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My Voyage into Raw Feeding

Discussion in 'Dog Discussion' started by CanineAthletes, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Fl0w

    Fl0w Pup

    It seemed huge for me. Actually to be honnest I didn't expect more than 5%, i was naive. I couldn't afford 7% on a long run so after a few month I stoped. Now I'm giving chicken back legs, eggs, oil, ... on the morning and I adjust with high quality kibbles in the evening, it works well for me. I'll try again a solid raw diet when I'll have more free source of muscle meet.
     
  2. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    I do the same.

    I never doubt the fact that going raw is the much better choice. I have made a number of runs with it and the inconvenience always plays a major factor.

    One of the things that the dogs need during that high end work is fat. Lots of times the fat is cheaper than the meats.

    Me and the dogs benefit on that. Their energy level and my $$$$.

    S
     
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  3. ETRaven

    ETRaven Big Dog

    Rawfeddogs.com is a really easy site to use and has good guidelines. Add our subtract as needed.
     
  4. Soze the killer

    Soze the killer Top Dog

    Lol..you can't leave raw food lying round in a bowl all day..
     
  5. c_note

    c_note CH Dog

    Use brown rice over white
     
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  6. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    Twice cook the brown rice as well.

    S
     
  7. Red 73

    Red 73 Pup

    I would consider some organ meat also
     
  8. slowstarter

    slowstarter Big Dog

    Yes you are right but I don't put too much thought in it like I used to. Last night i had a few that got shrimp fried rice. LOL forreal
     
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  9. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    On Sunday's my wife cooks like mad. We eat leftovers on Monday and sometimes Tuesday.

    The dogs pony up after that. They do not seem to mind me breaking the "RAW" rules with the table scraps/leftovers. LOL
     
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  10. c_note

    c_note CH Dog

    A friend of mine told me he wouldn’t/doesn’t give his dogs table scraps. I said if it’s good enough for me it’s damn sure good enough for my dogs. I ask anybody that I know cleaned out the refrigerator holler at me first before they threw it away
     
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  11. Soze the killer

    Soze the killer Top Dog

    I'm raw all the way....but yeah,I do give table scraps..but I try not to eat shit,so as you say what's good enough for me is good enough for the dogs,,plus it's never anything bad I give them,any left over meat pasta vegetables any thing like that..I never give them chips or no shit like that....and I try and only give them table scraps once a week at most...I hate wasting anything.especially food .
     
  12. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    It is a survive and/or thrive concept. These dogs will survive on a handful of anything from the grocery store. In order for them to thrive they need to be fueled accordingly.

    Then there is that fine line between where a dog is thriving and he is peaking. Peaking is physically harmful to the dog and in order for him to be peaking he needs optimum nutrition. Optimum nutrition is over kill on most dogs. The fat content can come way down on the average dog with normal work.

    Over time I have distinguished between where the dog is and where he needs to be and the food it takes to get him move him up or down.

    Thus, I feed my dogs pretty much anything. I feed dry dog food, raw food, scraps and an occasional meat box from our local meat place (few and far between). During deer season they get any and every thing off the deer. My family and friends are on notice to give me a call before they toss anything out from the freezer.

    It is as much to each his own as anything in the dogs.

    S
     
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  13. SMD760

    SMD760 Big Dog

    So I am about a week or so into feeding raw and so far so good. I am just following the advice in the Give Your Dog a Bone book. He eats everything so it has been an easy transition. Even though I have no freezer space I just make the vegetable meal every two or three days and store in the fridge.
     

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