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Wanting to go homemade

Discussion in 'Raw Food Diets' started by alpineda, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. ruffiangirl

    ruffiangirl Little Dog

    Chicken is usually the meat people start with, because it's not rich, its easily digested and doesn't cause stomach upset, i highly recommend you get a chicken and quarter it.
     
  2. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    I'd also just start with regular chicken quarters. Game hens are nice but they're also expensive. And IME, they have more bone and less meat than a chicken quarter and may cause clalky poop right out of the gate for you.
     
  3. alpineda

    alpineda Puppy

    Alright, we will go with chicken quarters, also, is pork brain an acceptable option to give to them? After it is frozen for two weeks and all that.

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  4. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Brain is an organ so while yes, you can absolutely give it, you won't be doing that for at least a month. Organs will be the last thing that you introduce after you've gotten to at least 3 protein sources. You don't want to rush it; that's when issues arise and people blame the raw diet.
     
  5. alpineda

    alpineda Puppy

    Oh I know, my weed ones already easy raw and enjoy it. I've done the transition before.

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  6. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Okay good! But I try to be thorough in case someone sees the thread that is new to raw feeding. ;-)
     
  7. alpineda

    alpineda Puppy

    Supposed to be WEE ones. Stupid auto correct

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  8. alpineda

    alpineda Puppy

    Yeah, I'm already pretty familiar with raw feeding I've just never prepared my own.

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  9. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    I fed premade for a while. Feeding homemade is so different!
     
  10. alpineda

    alpineda Puppy

    Snowie and shelby have had their share of raw meat pieces. I ended up spliting parts of the cornish hen between them. Shelby got a thigh and snowie got a drumstick. Both with some extra breast meat. Lotus got a drumstick and thigh. Also with some breast meat on the side. Shelby and Snowie are handling business but lotus is kind of like "um... what?"

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  11. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Is Lotus the bull breed?
     
  12. alpineda

    alpineda Puppy

    Indeed she is

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  13. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Did she eventually eat it?
     
  14. alpineda

    alpineda Puppy

    No, I put it away as I had to go to work soon after. She just licked on it and tried chewing it but didn't actually eat any.

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  15. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    She'll get it eventually. I lucked out with my dog. He eats anything and everything, with the exception of his bowl thing sometimes.
     
  16. ShanaRowan

    ShanaRowan FlirtPolin' Premium Member

  17. My Dog says no to chicken in both categories. He will break out with any kind of foul. So Always best to introduce chicken slowly and watch for any reactions
     
  18. alpineda

    alpineda Puppy

    Alright, it's been 3 days since we started offering the raw and the wee ones are taking to it pretty well but lotus is still not eating enough. What she has been doing is taking the bony parts and crunching them up but she hasn't been eating much of it or much of the meaty parts of the chicken. At what point should I consider offering a different protein? Should I keep trying with the chicken?

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  19. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Give it a few more days. Are you offering treats or snacks? What exactly are you offering?
     
  20. alpineda

    alpineda Puppy

    No, when we switch food I generally limit treating to avoid stomach upset. Initially we continued to offer the chicken legs, but yesterday I offered a half of a chicken back and she licked at it but didn't eat it. She then was offered a chicken wing and she crunched it up but didn't actually eat hardly any of it.

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