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Re: Feeding Raw

Postby FBODGRL » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:40 am

MissKitty wrote:How does everyone feed their raw?
Outside, inside? How do you keep the areas clean and hygienic?



I feed inside. Khan has a towel he eats on that I put down. The cats for the most part eat out of their dishes. Sometimes with a placemat underneath. They eat on tile and I wipe the area up when they are done.

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Re: Feeding Raw

Postby mommy2kane » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:21 am

Inside, in bare crates. Then crates are cleaned out afterwards.

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Re: Feeding Raw

Postby HappyPuppy » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:09 am

mommy2kane wrote:Inside, in bare crates. Then crates are cleaned out afterwards.


I don't know how you guys can do this day in and day out - I'd rather feed outside. I feed Charlie puppy in his crate when we babysat and it was a drag to clean it out twice a day.....

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Re: Feeding Raw

Postby BrokenAquarian » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:25 am

Mine are fed outside and they only eat 1x a day.

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Re: Feeding Raw

Postby mommy2kane » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:17 pm

HappyPuppy wrote:
mommy2kane wrote:Inside, in bare crates. Then crates are cleaned out afterwards.


I don't know how you guys can do this day in and day out - I'd rather feed outside. I feed Charlie puppy in his crate when we babysat and it was a drag to clean it out twice a day.....


Used to feed them in their kennels, but most take their food into their dog house and end up eating straw and/or cedar. So, that's why we generally bring them inside (after their daily exercise/workout) and feed. With a mop, it's really not that bad. Some bleach/cleaner and water and a quick mop out, it's fairly easy and quick! And ours are fed 1x per day.

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Re: Feeding Raw

Postby BrokenAquarian » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:33 pm

Just fed the dogs some 10 week old quail. I tried a few years ago and Keela wouldn't go for it. Today, she took forever, but she ate 2. She threw up afterwards, but ate it again, without problems. lol

She's so sensitive about textures and different tastes - silly dog.

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Re: Feeding Raw

Postby GoingPostal » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:36 pm

Whole quail? I've been stripping half the feathers off when I give them to the ferrets because otherwise it's a hellavu mess, they won't eat feathers and I find them everywhere!

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Re: Feeding Raw

Postby Adrianne » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:28 pm

Mine eat out of a bowl.

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Re: Feeding Raw

Postby BrokenAquarian » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:42 pm

GoingPostal wrote:Whole quail? I've been stripping half the feathers off when I give them to the ferrets because otherwise it's a hellavu mess, they won't eat feathers and I find them everywhere!


I was worried about that, but they don't seem to make a mess at all. They crunch the bird up and swallow it - not pull apart into little chunks(thank goodness!). The latter causes one heck of a mess - weather it be fur or feathers.

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Re: Feeding Raw

Postby MissKitty » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:15 pm

I started Apollo on RAW, I got some heart and liver for him. How do you cut it up? Does it bleed all over?

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Re: Feeding Raw

Postby FransterDoo » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:52 pm

MissKitty wrote:I started Apollo on RAW, I got some heart and liver for him. How do you cut it up? Does it bleed all over?



Cut up both of those items when they are mostly frozen. MUCH easier and less messy.

Have you been reading b/c neither heart nor liver are appropriate "starter" foods. I suggest chicken, typically leg quarters.

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Re: Feeding Raw

Postby Adrianne » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:03 am

FransterDoo wrote:
MissKitty wrote:I started Apollo on RAW, I got some heart and liver for him. How do you cut it up? Does it bleed all over?



Cut up both of those items when they are mostly frozen. MUCH easier and less messy.

Have you been reading b/c neither heart nor liver are appropriate "starter" foods. I suggest chicken, typically leg quarters.

Definitely important!

Start a non-raw dog on a rich organ meat and hello liquid poop storm.

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Re: Feeding Raw

Postby FBODGRL » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:59 am

Adrianne wrote:
FransterDoo wrote:
MissKitty wrote:I started Apollo on RAW, I got some heart and liver for him. How do you cut it up? Does it bleed all over?



Cut up both of those items when they are mostly frozen. MUCH easier and less messy.

Have you been reading b/c neither heart nor liver are appropriate "starter" foods. I suggest chicken, typically leg quarters.

Definitely important!

Start a non-raw dog on a rich organ meat and hello liquid poop storm.


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Khan has been on raw for over a year and I still have to be careful with organ

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Re: Feeding Raw

Postby MissKitty » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:44 pm

I have been slowly switching him over for a little over a month. He is on chicken legs right now.

I am holding off on the heart/liver, it is sitting in the freezer. My friend just slaughtered some of her cattle herd and gave me a heart/liver and I couldn't say no to free dog food lol
I just wasn't sure how to even approach cutting it up.....

Thanks for the reminder though!

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Re: Feeding Raw

Postby mommy2kane » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:21 pm

We introduced some organs once the dogs were doing quarters for a while, but we haven't had to buy organs separately anymore. The quarters and backs that we get still have some attached, so they get a little bit every day.

We've been adding beef heart to meals lately, to get winter weight on (one more ADBA show next week though) and most do fine with it. Kane can't handle a whole bunch every day, but otherwise he's fine with it. I'd love to get my hands on venison and other meats to start feeding!


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