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Old 01-07-2013, 08:45 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I kind of followed it. I removed the skin... Not fun.. But because my dogs were already used to the proteins I didn't wait the 2 weeks on each protein. I have only started introducing organs though. They had them mixed in their store bought but it seems like a bigger piece when you can see it I still have to try fish.


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Thanks Lorraine, Thats what I figure I will do. I am going to just start giving them the chicken and follow her guide. I worry too much I am sure.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:20 PM   #62 (permalink)
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well iv read every page. and i thinkbits time to make the switch. iv wanted to get off this kibble for a while. iv foond my neihhbor is a taxidermous(spellcheck) so i believe i can get plenty of good fresh products. would different meets like wild game as in bob cats, duck and different tjjngs of that nature be ok too?
also do any of you notice a physical different in your boxers between nicer coats, muscle tone, or an over all healthy look?
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The rule of thumb is that carnivores dont eat other carnivores, so bobcats are out of the question.

However duck, pheasant, moose, deer, squirrel, rabbit etc are all ok. (I would freeze them for 2 weeks prior to feeding)

The difference in a Raw fed dog over a kibble dog is very noticeable. Their coats are glossy and soft. They dont shed any where near as much. They dont have that dog smell that some dogs can get. Their teeth are nice and white from all that bone chewing so dental is not required. They have less eye boogers! Their farts are minimal and not nearly as toxic and best of all............... they poop only 1-2 times per day and its very small
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I've also read that bear and wild pigs are a no no for raw feeding. I can never remember the parasite name, but they could potentially have it which could harm your dog.

I agree with what Kari said too about the differences between kibble fed and raw fed dogs. I switched Logan over to raw when he was about 10 months old. He was constantly getting sick, had loose stools, had a dull coat, and was shedding. Now only 5 months in and his coat is ultra soft and shiny, he has excellent muscle tone, and the last time he got sick was my fault for running out of bone in meals (he apparently can't handle to many boneless meals in a row), his stools are firmer and smaller, he is beyond estatic at meal times now. With kibble he'd get up for breakfast sometimes, but not every day. Now as soon as he sees me getting his eating spot ready he's up and ready. Oh and his ears are spotless! I never have to clean them because they're so clean naturally. Abby is following suit too. She's only been on raw for about 2 months now, but is also doing very well with it.
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I noticed a huge difference in my golden and in my boxer! My boxer has no more eye boogers, her coat gets complements all the time! and as Kari said.. gas pretty much never now!! My golden is the one we seen the biggest difference in.. he had horrible health issues, we were having issues with allergies (skin, coat, ear infections and more) not to mention vomiting sometimes, we were getting ready to schedule him to have his teeth cleaned. Then I found somebody who made ground RAW and I switched. I had tried every kibble there was. I could not believe the difference! I wish I had taken pics of my golden's teeth before and after. My boxer.... well that was a plus let me tell you.. I thought she was perfect.. but she benefited too!
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My vet suggested my pug get her teeth cleaned last year and this year she said we'd keep an eye on them as they didn't look bad. She said she had a pocket in the back molar she'd like to watch but otherwise her teeth were good. Hailey will be 11 in June and has never had dental. I fed raw for a few years... she was probably 4-6years and switched back to kibble because my mum got ill and it was just easier if someone else had to feed the dogs. And I switched back to raw in September/October.
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Ok .. so sorry Kari! I feel so paranoid, so my guys have been eating pre-made RAW.. so .. chicken, bone, eggs and veggies (ground) and then I would give them chicken backs on top. After being in this forum and the research I have been doing.. I can see this is wrong! .. SO I have been following your guide lines. However, Should I still follow it even though they have already had organ meat? Should I just act like they are new to RAW and leave it like that?? To be honest thats what I am thinking... I have been giving them Chicken this week as you have described. Just want to make sure I am going about this right! They are soooo happy! lol.. I love how well they are doing with the switch. Thanks so much !! You have made it so much easier. I only question now weather or not I should be giving them organ meat.
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Mandi, since your guys have been on a premade I would do things a bit differently. I would try seeing how they handle the legs with skin left on. Most premades have a lot of skin in them. If all stays well, I would introduce a new protein every week. If at any point the stools become soft, go back a step. After they are eating 3 proteins you can try adding in some liver
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Mandi, since your guys have been on a premade I would do things a bit differently. I would try seeing how they handle the legs with skin left on. Most premades have a lot of skin in them. If all stays well, I would introduce a new protein every week. If at any point the stools become soft, go back a step. After they are eating 3 proteins you can try adding in some liver
Perfect! thanks so much again !
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Question. Is 10months too young to be feeding once a day? I feel like she is starving. In the morning I give her yogurt and vitamins. Then later around 6pm I feed her 1.5lbs of chicken. But during the day she just looks hungry.
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