Adrianne wrote:I am pretty sure MK once swore we were killing our dogs with raw meat. Check one point for the learning curve, maybe she's just trying to educate herself?
Maybe, I thought I was just posting information that showed numerous studies proving dogs who eat raw
diets are MUCH more likely to carry and shed pathogenic bacteria, proving that dogs do not kill the bacteria they ingest with a raw
diet. This puts both pets and the people who feed raw
My dogs love raw
meaty bones, chicken parts, and more. I have made a point of trying as many foods as possible on my dogs as part of my own learning process, I want to know whats out there and the pros and cons of every diet. I will feed my dogs a raw
diet someday, I just don't have the money or freezer space to give it a good go yet. So in the meantime, my dogs get a food I trust (Nature's Variety Patties) a couple times a week as I can afford to purchase it, not because I believe its better for them (I do believe whole foods are better), but because they like it and I like watching them see something new in their bowls.
I have fed parts as well, mostly chicken as one of my dogs is allergic to beef, and have had no digestive issues, its messy though, so I haven't done this in quite some time.
I don't know how to balance a diet, this is why I feed pre-made, and am a big advocate for prey model. Both options make sense to me, and it is something I can tell my clients is an option. Working 60+ hours a week and 18 hour overnight shifts alternate weeks, I can barely find time to feed myself a healthy diet, let alone my dogs.
The 10% rule is something I picked up from a nutrition course. It was based on feeding treats, more than 10% will skew a balanced diet, so I apply that rule to any and all dietary alterations.