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Old 04-23-2012, 06:59 PM
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Ok, so I'm in a position now to soon be feeding beef as the main source of food in Traveler (and Didgie's diet) and if all works out in Kaylee and Hannah's too.

So as of right now I mainly feed chicken and supplement in red meat when I can. So I guess my question is, does anyone feed primarily red meat to their dogs? Do they eat more or less than when they are on chicken? Do your dogs do well on mainly beef?

Super excited though, it's cheap, organ inclusive and Sizzle's friend lives in Chicago so she, Emily and Emily's roommate and I are all going to split gas and Sizzle's friend is going to pick it up in Wisc. Totally awesome.

Also, thanks so much to Sizzle again for hooking me up with the place!!!

ETA: I can't think of any but is there any reason to not raise a puppy on primarily beef? I still plan on rotating other meat sources in of course but I do plan on this being the main part of the diet.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:03 PM
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Abe's diet is very high in red meat. He does much better on a mainly beef diet now than he did on a mainly chicken and turkey diet.

In talking to my family they say that's the way they have always done it. My gramps had cows so I can see why but they insist it has always worked better for the dogs this way.

My only advice would be to raise the red meat content of his diet slowly.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:26 PM
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Mine eat mostly red meat and do very well on it. Mostly our own natural beef and grass fed lamb that we raise and deer/elk my bro got. I will randomly buy pork roast, chicken quarters, and turkey necks for varieties sake, but it seems like the commercially farmed poultry/pork doesn't sit as well with their systems.

It seems to be a debate amongst raw feeders, but I personally saw quite a lot of benefit when I had a case of grass fed beef green tripe I was feeding through. They got 3 meals a week of it. That was from gt.com.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:29 PM
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Most dogs I know do better on red meats. I know that is what most PMR feeders strive for, as much red meat as possible.


Does this mean you are going to have an awesome stand like Sara to hack meat up?
Also, I thought the beef didn't have any bone in it? Or it was lacking something at least? If this is the same place that Sara gets her meat from, which I'm assuming it is, because I think that is also where Leah gets hers from, lol!
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I am feeding mostly red meat right now and so far so good. Can I ask though, how are you planning on getting them their bone? Do you plan to continue with regular chicken for their bone requirements?
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:40 PM
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Can I ask though, how are you planning on getting them their bone? Do you plan to continue with regular chicken for their bone requirements?
That's what I was wondering. My usual routine is to feed chicken/turkey for RMBs and beef/venison for muscle meat.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:41 PM
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Good to know all your dogs do so well on it! Just what I wanted to hear

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I am feeding mostly red meat right now and so far so good. Can I ask though, how are you planning on getting them their bone? Do you plan to continue with regular chicken for their bone requirements?
It's bone and organ inclusive ground. But I do plan on doing regular chicken.

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Does this mean you are going to have an awesome stand like Sara to hack meat up?
Also, I thought the beef didn't have any bone in it? Or it was lacking something at least? If this is the same place that Sara gets her meat from, which I'm assuming it is, because I think that is also where Leah gets hers from, lol!
Nope! It's a different place. Leah just got a test sample from them I believe so this is gonna be her new place I'm thinking.
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Ahhhh, I see! Carry on then LOL
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Dance has eaten primarily red meats (beef, elk and bison) for the last month and a half and has done great on it. She likes it better than poultry, so that's why I feed it more often, but she'll eat anything.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:30 PM
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Dance has eaten primarily red meats (beef, elk and bison) for the last month and a half and has done great on it. She likes it better than poultry, so that's why I feed it more often, but she'll eat anything.
Jealous of your elk and bison! But yeah, that's a big big bonus, Traveler loves red meat and he's been so weird about poultry lately.
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