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Raw as snacks?

Discussion in 'Raw Food Diets' started by DVB, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. DVB

    DVB Puppy

    I'm really interested in giving our girl some raw as a snack, or even as a meal for the day once in a while/once a week. Would that be ok? What do you guys suggest? Do you think she'll not want her kibble anymore after she gets the good stuff? We almost always have chicken breast stocked and I been tempted to give her some.
     
  2. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Good Dog

    Before i went full raw, i would give the occasional raw meal or bone to my girl. Usually fasted her for dinner the night before and gave a raw meal for breakfast. She would get loose stool since her body was used to it. If you were to feed only chicken breast with no bone, could definitely cause GI issues and some loose stool or maybe even diarrhea. Maybe try to offer a whole chicken quarter and see how they do. Always supervise when feeding bone. A lot of people will say it's best to do one or the other, full kibble or full raw. But, i've seen quite a bit of people that feed a mixture on the raw groups with no issues. I think it will really all depend on your dog, but there is only one way to find out. Our first raw meal was on a Saturday morning so i could monitor her throughout the day. But, i do love feeding raw. I hope i'll never have to go back. good luck
     
  3. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    I highly recommend raw meaty bones like chicken feet as a snack
     
  4. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    Just do it. Might give your dog the shits the first few times but your dog should get accustomed to it pretty quick
     
  5. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Yep, I give raw as snacks all the time. Sometimes I swap out a meal just for a treat. Took my dogs a bit to get used to it but now they can get organs and meat without any digestive upset.
     
  6. Jamielvsaustin

    Jamielvsaustin Good Dog

    I say go for it. We have some chicken feet we're going to give to the dogs over the Christmas holiday-they're going to be so excited!
     
  7. charlieblue

    charlieblue Big Dog

    Where is a good place to get chicken feet, Jaime?
     
  8. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    Ethnic/international groceries. Have yet to step into a chinese or korean market and not find any
     
  9. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Good Dog

    Asian markets where i am have duck feet, duck is their chicken... But any regular ol grocery store around here has chicken feet. Shouldn't be too hard to find.
     
  10. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    If you have a Western Beef where you live, they should have them.
     
  11. DVB

    DVB Puppy

    Thanks for all the help. So I can get away with giving her a raw chicken leg every now and then? I want to keep her on kibble just because I know I can't fully commit to going full raw. I just don't want to deprive her of the good raw stuff! I forgot which thread it was on here but I seen pictures of some of the plates you guys set up and wow! I was thinking of giving her a raw egg maybe 2-3 times a week with her kibble too.
     
  12. DVB

    DVB Puppy

    I will start looking for chicken feet!!
     
  13. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Good Dog

    Raw eggs were my first "raw" addition to her kibble. I give a raw egg with shell twice a week. I just cracked it over her kibble, crushed up the shell (my preference) and she ate it up. Try and use organic cage free eggs or if you have access to fresh farm eggs (farmers market). Not necessary, but better.
     
  14. DVB

    DVB Puppy

    Ok, yeah we do eat organic eggs so that will work! I guess I'm just trying to see what raw food we normally have on hand that we can feed her occasionally as a bonus meal. Beatrix, I think it was one of your raw food pictures that I seen that got me interested in this.
     

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