Red wrote:Barb, I think I saw that you primarly feed chicken and turkey, which is what I fed Ice for two years, for the most part.It was chicken and turkey wings, part of the legs, necks , beef and beef ribbs here and there and whole fish.Her intestine is quite delicate, she wasn't doing good with kibble so I put her on the BARF diet after reading a few barf e-mail lists and books, when she was about 8 or 9 months old.
Unfortunately she doesn't chew well, 4 or 5 chicken wings lasted maybe one minute.I had to hand feed her for the whole two years and often wondered about a bone grinder.But lately she started to puke , mainly chicken wings and legs (I would take off part of the meat from the legs, for the ratio meat/bone ).I am almost sure it was the fact that she did not chew well but I got worried and switched her to Canidae and then Solid Gold, plus cottage cheese, yougurt, veggies and fruit, eggs (raw mostly), kelp, solid gold seameal, cod liver oil, garlic (very little), alfalfa powder and raw beef ribs (not on the day when I feed kibble or at least in different meals) and her glucosamine supplements.She is doing good on it and so are my other dogs.
Anyway, I was wondering if it is enough to feed only chicken and turkey primarly,I have always thought that variety is important and I was often worried that my dog would not get enough different kinds of meat.Chicken is the easiest meat to find here, often on sale so the dog's freezer is always full of it.
red, so do you feed kibble some days and barf others?
hw many days of barf and how many days of kibble?
or do you feed both, one for am and one for pm?
how do you determne, how much of which to feed that way?
did he dive rigth into it?
I am afraid to feed raw pork, Paige had an issue with it last year.
throwing up and diarrhea, stopped feeding raw after that happened, felt I did not know enough about it!
stella wrote:Veggies are included in the total amount that you feed. Pork needs to be frozen for 3 weeks.
Oh, and I've been feeding raw for about 7.5 years, been researching it continuously and spent some time working in a Dog Raw Food store where we were alway dealing with dogs who were battling various illnesses and were sent to us by vets with special requests.
The meaty bones that I mostly feed are lamb, beef and buffalo necks. (ostrich necks when I can get them) and chicken necks and wings.
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