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Help with BARF

Postby alwyzchanging » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:03 pm

Ive been doing a lot of research on the topic and have purchased 'Give your Dog a Bone' by Dr. Billinghurst. on the subject and feel I pretty much understand the concept. So I started my english toy spaniel on barf for about 2-3 weeks now. I try to feed him veggies grided up (how its suggested in the book) But all he goes for is the meat. So Ive tried taking away the meat and only offering him the veggies, but hes still not even touching it. Its been a couple days now and hes still not eating the veggies. It says in the book to hold out until they eat it but hes getting skinny and Im afraid he'll just never eat it.
So basically my question is:
Has anyone ever had this same problem and exactly what have you done to have them eat their veggies?? And should I continue to hold out and until how long?? Any help is appreciated!!

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Postby innocence621 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:06 pm

When I fed RAW, mine wouldn't eat the veggies either. I pureed (sp?) them all together with some organ meat and they ate it up just fine...but it stunk real bad!

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Postby alwyzchanging » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:10 pm

innocence621 wrote:When I fed RAW, mine wouldn't eat the veggies either. I pureed (sp?) them all together with some organ meat and they ate it up just fine...but it stunk real bad!


Did you just grind it up all together at first and then gradually have them eat the food whole or do you always grind everything up with the meat when you feed it to your dog??

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Postby innocence621 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:15 pm

I tried the veggies a few times, and they would take a lick or so and walk away, so I started blending in organs with it to entice them (like liver).

The meats (chicken/beef/etc) they got whole. If I remember correctly, I only fed veggie meals 2 or 3 times a week.

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Postby alwyzchanging » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:29 pm

innocence621 wrote:I tried the veggies a few times, and they would take a lick or so and walk away, so I started blending in organs with it to entice them (like liver).

The meats (chicken/beef/etc) they got whole. If I remember correctly, I only fed veggie meals 2 or 3 times a week.


Okay awesome. OMG youve saaaved me!! Never thought about grinding it up into their meats. So should i feed my puppy grinded up veggies with liver and organs 2-3xper week or can I grind it up with chicken too or something similar?? And would you count that as a meal or would you count it as a treat??

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Postby alwyzchanging » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:31 pm

because if i remember correctly, liver and organs should only be fed scarcley??

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Postby Lara » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:34 pm

I puree the veggies and fruit and mix it in with some Sojos http://www.sojos.com/dogfoodmix.html. They love it.

This website is full of wonderful resources and creative methods for feeding raw. http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/sampleraw.htm

This site is particular to pits http://www.pitbulllovers.com/health-art ... diets.html

I found this one useful too http://www.auntjeni.com/barf.htm


I hope it helps.

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Postby starrlamia » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:51 pm

you dont need to feed veggies either if your dog doesnt want to eat them.

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Postby El_EmDubya » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:25 am

Just feed http://www.greentripe.com and you won't have to do ANY prep work to provide greens + probiotics. It is GREAT stuff...but yes, it is stinky.

Greentripe is doggie crack.

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Postby Maryellen » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:32 am

i also suggest reading the entire BARF 101 sticky in health here, so that you can get more information on feeding raw.


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