raw diet?

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    well i finally decided to do it...convert the dogs to a holistic diet...then i decided to go raw...which is feeding just raw meat...this is proving to be harder than i thought...for one thing i hate fucking liver....damn its gross...for another thing....you ever attempted to get green tripe? it aint easy...well hell so far its impossible...butcher shops just arent what they use to be....chicken necks are a breeze to get on the east coast...no so easy here...
    so today i begin to make phone calls....for green tripe.....(tripe is the stomach and when it hits the market it has been bleached white) luckily liver is too rich to feed that often...but it is nasty and gross.....i forgot why i was feeding them outside last night and brought them in..feed them liver in their bowls.....thor just picked it up and dropped it on the floor...now i remember...


    anyone else doing this?
     
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    I feed mine a half and half.

    I feed Taste of the Wild dog food both dry and wet. Just a teaspoon in the dry at night.

    They also get raw turkey neck bones. Raw Porkneck Bones and I also feed raw chicken livers and beef heart. My dogs love it all.

    It can get rather messy especially if your using livers. Chicken livers come in a container so its just a matter of putting them in my dogs food. NO problems so far.
     
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    Good lord no.

    I loved all my animals, but there's a limit on what someone, who doesn't hunt, can feed an animal.

    But I did have a freind tell me to avoid feeding raw meat to dogs. Saying that it made them agressive. I have not idea of that's true.

    But I did put raw egg in my dogs food.
     
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    i dont know its not that expensive....but i am looking for bones with deer hunters...and i dont think it makes the dogs aggressive...but they are lively at feeding time...pigs feet this evening....
     
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    Some butchers will have the guts from chickens.

    Since it's not eaten by many people anymore, you should be able to get it cheaply.
     
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    so far i am making due with cheap chicken and pig's feet.....i check the aisle for organ meat.....plus i am begging venison
     
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    I'd beg for venison myself. Then cook and eat it myself, in front of my dog. :eusa_angel:
     
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    Well, knowing that some of the longest lived dogs have been vegetarians, vegans even, helped me to calm down some about trying to feed my dogs the perfect diet. I don't know whether being vegetarians made them live long, as other dogs have achieved great old ages while eating dog food containing meat. Sometimes I think it's just the luck of the draw.

    I content myself to feed them a high-quality dry food, Canine Caviar Lamb and Pearl Millet. In addition, at dinner time they get a modest portion of a homemade food I make in batches and freeze. It contains brown rice, cottage cheese, canned no-salt green beans, and boiled hamburger. At dinner time I add some chopped baked chicken breast and some water the hamburger was boiled in, minus the fat. I may or may not add some salmon oil.

    I give them a variety of treats...biscuits, Greenies, chicken jerky, and sometimes chicken livers or beef liver...but I bake it first. Oh, and Yummy Chummies, which are salmon.

    I just know, that no matter my best efforts, they are going to die someday. I wish I could change that, but I can't. And I am concerned about raw meat because they can get sick from it just like we can.

    Not criticizing the raw diets by any means, but I just decided that there are limits to which I will go to try and escape the inevitable aging and death of my dogs. I DO consider the quality of their food at all times, and try to avoid health problems by not skimping on that. Also try to keep them healthy by making sure they get plenty of exercise.

    Dogs are just heart-breakers, aren't they? So wonderful and so short-lived. :(
     
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    wtf?

    If you really want them to be like they would in the wild, stop feeding them completely and let them hunt for their own food.
     
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    that would be hard on the cats.......
     

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