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Old 02-10-2014, 05:37 PM
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Default Thinking of quitting raw feeding.

Raw feeding has been really confusing for me and hasn't gone very well. Plus my schedule is crazy and is is hard to have enough time to feed him what he needs. Plus some of the people on here actually recommended that I feed a pre-made raw diet.

When I got him the breeder was feeding him Now puppy kibble, should I go back to feeding that or should I feed him a different brand?

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Old 02-10-2014, 05:49 PM
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Raw is simple once you get the hand of it. Why people suggested premade raw is it is easier to learn on and easier with crazy schedules. I have a crazy schedule so here is what I do:

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Freeze dried Primal (any flavor)
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RAW- I use premade Oma's Pride Chicken or Turkey Frames so I just scoop into 6 bowls.

My kids do not like beef organs so I use Primal for beef but with the premade all I do is defrost and scoop. This works for my kids and my schedule.

Now since I have gone raw here are a few benefits I noticed. My 16 year old Basset Hound Sadie had lost most of her color and was getting goppy eyes, less energy etc. In the last 6 month her color is back, eyes are clear and she runs around more. Sonny was getting a lot of inverted sneezes etc which is down to 10% of what he use to have also his BG and Gibbs coats look AMAZING!

Nala and Huly both look awesome and Huly has not had any major FVR flare ups. I have only been doing this for 6 months now but I can see a big difference. Don't give up just find what is easy for you and your schedule.
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I've noticed a huge improvement in kcs reverse sneezin too!



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I think a balanced pre-made raw is a good compromise while your puppy is so young.
How is his tummy now? Having diarrhoea or not eating is detrimental to a puppy's health, a pre-made complete raw food (such as the one Huly mentioned) will be easier all round until he is older.
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I think a balanced pre-made raw is a good compromise while your puppy is so young.
How is his tummy now? Having diarrhoea or not eating is detrimental to a puppy's health, a pre-made complete raw food (such as the one Huly mentioned) will be easier all round until he is older.
I like it as I do not have to think meat vs organ vs bone etc. Everything is right there for me and all I have to do is scoop. With my schedule I need quick and easy or as I sometimes say the lazy way out LOL
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I haven't started raw yet, but based on the research I've done, it's something I really want to do. If I were you, I'd try to stick with it and make it work! I have a really crazy schedule too, which is why I have hesitated to begin - I want to make sure I have everything planned out just right (sometimes, my husband has to feed the puppy, so I need to make a good routine). Feeding pre-made raw sounds like it might just be an easier alternative until your puppy is old enough to have fewer meals per day and more feeding options, and is something I have also considered starting out with. Good luck to you!
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So I couldn't find a store that carried either Freeze dried Primal or Oma's Pride Chicken or Turkey Frames that is close enough.

So I have been looking at this website Products - Healthy Spot Pet Nutrition and Supply
They carry lots of kibble that has mostly good ingredients. Here are some of the names:
Now Puppy Dog Food | Petcurean NOW FRESH Grain Free Puppy Dog Food
Taste of the Wild Dry Food, High Prairie Puppy Formula - Taste of the Wild Pet Food
Go! Puppy Food | Petcurean Grain Free Puppy Food
Natural Instincts Natural Instincts Specialty Raw Pet Food
I like the look of Taste of Wild the best, followed by Go! but I also don't know what I am looking for. Which one looks the best?
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I would choose the Natural instincts raw over kibble. Can you get Ziwi Peak? Are you in Canada? Orijen and Acana are made in Cananda, Orijen do freeze dried, and both are quality kibbles.
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