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    Default Re: Raw feeding

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    That is great to hear. Can't wait to put Leo on the PMR diet. What and how much are you feeding angus and Bullie now? Yeah what a coincidence. Guess angus is popular
    Bullie is a 65lb almost-6 yr old girl. I give her between 1.5 to 1.75 lbs per day. She is a lazy bulldog. Angus is a 55lb 2-year-old. He gets between 1.75 to 2lbs per day. He is a very active bulldog. I adjust up or down depending on how they look. You will notice that when feeding raw, you can see the effect on their bodies within a short period of time so when I notice the dogs' waist-to-hips getting more barrel-like, I decrease the food and increase it if I start to notice rib lines. I don't feed on a regular schedule. Sometimes, they get 3-days worth of food in one sitting like when we go on weekend trips so I won't need to bring raw meat with me on the trip. So they would look like ticks after eating and be lazy for the day completey relaxed and happy.

    I got Bullied and loving it!
    Bella "Bullie" Rose, adopted on July 24, 2011

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    @anatess, What would be good parts/ cuts of other meats should I feed him? I'm looking at duck, turkey, lamb, pork, cow, etc but there are a lot of choice cuts to choose from? Any good ones? Thanks

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    Default Re: Raw feeding

    Quote Originally Posted by Sophatp View Post
    @anatess, What would be good parts/ cuts of other meats should I feed him? I'm looking at duck, turkey, lamb, pork, cow, etc but there are a lot of choice cuts to choose from? Any good ones? Thanks
    All parts are good parts. And the point of PMR is whole prey - so it is advisable to go with as much of a variety of parts as you can find. For example, if you choose chicken, get the entire chicken - with innards and head and feet if you can find it. But depending on your dog, you might want to keep weight bearing bones away except for small fowl like chicken or duck. Cow, pork, lamb, and even turkey leg and shoulder bones are tough and if your dog is not experienced, he could chip teeth on it. And if your dog is unsupervised, he could gnaw endlessly on big bones in his excitement causing severe damage to teeth, gums, and jaws.

    Also, for inexperienced dogs, avoid cuts that is small enough to fit in his mouth but big enough to get stuck in his throat. Dogs don't need to chew their food. If you notice, they don't have the flat teeth like we do nor the side to side motion of their jaws that is designed to grind. They chomp at the food only as much as to make it fit through the throat. Dogs that grew up on kibble would need to learn to chomp really good at big things. It's better to give the dog something bigger than his mouth then he spends lots of stimulating time tearing and chomping and gnawing before swallowing. But this can take your dog hours to eat which may not be good for you. If you must chop his meat for him, chop it in pieces much smaller than his throat.

    Dogs also have this amazing gag reflex. They can upchuck their food right out of their stomach! This is because dogs figure out if something is edible by eating it. Hah! So they eat, find out it is bad, so they upchuck it. They also do this when they swallow their food, realizes it's still too big coming down the throat so they upchuck it to chomp on it some more then swallow it again... They could do this over and over for the same item and when they upchuck it, they make this gagging noise and the food comes out a blubbery slippery mess. I call this a do-over. Lol. It's scary to experience it the first time because you can't tell if he's just upchucking or choking!

    I got Bullied and loving it!
    Bella "Bullie" Rose, adopted on July 24, 2011

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