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Old 07-19-2006, 04:30 PM
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45lbs will require 1 to 1.5lbs of raw food per day depending on her activity level. Thats about 1 smaller chicken leg quarter and a couple hamburgers to put it in a form that you can visualize.
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:39 PM
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My Border Collie is very active and 40 lbs, and he eats slightly more than 1/2 lb per day... which equates to less than $0.50 per day for him, with the meats that I buy.

HOWEVER, a high quality kibble is much better than an unbalanced Raw diet. Please do your research in advance, and make sure you know at least the basics of feeding Raw. You should ask your Mom to go to a feed/pet store, and look for Innova Evo, it is one of the closest kibbles you can find to a species appropriate diet.
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:43 PM
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Sam has a moderate activaty level.
I went to this site...
http://www.rawdogranch.com/howmuch.htm
to see how much I will need to buy monthly
I got,
20lbs of RAw Meaty Bones
12lbs of Muscle Meat
& 1.6lbs of Organ Meat
that's a months worth.. does it seem about right?
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I've done lots of research, and If I wasn't going to feed raw, I would have fed Innova Evo anyways!
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:57 PM
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rawdogranch is a great site for raw feeding. If you used their spreadsheet to figure that out, then you are probably on track with the amounts.

ihartgonzo, my 22lb pug gets about 3/4lb of raw per day- any less and he wastes away. Our 60lb 12 year old gets about a pound and a half, and Gunnar, who is young, 85lbs and high activity needs at least 2 1/2 lbs a day to keep his weight on. Gonzo must have a real low metabolism! I wish mine could eat like that.
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:08 PM
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good! I guess I'll go with the raw diet and see what happens!
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:56 PM
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I wouldn't switch to raw just yet. I've been reading about homemade diets for a very long time and am just starting the switch. You have to make sure it is balanced before you start feeding it. Instead of starting raw right now, I'd buy the highest-quality food I could afford, and then some plain yogurt with active cultures (add a little to the food), and share any doggy-friendly foods that I'm eating.
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sammy is a GSD mix and is only 45lbs. She'll be 2 in august.
Thats how much chloe weighs
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:19 PM
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DanL, woow! Your little Pug eats a lot ! Yes, Gonzo does use everything he eats... it's pretty common for Border Collies. When he was an adolescent, he ate a ton and was super lean, but as he matured it only takes a small amount of food to keep him at his ideal weight. I started feeding him 1 lb of Raw per day, and he gained a few lbs almost immediately. He's super healthy, though! He gets an average of 2 hours of intense exercise everyday (to keep him sane) and he is very fit & muscular. I just wanted to add that the amount a dog eats varies, depending on the dog ^^ some people need to feed more calories than kibble, some feed less.

Good luck with Sammy! I'm sure she will love it. It's up to you, but you might want to include 10% yogurt, cottage cheese, fish/flaxseed oils, and pulped fruits/veggies into her diet. I add in all of these things here and there into my pups' meals, and they love all of it. Also, it is a great idea to buy in bulk. I can get 10 lbs of chicken quarters or wings from my butcher for about $3 each, and I can save more if I buy 20 lbs of each. Buying a bunch of whole chickens & cutting them up yourself can also save you money. He also gives me a big (10+ lbs) bag of lamb, beef or pork off-cuts for a few dollars.

You don't need to balance each meal every day. That is not natural. However, you should try to keep a good % balance over the span of 7-10 days. My pups get one offal meal per week, a couple muscle meat meals per week, one or two veggie meals per week, and yogurt, cottage cheese and supplements here and there; the rest of the time, they get RMB's (which makes up 50-60% of meals over the week). I suggest http://www.rawlearning.com & http://www.rawfed.com/myths/index.html for really good reading.
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:45 PM
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thanks! I've read both of those actully! (their on my favorites ) ok, I'm kinda so-so about starting the raw diet right this moment. If my mom will take me to the petstore then I'll buy the Innova Evo, but if she takes me to the store I'll buy the raw diet...
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