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Postby Patch O' Pits » June 19th, 2006, 8:28 am

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » June 19th, 2006, 8:47 am

If you're gonna feed raw, feed raw! Don't waste your money on the pre-formed stuff. 2 main reasons: it's MUCH more expensive, and it robs the dogs of the health benefits of crunching the bones. Just toss out a chicken quarter or two and call it a day!

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Postby Magnolia618 » June 19th, 2006, 8:54 am

What she said :clap:

The food looks great, but whats the point? :|
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Postby Patch O' Pits » June 19th, 2006, 8:58 am

Yes, I know the other way is cheaper...
I can't feed it that way though because my guys are gulpers and would swallow bones now chew them. So unless I'm going to grind it all down myself this is much easier for me at least at this point

They do get beef bones though for chewing.
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Postby Magnolia618 » June 19th, 2006, 9:00 am

Have you tried holding the end of the meat for them so they learn how to chew it?
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Postby Patch O' Pits » June 19th, 2006, 9:08 am

Magnolia618 wrote:Have you tried holding the end of the meat for them so they learn how to chew it?
No maybe I'll try doing that
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Postby Magnolia618 » June 19th, 2006, 9:10 am

You'll get a good grip (and it will be less gross) if you hold it with a towel.
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Postby Maryellen » June 19th, 2006, 9:15 am

here is the chicken ingredients:
Chicken Necks, Chicken Carcass, Chicken Hearts, Organic Kale, Organic Carrots, Organic Yams, Chicken Livers, Organic Broccoli, Organic Apples, Organic Ground Flax Seed, Organic Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Parsley, Grape Seed Oil, Organic Garlic, Organic Alfalfa Powder, Organic Kelp Powder, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Sea Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Source of Vitamin E), Organic Grapefruit Seed Extract.


I thought grapes were toxic to dogs? and what about the chicken carcass? is that basically the entire chicken with meat or without? and why does Sea Salt show ?

you would be better off like everyone said going regular raw..
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Postby mnp13 » June 19th, 2006, 9:19 am

another option is to go with necks, the bones are pretty small.
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Postby cheekymunkee » June 19th, 2006, 9:27 am

You can also break up the bones with a hammer before feeding them, that way they don't get any big chunks.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » June 19th, 2006, 11:11 am

My advice - aim to feed them food bigger than their heads: whole chickens, several pound roasts, etc. That way they can't gulp 'cause they have to work to get some bites off. Also, dogs don't really need to chew like we do - they chew it small enough to gulp it! Inara gulps too, but I just supervise while she eats. She's not had any problems yet! *knock on wood*
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Postby Malli » June 19th, 2006, 12:07 pm

grapes ARE toxic. There is not definate on what dose becomes toxic either, it depends entirely on the dog, some could eat one, some could eat 20.
I'm not sure about the seeds though...

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Postby Patch O' Pits » June 19th, 2006, 12:13 pm

I found this info on grape seed extract:
http://www.nutrimart.com/Bulk/Description/grapseed.htm
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Postby katiek0417 » June 19th, 2006, 1:08 pm

Grapeseed extract is fine for dogs, and often used as a supplement....

As for Primal pet foods, I feed the duck formula to Sacha (b/c she can't have typical protein sources, I need to buy premade for her). I am VERY happy with it!!!! I buy the patties, and I think it's great.

For the puppy, I just give her chicken thighs....
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Postby Patch O' Pits » June 19th, 2006, 2:09 pm

katiek0417 wrote:Grapeseed extract is fine for dogs, and often used as a supplement....

As for Primal pet foods, I feed the duck formula to Sacha (b/c she can't have typical protein sources, I need to buy premade for her). I am VERY happy with it!!!! I buy the patties, and I think it's great.

For the puppy, I just give her chicken thighs....


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Postby luvmyangels » June 19th, 2006, 5:24 pm

I don't think it looks that bad. My dog's raw diet consists of some sort of mixture for one meal which right now it is chicken and sometimes lamb and raw meaty bones for the other meal. Or sometimes it is just raw meaty bones which is pork or chicken.

I liked the following statement on their website "Our raw food formulas contain the freshest 100% human grade antibiotic, hormone and steroid free meats, poultry and game, certified organic produce, certified organic minerals and unrefined vitamins."

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Postby Leslie H » June 19th, 2006, 6:43 pm

I feed Xanny and Soleil the pre-made raw that was recommended by my homeopath/vet, Oma's Pride and Bravo. How much nutritional difference is there between eating something pre-ground and whole on the carcass, if it's all included.
Xanny is a wretched gulper. While I have fed her intact thighs, she just freaks me out too much. I gave her a nice thick beef short rib to gnaw on, and she tried to swallow it whole. Instead it jammed at the top of her throat, and she puked it up. Eww
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Postby Patch O' Pits » June 19th, 2006, 7:45 pm

Leslie H wrote:I feed Xanny and Soleil the pre-made raw that was recommended by my homeopath/vet, Oma's Pride and Bravo. How much nutritional difference is there between eating something pre-ground and whole on the carcass, if it's all included.
Xanny is a wretched gulper. While I have fed her intact thighs, she just freaks me out too much. I gave her a nice thick beef short rib to gnaw on, and she tried to swallow it whole. Instead it jammed at the top of her throat, and she puked it up. Eww


I was feeding Bravo but the place I get it stopped carrying it and I'm driving 45 minutes each way for it now so was loooking for something else that was closer


Mine eat like Xanny LOL
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Postby luvmyangels » June 19th, 2006, 8:43 pm

Patch O' Pits wrote:I was feeding Bravo but the place I get it stopped carrying it and I'm driving 45 minutes each way for it now so was loooking for something else that was closer


Maybe you can become a distributor in your area and get a better deal. Just a thought.
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Postby katiek0417 » June 20th, 2006, 11:38 am

Patch O' Pits wrote:
Leslie H wrote:I feed Xanny and Soleil the pre-made raw that was recommended by my homeopath/vet, Oma's Pride and Bravo. How much nutritional difference is there between eating something pre-ground and whole on the carcass, if it's all included.
Xanny is a wretched gulper. While I have fed her intact thighs, she just freaks me out too much. I gave her a nice thick beef short rib to gnaw on, and she tried to swallow it whole. Instead it jammed at the top of her throat, and she puked it up. Eww


I was feeding Bravo but the place I get it stopped carrying it and I'm driving 45 minutes each way for it now so was loooking for something else that was closer


Mine eat like Xanny LOL


I personally like Primal better than Bravo. I was feeding Sacha the Bravo duck, but I just could never get her to have completely solid stool....which I've got on the Primal duck....
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