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    This is what my boy looks like on raw. He is 7.5 months old and feeding raw since he was 4 months. Pure muscle, great agility and great energy. Go Raw..

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    thanks for your kind comments ,and yes raw is the only way to feed any dog,we know what they are eating ,they most muscle up on raw but have to say mind the boobies!!!!annies are swinging a bit low at the mo lol,i have overfed her i think its watching her eat all the deep red meats and the noise of satisfaction she makes whilst eating it ,and as she has gone off walking now im thinking of getting a treadmill and putting her on it 1 hour a day lolwould have to dangle a lamb chop in front of her to motivate her though lol,karen

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    This is what my boy looks like on raw. He is 7.5 months old and feeding raw since he was 4 months. Pure muscle, great agility and great energy. Go Raw..
    Dante is beautiful!!

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    The beef was still in the sink defrosting, so they got a different meal this morning. Usually on weekdays they get whatever protein, bone, and offal and mealtime and cleanup is done in 10 minutes. I don't bother with tripe/fish/veg until the weekend, when I have more time to prepare their meals. It's not too much extra work or time, just a little more thought I guess.

    In the bowl is (canned) tripe, sardines, kidney, liver, a chicken back, and a spoonful of spinach/kelp pulp. I know a lot of people use a kelp supplement or some other supplements, personally I haven't done any reading on it yet and have been putting it off until the new year. At the moment they are very healthy and I don't see the need for supplements or multi vitamins, but of course I want to set them up for the future so they'll stay healthy once they get older. Do any of you use supplements??


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    This week I picked up a small bag of dehydrated raw (the company is local and called NRG) to have on hand if we do any camping. We went skiing last weekend and I brought their meals with me and stored it in the rooms mini fridge. But with camping I think we'll do dehydrated, or maybe fill a small cooler with ice and meat?

    I also picked up some pre-ground frozen patties from The Urban Carnivore. Our friends are watching Bunk while we take a holiday, and although they have said they will feed raw just like I do - one of them is a vegetarian and I think it might push her over the edge to handle heart/liver/kidney . So for a week he'll get beef/elk patties and some marrow bones on the side to keep his teeth shiny!

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    Anyhow, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, don't forget to give your pooches an extra pat or belly rub for loving us unconditionally
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    Thanks for updating .... This is so useful for those considering raw feeding but who don't know where to start!!

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    Took Poppy to the vet today for a possible UTI. My mind jumped immediately to the assumption that it was her food, but I quickly remembered that she got a UTI when she was on kibble as well. So, no logic to it really!! While we were there I finally told them she was on Raw now, I have been putting it off (expecting a lecture!!) but the vet wasn't bothered by it at all. She actually said "that must have helped loads with gastro intestinal issues that bulldogs have". YOU BET IT DID! haha.

    She's on boiled rice for a couple of days, she's got stress induced diarrhea.

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    Well back from vacation to a pleasant surprise. I gave my friend the patties to feed the dogs while they were watching them. It was ground whole carcasses of beef and elk, zero chicken. Well they were given this for 2 weeks, plus some nylabones and other chews for their teeth, and they are SOO clean and shiny and soft now. They have always had impressive coats since raw, but this is a whole other level. And ZERO tear stains, plus no gunk in the nose rope. My friend didn't wipe them once!

    I always had my suspicions about them being sensitive to chicken, especially Poppy. Any time she got whole chicken meals for a week she would have a duller coat, and Bunks tear stains get slightly redder. It's a very small change and sometimes hard to catch because I try to feed a varied diet. Anyway 2 weeks without chicken and Bunk is white and fluffy like the first day I picked him up. I'll try to take a photo of him tomorrow for comparisons.

    A part of me is annoyed because chicken is the cheapest protein! I'll still feed chicken backs since there's hardly any meat, just bones for shiny teeth and fat for energy. And maybe a chicken leg once a week, mixed in with beef and elk.

    Don't want to put anyone off chicken out there, it's cheap and a good meal for them if they have no sensitivities to it. I also want to be clear that I didn't mind the raw aspect nor was I afraid of bacteria. Wash your hands, clean surfaces with a vinegar spray, and don't eat dog poop, lol!

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    This was great info! Thank you. I have my dog on Nature's Variety medalions but would like to go totally raw. How do you know how much to give and how much do you give? Thanks, again.

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    chicken is often the culprit as its usually sodium enhanced ,i stopped giving it to annie weeks ago ,unless i can get some cheap free range chickens to try,karen

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    Some recent meals.. I only feed tripe once a week btw..

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    Beef hearts, tripe, organs & Greek yogurt

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    Chicken hearts, organs, and an egg

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    Sardines, organs, and tripe

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    Pork shoulder that was on sale for $1/lb. I must have bought 30 lbs I got so excited. Fed this in the yard so no cleanup

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    I also feed bones outside so no pix, I'll have to remember for next time.

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    when annie has her rabbit i feed her in her crate but she only needs very little bone content to keep her poops firm so its no big deal feeding her bone ,karen

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