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    Default Re: Need help with 1st time feeding raw!

    Quote Originally Posted by xskyzx View Post
    I just bought this 30 lbs frozenbeef fatty raw 80/10/10. I'm letting it thaw out outside, then break it down n put them in a ziplock bag . My question is does it causes bacteria while being thaw outside? Thanks
    Bad idea letting it thaw outside as yes can cause bacteria. Meat needs to be thawed out in a fridge. That being said, why don’t you order your meat in one pounders? If you have an electric band saw cut them up frozen yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    Bad idea letting it thaw outside as yes can cause bacteria. Meat needs to be thawed out in a fridge. That being said, why donít you order your meat in one pounders? If you have an electric band saw cut them up frozen yourself.
    This is my first time doing raw , the shop nearest me have a 30 lbs frozen block of beef meat so I just went and got it. But I just found some online site that sell small patties for about $4 a lb. That's without shipping. So if I do that,it prolly be over $220 a month to feed my pup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollys Owner View Post
    You can serve it every day of week, hopefully rotate between 3 different proteins. It's a good idea to give him some vegetables too, preferably steamed, if you don't buy the mix that includes vegetables you can give steamed green beans, because it's filling, but I also give canned pumpkin ( not the pie filling one ) . Other vegetables are good too, just not onions. I like to thaw out individual servings that I put in zip lock bags, 24 hr in advance in the fridge . It can be served frozen too but my dog tends to throw up raw food so I think it helps a little to serve it thawed.It's always a good idea to thaw slowly at fridge temperature. I also like to microwave a little bit of water and add that to the raw food in her bowl to warm it up a bit and give her a little extra moisture in her diet and it also mixes up the other stuff I add ( organic turmeric, hempseed oil or flax seed oil, fish oil, Actiflex 4000, sea kelp ). The sea kelp is like a multivitamin if you only serve straight 80/10/10 meat. eg. https://www.amazon.com/Organic-KELP-...ct_top?ie=UTF8
    How often should I switch protein? And should I switch to one protein or should I mix 2 or 3 different protein in one meal plans. Thanks

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    Default Re: Need help with 1st time feeding raw!

    Well, I'm late. The good folks here got this covered already

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    Quote Originally Posted by xskyzx View Post
    How often should I switch protein? And should I switch to one protein or should I mix 2 or 3 different protein in one meal plans. Thanks
    It's better at beginning to do one protein at a time for about a month to observe how your dog reacts- ie. if he throws up more often than usual, starts licking feet, or gets an ear infection, or hot spots, that's not a good protein. Once you know which proteins are good, it doesn't really matter how you rotate them, except not more than a month of one protein at a time,but for convenience sake I wouldn't bother mixing more than one protein in a meal. I tend to rotate proteins each meal, but that's easy with me since I buy them in one pound chubs.

    If you don't buy the commercial frozen raw food that's a complete meal, but are sticking with the prey model one that's just muscle, organs and bone,( where you get more value for your money as @helsonwheels mentioned ) then make sure you add sea kelp and fish oil to make it complete. And you can supplement with some steamed vegetables. Fruit is optional since some dogs get yeast if you give them too much sugar, so give that sparingly if your dog tends to be yeasty.

    Like @helsonwheels said, you should keep the food frozen till about 24 hr before use, then thaw it out in the fridge. It should be stored frozen at all times before that 24 hr period, unless you semi thaw in fridge for a few hours, cut it up, then throw back in freezer, like I do. I would only buy a 30 pound piece if you're using power tools to cut it up into smaller pieces since that would be tough to semi thaw such a large piece. If you have a 50 pound dog, you should be roughly serving a half pound twice daily, or slightly more.

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    Default Re: Need help with 1st time feeding raw!

    Also, try to stay away from chicken as a protein, even though it's the cheapest, since a lot of bulldogs are allergic to it. Duck and rabbit tend to be the least allergenic, but you can try experimenting with pork,bison,beef,turkey, and lamb. I don't trust venison, since some deer have wasting disease.

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    Default Re: Need help with 1st time feeding raw!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dollys Owner View Post
    Also, try to stay away from chicken as a protein, even though it's the cheapest, since a lot of bulldogs are allergic to it. Duck and rabbit tend to be the least allergenic, but you can try experimenting with pork,bison,beef,turkey, and lamb. I don't trust venison, since some deer have wasting disease.
    Thank you got this all down.

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    This is what I feed my dogs n no you can’t order it as it’s only in Alberta. But check the ratio %
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    Read each link. I bet you’ll become a pro n do it yourself. it looks a lot but it’s very simple n a lot less expensive if than a higher quality kibble.

    https://blog.homesalive.ca/how-much-raw-food-for-dogs

    https://dogsfirst.ie/raw-faq/raw-diet-for-dogs/

    https://hare-today.com/raw_food_ratio_calculator

    https://www.darwinspet.com/probiotics-prebiotics-dog/

    https://www.treehousepuppies.com/dog...ated-dog-food/

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    Default Re: Need help with 1st time feeding raw!

    RawFed K9 is a place you can order from online and they do free shipping. Reasonable prices as well. Itís pretty model.


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    Wow very nice meal!! Good job! Did he eat it all ?

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