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Raw Food Diet > 6 week old mastiff/boxer diet

Quinn Elijah

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Barked: Fri Jun 8, '12 11:30am PST 
My advice is ditch the kibble if you want him on raw, our puppy wouldn't touch raw whilst she was getting kibble because the kibble had sugar and everything in. It is like asking a small child to choose between smarties and an apple. 9 out of 10 will go with smarties.

Then go from the start, chicken, bring in duck, rabbit, pork, beef, etc then bring in liver, kidneys, tripe, etc. Puppies can usually take the change a lot quicker than older dogs. We had Pixie eating chicken, rabbit, duck, lamb, liver, tripe and heart within a fortnight. This was posssibly too quick but we had no rocket butt based issues.

My puppy was also weaned very young and was so gangly when we first got her (still on kibble), within a few weeks of raw her growth spurts evened our and now you can't tell the difference between her and another puppy her age (except she is rather petite!).
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Raw Food Diet > Do dogs fed on the raw diet need green tripe?
Quinn Elijah

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Barked: Fri Jun 8, '12 11:19am PST 
Hello OP

I am in the UK too and get green tripe for around 50p per Kilo. About 23p per lb. Which is about $0.78 per lb for our american friends.

It would be worth going to a butcher in your area and ask them to get tripe, even if it is just once a month, a lot of butchers will actually give it away for free! (try the slightly posher high end butchers for free tripe - unfortunately my nearest one is too far away so with the travel it is still cheaper to buy it from my butcher)

You can still get the majority of your meat from the supermarket but I'm sure there is one butcher near you, they can order in things like tripe especially for you once a month. You may also be better off from a price point of view going to them as they will give discounts on regular orders, because I go to my butcher 2 - 3 times per week, I get it at about half the price.

Asking around and trying to strike up a deal is the best thing. smile
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Raw Food Diet > So, what's in your food bowl today!!

Quinn Elijah

A very happy- hound indeed. :)
 
 
Barked: Mon Jun 4, '12 8:53am PST 
Quinn

550g Half small chicken
250g lamb heart
200g lamb liver

Pixie

240g small chicken leg
100g lamb heart
60g lamb liver

Quite a boring day today in the old food bowls but I usually only feed the liver with just heart and chicken as liver with other offal at the same time/other meats can cause their poo to go a little bit soft. I feed 3-4 days worth of liver twice a week with this chicken and heart meal.
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Raw Food Diet > Raw and Acid Reflux

Quinn Elijah

A very happy- hound indeed. :)
 
 
Barked: Mon Jun 4, '12 8:38am PST 
Hello

It doesn't sound like acid reflux caused by the protein/fat in food. It sounds like acid reflux caused by having an empty stomach. This is very common, dogs that are fed once (and some dogs that are even fed twice a day) can suffer from this when they do not eat for prolonged periods of time the stomach acid bubbles up into their throat. My mothers dog suffers from it, he gets fed 3 smaller meals in the day, no problem.

Maybe try feeding 2 even sized meals in the day or even 3, and see if it still happens?
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Dog Health > megaesophagus questions- HELP!!!

Quinn Elijah

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Barked: Thu May 10, '12 11:25am PST 
I have a 7 year old greyhound with megaesophagus, we are able to control his condition quite easily by 1, never ever ever walking Quinn on a neck collar or grabbing his collar, it is only to have a tag on, this puts less stress on the throat muscles. 2, Quinn's vomiting episodes have greatly decreased since raw feeding (according to my vet, this is due to the amount of chewing needed, which helps relax the muscles and prepare them for food - Quinn was a gulper with kibble - get away from the kibble asap), 3, Quinn gets fed off the kitchen table, it took us months to teach him to eat with his paws up on the table and to stay there whilst chewing but we got there in the end, because of the position he is in when he is chewing and swallowing (standing almost vertical) this helps the food go down. With water, Quinn isn't too bad but if he does vomit water I will give him water by pouring small amounts into his mouth with his head vertical, this also took him some time to get used to but he is fine with it now. smile Please note, you have to be VERY careful with pouring water into your dogs mouth, you have to start just a little bit raised and move VERY slowly up.

