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Which Liver from Which Animal is the Best to Feed Your Pup?

Discussion in 'Raw Food Diets' started by MaRS, Jan 22, 2015.

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  1. MaRS

    MaRS Banned

    So recently I have wanted to add liver to my 7 month olds feeding regiment. He is currently 33lbs. and in excellent shape and health as are his activity and stimulation levels. He currently eats 2-3 times a day depending on appetite.

    His individual meals consist of; 1 to 1 1/2 cup of all white turkey breast (lightly cooked) sliced and diced up, half cup of Blue Wilderness Chicken Puppy kibble, 1 free range grass fed all beef frank sliced up, 2 tablespoons Deans Lowfat 1% Milkfat Cottage Cheese, 4 teaspoons of Alaskan Salmon Oil and 1 scoop (breakfast only) of NuPro (large breed) gravy formula.

    3 nights a week he gets "special" meals. Monday and Friday he gets lightly cooked (rare) New York Strip 6oz (12oz cut in half) steaks and Wednesday nights he gets (cooked) 6oz Salmon Steaks with mixed and lightly cooked veggies with Deans cottage cheese on the side.

    I have been wanting to add liver to his meals, specifically his special night meals. However I do not know which liver is the best for dogs and has the best source of nutrients. Rarity and / or price is not an object. I'm just simply looking for the absolute best liver for my growing pup.

    Does anyone have any recommendations?
  2. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Why are you giving so many additions to his kibble? Cooking meat takes away most of the nutritional value and veggies are totally unnecessary. Why not just feed a balanced raw diet or a good kibble? :/
  3. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    I'm wondering the same thing. And why the "special" meals? It's a dog. They don't need choice strip, or salmon steaks, or know the difference between something cooked at a Michelin starred restaurant versus whatever was on sale at the local food for less and fed practically still mooing, clucking or bleating. And they don't need vegetables, cooked or otherwise. Save your money and eat that stuff yourselves unless it's freezer burned and you were going to throw it out anyway.
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  4. dellacella

    dellacella Big Dog

    Minus the fish oil, kibble and puppy gravy, can I just eat at your house every night??
  5. MaRS

    MaRS Banned

    Nah, I like spoiling him and feeding him like that. Nothing wrong with it. As for cooking it, I only cook it lightly to kill what ever his stomach won't or can't. I add veggies like carrots and potatoes, I don't go brussel sprouts or whatever. Just basic things for vitamins. Spoiling my dog has nothing to do with my original question. If you aren't going to answer it and only harp on the why then what's your point for commenting? I only posted it so that if someone asked what his diet was they would have that as a reference.

    BTW Lightly cooked food has minimal effects on nutrients in comparison to straight up raw. As for mixing the 2, kibble and raw, that too also has minimal effects. The dog's digestive system will properly digest both in roughly the same amount of time. He doesn't get bones so the lightly cooked food takes just a tad bit longer to digest than his kibble. His stool has a solid shape yet soft to the touch and dark colored brown.

    My original question was what kind of liver is the best for a dog. I would like to to know what people recommend and how they prepare it.

    Sure! :) Why not? Just bring over your bulldog so Apollo has some one to play with.
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  6. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    I'd really like to see a picture of this dog. I haven't seen many owners who "spoil" their dogs with overpriced, unnecessary crap, whose dog isn't as big as a house.

    Except for the fact that you clearly have no concept of canine nutrition, which scares me.

    Or the canine digestive system.

    It actually has a lot to do with your original question.

    This is a discussion forum. Did you not realize that when you signed up?
  7. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Facepalm... I quit the internet.
  8. MaRS

    MaRS Banned

    Oh I get. You're one of those mods. The know it all type who or when someone disagree's with your opinion or point of view they are automatically wrong or some how you pity them for "not knowing". LOL

    There have been a total of ZERO major studies done on raw vs kibble vs cooked. Nothing but testimonials and hypotheticals, and certainly nothing that is 100% definitive one way or another. So take that shit somewhere else BARF loon.


