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Old 11-25-2013, 07:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm not going to bother getting a grinder. I had thought about that a while back, but would rather let them do the "hard work".

What about martinc's questions regarding their being a dangerous bone in the leg? I've never had a problem with them before but I have that little seed of doubt that was planted now.

I think for now I'll stick with the legs. It's either that or I'll have to buy more meat to add to their chicken backs so it's not too much bone.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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No idea what he is talking about. Unless you grind everything there will always be risk of choking, obstructions or perforations. These risks are low but they will always be there.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Well, I read that even with grinding there's a risk so if you're going to feed raw that's the chance you have to be willing to accept I guess.
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There are risks with feeding kibble also. People are scared of raw because it's not how the majority feeds and there is always fear of the unknown.
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That and the "support" we get from our vets doesn't help either.
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That and the "support" we get from our vets doesn't help either.
That's a big part too. After our first visit with our pup he made us very worried about feeding raw since we only had Sid for 2 days at that time and were extremely new to feeding raw. Since then we have found a new vet who tolerates raw and does not push any foods or treats on us because she knows we will not consider kibble. Sid is doing great on raw and now that we are a couple months more experienced we are very comfortable with his diet.
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There are two vets in the clinic where I go. The older one, the one who owns the place, is cool with me feeding raw. She's doesn't really outwardly support it, but she knows I feed it and doesn't try to push me away from it. The newer vet, who I'm never going to see again, does not like it and scared the hell out of me earlier this year. Abby was having issues getting sick and having loose stools so I brought her in and she tested positive for coccidia. The vet called and said it was neospora caused by raw beef. I had a 2nd opinion done with a different hospital and they said it was coccidia. The only good thing I learned through that ordeal is that dogs "can" get neospora from raw beef, but freezing the beef for 24 hours kills it so as a precaution I now freeze beef prior to feeding it.
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Numa started barfing up 1/2 of her chicken leg bones.. Like 12 hours after I fed them.. So I stopped feeding legs and started feeding thighs instead. Seems to be working out better since there is more meat on them. Backs are too boney for my liking so I do not feed them, unless I plop down an entire chicken.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:40 AM   #19 (permalink)
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No idea what he is talking about. Unless you grind everything there will always be risk of choking, obstructions or perforations. These risks are low but they will always be there.
The fibula (did some googling!) is a long and sharp bone that I dont like at all.
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This is very informative information. I can't wait to read more about all of this. I love this forum. Such great resources. I also do not like what the vets say about what I bring up with holistic/home remedies and raw feeding. They automatically push me into the deep in and scare me. But than I get home and see all the pills they throw at you and wonder "and this is better for them". I'm going to start going to a holistic vet too. I think we know our pets the best. Glad to see so many pro-raw! It really makes me feel better about switching over
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