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Starting Partial Raw Diet

Discussion in 'RAW Feeding' started by rayandsarah, Jul 13, 2011.

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  1. rayandsarah

    rayandsarah Completely Boxer Crazy

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    I decided to start giving my guys a raw meal twice a week. I would love to do it all the time but BF isn't too sure, so I figured this would help decision.

    I have a couple of questions. I bought them some chicken leg quarters to start. When do I start introducing offal?

    When do I start introducing new protein? I just want to make sure that I get the % of food they get correct as well. Rowdy is 57 pounds Capone is 58.
     
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    Stub Completely Boxer Crazy

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    As you are only doing two meals a week of raw, I wouldn't worry too much right now about what exactly they are eating. Since each meal will have a kibble meal before and after, it probably won't cause any stomach upset (diarrhea) which is the main reason it is suggested to start with only one protein and advance very slowly. You can try them with bits of liver or kidney to see what they like as far as offal goes, and I'd think you could give any meat source at all just twice a week. I know my Toby would eat any scrap raw bits I threw him when I was trimming meat for my own dinners, and he occasionally got into raw meat on his own and never had the slightest bit of stomach trouble. He once ate two full pounds of venison I had thawing IN the sink while we were out! Freezer paper and all! No trouble. So if you just want to get a feel for if the dogs will enjoy it or if your BF can handle the idea, feel free to give them whatever. Just especially watch that they don't gulp when starting out. Give them something big enough that they MUST chew it to get it down their throats.
    Good luck!
     
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