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Old 12-13-2012, 02:17 AM
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I kno there was a thread about this food but no one answered my question lol, its ok though no biggie. Well anyways i went to a private owned pet store thats called armstrong's pet world and i loooove thier store. They sell 5 star doggie foods including premade raw and meaty bones! Well they always have boxes filled with food samples (free!) next to the big full sized bags and i saw instinct rawboost. Ive always wanted to try it but didnt want to buy a whole bag so i was excited to grab a few bags. Today after i fed the girls i opened a bag and gave a scoop to each girls ' bowl and they went crazy! Pushing each other out of the way lol! They gobbled it up! They do this with raw medallions too but i stopped feeding raw medallions because they had diarrhea for a week straight. I was wondering if anyone else has fed this?

By the way lol...my question frm the other thread was; i heard that kibbles and raw digest at diff times/rate in the tummy, isnt instinct rawboost gonna do the same?


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Old 12-13-2012, 02:51 PM
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I feed the raw boost also. I heard that the kibble and raw digesting at differ rate is a myth so I dont worry it. Beside the premade raw is not exactly like the fresh raw. it is for the most part like beef jerky. Even people can eat beef jerky when we cant eat raw without taking the chance getting sick.
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Never heard of Rawboost, but I have learned even if it is a 5-star food to know how to read the ingrediants. When trying different foods, you should always transition slowly to see how each dog's stomach handles it. If you don't, diarrhea. I wouldn't give up on the raw medallions, but I'd give a little bit at a time. Many chis have sensitive stomachs & can't handle a complete change all at once, especially when changing from crappy kibble to good quality raw.
I just found out what digest is through another forum member & now I know to watch for it because my chi is allergic to so many things. Digest can be any kind of meat, even roadkill or poisoned meat. It's important to read the ingrediants. If it just says meat digest or digest, you have no way of knowing exactly what kind of meat is being used. Digest is used mainly to flavor the food. I was giving my chi FortiFlora probiotics & was told Purina makes this stuff with the digest. I did my research & was appaulled. I should have known better than to trust Purina in the first place.
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I had to look up the Instinct Raw Boost product to see what it was ...

Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Daily Boost: Beef Formula | Nature's Variety

I think their advertising is stretching it a little to say that this product provides the 'benefits of raw'. It is a powder. It could be useful as a topper for dogs that are picky eaters. With all its veggies though, it may cause a bulky stool.

However, having said that, it does look to be an OK product. It has a varied and long ingredient list though, which may be a problem for allergy dogs. However, for a healthy dog, this product could be used as a vitamin/mineral supplement. It's not going to give all the benefits of raw however.

Oh, and as for raw and kibble digesting at different rates? That's an internet myth that has been debunked. Many folks give raw and kibble at the same time with no adverse effects. Of course there are exceptions to every rule.
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I tried feedin this to KC as they sell it at petco. She only took the freezedried raw haha! I know she loves the frozen ones though that they have in rawbites
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I had to look up the Instinct Raw Boost product to see what it was ...

Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Daily Boost: Beef Formula | Nature's Variety

I think their advertising is stretching it a little to say that this product provides the 'benefits of raw'. It is a powder. It could be useful as a topper for dogs that are picky eaters. With all its veggies though, it may cause a bulky stool.

However, having said that, it does look to be an OK product. It has a varied and long ingredient list though, which may be a problem for allergy dogs. However, for a healthy dog, this product could be used as a vitamin/mineral supplement. It's not going to give all the benefits of raw however.

Oh, and as for raw and kibble digesting at different rates? That's an internet myth that has been debunked. Many folks give raw and kibble at the same time with no adverse effects. Of course there are exceptions to every rule.
Its not the powder supplement, its the actual kibble/food.


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Never heard of Rawboost, but I have learned even if it is a 5-star food to know how to read the ingrediants. When trying different foods, you should always transition slowly to see how each dog's stomach handles it. If you don't, diarrhea. I wouldn't give up on the raw medallions, but I'd give a little bit at a time. Many chis have sensitive stomachs & can't handle a complete change all at once, especially when changing from crappy kibble to good quality raw.
I just found out what digest is through another forum member & now I know to watch for it because my chi is allergic to so many things. Digest can be any kind of meat, even roadkill or poisoned meat. It's important to read the ingrediants. If it just says meat digest or digest, you have no way of knowing exactly what kind of meat is being used. Digest is used mainly to flavor the food. I was giving my chi FortiFlora probiotics & was told Purina makes this stuff with the digest. I did my research & was appaulled. I should have known better than to trust Purina in the first place.
I always transition slowly when it comes to changing foods. Tiny did well on the medallions for months but 1 day she started to have explosive diarrhea! I put her back on bb wilderness and she got better. I may just try natures variety instinct raw medallions and meaty bones.


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Aw, so its a kibble that has pieces of freeze dried meat in it? I personally would skip the kibble and go straight to the meat, but that's just me! If she's doing well on it, then continue to feed it. Perhaps use it in a rotation. I am a big advocate of rotating foods and not feeding the same thing bag after bag.
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