    BTW My boy sure looks like a fat ass doesn't he. Hate on little man.
  9. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    To be frank you're overfeeding your dog as much as you would like to spoil him at this point you are probably doing more harm than good and should probably see a canine nutritionist before you decide to add more things to his food
  10. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    The content of my posts has exactly nothing to do with my status as a moderator on an internet hobby forum.

    My dogs eat kibble. :rofl:

    By my standards, yes. Admittedly not the worst I've seen by far, but certainly not what I would call fit.
  11. MaRS

    MaRS Banned

    Really? I go off of his appetite. Also, I was under the assumption that you wanted to feed your puppy up to five times a day until his was an adult. That's why the portions are fairly small. Also I did say appetite, the 2 to 3 times a day is an outline. He certainly doesn't eat that much every single day, but it is the minimum to maximum. On nights when I feed him the good stuff he only eats once, morning.

    His activity or work out routine how ever you want to phrase it is roughly 45 mins to 90 minutes depending on him. If he's feeling it and is a bundle of dynamite we can be out for ever, but then there are days when a 30 minute walk and 15-20 minutes of wrestling and rough housing in the back will do.
  12. MaRS

    MaRS Banned

    LMFAO Im done. Your posts from here on out are irrelevant to me. Haha You try to hard bro, way to hard to be that guy.
  13. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    Yes, so do most pet owners, which is why their dogs usually end up enormous.
  14. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    Translation: "You don't give me the answers I want to hear, go I'm going to stick my fingers in my ears like a toddler." Whatever floats your rub-my-duckie.
  15. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Still not understanding why you feel the need to feed your dog unnecessary fillers. And no, she isn't fat yet, but I'm having a hard time seeing a tuck so you might want to quit before she IS fat.
  16. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    I'm so curious to see what her poop looks like.... And her pancreatic levels.
  17. MaRS

    MaRS Banned

    You gave no answers only your apparent salty know it all diatribe that I have been seeing over the last few days. It's actually quite funny and I think one of the reasons why this website is so dead outside of the "help section" that and its horrible UI and obvious latency issues. Maybe that's why its the same 10 or so people always discussing the topics and no one new. I was looking for a basic liver question answered you went off in some weird "I know more than you rah rah rah blah blah blah" thing that totally derailed this. I'm sure not the first and most definitely won't be the last. My answer to why I posted his feed reg should have been sufficient. My dog, my feeding reg. He's healthy happy and ridiculously active, weighs a total of 33lbs. and will most likely top out at 40-ish 45-ish like his dad.

    I do appreciate DancesWithCurs though, at least he tried to have a dialogue. But unfortunately that too was hijacked by you as well. Anyway, what the hell am I doing replying to you? Haha Stay free
  18. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    I wouldn't add liver to that mess you are feeding, likely just overdose him on certain vitamins. Since this is a growing pup I would recommend picking kibble, homemade or raw and stick to a balanced diet instead of a mishmash of this and that.

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  19. MaRS

    MaRS Banned

    HIS poop is solid but soft to the touch. The only filler in the food is the kibble. I can take more pictures later, maybe tonight tomorrow. But I'd be interested in some of your opinions. Not crazy guys though, he's toHARDCORE ​for me.
  20. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    At that age I would only be feeding once or twice a day, but truthfully it's not how many times you feed your dog as it is the cumulative amount of food in his feedings combined.

    Similarly, it's a matter of what your dog is eating and how much of it he's eating, in the same ways that eating a handful of french fries has the same caloric content as a bunch of more healthy things, but much less nutritional value. Nutritional value is important, especially for the proper growth of pups. Tbh I would pick one type of food and stick to it. You may think the kibble is filler but I'd hinge on it being the only thing that's keeping your dog from being a complete nutritional mess.

    Your pup would benefit much more with treats to his mental and physical health that he would actually be able to appreciate such as puzzle toys, a flirt pole and learning games that make him think
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