Raw diet? - Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums
 
Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums


Chihuahua-People.com is the premier Chihuahua Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Go Back   Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums > Chihuahuas > Chihuahua Questions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-23-2012, 02:59 PM
chi fan
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 59
Thanks: 26
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Default Raw diet?

Hi all,

Was hoping for some input. Previously I worked in pet supply and one of the options we offered families was a raw diet. Can you tell me your experience with chis? Would you recommend a raw diet?

Thanks
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-23-2012, 04:38 PM
chi person
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 20
Thanks: 14
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I personally recommend raw when possible as an option for furkids. Each to their own and I respect people who disagree or prefer different methods. I feed my girl raw and couldn't be happier. I order from Hare Today for variety. She's done a complete turnaround since switching to raw from when she came to live with me. Put on needed weight, her skin issues cleared right up, the constant runny poo has stopped.

Right now she is eating goat with tripe and other organ meats and quail feet. She's not the first dog I've fed and preferred raw for with many obvious benifits. It can be pricey at a glance but considering her size and daily necessary intake of only a few ounces, its affordable when you break it down.
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-23-2012, 04:41 PM
chi fan
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 59
Thanks: 26
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Thanks for the feedback!! Very much appreciated! Living in central Alberta, I'm finding it a bit of a challenge to find a raw diet that I can get delivered or even source from a store..... will be looking into it in more detail though.

I had been previously taught that a raw diet is much better for the teeth as it doesn't "stick" like kibble does.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AurorasMom For This Useful Post:
Skyysmom (11-23-2012)
  #4  
Old 11-23-2012, 05:58 PM
LostLakeLua's Avatar
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Name: Kat
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,118
Thanks: 488
Thanked 175 Times in 141 Posts
Default

I feed raw to all of my dogs as well as any fosters I may be taking care of. Here's a link to a post I made of my Raw Diet Cheat Sheet. =) Hope it helps!

~Kat's "Prey Model Raw" Cheat Sheet~
__________________
~*~*~*~*~*~*~

facebook.com/rescutopia
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-23-2012, 06:23 PM
chi fan
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 59
Thanks: 26
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Fab! Thanks!!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-24-2012, 10:27 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Name: Tracy
Location: Wichita, KS for 26 years... just moved to UTAH!
Posts: 14,441
Thanks: 415
Thanked 414 Times in 297 Posts
Default

I have fed raw for 4 years now. Brody is doing great. We are in the middle of a very hectic time (moving across the country) so he has been on pre-mades (Stella and Chewy's, NV, K9 Natural) and the difference in output is astounding. He poops sometimes 3 times a day and he is not being overfed! Even on a high quality pre-made! Ugh. Can't wait to get back to full time raw. Where he has tiny little poops, no doggy odor, super clean teeth. Pre-mades are fine, but you can't beat the real thing!!!
__________________

"Having heard all of this, you may choose to look the other way.....
but you can never say again that you did not know." William Wilberforce 1759-1833
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-24-2012, 10:35 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Name: Ashley
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 5,776
Thanks: 331
Thanked 783 Times in 685 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brodysmom View Post
I have fed raw for 4 years now. Brody is doing great. We are in the middle of a very hectic time (moving across the country) so he has been on pre-mades (Stella and Chewy's, NV, K9 Natural) and the difference in output is astounding. He poops sometimes 3 times a day and he is not being overfed! Even on a high quality pre-made! Ugh. Can't wait to get back to full time raw. Where he has tiny little poops, no doggy odor, super clean teeth. Pre-mades are fine, but you can't beat the real thing!!!
Wow, Tracy what a difference!!! Toby eats ZP and 3-5 raw meals a week. Poops 1-2x a day, usually every other day he will go twice. I wonder how few poops I would have to deal with if he was on 100% fresh raw!


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com App
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-25-2012, 01:58 AM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Name: Tracy
Location: Wichita, KS for 26 years... just moved to UTAH!
Posts: 14,441
Thanks: 415
Thanked 414 Times in 297 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pupluv168 View Post
Wow, Tracy what a difference!!! Toby eats ZP and 3-5 raw meals a week. Poops 1-2x a day, usually every other day he will go twice. I wonder how few poops I would have to deal with if he was on 100% fresh raw!


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com App
Ashley, Toby is a lucky boy! ZP and raw is an excellent diet!! I think that Brody's system is just not used to the premades. I can't even believe how much he has been pooping. He is a little poop machine. Crazy! I have some venison heart thawing and will get him back on raw in a few days once things calm down around here.
__________________

"Having heard all of this, you may choose to look the other way.....
but you can never say again that you did not know." William Wilberforce 1759-1833
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 08:09 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright 2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Chihuahua People 2004-2009
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum