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Old 02-20-2013, 04:58 PM
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Probably will take a few meals to get used to eating the bone. Lola drives me nuts sometimes she cleans the bone without eating it and will sit with it and never eat it. I will leave it with her for a bit if she doesn't eat it I toss it out. I like necks guarantees the get bone with the meat.
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[quote=Lola's mom 2013;1162226]Probably will take a few meals to get used to eating the bone. Lola drives me nuts sometimes she cleans the bone without eating it and will sit with it and never eat it. I will leave it with her for a bit if she doesn't eat it I toss it out. I like necks guarantees the get bone with the meat.[/quoteI always forget about quail I am going to pick some up tonight
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:25 PM
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Yes, I was wondering if a small bit of quail would be allowed as they are quite similar, however I had success re offering the crushed meat and bone at lunch mixed in with half a teaspoon of probiotic yogurt, He's a big dairy fan so I was worried he'd lick the yogurt off but he ate the lot in the end, took 45 mins of chewing, spitting out and coaxing to get through one crushed up chicken wing tip but he did it and ingested plenty of bone in the process so I am very happy!

The mini supermarket next to us has two quail for 4.50 which seems very good value. They also had more cuts and organs of rabbit that you can imagine, lots of a particular organ of veal (think it was liver or kidney) along with the usual lamb, duck, chicken, turkey, pork etc which has all made me feel that a good variety will be easily achievable and affordable for him once he is adjusted Can't wait till I can go rummage in the butchers, there are always tons of frankly gross looking things in their windows! haha
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Rabbit is excellent, it has the perfect ratio of bone/meat/organs as it is the type of prey that they would eat in the wild. I struggle getting rabbit here, apparently there is a shortage this year everywhere but the far south west and the north of England.
You are so lucky to be able to get all that variety, variety is the key to a balanced raw diet. The French are far less squeamish than the Brits when it comes to meat lol.
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This is the first time I hear of giving Raw food to small dogs!
How does it work? Is it better?

Lily was on Royal Canin when she was smaller and at one point for a good month she was having diaherra and I couldn't figure out what was going on, so I changed her diet cuz the vey told me that she was maybe allergic to chicken. Apparently a lot of dogs are allergic to chicken, or intolerant.
Now she is still on Royal Canin but it's the Vet food, and its duck and rice and I never had any problems since. She has a very sensitive tummy..
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Lots of us feed a raw diet, have a look in the Diet and nutrition forum, there is a whole section on feeding raw.
It takes a bit of research, but it is the most natural way to feed a dog. Lots of commonly seen problems in dogs fed on commercial foods are alleviated by feeding a raw diet, and it is especially good for dogs with sensitive tummies, as you know exactly what you are feeding them.
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Oh completely Stella, this is all just in my local mini supermarket, bit like a tesco express, in the proper supermarket the actual meat counters make my mind boggle! I spoke to some French friends about "The Horse meat Scandal" and they replied with "what is the problem, Horse Meat is expensive here, it will not do anyone any harm!" in my local supermarket there is an own brand cottage pie that has been found to contain traces of horse meat. A notice went up in the window that essentially said - Yes, this may contain horsemeat, it will not harm you so we will keep on selling it. If you would like a refund we will give you one! Haha

Sab, I have only just started on this raw feeding journey but it makes so much sense to be feeding a natural diet that is based on what a wild dog would eat. My Chi Basil was on a terrible supermarket own brand kibble before we switched him to Royal Cannin and with in a week I had decided to give raw a go. With both kibbles Basil would poop 3-4 times a day, huge poops too for such a tiny pup! They stank to high heaven and that is testament to how many fillers and rubbish there are in grain based kibbles. If a human had the same issues with their bowels the first thing they would do is change their diet to something healthier. I have read such a lot on the subject in the last week or so, I highly recommend reading Brodysmum's sticky post called 'Are you thinking about going raw?' it is a great resource and starting point.
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Can I ask what the difference is between feeding them the meat raw versus cooked meat? Is the diet the same if you give them say cooked meat/organs but with raw bones?
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