|Barked: Tue Nov 19, '13 11:13pm PST |
|You could just take some bone out of one of the chicken quarters too. A little liver lubes the tubes as well. A little. If he is going to be 100 pounds then a daily dose of liver would be 1/2 of 3.2 ounces [his total organ amount for the day] or 1.6 ounces. For starting liver you would try about .15 ounces first day and increase every day or so until you he is eating the whole 1.6 ounces a day.
How do you know he is constipated? Dogs new to raw often have guts that won't evacuate until a certain amount of waste is ready to be eliminated so you will see a last kibble poop the day after starting raw then may not see another one for a few days. Ginger, a little 17 pound dog, takes this to extremes and has enormous poop every 3-4 days. I don't know how often her kibble poop was produced, sure hope it was daily. Max has the normal tiny raw fed poop that is produced once a day if fed once a day or twice if fed twice a day.
I live in so Cal and don't think I have ever been in a good sized market that didn't have chicken liver and I live in a white bread community. They are packed in white tubs on the top shelf of the poultry section of the meat counter. Worst case, buy whole chickens and there is liver inside the chicken. Better, look for ethnic markets, they will have chicken, beef, pork and possibly lamb liver available. Here are a couple of chains with good online flyers.
Chance's page has most of the dogster community knowledge written up so it makes more sense. I had to calculate, take notes, make tons of bookmarks, measure and weigh and calculate again before I got the hang of raw feeding. You are not alone!
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