I have been considering for quite a while now on feeding my dogs raw. My oldest day who is 8mo was switched to Ziwipeak a few months ago. Once i got my second puppy they both started being fed Nature's Varitey.
But do to the cost of Nature's Varitey and how fast they go thru it, I really want to start feeding them raw myself. But I keep holding myself back because im scared im gonna do it wrong.
I get the 80 percent meat. Im im unsure as to how often to feed the organs and bone. I also read this one website:
"BONE is a four-letter word: The reason you cannot feed the bones of farm animals is because they are not fresh kill. Prey that they catch in the wild is raw, fresh and alive. The bones are still soft, supple, hydrated and full of nutrients. Bones from farm animals have been dead for days, weeks, or months. Rigor mortis sets in right after death and the bones become hard, brittle, dehydrated; the nutrients are dead and gone. What is left is a gritty substance that causes severe pancreatitis, leaky-gut, irritable bowel, impacted bowel, chalky and bloody stools, diarrhea, constipation, all of which are devastating to the gastrointestinal system.
Yes, you can occasionally give SOME dogs or cats bones for dessert; however, people often take things to the extreme, give them as a meal and give them too often. After what I have seen in the past several years, I am now opposed to feeding bone…ground or whole…except an occasional bone for dessert to chew on for pleasure. And even that needs to be evaluated depending on the individual dog/cat, how voraciously s/he goes after the bone, whether that particular dog/cat can digest it, and what it looks like when it comes out the other end. If there are any digestive problems, do not give bones. If there are any chalky or bloody stools, diarrhea or constipation, do not give bones.
Pat McKay RAW FOOD Basic Recipe
So is it even okay to really give dogs that much bone?
I would appreciated any guidence with feed my dogs raw.