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    I've been feeding my 5yr old female on raw for while with good results. Most of my blend is made up of chicken, i'd say 70% of it. I notice she licks at her feet alot and I'm thinking she may have a chicken allergy. So I want to switch to more of a beef diet but beef is very pricey. I am able to get beef heart for a much better price. Would feeding a diet made up of 70% heart be to much for her?

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    i feed raw though I've mostly fed commercial raw. The general consensus is that hearts are considered meat, not organ. I can't feed beef or chicken, so we're on duck and pork, with whole ground being our go-to meal. This is at least 70% meat (including heart), and 10% bone (more for the duck) and 10% organs, half of which is liver. That is the ratio to shoot for. I'm not sure I'd feed heart only as the meat portion but I will tag another member who knows more than me. Our price is between $3.50-5 per day for 1 dog (1 lb per day to maintain 50lbs weight).

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    Quote Originally Posted by icyjay View Post
    I've been feeding my 5yr old female on raw for while with good results. Most of my blend is made up of chicken, i'd say 70% of it. I notice she licks at her feet alot and I'm thinking she may have a chicken allergy. So I want to switch to more of a beef diet but beef is very pricey. I am able to get beef heart for a much better price. Would feeding a diet made up of 70% heart be to much for her?
    Have a look...and btw, the heart is a muscle

    Beef Heart - How To? - PMR Feeding Questions - Prey Model Raw

    Why Organ Meat Is Important For The Raw Fed Dog

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    Default Re: Beef Heart

    Heart is considered meat not organ, but imo it's too rich to be the main source of protein. I would try pork or turkey instead if avalaible. Also one guide line to follow says that you should feed different types of protein. So how about a mixture of a few?

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    Do you think feeding pig heart and beef heart with fat and bone mixed in would be to rich? What I'm getting at is I can get heart closer to $1.00 per lb compared to $3-4 per lb on other type of muscle meat.

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    Excellent article about organ meat, thank you!!

    I'm going to tell my hubby he has to get a deer this year JUST for the dog, lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by djangosmamma View Post
    Excellent article about organ meat, thank you!!

    I'm going to tell my hubby he has to get a deer this year JUST for the dog, lol...
    Old my son the same I want all organs on whatever he gets lol

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