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Breakfast (pics)

I thought I would share my dogs breakfast for those that wonder what we raw feeders feed.  It's not all just throwing the dog a chicken leg.  Infact I never feed bones that are not fully ground.  Variety is important when feeding raw.  To maintain healthy teeth and gums my dogs get bones (ie raw frozen venison, bison marrow type bones) to gnaw on and they always have antlers, which they love, and nylabones.  They are huge chewers.  The first thing Kohl does in the morning, even before peeing, is start gnawing on a bone.  

This is - Elk, ground lamb, sweet potatoes and carrots, pulped spinach, apples and pears + salmon oil.  

w/Kohl not so patiently waiting while I take the picture.....there was some whining involved.

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Andy's picture

thank you for this..

Where would I find information on how to start feeding Kevin this type of food?

Deb and MacKenzie and Ester's picture

Google RAW diets

I can come up with some books as well if you are interested. Just need to search through some emails. There might be some others who can give you some off the top of their heads.

The best way to start IMO is prepackaged raw, like Natures Variety, Primal, Bravo.

CathyandZimmer's picture

Lucky bullies....

I'll bet they love it :)

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AmyandSophia's picture

They eat better than I do:-)!!

That is awesome though. If I just had Sophia I would probably feed a raw diet, but with 5 dogs it isn't feasible here. But they all wish they lived at your house after seeing what your pups get!

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Pegsy's picture

that looks quite healthy! i

that looks quite healthy!
i see that impatient lil scrunchy face...lol
smoochies!

ArchimedesMommy's picture

Wow, that looks so amazingly wonder-bull for your babies!!! NM

NM

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And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!

bruno's picture

raw

whats the advantage and disadvantage of feeding your bully raw food

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Advantage

For me ... The most important thing about feeding raw is I know what is going into my dogs. All the meat I buy is organic, human grade, pasture feed, no steriods, hormones, antibiotics, etc. It is whole healthy food I would feed to my human kids if I had any.

We know for us the worst thing we can eat is prepackaged food. So why is it ok for pet food? Have you ever actually studied what goes into kibble, how it's processed? Have you read the ingredients label?

There are hundreds of recalls every year on pet foods, and treats. Thousands of pets have been killed eating processed, manfactured pet foods and treats.

Many people will switch because of allergy issues.

I did not switch because of allergy issues, my dogs did great on kibble for years. I started feeding a prepackaged raw, Natures Variety, along with kibble, mainly because of all the food recalls.

Then I went to the prepackaged raw only, but it was costing me a fortune with 3 dogs so about 15 months ago I went to a barf type of raw diet. While many say you don't need to add veges or fruits, I started adding these to help MacKenzie, who is getting old and has pooping problems.

I'm very lucky to have an awesome raw feeding co-op that a fellow bulldogger referred me. Shopping for dog food is actually exciting..LOL! I have to be careful not to brake the bank and over fill my dogs freezer.

Disadvantages

Mostly for me the disadvantages comes when I travel. It is far more dfficult to take fresh food with you on the road then a bag of kibble. I have to make sure I have a fridge at the minimum in the motel room. Then I also have to take a cooler. If I went more often I would look into a small portable freezer.

I'm sure my doggy sitter loves me. When I went to Cabo last year I prepared their meals into individual sandwich type freezer containers, 2x daily for 3 dogs, 6 containers a day for 7 days. I made sure she had lots of freezer space. :) There are dehydrated foods that people use if they travel alot.