pblove wrote:I have been feeding Innova, Canidai and Wellness, alternate every third bag. I add steamed meat, chicken and jack mack to the kibble.
so here is my queston, here are my dogs. their weights.
what would you start them out with on raw?
Paige, pit bull,almost 3 yrs old, hyper maniac, weighs 50 pounds, perfect weight now, lots of play, exercise and obedience classes
KaTee, beagle, sheltie, border mix, 26 pounds, 10 years old, very active, lots of exercise running the farm day and night. hs had tow bouts with lymes disease and an old injury/surgery to let]g after bing hit by atv, (before I rescued her)
Pinocchio, jrt/chi mix, 4 yrs old, little over weight, 12-13 pounds, moderate exercise, nut case, severly abused and has crooked, funky legs from bad breeding, (before being rescued agan)
I would do a variety. If the meat cutter can get you whatever you want? try a bunch of stuff. Rabbit, chicken, beef, lamb, venison, elk.......... if you have hunters in your area? You might be able to get trimmings too. Get some salmon oil and kelp for supplements and start experimenting.
Paige would get a pound a day
KaTee would get about half a pound and
Pinocchio a quarter pound.
Those are 2% figures but you will have to go by the dog. Like I said earlier, Fancy weighs in at about 54# and eats 4-5% of her weight. Her motabolism is insanely high and she needs a lot more food. Let their bodies tell you how they are doing not the scale...........