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Old 11-17-2012, 09:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In addition to raw food I'd like to have on hand some cooked meats as treats etc. Is this okay or will it mess up the digestion?

I havent seen anything about eggs? I live on a coffee farm with free range wild chickens and occationally my current dog will crack open an egg... is this okay?

What about cooked egg? Can I give the boxer scrambled eggs with raw bacon for breakfast?

What is the first thing to watch for to see if my dogs digestive tract isnt handling the raw meat?

There are a lot of avocados on my property... a lot of dogs around here love them... can I mix that into Lilys food?

Ive also read about mixing things such as brown rice- and sweet potatoes... how does that work? Mix it right in with the raw meat?

Thank you guys for all your input. As a vegetarian who hasnt even bought meat for 5 years the whole thing is extremely overwhelming... but you all have made it easier to 'digest'... ha- pun intended =)
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Raw eggs are fine for dogs.
bacon is probably not good for them because it is so high in sodium.
If you start out by following the info in this post, digestion shouldn't be a problem:

Beginners Guide to Raw Feeding

I know nothing about avocados - lol
Rice and potatoes are not needed when feeding a raw diet.

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I feed mine cooked meat every now and then as a special treat with no problems. I know a lot of raw feeders stick only to raw, but for me I just can't do it. I like sharing my meals too much. LOL

As Lynne said, raw eggs are fine. You can actually feed them the entire egg complete with the shell. The shell is a great source of calcium. I usually crack the eggs open, but let them do the rest.

I think cooked eggs are ok too, but again as Lynne said the sodium on bacon probably isn't very healthy. I wouldn't feed it.

When you first switch to raw there may be an upset tummy issue and/or loose stools. This usually only lasts a couple days, but can sometimes linger for a couple of weeks. That's why it's important to start with something like chicken and just stick with chicken for the first couple of weeks. Chicken is very easy for them digest while their system adjusts. Once the stools are normal for a week or so you can slowly start introducing the next protein. When/if you feel something's not right just post a message for the pros (I am not one yet!) to answer and give you advice.

I personally don't know anything about avocados either. I've never even tried them myself! So I can't help there, but I don't feed any fruits, veggies, or grains as part of my guys diet. Dogs digestive systems really aren't cut out for them.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you guys for taking the time to answer my post. You all are fabulous.

Got it on the bacon- makes sense.

Avocados are great! Lots of healthy oils- but since they fall so fast during avocado season its hard to keep the dogs away from them as they love them so much!
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Some people who feed raw incorporate fruit and vegetables into the diet. Even though I don't believe its necessary so I don't think the avocados would affect anything. I add rice sometimes to my Shepherds raw because it adds substance and keeps her fuller longer but its not necessary(she's just a food freak!! lol). While you play around with how much organ or how much bone and this and that to feed them, they can get upset tummies but it is easily fixed by changing the portions My Keenyah Jean is a whole different dog on Raw and I highly recommend it.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I personally would not allow my dogs to eat any avocado.


The leaves, fruit, seeds and bark of avocados contain Persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. Birds and rodents are especially sensitive to avocado poisoning, and can develop congestion, difficulty breathing and fluid accumulation around the heart. Some ingestions may even be fatal.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I agree with Kari on avocado i read somewhere there not good for pets to eat. I personally only feed raw Meat to my guys but have given Cooked meat leftover from a supper if its unseasoned as treat..
If i ever give veggie or fruits my dogs get are raw carrots... banana or apple(no seeds of course)

Eggs are OK cooked or raw!!

I got this from my sister in laws( she's a vet) Vet Clinic Website they are a Holistic Clinic and also sell Raw food:

DO NOT FEED GRAPES, RAISINS, ONIONS, MACADAMIA NUTS, GREEN TOMATOES, GREEN POTATOES, MUSHROOMS, SUGAR-FREE GUM, OR HIGH FAT FOODS LIKE AVOCADOS!



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Hmm... I did not know that about avocado!! thank you Learn something new everyday. Turns out my two love carrots so we'll be throwing in some raw carrots
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Wow banana... I never would have thought dogs would like that. I'll have to try mine
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Just remember if feeding fruits like banana or apple dont ever give to much or too often there both LOADED with Sugar!!
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