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Food & Nutrition > TOTW alternativies
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Barked: Thu Jun 5, '14 7:16am PST 
I'm looking for possible alternatives to TOTW in the same price range. A 30 lb bag of TOTW is usually around $45-$50 at Tractor Supply. Any other comparable brands seem to cost more money for less product.

I have fed Blue Wilderness previously which is usually around $60 for 24 lbs but one of the huskies poops way too much on it which is why I switched.

I figure since TOTW is made by Diamond it might not be a bad idea to switch or at least rotate with other brands.
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Siberian Husky > A husky that doesn't like to run?
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Barked: Mon Jun 2, '14 1:30pm PST 
We have a 4-year old rescue husky, who I figured could use some exercise. Sometimes when I let her out in the yard she will run around like a crazy animal, making noise, I call it talking to herself. Granted she doesn't do this for a long period of time, but huskies are supposed to be active breed dogs.

I looked online and it seems like a lot of people have success biking with their dogs. I bought a bike attachment to try it out. There are a bunch of rails-to-trails around where we are so we brought her and the bikes down and she seemed OK with it at first. Then it seemed like she didn't want to go anymore. The trails are a bit rocky so we figured maybe her paws were hurting. We didn't go very far, maybe 1 mile since she isn't used to it.

Later I had my bf take her around the neighborhood on the sidewalk, which is also around 1 mile, and she stopped a couple times like she didn't want to go any further. She also refused to drink any water until we were home.

Do we have a crazy husky that just doesn't like to run?
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Raw Food Diet > Thoughts on feeding 3D and 4D meat?

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Barked: Sun Dec 22, '13 10:39am PST 
I can buy chicken for cheap enough from the grocery store but I should be feeding more red meat than white, right?

It looks like there is a butcher about an hour away from my house that some people on my yahoo group buy from with decent prices. I'll probably have to take a trip there. Most of the red meat would be ground though. Is a diet of ground boneless red meat and bone in white better than kibble? Has anyone ever fed goat? Is that considered red meat? Looks like they sell a whole goat cut into 6 pieces for $1.95/lb. Not really sure what that would look like. I'm not comfortable chopping up a whole animal. Well better I realized this now vs later.
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Raw Food Diet > Thoughts on feeding 3D and 4D meat?

Shadow

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Barked: Fri Dec 20, '13 12:00pm PST 
A recent thread here made me stop and think about where the meat I'm feeding my dogs is coming from. I started feeding raw because I wanted to feed my dogs a better diet than kibble, but I'm wondering if I'm just feeding them raw the same meat that would be in their kibble anyway.

The closest thing my state has to a co-op are individuals who sell meat through a yahoo raw feeding group. There is a Blue Ridge Beef distributor, a company called Top Quality Dog Food and another woman who sells meat that she says is sourced from New York farmers.

Blue Ridge lean beef is around $1.50/lb and this other woman sells a beef/tripe mix for $1.25/lb. It's nice that it is cheap, but I never really stopped to think about why. There must be something wrong with the meat since if there wasn't it could be sold for way more money for human consumption. Also the individuals selling this must be getting it for even cheaper and then mark it up to make a profit themselves.

I don't know any of this for a fact but google searches have resulted in posts saying that blue ridge does sell 3D beef and it is also denatured with charcoal. Anything within a similar price range must also be the same thing. I have never seen beef at the grocery store for a cheap enough price that I could afford to feed it to my animals on a regular basis. Even pork is usually at least $2/lb. If this is all I can afford to feed my dogs, is it any better of a diet than kibble?
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Raw Food Diet > Anal gland issues on raw?

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Barked: Wed Dec 18, '13 11:27am PST 
What did you add as a source of fiber?
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Raw Food Diet > Anal gland issues on raw?
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Barked: Thu Dec 5, '13 4:42pm PST 
Has anyone's dogs had any issues with their anal glands eating raw? Shadow's have possibly been expressed a few times here or there over the course of his life but he never really had any issues with them. A few weeks ago I noticed some blood spots on the floor and it turns out one of his anal glands ruptured. He didn't give any sign that he was having an issue. The vet said that the pluses of the raw diet are that they have smaller stool but that it isn't always large enough to express the glands. Is this a common issue among raw fed dogs? Or could it be it's because he is a senior dog and they can have these kinds of problems as they get older?
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Food & Nutrition > Do you add anything to your dogs kibble?

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Barked: Wed Sep 25, '13 5:58pm PST 
do you feed the whole egg shell and all?
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Raw Food Diet > Left meat out for 12 hours, safe to feed?

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Barked: Thu Sep 5, '13 6:17pm PST 
Fed them the steak, didn't notice any issues, thanks everyone
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Raw Food Diet > Struggling to cut costs

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Barked: Thu Aug 29, '13 8:19pm PST 
Another thought, if you only have the chihuahua you might be able to buy premade raw. It's typically only affordable for people with tiny dogs.
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Raw Food Diet > Struggling to cut costs
Shadow

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Barked: Thu Aug 29, '13 5:26pm PST 
Out of curiosity why are you deboning the drumsticks?


Not sure where you are located but see if there is a yahoo raw feeding group in your area. It's possible they can share some sources.

Or try to shop the sales. I don't really have any other tips for you, sorry.
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