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    Default Re: about to give up on raw feed dog not pooping

    lol i dont know but would have to be done at the vets and i would imagine very costly,if your dog is constipated then a little coconut oil will make him go or canned/fresh pumpkin ,but not too much ,annie has been known not to go for 4 days before now so i wouldnt be overly worried yet unless of course the dog is in pain and uncomfortable,karen

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    This may sound silly. Can dogs be given an enema?
    Yes, they can. That's what they dud for Ruckus when we took him to the vet.

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    Default Re: about to give up on raw feed dog not pooping

    I have an ignorant question regarding raw feeding..

    I thought Raw feeding was supposed to be not only a healthier alternative to Kibble but also more cost effective. Wouldn't daily feeding a dog chicken breasts, quarters and other raw meats be more expensive than a $50 bag of Kibble that lasts 2 or more weeks.?

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    If he's not trying to go he might not have to yet?! With Ruckus he is straining and constantly trying to go but just not successful.

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    Default Re: about to give up on raw feed dog not pooping

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    I have an ignorant question regarding raw feeding..

    I thought Raw feeding was supposed to be not only a healthier alternative to Kibble but also more cost effective. Wouldn't daily feeding a dog chicken breasts, quarters and other raw meats be more expensive than a $50 bag of Kibble that lasts 2 or more weeks.?
    We do not raw feed but I have always heard that nutrition is the reason for raw feeding and that it was in fact a bit more costly than kibble. That of course would depend on your source of your raw food.

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    Default Re: about to give up on raw feed dog not pooping

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    I have an ignorant question regarding raw feeding..

    I thought Raw feeding was supposed to be not only a healthier alternative to Kibble but also more cost effective. Wouldn't daily feeding a dog chicken breasts, quarters and other raw meats be more expensive than a $50 bag of Kibble that lasts 2 or more weeks.?
    I chose it because of nutrition and because Tyson appears to have pretty severe allergies. A lot of what is feed is not boneless skinless chicken breasts lol .I just started with this because this is what I had. it's one of the few meats we eat . You are supposed to stick with 1 protien source while transitioning to raw feeding. I bought chicken quarters for Tyson FOR 89 cents a lb. This is cheaper than the kibble I was feeding at 58 dollars for 30 lbs. Also things that dogs need like organ meats turkey/ chicken necks are even cheaper. In the long run I think it will work out to be cheaper, unless Tyson refuses to eat anything besides t-bones =)
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    Default Re: about to give up on raw feed dog not pooping

    @karenben ok here is a stupid question but what in the world is tripe? I've read other people feed that to their dogs but I have no idea what it is.
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    Default Re: about to give up on raw feed dog not pooping

    it can be as cheap or expensive as you make it,finding a cheap reliable source can be hard but worth it,given how sensitive bulldogs can be i personally would pay more to raw feed than kibble feed,i know exactly what my dog is eating ,ive read too much about what is hidden in kibble to go back to it ,karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by dozersmama View Post
    @karenben ok here is a stupid question but what in the world is tripe? I've read other people feed that to their dogs but I have no idea what it is.
    That's the stomach portion, usually from a cow. But I've also seen lamb and goat ones. You can't get them from the normal grocery store as regulations prohibit them. You have to source it out to either a rawfeeding store or maybe the butcher (if they'll sell them to you). What you want to feed is green tripe, which is the stomach that haven't been processed or bleached. The grocery stores carry the bleached kind.

    Here, we always give some tripe in the beginning to ease with the transition. It's rich on probiotics and other nutrients which ease the detoxing phase.

    How's Tyson today, has he pooped yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    I have an ignorant question regarding raw feeding..

    I thought Raw feeding was supposed to be not only a healthier alternative to Kibble but also more cost effective. Wouldn't daily feeding a dog chicken breasts, quarters and other raw meats be more expensive than a $50 bag of Kibble that lasts 2 or more weeks.?
    Not at all an ignorant q, it's quite a common one.

    I estimate that Stigs' monthly raw cost is around $50-55. When I fed him Fromm, it would cost around $70 a month. There are a lot of ways to get cheap meat for our guys, such as joining a coop, getting meat directly from the source (farmers, butchers, etc) to eliminate the middleman thus the costs, ethnic food stores are quite reasonably priced as well, especially if you buy in bulk. They don't need kobe or triple aaa beef, they would go bonkers for anything.

    I chose raw mainly because of Stigs' allergies. How quickly he got better amazed me, and that's why we're sticking to it. (And plus I kinda enjoy shopping for deals. )
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    Default Re: about to give up on raw feed dog not pooping

    Tyson Finally pooped! Never have i been so excited over something like this. Not runny or too hard just normal! Then he came in and stood by his food bowl as if to tell me "HELLO I"M HUNGRY!" So i think we may be ok . All though he seems to be a bit of a lazy feeder, he still doesn't want to have to tear or crunch his food he prefers that I stip it from the bone so it pulls off more easily. We will work on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dozersmama View Post
    Tyson Finally pooped! Never have i been so excited over something like this. Not runny or too hard just normal! Then he came in and stood by his food bowl as if to tell me "HELLO I"M HUNGRY!" So i think we may be ok . All though he seems to be a bit of a lazy feeder, he still doesn't want to have to tear or crunch his food he prefers that I stip it from the bone so it pulls off more easily. We will work on it.
    Yay! :spartak: Way to go Tyson!

    He'll eventually get the hang of it. But what do I know, I resorted to buying a grinder for Punkin. lol.
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