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Old 01-12-2012, 08:36 AM
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I haven't read through all these posts, but if you are interested in feeding raw, go to preymodelraw.com. Great site for getting started and learning about it in general, as well as all the myths surrounding it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:36 PM
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Hello Julie,
The posters on this thread are pretty-well bang on.
You don't have to get fancy.

My Siberian Husky's diet: 3/4 lb. raw chicken, turkey or beef; 1/4 lb. organ meats (mix of chicken hearts, chicken liver, beef kidneys, beef liver); one raw meaty rib bone; 2 raw eggs, 2 krill oil capsules & a multivitamin. All bought at the grocery store for about $2/day...
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Old 09-13-2014, 04:12 PM
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Default Myths on Raw Feeding

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I haven't read through all these posts, but if you are interested in feeding raw, go to preymodelraw.com. Great site for getting started and learning about it in general, as well as all the myths surrounding it.
A few other good reads:
Myths About Raw Feeding
The Biggest Myths About Raw Food (And Why They're Mostly Nonsense)
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Old 09-13-2014, 04:17 PM
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Default 20% organ meats is OK

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Can you give me links that support 20% organ meats? I've never heard that and would be interested in reading up on it. Most sites I've seen say 5% or so.

What else do you feed for prey model? Are you giving whole animals with fur/feathers etc?
80%-85% muscle meat, 5% liver, 10%-15% organ meats is a great balance.
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Old 09-13-2014, 04:20 PM
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Do you have sources for all kinds of offal? Lungs, intestines, brains, all that? I'm only asking because if someone doesn't have access to that and sees 20% organ meat, that they are going to feed large amounts of very rich foods like liver or kidneys.

I don't do the BARF idea either, I don't feed any veggies, just a wide variety of food sources.
80%-85% muscle meats, 5% liver, 10%-15% organ meats.
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Old 09-13-2014, 04:27 PM
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Default Balanced raw meat diet

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I am going to sticky this. There are a lot of great posts on here and it just goes to show how much the opinions on raw diets varies! There is no one right way to do it. Every dog is different and every owner is different. And every market is different....

Personally, I fed raw for about a year and am thinking about going back to it now with all the problems. I've been adding more and more raw to their diets. In my opinion it isn't always necessary (and definitely not balanced) to feed only chicken backs for a week. Mine have strong stomachs and took to raw food very quickly. Never had any stool problems.

Anyway, my diet looked like this:

Poultry (usually chicken) necks and backs plus ground meat (beef or pork). I'd buy other soft bird bones or ribs if they were on sale as well. Sometimes I'd get heart as the muscle meat.

They didn't get a whole lot of veggies. Usually just whatever was left over from my meals or I'd back them yams or something else yummy.

They got raw eggs several times a week and once or twice a week either liver or kidney (mikey hates offal!) I also think that 20 per cent is high but if it works for your dogs that's all that matters! And I'd save the egg shells for a 'healthy powder' recipe mordy shared with me. That I dont' have on hand but it consisted of ester c powder, calcium, kelp and a couple other things I can't think of.

They also got knuckle bones to gnaw on regularly.
Excellent diet Saje...

I feed 80% 85% muscle meat - chicken, turkey, lamb or beef; 5% organic chicken or beef liver; 10% 15% organ or offal meat - chicken hearts, green tripe, chicken gizzards, beef kidneys, brains; one raw egg with finely chopped shell; one meaty beef rib bone twice a week; a krill oil capsule; half a multivitamin and some organic beef/chicken fat and drippings - adds extra flavor, is high in linoleic acid and an excellent source of Omega 6 fatty acids; Everything bought at the grocery store for less than $2/day.
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Default B.a.r.f.

If you are feeding the b.a.r.f. diet the bone ratio is fine. I fed several dogs for years on this diet and had a vibrant healthy animals. What ever diet you choose I would do some research. There are many books out there for instance "Give Your Dog A Bone" By Ian Billinghurst, then there is "Natural Nutrition for Dogs And Cats- The Ultimate Diet" by Kymythy R. Schultze, and "Raw Meaty Bones" by Tom Lonsdale, then finally their is "Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog" by Wendy Volhard and Kerry Brown, DVM. All of these books have in detail some form of a raw diet. Their is soooooo much controversy on the subject that I prefer to think that the best diet is what your dog thrives on. So needless to say all of these books have different methods of feeding your dog but all of them also have records of dogs thriving on these diets. #1 I would decide if you are going to feed grains and vegetables to your dog. #2 Next thing I would decide if you are going to feed more bone than meat or the other way around. As you can see their are so many variables in these diets. For instance I believe in feeding raw diet, and my dog does not do well on grains so I do not feed him grains, but I am limited on freezer space so I cannot feed my dog a raw diet at this time in my life.
There is so much confusing information out their I think the best policy is to pick a diet and stick with it. I hope this helps!!!

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