ProudMommy77 wrote:Something else Vin, that I really think should be touched on in this thread, is the importance of feeding more than one protein source, or having a variety in the diet. It's ok to have chicken as your base diet, chicken liver, hearts, necks, legs, backs, thighs, etc. But, I want to stress the importance of following a 80-10-10 rule. Don't just feed necks, because that is what is available, don't just feed backs because that is what is available, it needs to be a balanced diet.Misskiwi67 wrote:My dogs regularly go from a raw meal to a kibble meal and back again and have no issues.
are you feeding premade raw or actual parts? What happened to you had no interest in feeding it?Misskiwi67 wrote:Lastly, if the raw diet is balanced, it cannot throw off the "balance" so just do it right if you're going to feed something new. If you're going to supplement, don't feed more than 10% of the calories as a supplement unless you are going to balance it.
so, do tell how to do it right? and how to balance it out. I want to hear this, both of the vets I use are advocates for Raw Feeding. So, I would like to hear it from a dabbler of raw feeding.
I'd also like to add that I have read numerous times about raw and kibble digesting at different rates. I have only found one source that gave an actual numerical figure and it was 12 hrs. I don't know if there is science behind what I believe as credible sources saying this or not. I never checked. I can say that my own personal dog does not seem to digest raw at that particular rate or I should say digest everything at that rate. I know I can feed organ and if it is something that is causing upset it generally doesn't start problems until 12 hrs later and can cause runny poop for over a day. But as I have said...my guy has a sensitive stomach. Plus I think it has been said in this thread, but if it hasn't every dog is different and handles different proteins, organs and supplements differently which is why you don't see specific "feed this" instructions...you have to feed based on what works for YOUR dog best while following the 80/10/10.