|Barked: Tue Feb 12, '13 11:48pm PST |
|After further research, I realize how off base my diet attempt was. So here is round two. Math is not my strong point so please point out where I am straying or if I made a terrible error. This is an attempt to make a diet that both my dogs and cat can share and be healthy on. It will be ground to a consistency similar to pre-made raw for the cat.
Assuming every chicken leg quarter (30% bone)is 1lb I will add:
1lb of boneless meat (beef, chicken, lamb, turkey, etc)
2oz of liver (beef or chicken)
That would put my ratios at about 15% bone, 6% organ, and 79% meat. Not the ideal 10/10/80, however, not every chicken leg quarter will be that 1lb either. Most will probably be a little less, but I will assume they are that 1lb and still add an additional 1lb of boneless meat. Also, my dogs tend to get loose stool with less than a little extra bone.
I will also be adding some sardine and eggs (no shells), but not in a large quantity. For every 20lbs of the above mixture I will add probably 6 eggs and one tin of sardines (no salt added).
Additionally I will try to source another organ so I can boost that 6% number further while hopefully not causing squirts. Does green tripe count as an organ?
For every three pounds of meat (bone/skin/etc) I will also add (mostly for the sake of the cat!):
3000 mg fish oil
400 IU (268 mg) Vitamin E
50 mg Vitamin B-complex
2,000 mg taurine (the dogs will not have a problem excreting extra safely)
3/4 tsp Morton Lite salt with iodine
Thank you for taking the time to read and evaluate this and offer your input.
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