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Raw diet

Discussion in 'Health & Nutrition' started by CopperOFRN, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. I’ve fed my dogs a raw diet on and off for years time permitting. I usually feed chicken gizzards/hearts ,venison, ground beef, bone in chicken thighs. Lately I’ve been seeing a few guys feeding turkey feet, and chicken feet. Are there any health advantages or is it just an accessibility thing? Just curious- maybe it’s some doggy super food I didn’t know about.
     
  2. Michele

    Michele CH Dog Super Moderator

    they are rich in protein, glucosamine and chondroitin. Good for the joints of the dog, arthritis, etc.
     
  3. ben brockton

    ben brockton CH Dog

    I do it for the collogen and calcium and it helps younger dogs to really crunch as well as slowing down the pace they eat at.
     
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  4. Well, guess I’ll have to throw it in the mix.
     
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  5. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    I use to have a hook up for the chicken feer some years ago. They were delivered in a 55 gallon barrel. A bunch of us split them between each other.

    I used it as an additive/supplement to the bag food at the time, or tossed them into the meat scrap bucket.

    No real balance, not even a rhyme or reason to the way I fed as I went 'cheap' and 'free' as much as I could. LOL

    S
     
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  6. phoenix walk

    phoenix walk Big Dog

    if you boil them with a few drops of organic apple cider vinegar till the bones break down. strain it keep the liquid. when it sets like jelly or jello in US that is pure glucosamine. freeze it in cubes. and feed as required.
     
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  7. wicked13

    wicked13 Top Dog

    Anyone ever have a problem with a dog not eating raw chicken. I got one that just looks at it like hes stupid.
     
  8. How old is the dog? If he/she wasn’t fed raw from a young age it may take a little mixology. I’ve had dogs introduced at 6 months and scoff at it. The younger the better
     
  9. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Since I am an old guy now I can use this like ti was used on my many years ago.

    "What do you feed your dog?".

    I feed turnip greens.

    Mine won't eat turnip greens.

    Mine wouldn't either for about a week.

    Could not pass that up......

    Lots of times it is a sign the dog is being over fed and not everything is appealing.

    Introduction after skipping a meal.

    S
     
  10. Touché
     
  11. wicked13

    wicked13 Top Dog

    Ive tried since a pup ive even had dogs i got that were older n wernt fed raw but would down it if offered n its just chicken he eats everything else
     
  12. Slim is probably in the ball park then. Leave a kid at the table for a few hours and eventually they’ll eat their green beans. Just means you’re a good owner
     
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  13. Hello dog lovers, I'm giving you raw diet 2 recipes for dogs.

    1. Beef Recipe, Adult

    Ingredients
    • 10 lbs 85% lean ground beef
    • 1 lb beef heart
    • 1 lb beef liver
    • 2 lbs veggies, finely puréed
    • 1/3 lb freshly ground hempseed
    • 44 grams plant-based calcium carbonate (Animal Essentials
    • Seaweed Calcium)
    • 11 grams krill oil
    • 4 grams Thorvin Kelp (equivalent to 3mg Iodine)
    • 5 mg Manganese
    • 1200 IU Vitamin D
    • 200 IU Vitamin E
    2. Chicken Recipe, Adult

    Ingredients
    • 6.5 lbs chicken thigh meat (no bone, skin & separable fat
    • removed)
    • 1 lb chicken heart
    • 1 lb chicken liver
    • 1.75 lbs chicken necks, with skin & fat
    • 1.75 lbs chicken necks, with skin & fat removed
    • 2 lbs veggies, finely puréed
    • 1/4 lb freshly ground flaxseeds
    • 8 grams krill oil
    • 3 grams Thorvin Kelp (equivalent to 2.1mg Iodine)
    • 50 mg Zinc
    • 9 mg Copper
    • 5 mg Manganese
    • 1200 IU Vitamin D
    • 200 IU Vitamin E
     
  14. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Looks good. I would leave the chicken skin and bone, especially the fat.

    The above is high in protein but light on animal fats. Nothing wrong with the diet but if the dog is put to work or puts in work he/she will burn the proteins for energy. Protein for energy is a hotter process (less energy for the same amount of heat) vs. animal fats (more micrograms of water per calorie burned = more energy per calorie burned). Gets all into the Krebs cycle and all that science stuff I am not smart enough to understand. LOL

    I have fed dogs as much as 40% of their meal as fat.

    Once a dog is acclimated to a high fat content diet (on average 8-10 weeks) it is a different dog. He works harder longer and his recovery times really start to improve. He is burning fat for energy and the protein in his diet is used for recovery.

    S
     
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