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Old 12-10-2012, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I gave Mattie her first raw feed this morning. After taking a few minutes to figure out what to do with a chicken leg she dug in snorting and slobbering. Lol she has been at it for about 20 minutes and not done one yet but she is loving it.
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I had to show Callie how to work her first feeding but now she's a pro! Congrats! I think the best thing about raw is seeing how excited they get come meal time.
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Aww.. I am sure she is thoroughly enjoying it!!
Definitely, mine go crazy at meal time.. how old is Mattie? our take about 5 minutes now to eat a chicken leg.. sometimes quicker. I have to slow our little one down so he doesn't swallow them whole! haha!
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She is three and it took her 30 minutes to eat two legs. Is that normal for a first feed?
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That is ok Rex took 45 mins for 1 leg when we first went raw..
Are you feeding them skinless? (Your first week should be completely skinless for initial transition easy on tummy) The skin can make them abit tougher to eat as the skin is chewy and tougher..


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Yes totally stripped of skin. I did offer her kibble after just in case she was still hungry, she's kind of a food pig, but she didn't touch it.
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I'm still working on hubby to let me switch to raw.
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I think Logan took close to 20 minutes for his first leg. His second went much quicker. Abby was pretty quick too, but she's still a puppy so I wasn't to surprised with that.

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Yes totally stripped of skin. I did offer her kibble after just in case she was still hungry, she's kind of a food pig, but she didn't touch it.
Some people feed kibble and raw, but I personally wouldn't do it. They both digest at different rates. To me, that's just asking for tummy trouble. If you're trying to completely switch to raw it's best to not feed kibble any longer.

Did you calculate how much to feed your girl? As long as you're within the % of how much to feed she shouldn't be hungry. If she is you can always give her an extra raw snack.
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Hi everyone, I've just put a raw chicken leg in the fridge ready for Henry's breakfast in the morning but I'm still very nervous of feeding it to him because of the small bones. Please tell me he'll be fine!!!



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Mawcat, you have nothing to worry about. Remember to remove all the skin prior to feeding it
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