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    My two babies Daisy and Mack are having quite a few skin issues. I know it is their food and i am putting them on Fromm Beef Frita( I think thats how to spell it) as soon as its delivered. My husband hunts and we have a freezer full of ground deer meat and I just wanted to know if it would be ok to feed the deer in the morning and the kibble at night? Also I got some of the Grizzly Wild Salmon fish oil to try too. How much goes on their food? Will it help with shedding and itching?



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    Default Re: Is it ok to feed raw ground deer meat and Fromm?

    I'm not sure, but I'd be interested to know as well. I have family and friends that hunt and give me maybe 10+ lbs of deer meet yearly. I usually end up making deer chili, a few steaks, or cut it into small pieces for a stew, etc. I'm sure Ellie would enjoy some of it if it's ok.
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    It's not advisable to mix commercial kibble with raw food. Dogs process commercial food differently in their bodies than natural raw meat so everytime their digestive tract gets introduced from kibble to raw food (and vice versa) it is a shock to their system. Some dogs can handle this without issues. Some dogs can't. English Bulldogs with their food sensitivities usually can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw0419 View Post
    My two babies Daisy and Mack are having quite a few skin issues. I know it is their food and i am putting them on Fromm Beef Frita( I think thats how to spell it) as soon as its delivered. My husband hunts and we have a freezer full of ground deer meat and I just wanted to know if it would be ok to feed the deer in the morning and the kibble at night? Also I got some of the Grizzly Wild Salmon fish oil to try too. How much goes on their food? Will it help with shedding and itching?



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    @anatess do you feed raw? I am a raw feeding and have had my bulky on raw since she was 4 months old she is now 10 months. I have watched her thrive immensely on raw. As @anatess stated it is not advisable to mix raw with kibble as the digest differently but in my opinion it depends on the individual dog. When I initially started raw I mixed raw with kibble every meal, duchess never had any issue. I then gave her kibble in morning and raw in evening, again I had no issue. I don't see a problem mixing the deer with the kibble. Have you eer considered going 100% raw? My cost for raw is lower then the cost of fromms and like I said duchess thrives on it.

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    Also the salmon oil can help with shedding & dry skin. I use 2 good pumps in the morning feeding for my 50lb girl. Also raw virgin coconut oils is good aswell. I alternate these daily.

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    I will admit I have thought about going raw and tried only 2 days. I gave them the leg quarters to start with and Mack ate fine, but Daisy acted like she didnt know what to do with it. I had to pull the meat off and basically hand feed her. She acted like she couldnt tear it off and refused to eat the bones. I was scared they wouldnt get enough to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scueva View Post
    @anatess do you feed raw? I am a raw feeding and have had my bulky on raw since she was 4 months old she is now 10 months. I have watched her thrive immensely on raw. As @anatess stated it is not advisable to mix raw with kibble as the digest differently but in my opinion it depends on the individual dog. When I initially started raw I mixed raw with kibble every meal, duchess never had any issue. I then gave her kibble in morning and raw in evening, again I had no issue. I don't see a problem mixing the deer with the kibble. Have you eer considered going 100% raw? My cost for raw is lower then the cost of fromms and like I said duchess thrives on it.

    Not right now, I don't because of logistic issues. I grew up with raw fed dogs, though. And in my experience with kibble fed dogs (including my dogs today), feeding them scrap meat (you know, like when you get this whole chicken or turkey and you take out the neck and the giblets and give it to the dogs to snack on and cook the rest)... it almost always give the dogs digestive problems. I still toss raw cooking scraps to my dogs as a treat once in a while but only when they're eating only once a day when there is a long time between meals, otherwise, the snack messes up their system. But yes, there are dogs that can eat anything and it doesn't bother them. I had a German Shepherd that would eat the pig slop and the chicken feed and she didn't get sick from it. Drove my mom nuts though. But, that dog died when she was only 4 years old because she ate a toad.
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    I guess I'm impatient lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw0419 View Post
    I will admit I have thought about going raw and tried only 2 days. I gave them the leg quarters to start with and Mack ate fine, but Daisy acted like she didnt know what to do with it. I had to pull the meat off and basically hand feed her. She acted like she couldnt tear it off and refused to eat the bones. I was scared they wouldnt get enough to eat.


    I was lucky enough to start at a young age so she took right to raw. I do however grind everything and it is in no way convenient but I had 2 choking incidents and refused to have a third. I tried teaching duchess to not inhale but I gave up and decide to grind everything. It might take awhile for the dog to get used to the new raw food. It beleive me they will not starve themselves. I actually just found a meat supplier that grinds the meat and bone for me so it saves alot of time. Raw would definatley be the way to get to the. Bottom of skin issues as you know exactly what you are feeding them. Kibble has so many ingredients that it might be hard to get to the bottom of the problem. I've actually had a neighbor that I urged to switch to raw to try to isolate the allergy once allergy was identified went back to a premium 6star food and had issues again. He went back to raw and like magic issues cleared up. He faught me on raw and thought it was horrible for his dog and he trusted that his vets prescription kibble was the way to go. AIn he end he thanked me. And never looked back to kibble again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scueva View Post
    I was lucky enough to start at a young age so she took right to raw. I do however grind everything and it is in no way convenient but I had 2 choking incidents and refused to have a third. I tried teaching duchess to not inhale but I gave up and decide to grind everything. It might take awhile for the dog to get used to the new raw food. It beleive me they will not starve themselves. I actually just found a meat supplier that grinds the meat and bone for me so it saves alot of time. Raw would definatley be the way to get to the. Bottom of skin issues as you know exactly what you are feeding them. Kibble has so many ingredients that it might be hard to get to the bottom of the problem. I've actually had a neighbor that I urged to switch to raw to try to isolate the allergy once allergy was identified went back to a premium 6star food and had issues again. He went back to raw and like magic issues cleared up. He faught me on raw and thought it was horrible for his dog and he trusted that his vets prescription kibble was the way to go. AIn he end he thanked me. And never looked back to kibble again
    OHHH! That's why you grind your food! I was wondering about that...

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    I don't know about the raw side maybe @RiiSi can help out there. The salmon oil amount is based on the weight of the dog and will having instructions on the back. Maybe @cowsmom can help more with the mixing questions

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    I feed Gracie some raw with kibble' but I make my own kibble....so far no problems.....in fact her "output" seems to be a little firmer.
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