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    So im going to put Emmitt and my shih tzu on raw this wknd.. I'm a little nervous but really excited too!! So I read to start 1 meat a week to make sure that they aren't allergic to the meat I guess.. But my question is do I give veggies to him while we are just trying out the meats these couple of wks with each meet? And it's just meat and veggies right? I have him on Nuvet so that's ok for the vitamins right? Sorry for all the questions I just have never done this and before..

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    Kudos for giving it a try! My advice is to read as much as possible on the subject. Here's a list of what to do to start, but if you have any more questions please ask. We're here to help!

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...awfeeding.html

    For my two boys, they quit kibble cold turkey and went to raw immediately, no transition. No need to add veggies or fruits for frankenprey raw, but I do tend to give them as snacks every so often. For meat changes, it's recommended every couple of weeks to start. But, again, for my guys, I found that it was ok to switch them every couple of days. It really depends on the dog.

    A lot of people start with a chicken quarter, not leg nor thigh, but the whole quarter. G'luck! I advise you to join the Yahoo group, they've got a lot of info on how to start and how to fix problems if they exist.
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    Good for you and your babies! Emmit looks absolutely aborable.
    I agree on studying the subject as much as you can. It can get a bit confusing cause there is a lot of opinions around that differ. It isn't rocket science though and when you take the plundge, you soon find out how easy it really is.
    There is a book "Grow your pups with bones" by Dr Ian Billinghurst that is sort of a father of the ""Barf -movement".

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    So I actually decided to get the Natures Variety Raw , and wow he chomped it down he loved it!!!! Just wanted to let y'all know how much he liked it!

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    i dont know about this product but if its pre made then be aware that you dont really know whats in it ,is it expensive?if so may be better sourcing you own meats,karen

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    It is expensive Karen, it is a good place to start. It is much cheaper to get your own meat, it is very convenient using prepackaged however if the price tag doesn't bother you. Let us know how it goes!

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    That's fantastic! Let us know how it goes. How's Emmitt's poop? That's the one thing that rawfeeders first look for ... is poop consistency. It's true! lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by savemejeebus View Post
    That's fantastic! Let us know how it goes. How's Emmitt's poop? That's the one thing that rawfeeders first look for ... is poop consistency. It's true! lol.
    dont you mean what raw feeders obsess over lol,karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenben View Post
    dont you mean what raw feeders obsess over lol,karen
    lol. Ok, you got me!
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    well we do obsess,is it too big,too small,too wet,too dry,too smelly,not smelly enough,too much bone,not enough bone,and after all that poop investigating we are knackered lol,omg ive even photographed it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,but as they say s**t happens he he ,karen

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    Yay for you! I bet you'll see some good positive changes in about a week. That's about how long it took before I saw the coat looking nicer

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    Yea he definitely doesn't poop as much!! I wanted to do the fresh meat.. But my husband wouldn't let me. He didn't even want to do Raw. But I got him to do the frozen patties lol. Some results I've noticed are he is way more active and playful though

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