If you feed dry kibble at the same meal as the raw meat, you are increasing the amount of time the food is in the body, and increasing the possibility of illness from microbes. So, if you want to feed half & half, feed kibble one meal, raw the next. Your dog will probably be the one who will let you know, before you do, that BARF is IN and kibble is OUT! :>) But, if you really feel the need to feed kibble (alone or in addition to BARF) or just haven't made up your mind to switch completely to BARF, you may seriously consider a super premium all natural, holistic dog and/or cat food, such as Life's Abundance, which contains all natural and human-grade ingredients, including digestive enzymes/probiotics and grape seed extract (antioxidant)....and NO Corn, No Wheat and No Dairy, formulated by Dr. Jane Bicks, nationally recognized holistic veterinarian.

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Hi Kara,

I've only beena ble to find RAW at Global Pet foods. They sell all high end stuff.

I got Natures Variety frozen raw.
This is the one i bougut will rotate with other flavors..
http://www.naturesvariety.com/conten...0926Phku82F503

There are acouple other brands to.. but i was told this is the best...sooo.. and its not to much $$$.. the bag of 48 1 oz meddalions was $13

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Very cool!

I put my zip code in and the pet store around the corner carries it! I've never seen it though! lol, I'll have to look for the freezer next time I'm in there. I'm curious if she'll like it, and the price is very reasonable.

I'll definately consider that travelling (if I have access to a freezer! lol) Sheesh....

I'm glad Beamer likes it! Your problem may be solved

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Hopefully this RAW stuff works out..
Im just kind of neurotic about the raw food though?? I dont wan to have to give him a face wash every meal..lol...
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Yeah, I can see that as an issue!

Can you cut it up real small? Maybe that would make it easier for him and less mess? But I've given Gucci raw lamb and then, of course...she showered me with face kisses right after eating it! EWWW!!!

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Kara,

They also sell it freeze-dried for travel.

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