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Old 11-03-2011, 09:53 AM
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Am I just being overprotective/paranoid mama?

(Probably.)

^^^ Probably, to be honest Teagan gets no suppliments at all. She is on so much variety that I think Im insane and probably one of those crazy raw feeder ladies. Ha ha. Anyways Teagan gets mackeral fish every socond day which through out the weeks equals a meal so Im good for Omega 3's plus I try and give her as much grass fed animals as possible, which also contains alot of Omega 3's. And she gets lots of bones, which contains lots of yummy calcium. IMO if your giving your dog enough variety and organs you should not have to give your dog suppliments. But I feed Prey Model Raw. If I was feeding Pre made raw. I would be feeding suppliments.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:38 AM
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I do Wild Salmon oil, Vit E, Fish Oil, grape seed extract and I ran out of glycoflex but I used that too for a while.
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If I was feeding Pre made raw. I would be feeding suppliments.
Can I ask what you think is missing from a pre-made raw that would require supplementation?
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Can I ask what you think is missing from a pre-made raw that would require supplementation?
Mainly Omega 3's but to be honest I have never actually looked very hard at Pre-made. I probably would just feed mackeral fish with feeding the pre-made. And switch up what kind of meat I was feeding. Although I guess if it was grass fed animals you would not have to feed suppliments at all. Its the varity thing that slightly thinks you might not be getting all she needs.
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Nothing. They eat plenty of game meat and home grown eggs for Omega-3's.
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Mainly Omega 3's but to be honest I have never actually looked very hard at Pre-made. I probably would just feed mackeral fish with feeding the pre-made. And switch up what kind of meat I was feeding. Although I guess if it was grass fed animals you would not have to feed suppliments at all. Its the varity thing that slightly thinks you might not be getting all she needs.
The pre-made formulas are basically like kibble in that they have everything in them that a dog would need for a complete and balanced meal (excluding Primal mixes/grinds, Bravo boneless blends, etc), which is one of the draws of pre-made over PMR do it yourself, you can't screw it up and you don't have to add anything. Obviously, just like kibble feeders, some people want to add things like fish oil, coconut oil, eggs, whatever. But it isn't required.
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I add an omega-3, but that's it. I get a bunch of free samples, so I just give them to the dogs. They're fish oil, and I don't eat fish.

I will mix in a raw egg every once in a while.
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I worry that I don't give him enough variety. How much is enough? No way he's getting grass-fed meat- I simply can't afford that. How do I know he's getting enough, say, zinc? How do I know that *I* am getting enough zinc for that matter? Why am I obsessing so much over this? o.O
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Dont worry, I know I worried in the beginning too and really once you start feeding raw it gets easier.

I think as long as your giving enough organs you should be fine. And just add variety when you can afford it.

In Teagans diet she gets alot of beef, pork, chicken lamb (when I can afford it) chicken and beef hearts, Beef liver, chicken gizzards, Bison (when I can afford it) mackeral fish.

But say If all I could afford was chicken and liver than thats what I would do for a while with out worrying about variety. Its still better than feeding kibble
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Steve gets chicken, turkey, pork, and beef heart primarily. Eggs, yogurt, the occasional lamb neck. I should switch to beef liver from chicken livers probably, but I've got a huge stash of chicken liver in the freezer, so I'll switch when that's gone. I worry about not feeding enough red meat, but beef is so expensive. Usually what I can afford is ground, and I know that ground has a high propensity for nasties, but it's what I can afford so I chance it. Canned tripe from time to time.
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