Okay I'm thinking this BARF diet is doable! While I continue to research, will the dogs be okay with some casserole for the next two days?
Don't want to change their diet if I'm not fully educated on it.
But aren't they used to eating hills? Won't the casserole be a change of diet already?
What do you mean casserole, though, exactly?
Which Veggies are safe?
Cos lettuce (should be main ingredient of vegie slush)
Other green leafy
Broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower (not at thre same time)
Parlsey (small amount)
Carrot (small amount)
Sweet potato (small amount)
Pumpkin (small amount)
Capsicum (small amount)
Tomato (small amount and NOT THE LEAVES...THEY ARE POISONOUS)
Which Fruits are safe?
Apples (NO CORES OR SEEDS)
Pears (NO SEEDS OR CORES)
What meats are safe?
RAW meaty Bones:
Whole chicken carcasses
Beef brisket, beef neck
Pork feet, pork necks
Lamb shanks,lamb brisket
Ground/mince meat...ALWAYS HUMAN GRADE:
Minced chicken carcasses
Fish (once a week)
What organs do I look for and how often should they be fed?
Offal...once a week:
Also...you should probably add:
1 teaspoon Flaxseed Oil a day
1 1000mg Salmon Oil capsule a day
1 teaspoon Cod liver oil 3 times a week
1 teaspoon Kelp powder a day
1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil coldpressed 3 times a week
1 500mg Vitamin C tablet crushed with food a day
1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar with "Mother" a day
1 tablespoon All Natural yoghurt a day
The diet should be:
Their meaty bones for breakfast and mince/vegies/supplements for dinner. Wednesday every week is light meal day. Give half the amount of meaty bones for breakfast and only some yoghurt for dinner.
Raw meaty bones should be 60% of their diet...ground/mince meat/offal 25% and vegie slush 15%.
Vegie slush means...blend all vegies together...you can freeze portions, so you don't have to do it every day I make 2 weeks at a time and freeze in container.
How much BARF Do I feed my Dog?
The simplest way to work this out is as a percentage of bodyweight.
Healthy Dogs – Not Exercising
Feed 2% - 3% of bodyweight per day – divided into one or two meals
Working, Racing, Active Dogs
Feed 3% - 6% of bodyweight per day when actually working or active. At this time feed food with a higher fat content to increase the energy supply. Feed 2% - 3% of bodyweight per day when not active or working
Puppies – Small to Medium Breeds
Feed 3% - 5% of bodyweight per day – divided into 3 to 4 small meals
Puppies – Large and Giant Breeds
Feed 2% - 4% of bodyweight per day – divided into 3 to 4 meals. It is important to ensure that these puppies grow slowly. To ensure that this happens, it can be useful to add extra vegetable pulp to the patties (from a juicer). Feed soft raw bones daily. Note: – feed BARF and soft raw bones from young animals as the only source of calcium; it is not necessary and may be harmful to use calcium supplements. (For more information – refer to Dr. Billinghurst’s book – “Grow Your Pups with Bones.”)
Pregnant (‘in whelp’) Female Dogs
For the first two thirds of pregnancy, feed 2% - 3% of bodyweight per day – divided into one or two meals. For the last third of pregnancy increase this to 3% - 4% of bodyweight per day – divided into two or three meals. (For more information – refer to Dr. Billinghurst’s book – “Grow Your Pups with Bones.”)
Lactating Female Dogs
Depending on Litter size and the age of the puppies, feed from between 3% and 6% of bodyweight per day – divided into two or three meals – up to free choice with large litters. (For more information – refer to Dr. Billinghurst’s book – “Grow Your Pups with Bones.”)
Dogs with Health Issues – for example, Kidney, Liver or Pancreatic Disease
These dogs usually require extra vegetable material, sometimes with less fat; in the latter case, combine Dr. B’s Kangaroo flavour with raw pulped low glycaemic index vegetable material. For simple obesity, reduce the amount of BARF and Raw Meaty Bones and replace with as much raw pulped low glycaemic index vegetable material as the dog will eat.
I hope this makes sense
Thank you soo much Cleasanta!! You're a life saver. That's very clear and direct. Sounds like a chance to really help Jermaine with his weight problem. (Skinny minny) and Jemima with hers (guts!)
Also, I have lots of those additives around the house, so I'll start with brekky tomorrow!
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