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Old 09-15-2010, 01:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Dog Food (prob talked about a million times here)

Hello, like i said im sure its been talked about a million times on here but i would like everyone who reads this to make a quick reply and maybe tell us what u feed your dog and a quick reason why, I feed my dog health extension because im trying to put her on a holistic/raw food diet. Im also trying to see wich food she likes best and i also have a bag of solid gold rdy to go because i wanna see maybe if she likes a bison flavor better then the health extension chicken flavor, thanks everyone
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Raw feeder here. Prey model raw. We've been feeding this way for almost two years now and you couldn't pay me to put them back on kibble!
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I feed a Correct natural balanced RAW DIET
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ok so u mean just straight up raw meat? even as a puppy? could u maybe give me some guide lines on how to do this maybe, because im interested in giving boo a mixed diet if thats possible. Is there a chance she can get sick from the raw meat? is there things i have to look out for? can she have raw chicken? please help
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There's tons of information here Raw Foods - Pitbulls : Go Pitbull Dog Forums. Also tons of information on the net. I'm sure people can help you if you have specific questions about the diet. I will tell you it takes lots of research to feed a proper RAW diet.
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ok so u mean just straight up raw meat? even as a puppy? could u maybe give me some guide lines on how to do this maybe, because im interested in giving boo a mixed diet if thats possible. Is there a chance she can get sick from the raw meat? is there things i have to look out for? can she have raw chicken? please help
If off just like I tell everyone .. you need to do your research before you start the pup on a RAW diet.
To answer your questions
NO I do not mean straight raw meat
Yes you can put a puppy on a raw diet as long as it is a balanced diet
Of Course there is a chance a dog can get sick from a raw diet if it is done incorrectly
yes she can had many different raw meats

AGAIN PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH once you have done some and have questions from it go to the RAW section an ask your questions
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what do u mean by prey model diet?
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The Differences Between Prey-model and BARF Diets
By Lily Allyn

A prey model diet is one that is meant to resemble, as closely as possible, the diet that carnivorous canines and felines have evolved to eat, and have been eating, for many thousands, if not millions of years. It's a diet that is modeled on the kinds of whole prey critters that are consumed by our domestic dogs' and cats' wild counterparts - because physiologically speaking, our house pets are virtually identical to wild wolves and small wild cats. Our pets' teeth, stomachs and digestive tracts have been designed by nature to consume whole prey.

Packs of wolves will hunt and bring down large ungulates, such as deer, caribou and bison. Individual wolves will hunt and eat smaller prey such as squirrels, rabbits, hares, chipmunks and other rodents, while small wildcats hunt and prey on small game such as reptiles, birds, fish, rodents and insects.

All of these prey animals are made up of bones, organs, muscle meat, skin, hide/hair/feathers, fat and other connective tissue. In the average prey animal, the ratio of these parts is approximately:

5-10% organs (1/2 of this amount is liver)

10-15% edible bones

80-85% muscle meat (and the rest of the critter)



Since it's not generally practical for us to feed the exact prey animals our pets' wild counterparts hunt and feed on, the next best thing is for us to *model* our pets' diet on the ratio of parts found in wild prey, and to feed these proportions of whatever raw product is readily available to us.

The important thing about prey model diet is that it involves feeding WHOLE foods, in as close to the way nature made them as possible, because this is what carnivores' teeth and digestive systems are designed to consume. One very important reason to feed whole, bone in raw meats to our carnivorous pets, is because of the effect they have on oral health. Gnawing, jawing, slicing, tearing, ripping and crunching through intact raw meat and bones does wonders to keep teeth clean and gums healthy. An unhealthy mouth with rotten teeth and gums can lead to a myriad of health problems, while a healthy mouth with clean teeth and strong gums is much more likely to be the gateway to a healthy body.

Another important aspect of the prey model diet is that since it's generally not practical to feed actual wild prey to our pets, and instead we often must rely on food raised for human consumption, it's crucial that we provide as much variety in our pets' prey model diet as possible, to make up for the fact that commercially raised livestock does not contain the concentration and variety of nutrients that's present in wild prey.

Unlike a prey model diet, BARF diets generally recommend feeding:

~ ground, not whole foods (which encourage gulping and provide no oral stimulation for healthy teeth and gums)

~ vegetables (which are not species appropriate foods for carnivores)

~ very bony body parts like necks, backs and wings (which contain a disproportionately high ratio of bone to meat)

~ supplements (which are unnecessary in a prey model diet because all requisite nutrients already exist in whole foods. The only caveat is that most commercially raised livestock is deficient in essential Omega 3 fatty acids, so some prey model raw feeders supplement with fish body oil if they are unable to feed raw fish)

Prey model is the best way to feed our furry friends. It's based upon the way Mother Nature has been feeding her carnivorous creatures for generations.


