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Question about new diet

Postby REACTiON » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:00 pm

i'm putting raven on a raw diet... but i have a question and i want to know if what i'm doing is good.

i give raven 2 boneless/skinless chicken breast, 2 beef steak strips, 1 cup cooked rice, 1 raw egg, and 1 flintstones vitamin a day.

he seems to enjoy it and seems to be a lot more happier... but i want to know if i'm missing out on anything.

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Postby REACTiON » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:01 pm

of course i dice up the meats in small sizes and mix the egg in with the rice and meat. it only takes him 2 minutes to finish the food... and he usually won't waste anything. with dog food it takes him about 20 minutes and at times he won't even eat.

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Postby derekdelgado » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:21 pm

i personaly just feed my dogs canidae, but my uncle owns a specialty shop, grooming and supplies, and he has had his dogs on the raw diet before in his opinion its the best way to go for your dogs, :thumbsup: if you can afford it!

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Postby Allie » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:22 pm

What is their calcium source?

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Postby FransterDoo » Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:21 pm

Please do a LOT more research!

There is a nice sticky at the top of the helath section.

That is not a balanced diet. There is no variety and FLINESTONE'S VITAMINS! Those are full of sugar and artifical colors and flavors.

Raw diets are not for everyone. There are plenty of nice kibbles out there.

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Postby barbponys » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:05 pm

Bones are essential, dogs get their energy from fat, not grain. Flinstones vitamines are not a good source for dogs, way too much sugar.

Meat to bone ratio 80%/20%, marrow has tons of good stuff, grain is filler and mixing meats isn't ideal. 2% of the dogs body weight per day is the starting point for amounts too feed. If this is a young dog, depending on stage of develpment, 6-10% is the guide line. This just scratches the surface on proper raw feeding. Vitamin supplementation is a hotly debated topic, I've used kelp for a lot of years and it works well.

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Postby FransterDoo » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:46 pm

it's BARB! Yay!

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Postby barbponys » Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:24 pm

FransterDoo wrote:it's BARB! Yay!


lol Thanks for the welcome. Lifes been a bit of a beotch of late.

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Postby FransterDoo » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:16 pm

Glad to have you back Barb!

No one know kibble better than you and you are a fair hand with the Raw too.

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Postby mydogroxy » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:40 pm

FransterDoo wrote:it's BARB! Yay!


haha, I thought the same thing! Long time no see!

To the OP, as others have said, your diet is not balanced. There is no source of calcium. And I'm not sure if you really mean Flintstones vitamins literally, but if you do, human multivitamins such as those are not appropriate for dogs.


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