We feed ours Raw, but we also include a lot of veg/fruit, pulses (beans and such) and we use RAW grains such as oats and barley (rolled).
RAw feeding doesn't just mean chucking food at them, it takes quite a bit of consideration. my dogs are very shiny and healthy and lots of people comment how soft their coats are and shiny.
We also give them extras, such as Vit E, vit C, glucosamine/chondrontin, kelp and fish oils. Plus ours get RAW fish once a week and a sardine each every day. (One can of sardines shared amongst my dogs daily).
We feed offal and lots of bones ( almost daily). I have done this for over twenty years. I have hardly ever had diarrhea in my dogs and none of my dogs have had ill health from diet issues so far. I have raised many giants with RAW feeding and have had no structural problems either.
But I initially studied hard to understand the diet. And now I feel comfortable using it.
I will how ever use a good quality dry food when I am traveling, because it is too difficult to travel with RAW, unless you are prepared to spend $$$$$'s. I am lucky in that our butcher is helpful and we also kill our own stock a few times a year.
When I travel I feed only Dry and canned fish in the evening and travel with some RAW meat for the morning, with their bones. We try very hard to keep up the bones, even if it means buying them from Supermarkets on the trip
A good site for learning about feeding RAW is..........
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Pets are forever
A nutrition, well balance diet and grain free diet is important factor of pet health. There are so many sites where you can purchase grain free food for your pet.
Do many dog owners feed a raw diet to their dogs in India, Alvin?
Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.
Grains are important...
Curried sausages are best when small elephants are used to crush the rice.
Bigger elephants are heavy and turn the dish into spam.
... Jade ...
Aha yeah me too! wee wee or pee pee and poo poo's or poopie
In my opinion home made food is better for our pet it can protect our pet from various diseases and home made food can save our money.
I cannot use wheat, as one of my dogs is allergic to it
And they still get their morning RAW food
Last edited by newfsie; 10-07-2011 at 09:18 AM.
Pets are forever
I have recently switched my Kelpies over from a canned food and kibble diet to the BARF diet. Gypsy is super energetic so she gets 3% of her body weight and as Chev is a bit older and slower (not to mention tubbier!) she gets 2% of her body weight.
This works out to roughly 500g a day each so they get 250g of raw meaty bones in the morning such as chicken necks or frames and a BARF pattie each at night (BARF patties are 230g)
I swap the patties for sardines once a week and also give them "recreational bones" which are the big bones from the butchers used more for entertainment and dental hygine than for feeding purposes.
Raw fresh eggs once or twice a week are also a good supplement
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