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So i know I want to defiantly feed Oscar raw, when his bag of puppy food runs out. For the mean while I've been trialing chicken wings and bits of mince in his food.

But what I want to know is if im freezing the meat can I give it Oscar straight out the freezer so it gives him something to chew for a bit if im feeding minced meat?

I've been looking at some online shops and I think im going to buy the packs of minced chicken and bone as his main meal, chicken wings (for when im with him so can make sure he doesnt gulp it down) and obviously bits of organs. What I want to know is, is it ok to just feed chicken or does he need a variety of different meats everyday?

What meaty bones are ideal (and cheap!) to give?
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Chicken wings are great bones to give There's a lot of great examples here: https://www.chihuahua-people.com/raw-...-pictures.html

I'm not sure about feeding meat straight out of the freezer. It may be too hard for him to chew pieces off of, but i guess you could try it?

You could feed mainly chicken, but I would add a variety of meats in once and a while. You don't need to feed a variety every day. As long as you're getting the right balance of meat, bones, and organs, you can feed whatever meat you want Variety is nice sometimes though, even if it's just a little ground beef once and a while

There's a load of great info in this sticky: https://www.chihuahua-people.com/raw-...-raw-diet.html
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When feeding a raw diet variety is the key. Just feeding chicken won't give him everything he needs, he also needs red meat, and preferably some fish as well for the oils. He doesn't need variety every day or in every meal, but he does need variety overall.
If you want to feed bone-in minces, you can get all sorts of meats, not just chicken. The bone-in minces do tend to be quite bone heavy, you will need to feed some plain meats as well.
You can feed frozen meat, lots of people do, I prefer to feed it at room temperature, really cold food doesn't seem to agree with my dogs tummies.
Brodysmom made a really good post recently about the types of bones that are safe to feed, definitely worth a read. I feed chicken portions, lamb and pork ribs, lamb necks, pigs tails, chicken and turkey necks, rabbit portions, and occasionally other game like pheasant and wood pigeon, as bony meals.
The rest of their meals (plain meat without bone) consist of pork, beef, lamb, green tripe, turkey, and beef, lamb, pigs and chickens hearts. When I can get it they get venison and goat. They also have oily fish about once a week, usually sardines, sprats or mackerel. This is generally fed frozen, for some reason they prefer frozen fish.
So you can see they get a good variety, (obviously they get their organs as well) I get everything except the tripe from either the supermarket or the butchers.
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Thanks yes I think i will get a mix of bone in minces and im going to check the bone % in them too!
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