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The Differences Between Prey-model and BARF Diets
By Lily Allyn

A prey model diet is one that is meant to resemble, as closely as possible, the diet that carnivorous canines and felines have evolved to eat, and have been eating, for many thousands, if not millions of years. It's a diet that is modeled on the kinds of whole prey critters that are consumed by our domestic dogs' and cats' wild counterparts - because physiologically speaking, our house pets are virtually identical to wild wolves and small wild cats. Our pets' teeth, stomachs and digestive tracts have been designed by nature to consume whole prey.

Packs of wolves will hunt and bring down large ungulates, such as deer, caribou and bison. Individual wolves will hunt and eat smaller prey such as squirrels, rabbits, hares, chipmunks and other rodents, while small wildcats hunt and prey on small game such as reptiles, birds, fish, rodents and insects.

All of these prey animals are made up of bones, organs, muscle meat, skin, hide/hair/feathers, fat and other connective tissue. In the average prey animal, the ratio of these parts is approximately:

5-10% organs (1/2 of this amount is liver)

10-15% edible bones

80-85% muscle meat (and the rest of the critter)



Since it's not generally practical for us to feed the exact prey animals our pets' wild counterparts hunt and feed on, the next best thing is for us to *model* our pets' diet on the ratio of parts found in wild prey, and to feed these proportions of whatever raw product is readily available to us.

The important thing about prey model diet is that it involves feeding WHOLE foods, in as close to the way nature made them as possible, because this is what carnivores' teeth and digestive systems are designed to consume. One very important reason to feed whole, bone in raw meats to our carnivorous pets, is because of the effect they have on oral health. Gnawing, jawing, slicing, tearing, ripping and crunching through intact raw meat and bones does wonders to keep teeth clean and gums healthy. An unhealthy mouth with rotten teeth and gums can lead to a myriad of health problems, while a healthy mouth with clean teeth and strong gums is much more likely to be the gateway to a healthy body.

Another important aspect of the prey model diet is that since it's generally not practical to feed actual wild prey to our pets, and instead we often must rely on food raised for human consumption, it's crucial that we provide as much variety in our pets' prey model diet as possible, to make up for the fact that commercially raised livestock does not contain the concentration and variety of nutrients that's present in wild prey.

Unlike a prey model diet, BARF diets generally recommend feeding:

~ ground, not whole foods (which encourage gulping and provide no oral stimulation for healthy teeth and gums)

~ vegetables (which are not species appropriate foods for carnivores)

~ very bony body parts like necks, backs and wings (which contain a disproportionately high ratio of bone to meat)

~ supplements (which are unnecessary in a prey model diet because all requisite nutrients already exist in whole foods. The only caveat is that most commercially raised livestock is deficient in essential Omega 3 fatty acids, so some prey model raw feeders supplement with fish body oil if they are unable to feed raw fish)

Prey model is the best way to feed our furry friends. It's based upon the way Mother Nature has been feeding her carnivorous creatures for generations.


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ok u might hate me for this but...what? Can u maybe dumb that down for me a little but and maybe tell me exactly what u feed your dogs? Also im a little scared to give her bones in her meat because i cant tell u how many times ive heard of a dog choking on a chicken bone.
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ok u might hate me for this but...what? Can u maybe dumb that down for me a little but and maybe tell me exactly what u feed your dogs? Also im a little scared to give her bones in her meat because i cant tell u how many times ive heard of a dog choking on a chicken bone.
Ok, I'll give you an example of what Ellis might get in a week. Ellis is 45# so usually gets about a pound on food depending on how active he has been.

Monday: a pound of beef (whatever cut that happened to be a good price), salmon oil (I use Grizzly salmon oil, I like it because it comes in a pump and my dogs just lick it up)

Tuesday: breakfast- collard greens, cottage cheese, sardines ( this isnt exactly prey model but my dogs really like it)
Dinner- green tripe

Wednesday: rack of pork ribs, liver, kidney

Thursday: breakfast- ground turkey( I only buy ground if there is a really good sale), salmon oil
dinner- green tripe( I feed a lot of tripe, my dogs love it)

Friday, today- Turkey neck, smelt and green tripe

Of coarse when you start out you dont want to feed that much variety. Its best to start out with one protien for a week or so before you slowly add another. I hope this helps.
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Ok, I'll give you an example of what Ellis might get in a week. Ellis is 45# so usually gets about a pound on food depending on how active he has been.

Monday: a pound of beef (whatever cut that happened to be a good price), salmon oil (I use Grizzly salmon oil, I like it because it comes in a pump and my dogs just lick it up)

Tuesday: breakfast- collard greens, cottage cheese, sardines ( this isnt exactly prey model but my dogs really like it)
Dinner- green tripe

Wednesday: rack of pork ribs, liver, kidney

Thursday: breakfast- ground turkey( I only buy ground if there is a really good sale), salmon oil
dinner- green tripe( I feed a lot of tripe, my dogs love it)

Friday, today- Turkey neck, smelt and green tripe

Of coarse when you start out you dont want to feed that much variety. Its best to start out with one protien for a week or so before you slowly add another. I hope this helps.
ahhhh there we go, thats what ive been looking for...ok and now for my last questions i think. Is it ok to mix the diet....half solid gold and half raw?? and is it ok to start her on a raw diet at 7 weeks??
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