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    LOL which is my my dog eats raw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Raw feeders do enough damage, let alone people experimenting on dogs without knowledge.
    Sorry anne, I just spotted this hehe What do you mean Raw feeders do enough damage? Is there a bad way of feeding raw?
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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    Dogs can't make intellectual decisions like humans can.
    We understand why we don't want to eat meat.
    A dog would be wondering why his instincts and cravings for meat were being suppressed.

    I'm vegetarian but my dog isn't.
    By the same token, a dog doesn't understand why you want it to eat meat either, or raw or barf even. They wouldn't have 'cravings' for food types, just an instinctual need and desire to eat.

    Dogs are scavengers. They are ominvore scavengers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    Sorry anne, I just spotted this hehe What do you mean Raw feeders do enough damage? Is there a bad way of feeding raw?
    It is poorly written actually. It should say 'some' raw feeders.

    By this I mean that the craze to feed dogs 'raw' diets will see a lot more health issues in our dogs in the future, because people are not knowledgebale about canine nutrition. They usually feed what they think is best based on what is best for a human. Cats and dogs have totally different health and nutrition needs to us and to each other.
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    My dog is very healthy and she eats raw *shrugs*
    I do give her kibble and sardines also, but she mainly eats raw chicken necks and roo meat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    It is poorly written actually. It should say 'some' raw feeders.

    By this I mean that the craze to feed dogs 'raw' diets will see a lot more health issues in our dogs in the future, because people are not knowledgebale about canine nutirtion. They usually feed what they think is best based on what is best for a human. Cats and dogs have totally different health and nutrition needs to us and to each other.
    I guess that is true, there is a wrong way to even to the best of things. Like if you only fed them red meat and nothing else etc
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    Upon reflection, I should say that we 'may' see more health issues.

    Pugger, I believe my dogs are healthy too and I feed raw. However, I also feed some commercial food (and one of them is fed commercial prescriptives food only with nothing else except the tiniest amount of raw sometimes).

    However, there are many 'internet' based theories that abound and most people take them for gospel. For example, I have heard people who feed only mince (with or without vegies) and without bones. This would see play havoc with the canine's need for appropriate levels of calcium to phospherous.

    How many feeding raw even understand that simple point? Do you?

    I didn't when I first started feeding this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    I guess that is true, there is a wrong way to even to the best of things. Like if you only fed them red meat and nothing else etc
    But do you know why that is wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    But do you know why that is wrong?
    I will take a wild one and say that its not a balanced diet, Its not really a wild guess but more of the most obvious answer LMAO!

    Ruby gets a mixture of Raw, canned, and fresh. I am recently finding out her diet is a little too varied! hehe
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    And that is why commercial foods are actually the safest and best for the majority of people because they are balanced and already prepared.

    Canines have a need for balanced intake of calcium and phosphorous. Red meat is high in phospherous and low in calcium. Too much phosphorous inhibits calcium absorbtion. Not enough calcium is just as bad.

    Issues such as kidney stones, disease of the liver and many other issues can be caused by the balance being incorrect.
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