|Barked: Mon May 14, '07 11:54am PST |
|Canned tuna is great! But like Carmen mentioned, tuna does tend to be high in mercury. You could opt for something like canned sardines or canned salmon, just as tasty and lower in mercury. Gio and Romeo get homemade treats made out of tuna for training, but if I am offering it plain in a meal then they get sardines. Just be sure to get the fish canned in water and without added salt. If there is added salt, I like to rinse it in tap water a bit before serving.
As for liver, I feed my boys raw and liver is a very important part of a raw diet. It is recommended that, in a raw diet, organs make up about 10% of the dog's diet with half of that being liver. Raw is fed at 2-3% of the dog's body weight each day, so as an example, Gio gets 3/4lb of raw each day, that is 5.25lb per week. 10% of that needs to be organ so he gets 1/2lb of organ per week. Half of that needs to be liver, so 1/4lb liver per week. Depending on the dog and how they handle rich organs, you can feed that all in one day or spread it out over a few days.
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