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Old 02-10-2013, 12:38 AM   #111 (permalink)
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ok so I can restart the raw diet?

Thanks for your help
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:19 AM   #112 (permalink)
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Of course, you can always restart
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:19 PM   #113 (permalink)
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ok, so i plan on making the switch mid-may, as long as price wise i can do it and i find that its actually worth it.. The next few weeks I'll be calling around to local meat markets/butcher shops to get prices. One website had pricing on their website. I'm going to make a list of "products" i'll be needing and when I call/visit the places I'll ask pricing (hopefully they'll give them to me). My question is, if/when you guys do a ground meat, what % of fat? The one place that had the prices on their website offered ground turkey 99% lean 3.99/lb and 94% lean for 2.99/lb. THey also had necks for 1.09/lb and backs for .59/lb. Is this a good price?

Also, do any of you feed tongue? Would this be consider muscle met? They have turkey,beef and some chicken products. All animals are raised on the farm there (i think with the exception of the chicken). they are all hormone and anitbiotic free.

Another question- they are grain fed...is this a problem?

If you feed eggs, how often and what amount of protein do they offer???

AHHHHHHH so much to think about!!!!!
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So my boy isn't going to choke on the chicken bones? He has never eaten bones.
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As long as they are raw, he should be fine. I can't say that 100% something won't happen. There are never any guarantees in life. He could just as easily choke on his kibble one morning.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:15 AM   #116 (permalink)
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So my boy isn't going to choke on the chicken bones? He has never eaten bones.
Just monitor him and go from there. My girl isn't a gulper, but one day she was super excited (at least that's what I think!) and she attempted to swallow/chew a larger chicken bone and it became stuck sideways in the roof of her mouth. I calmly went up to her, reached in her mouth and dislodged it. She looked at me and continued to eat without a problem. This was when she first started, so I'm thinking she learned her lesson!

Yey for starting RAW. Your furbaby will LOVE it.
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So Joe asked me to clarify the feeding ratios in puppies vs adults. In my original post I stated puppies can be based on 5-10% of current weight or 2% of estimated adult weight. You can use the current weight ratio as long as it doesn't exceed the estimated weight ratio.

For example:

8 week old puppy at 15lbs would eat about 1lb divided into 3 meals daily. That's at a ratio of 7% of current weight.

That puppy is a male and comes from a mother of 65lbs and a father of 75lbs. Chances are that puppy will weigh about the same as his father. So estimated weight is 75lbs x 0.03% = 2.25lbs

When figuring estimated weight for a puppy I like to use the 3% ratio and then once that puppy has done most of his growing, I drop it down to about 2% to maintain a health weight.

So I start with the current weight and slowly increase it as necessary to support his/her growth spurts until I reach the maximum estimated weight ratio.

Current weight minimum/estimated weight maximum

Does that makes sense?
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THANK YOU!! What's even better is "those are my weights!! So I know what the max is, I can work from that I wasn't trying to feed 3lbs a day, but he had been leaving food....gotta remember feeding "puppy" not "piggy"



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Is he supposed to finish his meal and then look at you like, "Is that it?? Where's the rest of my meal???" lol
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That's what happens when he's not full of "fillers". Wait until you feed "green tripe"


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