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Old 12-31-2012, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I posted awhile ago about switching Horatio to raw for his gas and we've done it!! Been about a month and he's doing GREAT and his gas is almost down to none and when he does fart, it no longer makes you gag!! He's also down to pooping once MAYBE twice a day which is WAYYYY down from 7 or 8 times a day! His muscle and body shape is really toning up too! Looking more healthy everyday! He loves his dinner time too. Sissy isn't sooo pleased with having to share her yummy raw food with her brother. LOL. I've also noticed that ever since we started raw, Horatio is no longer guzzling water down like it's going out of style!!! So yet again. the raw diet has proven in this household to be FANTASTIC

The raw diet was a lifesaver for my Shepherd mix. She was constantly getting HORRIBLE dandruff. On some foods she would even rip her fur out. She would get diarrhea almost monthly no matter what kind of kibble we tried. The vet gave me a 6 month supply of Metronidozale(sp?) everytime we were there. She started bloating once from air and water intake while eating so they tried a few other things(obstacle bowls, digestive enzymes, etc) and nothing worked when a friend recommended the raw diet and my vet was all for trying it. She was almost immediately like a new dog. We had a few rough patches while I learned how to properly feed raw but no more diarrhea, her coat is shiny and dandruff free. She is healthier than she's ever been.
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That is awesome!!! I've been trying to talk my hub into raw feeding but he is still against it. His new answer to me is the cost of feeding raw. I'm so glad it's going great for you & your 2.
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Yay glad he is doing well on it
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In all honesty, feeding raw can be cheaper or comparative to feeding a high quality kibble. I spend about $80 a month feeding raw to a Boxer and a Shepherd... That's a little bit less than what I'd spend on kibble just for my Shepherd because of her special diet needs.
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In all honesty, feeding raw can be cheaper or comparative to feeding a high quality kibble. I spend about $80 a month feeding raw to a Boxer and a Shepherd... That's a little bit less than what I'd spend on kibble just for my Shepherd because of her special diet needs.
How do you manage that?
The cost that is.
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I get a great deal from a local pet shop here!!! And I just buy chicken legs, thighs and wings from the supermarket... The local pet store gives me 50 lbs of food for $60.
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I get a great deal from a local pet shop here!!! And I just buy chicken legs, thighs and wings from the supermarket... The local pet store gives me 50 lbs of food for $60.
I'm glad things are going so well! Mine are also thriving on it. Very little to no gas issues and the same for water intake. Although, right now they're eating all the snow they can! LOL

What kind of pet store is this? I'm trying to figure out an order from a co-op to last my guys a month and even though it's great pricing, it's still coming out to way more than I want to spend!
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At most I spend $100 a month depending on the meat source I choose. But the pet store is just a little locally owned place. The owner and I have built a relationship and she has helped me with some challenges with my two. She understood my tight budget when I first got to Colorado and we worked out a deal. I get 50 lbs of the premade raw(ground meat, organs, and bone) for $60. I usually find good sales on wings, legs or thighs for 99 cents a pound. I feed my Shepherd mix about 1 pound of food a day and my Boxer gets about 1.5 pounds a day... Plus I give them some ground turkey or ground beef.
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So happy they are doing so well! We feed RAW also .. and I find I spend less on RAW then I was on kibble. My golden was not in good health and we tried everything.. now on raw he is doing AMAZING ! My boxer shows lots of benefits also. I could never go back to kibble. I spend about $120. a month for both my dogs. Less then I was spending on kibble and supplements!
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At most I spend $100 a month depending on the meat source I choose. But the pet store is just a little locally owned place. The owner and I have built a relationship and she has helped me with some challenges with my two. She understood my tight budget when I first got to Colorado and we worked out a deal. I get 50 lbs of the premade raw(ground meat, organs, and bone) for $60. I usually find good sales on wings, legs or thighs for 99 cents a pound. I feed my Shepherd mix about 1 pound of food a day and my Boxer gets about 1.5 pounds a day... Plus I give them some ground turkey or ground beef.
Good for you on finding such a great store! That must be super helpful!!

As for me, it just dawned on me today that I've been doing my math wrong. Big shocker (math was always my worst subject!). In calculating my month's worth of meat for my two I forgot that a good portion of that is actually the bone in meals that I get elsewhere. I was about to order nearly double of what I actually needed in boneless meats. LOL Starting from scratch again.
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