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This is probably a stupid question but oh well, lol. I plan on adding rabbit to my dogs diet but the only rabbit the butcher has is a "carcass" skinned and head cut off. He says the rabbits weigh between 3-4 pounds. Now, obviously she won't eat this all at once, so how would I go about feeding it and making sure it's balanced? Like what parts of the rabbit should I feed at a time? I may just grind it but I don't know. How would I make sure the meat-bone ratio is balanced? I hear rabbit is kind of bone heavy. The thought of feeding a carcass had me like this :nscared:

Oh and I feed her the amount for a 7 pound dog if that matters.
 

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I wish I had access to rabbit but don't...lucky you!
Sorry I can't offer anything except maybe look on the haretoday.com web site as they sell it. And I'll bet someone here has fed it before and can offer up a better solution!
 

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What does rabbit do? I've never heard of this before. So thought I would ask
I don't think it really does anything special, I feed a prey model raw diet so I'm just adding it in so she will have a variety of meats :)
 

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Yeah just hack it up- or not- and maybe feed a meaty meal next because it is a little bony. It might be kinda fun not to chop it up and to let her work on some big pieces for a few days but that's just me. If you do want to get it into smaller pieces you should be able to separate it at the joints just as easy as a chicken. Or if you have a meat cleaver it probably will go right through the smaller bones. My cleaver and boning knife got me through rabbit easily. Also if you have never fed rabbit before you might want to cut off some pieces of meat and add them to well tolerated meals first but that is really up to you. If your dogs take to new meats well then rabbit will probably go ok, it is both bony and lean so will probably make for an easy transition.

I have often thought that if rabbit was as available and cheap as chicken is we would be telling people to start raw on young rabbit and go from there!
 

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I agree 100% with dog in the desert. Nothing to add. :)

OH, except Brody wanted to add that he loves the ears the best. :)
 

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I wish I had access to rabbit but don't...lucky you!
Sorry I can't offer anything except maybe look on the haretoday.com web site as they sell it. And I'll bet someone here has fed it before and can offer up a better solution!
Mel - I know a place here where you can get Rabbit if you want
it. It's sold just like the OP mentioned and I can check the price
when I go back in, from memory I'm thinking it was 8-10$ for the
whole rabbit. ( It's a meat market, not an individual )
 
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