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Natural Feeding Resources

Postby FransterDoo » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:35 am

I would suggest everyone head over to Yahoo groups and pick a home-cooking group to join and listen in on. I know the membership of RawFeeding and RawChat has skyrocketed recently. Folks that have been doing it for a long time have a wealth of knowledge and could answer a lot of these questions.

I would say that Misskiwi and I both agree that you do need some guidence in making home-cooked meals.

Here are some resources for folks from sfraw.com
http://sfraw.com/faq.htm#learn

The BARF Diet by Ian Billinghurst, DVM

Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats by Kymythy Schultze

Work Wonders by Tom Lonsdale, DVM

The Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog by Wendy Volhard

Switching To Raw by Susan K. Johnson

The New Natural Cat by Anitra Frazier

Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats by Richard Pitcairn, DVM and Susan Hubble Pitcarin

The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat by Juliette de Bairacli Levy

Raw Dog Food by Carina Beth McDonald

General Information About Raw Diets
Raw Learning Site
The Top 50 BARF FAQ for Beginners
WellPet's Nutrition Articles
Caber Feidh's Holsitic Care Articles (site owned/articles written by sfraw member, Christie Keith)
RawFed.com
US Raw Meaty Bones Organization
Raw Connections

Articles
What's Best, Cooked or Raw?
Do Dogs and Cats Need Grains?
The Importance of Feeding a Natural Diet
Natural Diet for Dogs and Cats by Jeff Levy DVM
Why Raw?
Is A Raw Diet Dangerous? by Dr. Wysong
Why Cats Shouldn't Eat Dry Food

Raw Diet Guru Websites
Richard Pitcairn
Ian Billinghurst
Wendy Volhard
Tom Lonsdale
Kymythy Schultz
Sue Johnson
Marina Zacharias - based on Juliette de Bairacli Levy's diet
Monica Segal

Feline Specific Sites
Pottenger Cats study
Cat Nutrition
Feline Future
Holisticat
Raw Fed Cats
Michelle T. bernard's diet
How to prepare fresh cat food by Christine M. Ruessheim

Canine Specific Sites
The BARF Pictorial
Raw Dog Ranch Step-by-Step Pictorial
Raw Fed Dogs
Lew Olson
Dogaware
4LoveofDog


Links to Raw Diet and Health Discussion Lists

Raw Diet Lists from Yahoo Groups

The RawFeeding List (the biggest raw diet list - you should start here if new to raw)
The RawDiet List
The RawPaws List
The RawChat List
The BARFWorld List (hosted by veterinarian, Dr. Ian Billinghurst)
The advBARF List (for advanced discussions - no beginners, please)
The Basic Raw List (for those following more of a Lonsdale/whole carcass approach)
The BARFLite List (for those who feed cooked meat or kibble in addition to raw)

General Health Lists
WellPet (the original pet health list)
The NaturalPet List
The HolisticPet List
The Pets4Homeopathy List

Feline Lists
The Holisticat List
The CatBARF List
The CatNutrition List
The RawCat List
The FelineFutureDiet List
The CatWell List (general cat health, not just diet)

Canine Lists
The K9NutritionStudyGroup List
The RawPup List (great for learning to feed puppies raw)
The RawBreeder List
The NaturalRawDog List
The SeniorRawFeeding List

Ferret List
The NaturalFerret List

For breed specific raw groups, please go to the Yahoo! Groups site and do a search for your breed "+ BARF" or "+ raw". You will usually find a list specifically tailored to fanciers of your breed and/or breed type (sighthounds, giant breeds, toy breeds, etc.)

The RawVet List is a great place to send your vet so they can learn more about raw diets!
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Postby concreterose » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:53 am

Fran...
mind if I copy and paste your post so we can have a sticky of resources?
That's a great list!
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Postby FransterDoo » Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:38 pm

concreterose wrote:Fran...
mind if I copy and paste your post so we can have a sticky of resources?
That's a great list!


Sure Mil.

Can we thank the Kasie and the members of SFraw.com for it?
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Postby pblove » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:48 pm

O.K. here are some links/info for home cooked:
Feeding Your Dog



http://www.wellvet.com/feedingdogs.html

calcium needed:
http://www.wellvet.com/calciumcitramate.html

Healthy Adult Diet:
http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/healthy_diet.htm
This should now be enough to get started, then others can add recipes as they get them too?
Supplements for home cooked diet:
http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/supplements.html


all above info endorsed by vets
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Postby sydking » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:50 pm

All dogs should be fed, by volume of the total amount fed each meal, 25-50% meat


The easiest way to start this program is to use ground meats. Take the portion to be fed, mix with water, and cook on the stove top or in the microwave until the meat is cooked medium (pink) to medium-well. Some animals will thrive on raw meats, but do not start this practice in the beginning.


there form the first link you provided. From what ive read and what people on this site have told me isent it 80% meat per meal?

And they suggest cooking the meat? isent the point of a raw diet to be RAW?
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Re: Natural Feeding Resources

Postby sassydecarlo » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:04 pm

My vet told me right from the get go to cook Niko's meals he should be having 80% protein and 20% carbs. I feed a cup 3 times a day.
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Postby Lioness » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:16 am

sydking wrote:All dogs should be fed, by volume of the total amount fed each meal, 25-50% meat


The easiest way to start this program is to use ground meats. Take the portion to be fed, mix with water, and cook on the stove top or in the microwave until the meat is cooked medium (pink) to medium-well. Some animals will thrive on raw meats, but do not start this practice in the beginning.


there form the first link you provided. From what ive read and what people on this site have told me isent it 80% meat per meal?

And they suggest cooking the meat? isent the point of a raw diet to be RAW?


Many people use a method that is 80% meat, 10% bone and 10% organ.
That said, it can be 80% per meal or 80% overall, in my book. I know I will be met with opposition, but I feel that many RAW-feeders get waaay to up-in-arms with measurements and specifics. I strive for a general balance. If I don't make it one day, I try to make up for it the next. :)

Also, you will find differing opinions, but I've never had issue with a switch directly to raw food. Cooking does little, IMO, but remove nutrients from the food (the same goes for food that humans eat, though we aren't equipped to handle raw meat like dogs are).
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