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Question Nutrition questions

I've been reading for awhile, and some terms keep coming up that I don't kow. What are "medallions?" "NV" "Dehydrated raw food" and any others you normally abbreviate that I don't have jotted down. I'm especially interested about the occasional comments about the dogs eating raw and having clean teeth. Wow. Can that be?

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Hi Sheri
"Medallions" refer to Nature's Variety (NV) raw medallions, kind of like thick mini patties.

There's a few dehydrated raw diets out there, including Honest Kitchen and Addiction. There's also freeze-dried raw (NV), and air-dried raw (Ziwi Peak). There might be other companies that make these products as well, these are just off the top of my head.

CC stand for Chris Christensen, who makes a great line of brushes, combs, and grooming products. RLH means "run like hell" a common racing game our little Havs play. IOD is Isle of Dogs, a line of grooming products. I can't think of any other abbreviations right now, but if you see one you don't know just ask...

Oh yeah. People say DH stands for "dear husband" but in my posts it can also mean "d*mn husband."
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I think the clean teeth are more common it those dogs that get raw bones like chicken and turkey necks on a regular basis. Hope this helps...

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Hi Sheri,

Eating a diet that consists of only raw meat should be enough to keep the teeth very clean. Its the actual carbohydrates from kibbles that creates the nasty plaque buildup. Of course my Beamer does get some carbs as he gets the other treats and some human food whenever someone sneak him some food.. lol.. So we also give him raw meaty bones to chew and knaw on... these make his teeth sparkly clean! (and his breat is awesome!)

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Thanks, Maya. Do you know how many people feed raw?

Do many people give their Havs chicken neck bone? I have always believed (based on just thinking about it, no scientific experimenting involved) that they could/would get slivers stuck in their throat or digestive tract from that.

By the way, I'm an displaced Idahoan. I plan to move back to Twin in a year or two. Where abouts are you? And, where did you get your Hav from? Did you have to have her flown?

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Ryan,
How do you keep your carpets clean if you give Beamer raw bones? What type of bones? Do you go to a butcher and buy them?

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Thanks, Maya. Do you know how many people feed raw?

Do many people give their Havs chicken neck bone? I have always believed (based on just thinking about it, no scientific experimenting involved) that they could/would get slivers stuck in their throat or digestive tract from that.

By the way, I'm an displaced Idahoan. I plan to move back to Twin in a year or two. Where abouts are you? And, where did you get your Hav from? Did you have to have her flown?

Sheri and Tucker

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I'm in Meridian, just outside of Boise. We got Saydee from a breeder in Buhl, Idaho, which is about 3 hours away from me, so no flight involved. How 'bout you? Did you get Tucker in ID or WA or ___?

I wish you were still here, we could do a playdate for the pups...

I don't currently do the raw bones, so I don't know for sure, but I think I read in one of these threads that they use a beach towel to give the dogs raw bones. It's my understanding that cooked bones are the ones that splinter and cause problems in the digestive tract. I'm sure Ryan will chime in here shortly

How many use raw? I don't know for sure. I think there's probably alot of people like me that do some raw, and some kibble/wet food. There's a thread in here somewhere that has a poll in it regarding what dog foods people used. I'll have to find it and get back to you.

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Sheri, Beamer eats his bones on a big red beach towel... he knows to keep it on the towel.. (or else!! hehehe...) Generally Beamer gets Beef neck and prok/boar bones(not sure what part of the body the boar bones are from??) I also give him marrow bones as well.. he loves those! Most of the bones I give beamer are from the same store I buy his NV medallions from. they also carry the prepackaged bones... you can also get them from the butcher to for alot cheaper I would think..

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There's a thread in here somewhere that has a poll in it regarding what dog foods people used. I'll have to find it and get back to you.

Here's that dog food poll thread:
http://havaneseforum.com/showthread....ight=food+poll

There are a million threads regarding diet and nutrition with TONS of great information. This forum is SUCH a great resource. I've learned so much, and it always inspires me to want to learn more.

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Ryan, How often do you give bones?

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There are a million threads regarding diet and nutrition with TONS of great information. This forum is SUCH a great resource. I've learned so much, and it always inspires me to want to learn more.[/QUOTE]

Maya, Thanks for the site! I'm working my way through it. I haven't yet tried to figure out how to search the archives...since I'm not computer savvy, it is quite stressful for me to do things like that.

It would be fun to have a play date, if I lived in Idaho, still. I do travel through once or twice a year, though.

I got Tucker from a breeder in Enumclaw, WA. I didn't know there were any breeder in ID. I've searched on line, and may recall seeing one in Boise...or, it may have just been an ad in the paper.

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