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I was going to copy and paste the article and pictures but its too long and my window shut on me lol I also always thought Kibble WOULD digest faster but at a different rate than raw and that mixing them is pointless because the benefits of feeding JUST raw are lost if both are being fed. But the transition to avoid detox makes perfect sense. I could see it for that or if you give raw stuff as treats. But I still dont get why people would want to feed both kibbles and raw alternating meals or all the time.

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So based on my non-degree non-nutritionist regular person opinion which is based off what I heave researched feeding raw is the best for a dog nutritionally. Leaner body mass. Good teeth and oral health. Better skin and coat. Stronger Immune system. Body absorbs more of what it eats so less poops. If you toss kibble into the mix it's like eating the best salad and fish and steamed veggies every night and going to McDonald every breakfast. All the good benefits of feeding raw aren't as beneficial because commercial kibbles are also used. It just doesn't make sense to me to feed both. When it comes down to it all dogs are different and supplementing with good quality kibbles would be better than something else I guess I just can't see the benefit of all the time and effort into feeding raw of you're also feeding kibbles sometimes.
 

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Very Interesting. Good Posting :)
 

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Watch the poop from both methods.. Raw fed dogs' poop just crumbles away in days whereas the kibble fed dogs' poop is brown fresh and stinky a week later..

Doesn't take a scientist

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Well, what happens if you cook the food you would have fed raw in a few days? I mean how do we its the raw that matters and not the recipe?
 

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My dogs eat mostly meaty scraps, bones not just raw but cooked too even, and scrambled eggs and hotdogs and a little kibble on free feed to make up days I don't cook or have a lot of scraps. The poo area has lots of white crumbly poo. If something is freezer burned, they may get it raw. Maybe not as my old dog prefers cooked foods. My dogs look real good, I have no reason to think they will look any better. Wouldn't that white stuff be bone? I mean, dog food wouldn't have bone in it so it would not be a crumbly. Why do people think it means the meat and veggies are reduced to dust by better digestion? The bone probably makes rain go threw the poo faster, like using rocks and sand on dirt roads to stop roads from getting boggy little chunks of bone would do like the rocks and the water would soak in instead of pool up or roll off. Ground bone meal would be more like sand with no gravel, too small and tight to let the water in easy and break down the poo. Also if your dog is not a working dog, you wouldn't see the differences in stamina and endurance and need the possible edge of raw for competing. I have decided that boiled eggs, hard and soft make easy, cheap treats though. Not just for the dogs. I hear they last good in the fridge. Problem seems to be that people are afraid to serve a dog a cooked bone or give them good scraps or let the dog decide how much food it needs. People keep doing different things and I keep doing the same thing. I try to learn new stuff. I think maybe I am missing something. I have so far decided to serve boiled eggs as my family gets jealous when I scramble the dogs eggs. I'll hard boil the eggs and give a kid an egg too if they feel jealous. They are 19 and 16 and have opposable thumbs so I don't bend over backwards for them anymore.
 

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Further more people who pull sleds and feed grey hounds have lots of dogs to feed. If raw was the same as cooked even, they'd feed raw for convenience. Who has that many scraps? Nobody. Cooked food would have to be a lot better to go to the trouble. Raw only had to be the same to get used. It could be marginally better or moderately worse even and they still would feed raw. I don't think they pay $3 to $6 for fresh guts and bones, they probably show up where meat is butchered and make a sweet deal for that stuff. I was planning to raise a litter of puppies next summer and with that many mouths to feed, boiled eggs and raw thighs or half cooked will save me on the gas to grill them (I'll fry the legs for the people and serve the naked bones without the choke bone) will help if the litter is large. I really want to be able to feed them and raise them until they are 6 months old. My daughter tried to tell me an older dog is worth less money. But the last time I raised a puppy to 6 months people wanted to pay a lot more for him than anybody will pay for a puppy. They'd just walk up and make offers. I told my daughter if the puppies were worth the most at 8 weeks when people couldn't be sure what they were getting, those would be different kind of puppies than what I will be raising. I am still feeding like people fed animals when I was growing up except I don't have a hunter/fisher and guts. When I was a kid, I bet a puppy I raised wouldn't be as impressive as they are today because everyone else would have been doing the same thing.
 
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