If you want any help with how to train to feed off a table/kitchen side/chair (for smaller dogs) or any information on raw feeding, give me a shout. smile

It is best to start all this training when young so when they are older and it becomes more of a problem, they already have all the training in place.
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Dog Health > WHY IS MY DOG EMACIATED??
Quinn Elijah

A very happy- hound indeed. :)
 
 
Barked: Wed May 9, '12 12:38pm PST 
If it was only a month I would definitely try raw feeding again for at least 3 months. Literally, we got to the 2 month mark (which was the end of the stock of meat we had bought in) and I was all ready to scrap it! We had already ordered another 2 months so I announced that we would stop at the end of those 2 months. But, a week later, suddenly Quinn had gained a kilo! And 2 weeks after, another kilo! It did take 2 and a half months for the weight to start to go on.

We do not feed beef, we find beef makes Quinn have problems with his back end, we feed a lot of chicken, lamb and fish. Chicken carcasses, chicken legs, lamb ribs, lamb breast, whole mackerel, etc. We do feed Quinn over the 3%, we feed him around 3.5% of his ideal body weight. You may want to start feeding around 4% in 2-3 meals per day.

I really can't impress how much the raw feeding has done for Quinn, he was always underweight and I also had the full bloods, etc and thought he had something horrible, turns out he is allergic to cereals, beef, many other things which are very, very common for dogs to be allergic to. Took me 3 and a half years to find it but I am so glad I did!
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Dog Laws & Legislation > Should I report him

Quinn Elijah

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Barked: Mon May 7, '12 1:04pm PST 
Any dogs that run right up to Quinn and Pixie, we will ask the owner to get the dog, if they do not, I will warn them then I will kick the dog in the face.

Seems harsh. But Quinn was attacked by a german shepherd a few years back and still has problems with a lot of dogs.

If you can't stop your dog running up to other dogs, ESPECIALLY when the owner of that dog has asked you to get your dog away, it is either your dog is likely to be attacked by the other dog or your dog will be hurt by the person. I am not putting Quinn in the position to possibly be hurt because some other owner can not use a lead!
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Dog Health > WHY IS MY DOG EMACIATED??

Quinn Elijah

A very happy- hound indeed. :)
 
 
Barked: Mon May 7, '12 11:57am PST 
May I suggest sticking with the raw diet longer (after a second opinion from a vet), our greyhound has always been between 6 and 3 kilos underweight since we got him (which is 10-20%!!), we had all the vet checks, specialist diets, etc etc. We raw fed for 2 months with no real change, then suddenly, then in the 6 weeks after, he suddenly bulked out! He is now only 1-2 kilos underweight and is gaining weight every week. It has taken us 6 months to get to this point though, so it may also be a case of, you have only had him 15 months and if you have tried all the different types of food listed, you aren't giving them enough time each to work.
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Raw Food Diet > How much per month to feed raw

Quinn Elijah

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Barked: Mon May 7, '12 1:45am PST 
Quinn eats about 3.3-3.4% of his body weight (yeah! a lot! he just doesn't keep weight on, he never does, I used to have to feed him 1.5kg of kibble per day in 3 huge meals). He weighs 30 kilos so this is about 1kg of raw per day. On average, my raw is 80p per kilo (this is an average of the chicken, lamb, liver, kidneys, heart), so Quinn costs 80p per day to feed. That is about £24 per month. Which is far less than the kibble I used to feed him!

Pixie eats 2.3% of her expected adult body weight (15kg), so 350g. The stuff I can feed Pixie acually averages out to cheaper, (Quinn is too large to eat some of the things I can give Pixie which is cheaper, plus Pixie can have tripe whereas Quinn can't), so it is around 75p per kilo to feed pixie. She eats 10.5 kilos per month at around £8 per month.

£32 per month is very good I think, I used to spend £120 per month on Quinn's kibble alone!

We are also on a budget so I spent ages working this out about a month and a half ago. Even if the prices soared, I wouldn't stop feeding raw, I would stop stuff for me like hair products or make up.
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Raw Food Diet > Switching Puppies to Raw
Quinn Elijah

A very happy- hound indeed. :)
 
 
Barked: Mon May 7, '12 1:32am PST 
Personally, we switched Pixie (very petite whippet puppy) from kibble to raw over a 3 week period (8-11 weeks) if she was normal size for a whippet it probably would have been quicker but I just kept going 'but he is so small!'. By 12 weeks she was crunching through a whole chicken carcass, in hindsight, I would have just done it overnight to be honest. Maybe give her a week to settle in then just switch. We had a few 'botty' issues when she was half and half, so I think a total change is probably better for the dog.
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