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Old 09-13-2012, 07:08 PM
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just wondering who all feeds fresh raw and or a combonation of fresh raw and a food like ziwipeak? tell us how long you have been a raw feeder and how the dogs are doing on it.
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Amberleah lou lou eats Freeze dried Raw. Plus Slightly cooked canned human grade food..
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I'm wondering this too! I'm very interested in the raw diet for my husky and my chi
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Brody has been raw fed for nearly 4 years now. I started him as a puppy. Mainly because he was a terrible horrible eater and I was desperate. lol. I'm sure glad I found out about raw feeding or he probably would have starved.

He has never looked better. Has sparkling clean teeth. NO body odor. Small tiny poops once a day. Perfect bloodwork as checked at the vet once a year. Can't ask for more than that.

To be completely honest, he eats about 80% fresh raw foods which is the prey model diet. I do occasionally use a pre-made raw product such as primal, bravo, natures variety and occasionally ZiwiPeak. They just are so easy and convenient and we have been traveling quite a bit so they make things easier. But when we are home and in a regular routine, it is always raw.
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Toby eats Ziwipeak, air dried raw. He gets raw bones 3-4 times a week for entertainment and oral health- usually chicken wings or a rib.


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All EIGHT of my dogs are fed Prey Model Raw! Started almost 2 years ago and haven't looked back since. Every dog I've ever put on it, including fosters, have bloomed thanks to raw diet and I love educating folks about it! I even have a 2 page insert I send out with dogs I adopt out that give a meal plan and basic information. I am a huge advocate for raw; and thanks to Tracy ages ago it was a smooth transition! =D
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I feed Primal raw, Ziwipeak, and fresh "real" raw. I use the Primal so they have something balanced to eat, plus I love the protein variety. I can't do full DIY raw due to lack of organs and edible bones where I live. I use the Ziwipeak simply because Onyx LOVES it.

She has been on raw since December 2011. She was on kibble for four years (her whole life) until I decided to go raw. Major difference in things like her coat. She used to shed CONSTANTLY. I used to be able to just grab chunks of fur off her. Not any more. She no longer has dandruff problems either and dandruff shows up badly on her since she's black, so that bugged me. I also love that her poop is always tiny and firm too and she only goes once a day, sometimes less. My last major benefit is her weight loss. I struggled to get her to lose weight for a year on various kibbles. Eventually she hit 11lbs when her ideal weight is 7.5 pounds. I finally recently stopped any and all kibble and she is down to 8.8 pounds within 2 months!!

I recently took in a stray kitten that's about 6 weeks old and plan to start it on Primal raw and fresh raw and can't wait to see the benefits. It's coat is horrible because she was coated in fleas and has some other skin issues so now I got to try to get a soft fluffy coat in Can't wait to see the difference in this little kitty.

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Z/Peak in the morning & raw meat at night here. Would never consider anything else after seeing the benefits.

Occasionally I'll add in sardines, egg, tuna (canned in spring water) - my Chi's aren't big on any of that at all, in fact no food whatsoever impresses them, but the big dogs jump through flaming hoops for it.

I also try to sneak in probiotics, kelp juice, spirulina, pinch garlic powder & Omega Oil but when I do they turn their nose up in disgust the little tikes.
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