Can raw diets include grainy treats in between?can rice be mixed in raw?

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    Tom M
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    Hi I was just wondering what treats are recommended in between raw meals and whether unraw treats can cause tummy or bacterial problems if digested with raw? I’m a bit confused on which treats are best, he eats meat n veg raw meals commercially prepared but not much starchy carbs or grains. Any advice would be much appreciated thanks

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    haleycookie
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    I would just go with purebites. They’re freeze dried single ingredient meats. The beef liver is very popular for training treats. They’re all breakable as well.

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    Tom M
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    Hi Hayley, thanks for the advice. I abe been getting him some chicken and liver 100% dried meat type treats similar to what you mentioned I think, I give him pieces of banana now and again, just worried I was feeding him too much protein and very little carbs.

    Thanks

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    JILL N
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    Hi Tom, Personally, I really restrict carbs in my GSD’s diet. He may get a few kernels of unseasoned organic popcorn every now and then but that’s the limit on carbs for my thriving boy! I actually give him peanuts (raw or roasted, no salt) as a between raw meals snack. I make him work for them by hiding them all over the house in strange places. He loves this healthy hunt and seek game and I get to relax for 20 minutes! Chk out these sites for more info on carbs and a balanced raw diet for dogs at:
    http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/why-your-dog-needs-more-meat-and-fewer-carbohydrates/
    https://keepthetailwagging.com/how-to-create-a-balanced-raw-diet-for-a-dog/

    Also, a great source for whole prey, “complete” raw meals (muscle meat, bone, organs with veggies added as a bonus), as well as bulk meats is Suzie’s Doggie Delights at http://www.freshrawdogfood.com. All the meat is fresh, not processed frozen and delivered frozen to your door!

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    InkedMarie
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    Why would you want to add rice to raw?

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    JILL N
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    Good question. Dogs don’t need grain. I don’t add any form of grain (or anything else for that matter) to “complete” raw meals.

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    Sloane K
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    Like others have said, grain isn’t necessary to include in your dog’s diet. My parents stopped feeding grain to our previous dogs after one started losing hair around his nose and another developed a skin condition. None of our dogs since then have been fed grain-based anything.

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