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Old 04-16-2007, 02:47 PM
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What do you all think about the prepared raw diets you can buy at feed stores? Beau was on a raw diet with Jackie while he was showing and he looked GREAT. My parents didn't really want to deal with raw because they thought it would be a hassle. After discussing with the lady in the feed store, however, they were thinking of looking into the prepared raw diets offered as they thought that wouldn't be too much of a hassle. And with someone other than me saying this and all this with the recalls they are seriously considering.

So what do you all know about these types of foods and the brands and things offered? If anyone feeds them I'd love to hear testimonials lol.
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:55 PM
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I've found all of them were way overpriced. For some people that isn't a problem, but I'd rather keep my cost in the dollar a lb range. That doesn't mean I don't spend more on certain things, but I also get stuff at a bargain as often as I can so it offsets the cost.
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Old 04-16-2007, 03:23 PM
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I agree, premade raw is very expensive compared to do it yourself RAW, and tell you parents that any "hassle" they may encounter from feeding raw, will more than offset itself, by saving the "hassle" of having to pick up so many huge steamy piles of undigested crap from feeding kibble.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:05 PM
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Actually tomorrow my guys are going to be on Nature's Variety Raw frozen diets.

I think I'll be sticking to the easy stuff, like the organic chicken and perhaps the chicken and turkey.

I e-mailed Mordy about the change and she said it would be her choice as well, the only downside being price as others mentioned here.

I'll be paying around $25/bag (medallions 48oz) and we'll be going through around 5 bags per week.

I think it's going to be a good change for them, healthwise and eventually I do plan on going all the way, just not quite yet! I've ordered a book on RAW feeding and once I'm sure I can make my guys complete, healthy diets myself I will.

But until then, I'm pretty pleased and sure about our decision to go to pre-packaged RAW.

So, I'm a yes sayer!
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:33 PM
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Price is what gets me even with a small dog.

I'm thinking about ordering non prepared stuff from this lady, http://www.yourbestfriendsfood.com/

but I'm not sure I'm up for learning how many supplements I need.. Or if Cider would be willing to eat it. She's turned up her nose as even searing riblettes in past.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:58 PM
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Meg eats so little that the prepared raw has been good for us. I still normally do one kibble/wet meal a day, and have been feeding Primal raw for the other. Right now, I don't have the freezer space to buy meat in bulk and store it, but our local dog store lets me buy the big packages of Primal and keep the extra in their spare freezer. Since they are just a half-mile from me, it's a great way for me to do it!
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:51 AM
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I could see feeding a little dog pre-made raw. For my dogs it'd never work. I go through nearly 8lbs of food a day between Gunnar, Daisy and Bruzer.
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:33 AM
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With a pre-made you're lacking the tearing, chewing, and mental stimulation that comes with feeding a raw diet. And most times you are also lacking the RMB aspect which I feel is one of the most important parts.

Many pre-mades also have veggies... I personally don't think dogs need veggies (though it seems a lot of little dogs do better with them... big dogs just don't need 'em, imo) so there's a lot of extras. And, many times dogs don't need a single supplement except for FBO if there isn't any fish in the diet.

It's not all that complicated, really, to feed a prey model raw diet!
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Thanks for the tips. In light of all the recent events, I relaly haven't gotten to read through this. Please keep advice coming, we're really thinking about switching.
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My pregnant girl is here on lease. She's raw fed. I'm feeding her a prepared raw diet because I am just not comfortable enough with it to do it myself - yet. It is expensive, and as much as I would love to feed 100***37; raw to all my dogs, I would likely go through close to 15 lbs a day with it. Very, VERY expensive. As it is, with the pregant bitch alone, I am feeding 9 lbs a day, and that will increase once she is nursing.
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