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Raw Diet. Let's share ideas/recipes

Discussion in 'Pets' started by hoser1, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Apr 5, 2017 at 7:27 PM
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    hoser1

    hoser1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I do a raw diet for my dog Lucas. Just wanted to see if other members do the same and if you would share what's in your dogs diet. Since I actually put a diet together for my dog, and I started the thread here's what I use:

    Pork, Beef, Beef Kidney, Beef Suet, Sardines, Rice, Yogurt, Bone Meal, Salmon oil, Coconut oil.

    I am always modifying it. I just picked up some Green Tripe so I am anxious to put that in his diet. Just wanted to see what you guys may use and your success.
     
  2. May 3, 2017 at 10:06 PM
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    I don't use any diet for my dog. Is it good for their health?
     
  3. Jun 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM
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    where do you source most of your protein? My friends that hunt always have organs/meat for their dogs but for me to feed 2 German Shepherds and not hunt might get expensive.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2017 at 5:44 PM
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    @Guns 'n Tacos
    My dog is 25lbs, nevertheless it adds up. I buy from butcher shops. Try to find a butcher shop that buys whole animals. Usually you can get some cool cheaper cuts and fat. I buy liver, kidney, beef suet, beef heart, trachea, ground beef....things along these lines. Also, even at a regular butcher shop, you can buy whole beef shank. I cannot lie however, feeding two shepherds is gonna be expensive. No way around it. Beef shank tends to be the cheapest cut, and if you ask for 1 inch cuts, you can just give the cuts as is to your dogs. They will not have a problem with the bone, with your size dogs. Plus the marrow is good for them. They need calcium, so you need to get them bone either through food or supplement. You need to get them phosphorus either through (liver, heard, kidney). I tend to feed my dog beef, but I do go to pork or lamb on occasion. He doesn't do well on chicken. I have been doing a raw diet over a year, and I'm pretty OCD about it now and I have a fairly good system. Also, once you really get into it, you will find yourself weighting the components of the meal just to make sure they your dogs get the proper nutrients.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2017 at 5:48 PM
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    Thanks, I'm also OCD about what my dogs eat. They get a lot of raw food as is but I still always leave quality kibble in their bowl if they get hungry while I'm gone. I need to do some research before going full raw but its great to get some opinions and advice, thanks!
     
  6. Jun 15, 2017 at 5:58 PM
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    ask if you have any questions @Guns 'n Tacos

    If you have some farms in your area, then you can get a good deal on some organs that most people don't have access too. For me, there is guy that sells some packaged organ meats that are already blended (green tripe, trachea, liver, etc.) that I also use from time to time. Find a guy in your area that sells those kind of blends, or find a raw food COOP. Yeah, its definitely good to be OCD when it comes to the raw diet. Also, don't be afraid to try chicken. It's a great source of protein. Good bone source. Easy to get organ meats like kidney, liver, hearts, etc. Plus really good quality chicken is still cheaper then beef, lamb, and so forth.

    I gave my dog chicken, but after day 3, he broke out in a hive so I stopped it. Just watch them daily with whatever protein you give them. You have to make sure that they are reacting OK to it.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2018 at 8:07 PM
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    I fed my dog raw for about a year until one day he ate a bag of raw flour and screwed up his intestinal tract. I was grinding my own food with a commercial meat grinder I purchased online. It was a pricey investment but being able to grind bones was worth it. I can recall the recipe off the top of my head but I did add some fish/krill oils and liquid vitamins. I also would buy my chicken from Costco and the local butchery had plenty of dirt cheap organs.
     
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  9. Oct 12, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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  10. Jul 15, 2019 at 12:26 AM
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    Got a 10 month lab that I'm feeding half commercial dry food, and half from my kitchen. Our neighbor gives us a dozen eggs a week since we let their chickens and ducks roam our yard, so I give her eggs 3 days a week. I buy a large bag of skinless pink salmon and give her a filet twice a week. Whatever fresh red meat I may have on hand on a couple of days. Plus, whatever fresh vegetables I have on hand. Green beans most common, but also plenty of carrots and asparagus. Some rice and potato, but not much. We did blue berries today but they didn't go over well. I think I'll freeze some and see if she likes chewing them better. Am going to see if I can work in bell peppers this week.

    Those of you supplementing dry dog food, what do you give and how much? Just looking for a few more ideas for fruit and veggies she might like. Also, is it cooked, raw, whole, chunks, pureed, etc.?
     
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  11. Jul 17, 2019 at 10:16 PM
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    thats better than most people eat;)
     
  12. Aug 28, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    I started mixing in some raw lamb and it's organs (Pet Food Express) with his kibble, so far he loves it!
     

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