|Barked: Thu Jun 13, '13 9:48am PST |
|Honestly, I think this is going to come down to a personal choice, what you feel most comfortable with. And remember, if you start out with one and decide to change, that's fine too, just do it slowly.
I agree with one of the other posters, unless there is a health condition that will prohibit your dog from handling bacteria from raw food, then RAW is a viable option. For me, my dog has had numerous bacterial infections, and he has IBS and Colitis, so RAW is not something I'm willing to try at this time. Max is on a home cooked diet, and doing very well. He has certain food intolerance's, like Chicken and Salmon, all of which I found via process of elimination.
I strongly suggest you research both RAW and homemade diets, and decide for yourself which you are most comfortable with. I read numerous websites (this is a good one... http://www.dogaware.com/articles/wdjhomemade1.html) and books, such as Lew Olsen's Raw and Natural Nutrition for dogs: The Definitive guide to homemade meals, which gives info on both. Lew also has a yahoo group and I have been able to ask questions when necessary.
I'm sure you will make the right choice for your dogs, and don't worry, you can do it. It does seem overwhelming at first, but once you have all the information you need and have a meal plan, over time it will get easier. I make a batch of Max's food once a week, and thaw as I need it, it's super easy now. Best of luck, happy to provide any help I can.
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