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Old 01-05-2013, 04:52 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Hi guys, this is my first post and I joined this forum just cause this thread. I've been lurking this forum and another boxer forum for a couple months now. Just found out about raw a couple weeks back and since I've been giving my girl little taste of it to see how she does until her food runs out. Last week it was beef chunks and this week I have been giving her one drum stick a day. With bone and skin, I saw you guys were saying to take off the skin? Why is this? My 10 month girl loves the skin and bone.

Also I'm wondering what are the best most cost effective way of feeding raw? Would the pre made patties be best? Or buying everything at the grocery store seperstly? And are you guys just feeding meat? What about everything else? I was going to follow this and try to feed her about two cups total of everything together.

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Omg thanks so much ... this is a huge help!.. I have given my guys some things but man I chicken out of others. The one pic of the babies eating really made me think! Would anybody mind telling me what they feed in a typical day or so?? I am worried about how much and what they should be eating in a week.
Mine aren't puppy puppies, but I can tell you what I feed them.

Every morning we start out with a chicken leg or a turkey neck. I alternate every day so they don't get either twice in a row. Just my way of mixing it up I guess. Sometimes I'll add extra chicken/turkey meat if the bone in pieces are on the smaller side.

Their nightly meal varies on what I have. They either get chicken, turkey, lamb, beef, pork, or fish - most of the time it's a mix of two or more. I also give them coconut oil with each dinner meal.

I'll be placing an order for next weekend which if I calculated it correctly should last us a month. I have each day planned and will be marking the bags accordingly. In figuring it out, I chose to add a little bit of variety per meal instead of doing one big meal per protein. I don't know why, I just did. LOL

Here's a rough idea of what I'm thinking of doing:

SUNDAY: Lamb and Pork
MONDAY Beef, organ meat, and a raw egg for Logan... Chicken, organ meat, and a raw egg for Abby. If Abby turns out to be not allergic to beef the next time I experiment with it, we'll go with beef instead.
TUESDAY: Rabbit and Turkey
WEDNESDAY: Lamb and organ meat
THURSDAY: Pork and Beef for Logan and Pork and Chicken for Abby (again will switch to beef if she's not allergic)
FRIDAY: Fish and organ meat
SATURDAY: Rabbit and Turkey

Regarding the notes about Abby being allergic to beef, if she is allergic I'll most likely end up switching the chicken to goat once we add that into the rotation.

Logan gets roughly 1.5lb per day. Sometimes more or less and that's also true for Abby who gets roughly 1.3lb per day.
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Hi guys, this is my first post and I joined this forum just cause this thread. I've been lurking this forum and another boxer forum for a couple months now. Just found out about raw a couple weeks back and since I've been giving my girl little taste of it to see how she does until her food runs out. Last week it was beef chunks and this week I have been giving her one drum stick a day. With bone and skin, I saw you guys were saying to take off the skin? Why is this? My 10 month girl loves the skin and bone.

Also I'm wondering what are the best most cost effective way of feeding raw? Would the pre made patties be best? Or buying everything at the grocery store seperstly? And are you guys just feeding meat? What about everything else? I was going to follow this and try to feed her about two cups total of everything together.

In transition dogs to raw it's suggested to remove the skin and fat to avoid causing an upset stomach. Some dogs will end up with an upset stomach regardless so giving them skin and fat can potentially just make them feel worst and cause some very loose stools. Once they're transitioned they can have the skin and fat. Mine get it all now and they're fine.

I was buying my boneless meats at my grocery store, but it was getting very pricey so I started looking for a raw food supplier. The prices are much better, but it would be difficult to buy without having a freezer for just their food. I'm looking to place my first order next week!

My bone in meals I get from an actual poultry supplier. Again, you have to buy in bulk. I just picked up an order today of 40lb chicken legs and 30lb turkey necks. The legs took about 20 minutes to seperate. The necks come frozen and are still thawing out.

Some people will also get meats off of places like Craigs list so if you're comfortable with that you can go that route too. A lot of people score pretty big by getting large amounts of meats for next to nothing or even free sometimes!

I choose not to feed veggies, but some people do feed it. That's something you'll need to research and decide on for yourself.
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I'm glad you found this to be helpful. I know watching videos on Youtube clinched it for me too. Just being able to see that they CAN do it and how it looks when they are eating it was helpful. More or less just to give an idea of what to expect when you make the switch.

I wonder if the mods here would consider this thread to sticky worthy???
definately worth a sticky!! Thanks so much for posting this thread, my girls thank you too lol
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Ok what is a sticky?? lol...still kind of new and learning
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I think it just keeps it at the top. I had to go through my posts to find it but I knew roughly when I switched my dogs to prey. This thread is awesome. I soon as you said you were nervous I knew you had to see it it really cured me.


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How do they do on strait meat?
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I "stickied" the thread

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Honestly this thread is what I needed !!!! It's awesome. My husband has wanted to go Prey model for a long time. I showed him the pics and video on here and he is sure we need to start! Thanks everyone! Switching to RAW was no big deal for me. They do great but man I think they would LOVE this!
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:03 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Hey are you in ontario, CA? Do you know of places to get quantities of meat localy?
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