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by mommy2kane
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 43339

Re: Feeding Raw

We introduced some organs once the dogs were doing quarters for a while, but we haven't had to buy organs separately anymore. The quarters and backs that we get still have some attached, so they get a little bit every day. We've been adding beef heart to meals lately, to get winter weight on (one mo...
by mommy2kane
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OFFICIAL ear cropping/tail docking debate thread
Replies: 1131
Views: 409389

Re: OFFICIAL ear cropping/tail docking debate thread

I prefer natural. I, personally, will never crop. However, I personally like a short(er) crop best. Not a fan of battle crops and don't really like too long/show.
by mommy2kane
Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 43339

Re: Feeding Raw

Inside, in bare crates. Then crates are cleaned out afterwards. I don't know how you guys can do this day in and day out - I'd rather feed outside. I feed Charlie puppy in his crate when we babysat and it was a drag to clean it out twice a day..... Used to feed them in their kennels, but most take ...
by mommy2kane
Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 43339

Re: Feeding Raw

Inside, in bare crates. Then crates are cleaned out afterwards.
by mommy2kane
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 43339

Re: Feeding Raw

PaigeJ wrote:OMG that's AWESOME! Do you get your food from grocery stores or a local butcher?


The local meat market -- Washington DC. So glad we have this place nearby to get our food from.
by mommy2kane
Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 43339

Re: Feeding Raw

This was our most recent food run: http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n94/mommy2kane/2011-08-06_11-15-54_377.jpg 160 lbs of chicken quarters ($0.57/lb), 40 lbs of chicken backs ($0.25/lb) and 30 lbs of untrimmed beef heart ($1.06/lb) -- all for $134. Enough to feed 5 dogs for at least one month, som...
by mommy2kane
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Leaving a dog alone for 12+ hours
Replies: 34
Views: 12096

Re: Leaving a dog alone for 12+ hours

And again, I really think it depends on the dog. Some dogs may be SO frustrated and stressed, they cannot deal with a long shift -- and those dogs may need a stay-at-home mom/wife/dad/husband, whatever. Some dogs seem to do just fine -- with no known problems. Ideal? No. Of course not. It'd be ideal...
by mommy2kane
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Leaving a dog alone for 12+ hours
Replies: 34
Views: 12096

Re: Leaving a dog alone for 12+ hours

Ah, the "it is my/your business" usual comment. Why just not post at all so that people won't give any opinion on a *gasp* forum? That might solve the problem. Huh? Right. Yes, my business, your business. Meaning, I don't ask anyone's approval prior to leaving home in the morning with my ...
by mommy2kane
Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Leaving a dog alone for 12+ hours
Replies: 34
Views: 12096

Re: Leaving a dog alone for 12+ hours

Unfortunately, we can't all be at home all day -- this topic has come up several times, and it's just another topic where people can put down those who crate their dogs for the work day. If you're ok with it, that's your business. If you're not ok with it, same thing. It's like everyone needs to see...
by mommy2kane
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 43339

Re: Feeding Raw

Just switch over all at once. You can try to crush it up a bit in the beginning, if you want. I didn't. Dogs got a leg quarter and went to town. Granted, the puppy had to figure out how to eat it, but in time he was a pro.
by mommy2kane
Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 43339

Re: Feeding Raw

Is there a particular reason you need to grind the bones? Is this for a cat or dog?
by mommy2kane
Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding?
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Feeding?

You need to watch your own dogs. If they're gaining too much weight, cut back or exercise more. A raw bone here and there really shouldn't make a difference .
by mommy2kane
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 43339

Re: Feeding Raw

We buy chicken quarters in bulk (40 lb cases @ $23/box), chicken backs (40 lb cases @ $10/box) and beef heart (30 lb cases @ $32/box).
by mommy2kane
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 43339

Re: Feeding Raw

Crates for feeding, so they keep it contained. Kane used to eat his meal out, in the basement or kitchen -- but crunching down on a quarter or back or something send organs and stuff flying! So it's just easier to feed everyone in their crate.
by mommy2kane
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 43339

Re: Feeding Raw

Our base is chicken quarters. And we usually give backs on weekends, or whenever someone needs more bone. The backs are huge, very meaty and have organs attached. So they get their organs from there, or additional organs occassionally. We throw in some beef heart here and there, looking to get some ...

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