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Old 01-06-2013, 07:14 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Maplelodge farms on Winston Churchill and 401 but you need to by a case. It's chicken necks and backs. I haven't been up there yet to see what wks they have as my freezer is full right now. I also check out the grocery flyers.


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Maplelodge farms on Winston Churchill and 401 but you need to by a case. It's chicken necks and backs. I haven't been up there yet to see what wks they have as my freezer is full right now. I also check out the grocery flyers.


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What would be a good price on backs? I have a lady that does raw meat ground here... She charges me $1.10 per pound on backs and they are cut into 3 to 5 inch pieces. And then I pay $1.40 per pound for the chicken mix and then it goes up from there depending on the protein source. She does add... eggs, veggies, organ mean and bone of course. I add olive oil and sometimes coconut oil to that. Just wondering how that compares to what others have found.
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I haven't bought any yet but was quoted $21.60 for 18kg. My healthy paws is about $2.50/lb so anything under that is cheap for me. That was a mixed box of 16 pounds with turkey, chicken, beef and beef mixed with green tripe.


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I haven't bought any yet but was quoted $21.60 for 18kg. My healthy paws is about $2.50/lb so anything under that is cheap for me. That was a mixed box of 16 pounds with turkey, chicken, beef and beef mixed with green tripe.


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The lady here has people who sell it at retail for $2.50 and up but I get it straight from her and weigh and bag it myself. I have sent MANY of my clients to her also. It's affordable and good. But I really want to go Prey Model.
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Mandi, where abouts are you located?
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HI Kari, I sent you a pm but not sure if it worked lol.. I am in Welland. (near st.catharines)
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How do they do on strait meat?
Do you mean boneless meals in general or are you talking about a completely boneless diet?

I definitely wouldn't advise a diet without any bone matter. They need bones for the calcium so they would do poorly on a diet without any bones at all. The bones help keep the stools firm as well. Without them dogs could have very loose stools. The bones are also important because it exercises their jaw muscles while they crunch on them.

Once their transitioned enough to have boneless meals they do just fine on them for the most part. Every dog is different so it is possible that any given dog will need bone to keep the stools somewhat firmer, but mine do great with or without bone. I did recently learn with Logan though (I ran out of bone in meat and had to give him several back to back boneless meals) that he can't tolerate many boneless meals in a raw. He got sick, but once we got bone back in his diet he was back on track.

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No I'm asking how do the do on meat only? That sounds a lot easier then having to get veggies and this and that. How much do meat do you feed them a day? My puppy is 10 months and weighs 52lbs. I read that it should be 2-3% of their adult weight but she is not a adult yet. Do you give them any type of vitamins or anything? Or do they eat only meat

I'm trying to find a place where I can buy whole sale meat. I don't know of a butcher anywhere near me. I'm also looking for a freezer and that needs to come first so I have somewhere to put the meat in.
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There's kind of an ongoing debate on whether or not veggies are required. I personally don't think they are so I do not include them in my dogs diets. Some people do though. This is one of those things where you need to research both sides of the arguments and decide for yourself if you want to include them or not.

They do need 2-3% of their adult size. My boy Logan was also about 10 months when I switched him to raw and I figured he'd be about 75lb full grown so I used that as a starting point. I calculate his meals to be roughly 1.5lb per day. Some days he gets more, other days he gets less. I try to feed the larger meals when I know he'll be more active, like on weekends or when I have a day off from work, etc. I used the same rule with Abby too. I'm figuring she'll be about 65lb full grown so she gets roughly 1.3lb per day, again sometimes more and sometimes less.

I don't offer any vitamins yet, but I'm planning on starting them with some fish oil and vitamin E. I also give them some coconut oil with each evening meal.

I originally bought meat from my grocery store, but it got expensive so I started shopping around. I found a raw food supplier who has a drop off point about 5 minutes from my house. Next week I'll be placing my first order.

Where do you live? Maybe there's a co-op in your area you could join or a raw food supplier who delivers nearby.
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Any specific reasons on fish oil and vitamin E? I'm just wondering if I'm going to feed meat only should they get vitamins. I also have a 7 week old pup. And also I am in Fontana, CA. So 1.3 pounds a day? Or twice a day?

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Edit: after reading up I am making the moves to go raw. And also got these

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And a scale for her food and vitamins.


As to the male my parents don't want to switch him yet

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