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Raw Food Diet > Protein Rotation
Ember FDX

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Barked: Sun Jan 18, '15 5:44pm PST 
Theres balance over time, but it's with reason. That's why it's a little tough to respond to the OP. We don't know what your 10# batches entail. If you've got some kind of premade raw food mix, it's probably fine as long you rotate poultry and red meat batches. If you've got 10# of chicken backs and then 10# of boneless beef trim with liver... Yeah, it's balanced, but it's going to destroy your dog's GI tracts to eat it that way.
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Raw Food Diet > Protein Rotation
Ember FDX

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Barked: Fri Jan 16, '15 8:37pm PST 
There's nothing wrong with feeding down a round of food at a time, if the bone balance is correct. The reason my meals often include 2 or 3 proteins at once is because the vast majority of my bone content comes from turkey, with some being pork or beef ribs. I can also occasionally get ground boneless turkey at a decent price. I've got different amounts of each thing, which all need to be fed in different ratios anyway, so even if I did start with all turkey or all beef I'd pretty quickly be out of bone-in or meaty meat and have to start on something else. Then you get overlap where you run out of one thing and bring out the next...

Plus the fish I feed are flash frozen individually, so I never even thaw them. I just keep them in the freezer and grab one for each dog every couple of days for the O3s and vit E.

If you do want or need to rotate proteins more frequently, I'd just semi-thaw your batches, split them up and throw what you don't need back in the freezer.
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Raw Food Diet > What did your dog(s) have to eat today?

Ember FDX

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Barked: Fri Jan 16, '15 9:37am PST 
My dogs would very much like to have fetal calves!

That was my first exposure to raw feeding, actually. In Woodsong, Paulsen finds his working dogs can't digest kibble properly and switches to a coarse grind of fetal calves.

Yesterday was meaty pork with a bit of chicken, and whole mackerel and sardines (transitionary day - I ran out of both pork and mackerel).

Today, we're back on a Bravo turkey blend kick, so 4oz AM, 4oz PM with 4oz of chicken.

Veggie puree is currently raw spinach, green beans and berry mix. Been supplementing zinc because beef is hard to come by at the moment and my breed is prone to zinc deficiency.
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Raw Food Diet > enlighten me?

Ember FDX

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Barked: Mon Jan 12, '15 2:20am PST 
I'm seriously waffling on even responding to this, as you were right there with Jasper harassing us just a few weeks ago. Your questions are obviously backhanded, and I'll say right out of either of you starts up again I'll have an army in here to flag this topic apart in no time flat.

"This forum is for people who already know they like the raw diet or sincerely want to learn more."
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Raw Food Diet > Interested in Switching...

Ember FDX

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Barked: Wed Jan 7, '15 7:09pm PST 
If the fish are headless they'll be light in bone. Otherwise they're perfect. The skulls are very bone-heavy - The first time I bought salmon heads I accidentally ended up with constipated dogs because I thought fish bone would be too light to count for that much. But it does.

I do "light bone" days of a whole mackerel (about 4oz) with meaty meat (about 8oz) because my dogs don't do boneless days.
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Raw Food Diet > 50/50 Raw/Kibble Feeding
Ember FDX

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Barked: Wed Jan 7, '15 7:02pm PST 
You still need to follow all raw rules. Kibble is balanced to be a complete diet on its own. It isn't a supplement. If you feed 50% kibble and 50% whatever, half of your diet is unbalanced.

There's nothing inherently wrong with feeding 50/50. Even don't feed together is a myth. I transitioned one of my dogs mixing raw into her kibble. The Bravo pamphlet for beginners has recommended that for at least a decade.

See how it goes as you feed. You may find sources for raw that are cheaper than kibble, especially if you're feeding Arcana. Buying a freezer helps immensely.
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Raw Food Diet > What did your dog(s) have to eat today?

Ember FDX

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Barked: Wed Jan 7, '15 6:07pm PST 
Monday was beef ribs (bone heavy).

Yesterday was chicken gizzards with some premade (light bone).

Today was canned salmon and a chicken gizzard/liver mix (light bone).

Tomorrow is turkey thighs (balanced bone).

Veg mix has been yellow squash with bean sprouts and ground cinnamon, used that up today and made a new mix of beets, collards and fresh turmeric root.
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Raw Food Diet > How much do you spend on raw?

Ember FDX

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Barked: Thu Dec 18, '14 3:36am PST 
I keep flagging his posts, but I don't know if there are even any mods around anymore frown

I see we've moved on from propagating myths and blatant lies to shaming owners who spend money on their dogs, though. So that's lovely. Especially comeing from an alleged vet tech.

If 3 people flag, the post will disappear.
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Raw Food Diet > How much do you spend on raw?

Ember FDX

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Barked: Tue Dec 16, '14 12:17pm PST 
Two dogs, 42 and 45 lb, eat 3/4lb daily (plus 2oz on an active day).

Prices are always relative to what is available to you. I aim to spend under $3/lb for anything I buy. Lately there's been a price hike across the board and I'm struggling. Considering seeing if they can't handle an occasional chicken quarter to keep cost down.
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Dog Health > Does anyone know what this lump could be?
Vance CGC

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Barked: Tue Dec 16, '14 7:49am PST 
Deramaxx is just an NSAID. It's not a prostate-specific drug. I've never heard of it being approved for human use.

Personally, I would be uncomfortable with a plan of "let's throw steriods at it and see if it changes" for a senior, intact dog with a swollen prostate. It sounds like the vet does want follow up, though.
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