|Barked: Tue Jun 11, '13 6:24am PST |
|1-2lbs meat with 2-3 eggs, garlic, vinegar, yogurt and a squirt of honey.
Eggs are good to give, and are necessary if you're not giving any other bone content, but everything else listed is optional and somewhat unnecessary. Garlic is a natural flea repellent, but offers no nutritional benefit. Vinegar.. I've never heard of adding before except maybe raw, undiluted apple cider vinegar which can sometimes help with digestion. Yogurt (preferably plain greek and sugar-free) can help as a snack or maybe aid with digestion. Honey is just sugar, and really isn't needed.
Most everything listed is more of a situational supplement, not a necessary one. Fish oil is also situational, though I believe that most dogs eating raw off of mainly commercial sources should have fish oil added.
This recipe is really unbalanced, and lacks the heavy nutrient content of organs and organ meats. The best way to make sure your dog is getting the right balance is to follow the 80/10/5/5 ratio, and also to switch up the proteins and types of meats now and then. I really enjoy making heart a part of my 80% meat content because it's not counted as a secreting organ, but it's very nutrient dense. I also include raw green tripe which helps a lot with keeping the digestive tract happy (moreso than yogurt for a dog).
Edit: I'd also keep an eye on their stool because personally, I think they'll need more bone content than an egg shell, especially when you start adding in organs.
Edited by author Tue Jun 11, '13 6:25am PST
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