|Barked: Sun Nov 4, '12 8:04am PST |
|That's great she's doing well on small amounts of raw organs, what organs are you feeding her?
As long as her surgery is completely healed, I would think it would be a-okay to try feeding her raw protein again.. maybe turkey or pork, but in very small amounts at first. Some dogs are allergic to raw chicken, so you never know.
Cooked is not as beneficial as raw, it doesn't have a load of bad stuff in it like some dog food, but it also has much of the nutrition cooked out of it.
It should be fine to have them around each other on different diets... (maybe I'm missing something here?)
Plenty of dogs eat different diets and live in the same home, or eat half raw, half kibble themselves.
Switch protein source as often as your dog can handle it if you want to, or until it's convenient to you. I know that little dogs don't eat a lot. I would wait until we finished all of the current buy before I bought anything else. Don't have a lot of freezer space.
But do make sure your feeding plenty of red meat, it is the more nutritious choice. Chicken can be lacking.
Hmm, my dog weighs 8-9 lbs and I've fed chicken necks, chicken feet, sliced beef knuckle bones, chicken wing pieces, chicken thighs, pork ribs, bone in chicken breast, and I'm still on the quest for the best meaty bone for my size dog.
It's also a good idea to buy meaty bones which are too big for your dog to really eat. they will get the meat off, and then gnaw the bone. Way more fun and teeth cleaning than crunching up a chicken thigh bone in 1 minute.
canned not as good as raw, but still a legit source of omega fatty acids. many raw feeders feed small amounts of canned fish. watch out for salt content.
dehydrated meat is OK, but not a complete substitute for raw. Some things are dehydrated at very high temps which is cooking. Even freeze dried doesn't seem to be as good. I'm looking at freeze dried dog food right now and the ingredients still include a long list of many added vitamins and minerals, which on a raw diet would not be necessary. with your little dogs you should be able to stock up at the grocery store, that's where I get my meat. sometimes, in the right part of town, I can get beef for under 2.00/lb!
can't say anything about the new dog in the pack, I only have one doggie. :p
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