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Starting to do some research.

Discussion in 'Raw Food Diets' started by Derek1, May 23, 2017.

  1. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Th
    anks for that info! Here is a resource for Derek.
    https://www.freshrawdogfood.com/feeding-instructions/
     
  2. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    So I wa
    s looking at the co-op near me. They have much better prices on knuckle bones and beef bones wi marrow. However, it is a 5 lb bag of knuckle bones. Can they be too small? Also the beef bones with marrow are 1 inch cuts. Is that safe? I just saw that they have 3 inch cuts too.
     
  3. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    I don't think that you will have a problem with either. While 1" wide, the circumference will be big enough where the dogs can't swallow them.
     
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  4. Derek1

    Derek1 Big Dog

    I just went to my local grocery store and was surprised how cheap most everything was. I don't do the shopping,chicken quarters were like a dollar a pound. Beef liver, chicken hearts gizzards and feet were all so cheap. Something like 1.50 for a couple pounds. Pork necks were about the same as the chick 1/4's. Then I realized there is a turkey farm like ten mins from my house I can check out. There is a Mediterranean butcher/grocery store directly across the street from my house. They should have all the lamb/ goat I need plus organs I hope. This might be cheaper and easier than I thought.
     
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  5. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    We noticed an almost immediate improvement in Tonka's eyes and her hind leg muscle definition.
     
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  6. Noah George

    Noah George Little Dog

    Man, Derek, it sounds like you're in a pretty nice area for this!
     
  7. Derek1

    Derek1 Big Dog

    What do you do for treats.
     
  8. Derek1

    Derek1 Big Dog

    Is blockage a concern only for choking or on the other end to
     
  9. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    From the AVMA
    Bones or bone fragments in some raw diets can result in intestinal obstruction or perforation, gastroenteritis and fractured teeth.
     
  10. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    All 4 of mine chomp through bones without issue. I have not read on any forum an issue as described above. What did dogs do before kibble was created to make money? Meaty bones.
     
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  11. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    I feed beef and turkey jerky as treats. They will no longer eat kibble type treats.
     
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  12. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    HEB has 10 pound bags of chicken quarters for $5.49. Can't beat 55 cents per pound.
     
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  13. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    Getting ready to start Broly on chicken qtrs. You ever mix in greens Wade?
     
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  14. Noah George

    Noah George Little Dog

    Treats seem to depend on how strict you want to be -- some people still offer the usual treats, some people do only homemade, others stick only to dehydrated or cooked meats. Totally up to you.

    As regards blockages and this:
    If you feed appropriate bones, there's no greater risk of associated obstruction, perforation, gastroenteritis, or fractured teeth than any other diet. Avoid the weight-bearing bones in large animals (say, larger than a goat, to be safe, though some say larger than a deer) and don't cook the bones or feed bone excessively and the risks are minimal.
     
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  15. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    Broly is going to be a happy camper. The only greens I provide is green tripe. They eat grass from time to time.
     
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  16. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    It appears not many on this board feed raw. That surprises me for some reason.
     
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  17. Derek1

    Derek1 Big Dog

    I have a membership to bj's wholesale club also to go and check out. Bones seem to be my major concern probably for no reason.
     
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  18. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Yes, I imagine after getting all that quality food that kibble would not be very appealing! Lol
     
  19. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    They have become food snobs! Blue initially wouldn't eat raw liver but would eat it if I lightly brazed it. I realized how rediculous that was and he now eats it raw.
     
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  20. Derek1

    Derek1 Big Dog

    I just stopped by the turkey farm to check them out. Necks and backs are 2.39 a pound. That's more than I thought they would be
     

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