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Raw feeding, prey-model diet

Discussion in 'Health & Nutrition' started by The Lionheart, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. And happy Christmas!
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  2. Bear83

    Bear83 Pup

    I don’t have scheduled feedings or quantity for my dogs. I free feed my dogs, always have. Dogs (not all there is always an exception.) tend to control there own food intake. Even though my dogs free feed (access 24 hrs a day to kibble.) they never have weight control issues/over eat. I’d only regulate/schedule feedings if a dog were to over eat or not eat enough (In case a different /special diet would require me to regulate intake.)
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  3. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    Some dogs can be free fed. Some dogs not. I have had one dog that ran the yard and she was always on the go. Every three-four-five hours she would stop by the feeder and eat a handful or so and then off to her busy day. She stayed rail thin being free fed.

    I have had others that would eat a five gallon bucket of food if left to their own accord.

    I would think that in time they would adjust but I could not have a dog hauling around an extra 10-12 pounds.

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  4. Holocaust

    Holocaust Match dog


    "If it ain't broke dont fix it"
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  5. Inderviduels!
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  6. Inervidule dogs...i should of said.
  7. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    Individuals even... Lol.
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  8. Box Bulldog

    Box Bulldog Premium Member Premium Member

    When I did feed raw the dog seemed to have diarrhea 3/4 the time. He also got allergy to beef. Had shitty coat rash ear infections stunk. I was feeding a mix of tripe, meaty bones, liver,hart and it cost me a fortune. I got so sick of trying to figure it out I switched to orijen six fish kibble and never looked back. I still add a piece of fish or pork to his kibble. I think In his case I will just keep doing what I am doing. But thanks for the advice! When I am in the market for another dog down the road this time a small apbt (would love to purchase a AGK pumpkin pup someday to use for weight pull) I will give raw a try again for sure. You all have a Very merry Christmas and wish all my great game dog friends, your loved ones and your bulldogs the best.

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  9. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    I have no doubts that RAW by far is the best way to feed a dog. And I think most agree.

    But, with that said, I have fed raw a couple different ways, on a couple different occasions and I have never seen it as the miracle cure. I have never seen a difference in a dog after a week other than the dumps get smaller.

    Even when dry food is the staple I add oils and greases and what not so I never really see a change in coat.

    I have never seen a change in energy level on any dog. The nut job that ran the chain all day sis the same and then the lay around easy keeper, well, they were the same two.

    For me, it has always boiled down to convenience and I have no real problem saying my livelihood, family and work schedule dictate how the dogs live and how they are fed.

    The more dogs the more inconvenience. The lesser amount of dogs the easier raw becomes.

    The combination of the two is about the best I can do.

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