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    Default RAW feeding... I'm confused:/

    @RiiSi you seem like you have this all sorted out

    I read the sticky threads on the RAW forum but I still have a few questions:


    So do I feed it raw? I feel I'd like to cook it you know like putting some vegetables in and make it a meal, lol.


    Can I not only feed beef? I think my boy can't have chicken and I know he's sensitive to lamb (gets very loose poop). And we don't buy pork, ever...


    And Bones? I wont be able to give bones as they are, I'd have a heart attack watching him eat that Can I ask the butcher to grind the bones for me and mix it with the meat?


    There is a huge selection of venison meat here in South Africa, does that count as different kinds of protein? I'm completely clueless
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    Default Re: RAW feeding... I'm confused:/

    Quote Originally Posted by Petra View Post
    @RiiSi you seem like you have this all sorted out

    I read the sticky threads on the RAW forum but I still have a few questions:


    So do I feed it raw? I feel I'd like to cook it you know like putting some vegetables in and make it a meal, lol.


    Can I not only feed beef? I think my boy can't have chicken and I know he's sensitive to lamb (gets very loose poop). And we don't buy pork, ever...


    And Bones? I wont be able to give bones as they are, I'd have a heart attack watching him eat that Can I ask the butcher to grind the bones for me and mix it with the meat?


    There is a huge selection of venison meat here in South Africa, does that count as different kinds of protein? I'm completely clueless
    Are you only wanting to raw feed due to your bully's recent skin problems ?

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    Default Re: RAW feeding... I'm confused:/

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyjj View Post
    Are you only wanting to raw feed due to your bully's recent skin problems ?

    Yes, I want to find a way to get his immune system up and I'm considering if this is a good way... any other ideas? He gets coconut oil and yogurt already. The food he's on currently isn't the most expensive but we tried others and it doesn't work AT ALL, he pukes even from just a little new food mixed with the old. He doesn't have major skin issues, he gets a spot of staph maybe 2-3 times a year, which goes a way when I bath him with Pyostat shampoo, and he's sensitive to tick bites... other than that he's fine. Maybe I'm overreacting?
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    Default Re: RAW feeding... I'm confused:/

    I know no nothing about Raw feeding but if it's only a few times a year and it's cleared could it be environmental rather than food.
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    Default Re: RAW feeding... I'm confused:/

    Ja @jimmyjj I don't think it's his food that causes the problem... I'm just concerned that his food isn't enough to keep him at his best The other two does good on it though... none of them have any food related issues. Bennie is my little boy and he can look so miserable when he's not feeling well, it gets to me

    Maybe I'm just looking for "extras" that can boost his immune system... I thought maybe I can give RAW only now and then or 50/50... I really haven't thought this through. Maybe I should just start with some vitamin supplements or something and see how it goes. Decisions decisions...
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    @Petra are you from South Africa. Yeh Bru

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    Default Re: RAW feeding... I'm confused:/

    If you cook it, it's not raw anymore, It's home cooked, lol.

    You can add veggies to raw food and home cooked. It's not necessary to feed bone or other meats than beef, but you need to supplement. I feed most of the bone grind, but it's easily available here. Unfortunately veal is only a young beef and it does't really count. In my opinion home cooked could be the right way to go. Google "dogaware home cooking" and you get great info and meal plans.


    Quote Originally Posted by Petra View Post
    @RiiSi you seem like you have this all sorted out

    I read the sticky threads on the RAW forum but I still have a few questions:


    So do I feed it raw? I feel I'd like to cook it you know like putting some vegetables in and make it a meal, lol.


    Can I not only feed beef? I think my boy can't have chicken and I know he's sensitive to lamb (gets very loose poop). And we don't buy pork, ever...


    And Bones? I wont be able to give bones as they are, I'd have a heart attack watching him eat that Can I ask the butcher to grind the bones for me and mix it with the meat?


    There is a huge selection of venison meat here in South Africa, does that count as different kinds of protein? I'm completely clueless

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    Default Re: RAW feeding... I'm confused:/

    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    If you cook it, it's not raw anymore, It's home cooked, lol.

    You can add veggies to raw food and home cooked. It's not necessary to feed bone or other meats than beef, but you need to supplement. I feed most of the bone grind, but it's easily available here. Unfortunately veal is only a young beef and it does't really count. In my opinion home cooked could be the right way to go. Google "dogaware home cooking" and you get great info and meal plans.
    Haha, ja that makes sense I guess I'll be making my furkids some home cooked meals then to mix it up a little with their current food... I think that might be enough for now. Thanks for the info
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    Default Re: RAW feeding... I'm confused:/

    No @jimmyjj I'm from Sweden... but I live in South Africa Moved here in 2010 so I haven't lived here very long.
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    Default Re: RAW feeding... I'm confused:/

    You can feed different types of meat, If I feed pork, fish, or any wild game type animal like duck etc I freeze it for at least a week before feeding as a precaution.

    You mentioned your dog is allergic to chicken, was this kibble or have you tried raw? I ask this because often times if your dog is allergic to chicken flavored kibble they can eat raw chicken with no issue. I know this firsthand.

    You can have the bones grinded but it takes away the mental stimulation from your pet and they also get the benefit of a teeth cleaning when they are knawing away at the bones.

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    Default Re: RAW feeding... I'm confused:/

    I think she said venison, which is deer, and that would count as a second protein to beef. We feed ground up meat and bone mixture. Feed raw does help Lola's allergies, which are mostly environmental. Lola is on bison, venison, and boar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyree213 View Post
    You can feed different types of meat, If I feed pork, fish, or any wild game type animal like duck etc I freeze it for at least a week before feeding as a precaution.

    You mentioned your dog is allergic to chicken, was this kibble or have you tried raw? I ask this because often times if your dog is allergic to chicken flavored kibble they can eat raw chicken with no issue. I know this firsthand.

    You can have the bones grinded but it takes away the mental stimulation from your pet and they also get the benefit of a teeth cleaning when they are knawing away at the bones.

    I'm not sure he's sensitive to chicken but it feels to me like he's licking his feet more after eating it... I sometimes give them chicken if we've had it for dinner and have leftover, it's not raw, it's cooked. It can be a coincidence too... he gets loose poop if I give him lamb, I thought it was cos it's fatty but it doesn't matter if I cut the fat off.

    I think I'm gonna try and find more supplements to his current food and see if it helps before I try the raw route...
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