|Barked: Sat Mar 2, '13 7:02am PST |
|Forgot about the actual diet! Chicken backs are delicious, Max loves them. They are also calcium bombs, one small one is enough calcium for Max for several days. Too much calcium will bind other minerals in the body preventing absorption and cause problems like bad skin.
I don't know what kind of Bravo you are feeding but unless it is bone free and you are offering 10x the amount of the chicken backs this diet is extremely bone heavy.
If you just started raw and poop is unpredictable that is one thing but as soon as poop firms up start moving to new proteins and after a number of proteins are fine then move to feeding less bone. See Chance's primer on feeding raw for more information.
My goal is not particularly firm stool that doesn't turn white when dry. It can get gooey when boneless is fed and firmer when bony stuff is fed. I try to feed Max a bony bit every couple days along with his organs. If he gets daily bone it is a very small thing such as a single chicken wing, neck, foot or drumstick along with a little organ and boneless red meat to fill out the rest of the meal. Your larger dogs would need more than that but something like a chicken quarter alternating with boneless red meats such as beef, pork and lamb is more appropriate than chicken backs with a couple meals of whatever Bravo mix you are feeding.
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