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Old 11-20-2009, 07:59 AM
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Smile My little meat eatters (Starting on the Raw diet)

Welcome to My Raw Diet Blog


(if it looks crazy or sounds crazy sometimes I log on from my Ipod touch so it changes the words somestimes)

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Well I've desided to really go raw ! I've joined the raw groups , I've asked the questions on dogster ehhh I think I'm ready ??? Am I?

Well I took out some chicken breast to give to them with their dinner . All the sites say start out slow maybe next week I'll add bone

Bones! Ohhh how I fear you!!!
Once jamoka got into some bones and it tore his little bottom up , had me crying my eyes out ! This is when has been keeping me from starting the raw diet.
Links that i've bookmarked:
So you are interested in feeding raw ...
List of Meat you can Feed your dog

Groups I've Joined:
Raw Feeding
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:02 AM
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Good luck with this, something I would love to try with mine. Can you recommend any sites?

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Old 11-20-2009, 08:08 AM
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Oh yes ! I found aload of good sites I'll post them the morning I have them saved on the computer up stairs

I joined a nice yahoo group as well for raw feeders and it has been a help as well
in the morning I'll be posting all my links and groups I've found on the top page
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Oh yes ! I found aload of good sites I'll post them the morning I have them saved on the computer up stairs

I joined a nice yahoo group as well for raw feeders and it has been a help as well
in the morning I'll be posting all my links and groups I've found on the top page
Thank you, will check back tonight or tomorrow evening

I'll keep an eye on your diary too!

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Old 11-20-2009, 11:54 AM
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Well i coudn't sleep so i'm up early and i took out the chicken breast. You know i'm not as scared about the breast lol NO BONE so next week i'll been sweating bullets!


Another thing i'm going to have to think about is how will i feed the food to them with out figths? hmm i'm thinking creat everyone ? Right now everyone is fed once a day and i just put 2 scoops in a big dish and they eat what they want .

Sooo I'm thinking 2-3 pieces cut up LOL make them think they have more. Juno will get puppy food and 1 1/2 piece.

I've tracked down a local farmers market in DC that sells "left over" parts as they call it and it's a fairly good price. I spend about $50 a month on dog food so i'm HOPEING to save of stay in that range.

So that's it for now i'll take pics of dinner time later
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:22 PM
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Welcome to raw feeding Kioana! I am soooooooooooo excited for you! I hope the other raw feeders will chime in here too.

I've been feeding Brody raw for about 8 months and he's never looked better. It's a wonderful way and the healthiest way to feed our little carnivores!

Prey model raw feeders will start at 2% of their dogs weight, so over a month - a 5 pound dog will eat only 3 pounds of raw food. I spend way less feeding Brody raw than I did on the all the premium kibbles I tried. (That he never liked!) The benefits are so great.... little to no doggy odor, small stools that disintegrate in the yard, strong white teeth with no tartar, more muscling and better overall condition... the list goes on.

So glad you are doing your homework as raw feeding is not hard, but it does have to be fed with balance in mind. It's not just throwing them a chicken wing and calling it good.

Here's a few raw sites that helped me....

This one is a great place to start and you can spend a lot of time going through the many pages here. The "myths of raw feeding" pages are invaluable and answers most, if not all, the questions a newbie to raw will have. Invaluable site!

http://rawfed.com/myths/

here's another favorite site that has a ton of good information on it ....

http://www.rawlearning.com/rawfaq.html

The raw feeders yahoo group is a great place to learn also. There are over 16,000 raw feeders on the list from all over the world.

Here's another site I like that has a lot of good history, anatomy of the dog and why it's made to eat raw, and lots of good links on the link page ....

http://rawfeddogs.net/

Here's an interesting blog by a raw feeding vet.... She is outspoken and her blog is entertaining and informative ...

http://30minvetconsult.com/blog/2009...myths-exposed/

Welcome to raw feeding! I'm so excited for you.

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i'll check out thoes links today (thinking great more reading *sigh*)
i was about to ask about thier poop , does it change color? will they try to eat it because of the smell of meat and blood?
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A raw fed dogs poop is small. It will turn white as it sits in the yard and then turn to dust as it disintegrates. Brody's poop is about the size of a tootsie roll and he goes once a day. Their bodies are MADE to eat and process meat and raw bone. Kibble is mostly filler (grains, potatos in the grain free). It has to be to be non-refrigerated and baked.

A raw fed dog's body will use up most of what is fed. That's why the waste is so small and compact.

I've heard of coprophagic dogs (that eat theirs or others poops) being "cured" by going on a raw diet. There just isn't a bunch of stuff that passes through like there is with kibble.

I can't stress this enough though.... go SLOW! If you feed too much raw feed too quickly, you can get loose stools. You can moderate the stools by your bone content. Sloppy stools - more bone. Constipated dogs? Feed more meat. You will have to learn your dogs and see what each one needs and does best on. The rule of 80% raw meat, 10% raw bone, and 10% organs is a balance you will seek over time. You may have to feed a little more bone in the beginning to get the stools firm.

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