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    Quote Originally Posted by SmashAttack View Post
    To clarify, I live on the gulf and would prefer to give Smash a fresh water fish. Maybe it's piggy perch jerkin' time.
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    Hey, I don’t eat fish unless it’s also wild caught. Will never buy farm fish. Scary stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    @2BullyMama. Read the part on fish oil...very interesting...

    For other readers.....

    I was never a big fan on giving any oils or vitamins on daily basics. Same for humans. If you eat right n balanced n organic if possible, you simple don’t need extras in your body. Same for a dog. Why I always say....”every other day” in all my post. Ginger n turmeric same thing. Probably the best 2 spice you can feed yourself n your fur balls but again every other day. We are so brain washed by marketing, doctors and/or vets telling us what to do instead of us doing our own homework. Yes of course you listen to your doctors and vets but think out of the box once in a while as a lot of dr n vets are paid to push the big companies kibbles, pharmaceutical meds n more. I too was septic about feeding raw because it wasn’t the “wild type raw” we have in our wilderness. All the chemicals they put in our food and especially what they feed our chicken, beef, lamb etc etc is scary. But if you do your homework and “ask” where n who makes, it will be much healthier down the road for your wallet n your fur balls.

    Raw Feeding Made Easy: How To Make A Raw Dog Food Diet
    I disagree with that article where it says "Most of the healthy benefits of the raw diet aren’t necessarily because it’s raw … it’s because every other diet is high in starch!" . I don't think dogs need starch or that it's very healthy but I know my dog lost most of her food allergies when she was switched to dehydrated raw, even though it contains sweet potato and split pea. These are good sources of dietary fibre which moves food through the colon so they have some benefit. I would say the main healthy benefit of a raw diet is that it is high in enzymes, or at least the frozen raw is, and also doesn't contain other ingredients that irritate the dog.

    Also, I believe it's healthy to feed turmeric TWICE a day, not every other day, since turmeric is eliminated quickly from the body. Turmeric For Dogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    Hey, I don’t eat fish unless it’s also wild caught. Will never buy farm fish. Scary stuff.
    I once worked on a farm that also had a fish pond and they used to throw the dead chickens at the edge of the pond for the fish to feed on. I wouldn't eat farmed fish myself, let alone feed it to my dog.

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    When i read any article or even watching anything on tv...I will take some n leave some. It’s plain logic we as the readers need to always think a bit out of the box. But no matter what the article has very good points n very clear especially to the ones that researching into raw. We have to remember that our dogs are “domesticated “ and nowhere near like wolves in the wild..not even close. I work in the food industry n being inspected on regular basis n I have to know everything out there that’s the do’s n don't or I’ll get slammed by the book as we say. I am so by the book when it comes to my product. Rule of thumb...if I wouldn’t eat it, I wouldn’t feed it to anyone. I can guarantee you very often the “raw” that’s being sold to our dogs is not so perfect n balanced like most think. It’s all about money n the dog food industry is billions of dollars yearly. Unless you go buy you own meat, organs n bones from a farmer n yes ask for certification and where the farmer sales etc...and make your own raw for your dog, you’ll have a better guarantee you’re feeding your furball with a peace of mind. But not everyone has the time. Never forget, most raw out there that’s already dried or frozen it’s not animals all organically fed, or grass feed or produce fed etc. one example a lot don’t know, these big chicken industries don’t buy high end quality chicken feed for there chickens to lay. Most buy the least expensive to get more eggs out on the market n make money. Cheap feed has “Arsenic” in it to kill parasites that chicken carries. So the fresh free range eggs you think it’s clean....think again. I see this in the food industry on regular basis. This article has very good points, but I sure would ask questions on some of her other theories. And yet that’s me. Boils down, no matter what you feed your pet, ask questions as it’s your right n your wallet.

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    Haven't been online or to the group in a while. Loved to see all the positives that go along with the proper, species appropriate diet.
    I have not been totally feeding raw due to the difficulty I am having finding sources here near the Altoona FL area. My previous sources are no longer.
    Wondered if you or anyone else in the group may offer some insight to this?
    Also still having problems finding a good bullie vet!
    Thank you all...
    Rosemary, Buddy & Bella

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miniequine View Post
    Haven't been online or to the group in a while. Loved to see all the positives that go along with the proper, species appropriate diet.
    I have not been totally feeding raw due to the difficulty I am having finding sources here near the Altoona FL area. My previous sources are no longer.
    Wondered if you or anyone else in the group may offer some insight to this?
    Also still having problems finding a good bullie vet!
    Thank you all...
    Rosemary, Buddy & Bella
    I’m in Canada n can’t help you there but I’m sure others in your area will. You can make your own raw for you dogs..Make sure you follow the recipe so the dogs aren’t missing anything...usually pet shops will carry frozen raw....

    https://dogsfirst.ie/raw-faq/raw-diet-for-dogs/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miniequine View Post
    Haven't been online or to the group in a while. Loved to see all the positives that go along with the proper, species appropriate diet.
    I have not been totally feeding raw due to the difficulty I am having finding sources here near the Altoona FL area. My previous sources are no longer.
    Wondered if you or anyone else in the group may offer some insight to this?
    Also still having problems finding a good bullie vet!
    Thank you all...
    Rosemary, Buddy & Bella
    I buy commercial frozen raw either at a boutique pet store or through the raw food co-op I joined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miniequine View Post
    Haven't been online or to the group in a while. Loved to see all the positives that go along with the proper, species appropriate diet.
    I have not been totally feeding raw due to the difficulty I am having finding sources here near the Altoona FL area. My previous sources are no longer.
    Wondered if you or anyone else in the group may offer some insight to this?
    Also still having problems finding a good bullie vet!
    Thank you all...
    Rosemary, Buddy & Bella
    Try this raw food coop- I'm from Canada too, but read about it here Central Florida Co-Op

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    Just wondered how you are feeding raw....ground up or whole prey?
    I've heard both being fed to English Bullies, but also am worried regarding their short faces compared to other breeds,(which I have few whole raw without much problem).
    Thank you for your input.
    Rosemary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miniequine View Post
    Just wondered how you are feeding raw....ground up or whole prey?
    I've heard both being fed to English Bullies, but also am worried regarding their short faces compared to other breeds,(which I have few whole raw without much problem).
    Thank you for your input.
    Rosemary
    Short or other breeds? Not sure of your worry part. Raw can n should be given to any breed especially cats as cats are more carnivores. Most of us will buy it already made n sold at either pet shops or butchers. I buy mine from a farm that’s sells wholesale. All ready in one pound tubes. You can also do it yourself but absolutely need to balance out the ratios of meat, organs n bones etc. The link below will guide you on how to. You can also buy example raw turkey heart n liver, chop it up n freeze it n use it as a topper on the dogs meals. Better than nothing.

    https://dogsfirst.ie/raw-faq/raw-diet-for-dogs/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miniequine View Post
    Just wondered how you are feeding raw....ground up or whole prey?
    I've heard both being fed to English Bullies, but also am worried regarding their short faces compared to other breeds,(which I have few whole raw without much problem).
    Thank you for your input.
    Rosemary
    I buy prepackaged ground raw (organs, meat, bones,fruits, veggies and oats).... they have absolutely no issues eating it


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