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Old 06-15-2012, 06:07 PM
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Default Who here feeds raw?

Wanted to ask to get a general consensus of who here feeds their dogs raw. I hope to be starting to do that...because the cost of feeding my dogs kibble is getting to be a little much and I've heard raw is cheaper.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:10 PM
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I feed raw.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:12 PM
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Raw can be cheaper, can also be more.

For it to be cheaper you need lots of freezer space and shop around a lot, order bulk, etc. Totally doable, but more work.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:13 PM
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It depends on your resources for raw. My resources are painful here. I feed a partial raw, kibble primarily with a raw supplement.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:15 PM
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Nope, Rosey won't touch raw, and it'd be more expensive than kibble for us.
Used to feed the ferrets raw til I learned Ren is allergic, and I refuse to search for buffalo for them to eat.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:16 PM
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Oh, I forgot to answer...yes I feed raw. Its been over 10 years now for me (well my dogs anyways....the cats have been little poops about it)
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I feed raw to Dance. It is more expensive than feeding her kibble, but just slightly. Eventually I plan on buying from the local raw co-op type company once I get a dog freezer, but even then it will still me more than feeding kibble. Especially for all three.

That said, it's definitely worth it to me if you can afford it. I don't really see that much of a difference in Dance's health, but I feel better not giving her processed kibble daily. And also, her breath is evidently much better on raw. I gave her kibble the other night for the first time in months and she smelled so fishy and icky... and it wasn't even a fish based food. Her coat is softer on raw too. I wish I could switch the Dobermans over just to see if their slight doggy body odour would go away, but I can't yet.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:29 PM
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I have 4 dogs, three of them eat 4+ cups a day...so my kibble prices are ridiculous. Lol.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:30 PM
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Also, I live in Southern LA, so hopefully hunting seasons will help me.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:36 PM
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I feed raw. I found a source recently that makes it cheap. Under 0.40 a pound for beef.
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