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Old 02-08-2013, 12:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How often do you all switch up the prey type you feed your dog?

ex: Chicken one week, pork the next...etc

Also, How frequently do you feed? Once a day? Twice? What have you found works best for your dog?
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I feed morning and night. They get their bone in meals for breakfast and boneless for dinner.

As for variety, I'm feeding (beef, pork, turkey, lamb, chicken, fish, rabbit and chicken). They get each protein at least once a week. Mine have been on raw for months now so their systems are used to it. If you're just starting on raw you'll want to start on just chicken and then add a new protein every week or so.
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My guys are some what new to PMR they have been eating premade chicken for a long time. They have now had chicken, turkey and tomorrow we are introducing beef. My plan is once we have made it through the new stuff, we will include all the different proteins throughout the week.
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Once Jack was through the transition stage and had been propertly introduced to each of the main proteins, I decided to feed him lots of variety on a daily basis, because I know I would hate to eat the same thing for a week. He eats twice a day, and gets bone in the morning and boneless at night. So a typcial breakfast is either a chicken leg or pork ribs, plus a few ounces of ground whole salmon, a few ounces of liver, sometimes an egg (but they make him fart), coconut oil, salmon oil, and vintamin E. A typical dinner would be either beef heart or eye of round beef, another few ounces of salmon, kelp, and I've just started adding a tablespoon of olive oil to his dinner, which he loves. He seems to be excited about each meal, and he gobbles it up so I think he's happy with the way we're doing it.
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I feed my guys once a day. They get either a chicken leg or a turkey neck and then what ever other meat I decide to pull out. I always mix my proteins. Last night was Chicken with beef chunks, olive oil, fish oil capsules and vitamin E.

Tonight I will be feeding Turkey necks with ground lamb, an egg and the same above supplements with a bit of liver.

I know some feeders that say to never mix and match. They feed a single protein each day. You need to figure out what works best for you.
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I feed at least 2 different proteins in each meal. Sometimes 3. I also feed bone, liver and organ with each meal. I feed twice a day as my girls are still puppies. It's the way I prefer to feed my girls. No single way to feed is "right". It's what works best for your dog and you.

I have personally prepackaged meals for my girls. I have 5 different meals that I rotate. One meal has lamb, beef, chicken carcass, liver and organ. Another meal I have has chicken, fish, beef heart, chicken carcass, liver and organ. Another meal is pork heart, chicken, liver, organ and bone. I feed bone in every meal because my girls do better with bone.
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Good to know! I might as well throw in this additional question and save some space .

How many of you guys feed non-meat and bone foods like veggies, fruit, nuts, etc as a part of a regular routine?
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Never. Dogs dont produce the enzyme to properly break down veggies, fruit or grains. I dont think they are necessary but some do feed them.


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Zachary, what you are talking about is called BARF feeding (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food). These types of feeders think that fruits/veggies/grains/nuts play a role in a balanced diet.

I am PMR feeder (Prey Model Raw) We only feed meat, organs and bones.

Even BARF feeders will admit that dogs cant process whole fruits and veggies so they suggest that you puree them and make a mush prior to feeding to help break down the cellular wall.

When I first started Raw I used to feed BARF style, then I looked at my lawn and it was filled with red, orange, green and yellow poops depending on what fruits and veggies I fed that day. It looked like a freaking rainbow! Then I realized that its just filler that my dogs arent using.
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Zachary, what you are talking about is called BARF feeding (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food). These types of feeders think that fruits/veggies/grains/nuts play a role in a balanced diet.

I am PMR feeder (Prey Model Raw) We only feed meat, organs and bones.

Even BARF feeders will admit that dogs cant process whole fruits and veggies so they suggest that you puree them and make a mush prior to feeding to help break down the cellular wall.

When I first started Raw I used to feed BARF style, then I looked at my lawn and it was filled with red, orange, green and yellow poops depending on what fruits and veggies I fed that day. It looked like a freaking rainbow! Then I realized that its just filler that my dogs arent using.
Understood, and yes I am going more for the PMR style of feeding as I have experienced the same thing (rainbow poop)
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