I’ve portioned out 1 week of raw food for my 13lb Maltese. He is slightly overweight. I plan on feeding raw in the evenings, and continuing his morning meal of kibble + wet food.
Atm I can’t find another secreting organ meat besides liver, but I am currently looking for something.
This is what I’ve portioned out so far. Each meal is between 2.5 to 3 oz. He has 1oz of beef liver cut into 4 portions for throughout the week.
Day 1 Beef Liver, Chicken Gizzard
Day 2 Beef Liver, Pork Tail
Day 3 Chicken Gizzard, Beef Heart
Day 4 Beef Liver, Chicken Neck
Day 5 Beef Heart, and a smidge of chicken skin/fat
Day 6 Chicken Thigh
Day 7 Pork Tail, Beef Liver
Does this sound balanced, minus the missing other organ? I would like to add more proteins and variety, and some fish.
Are you using his goal weight for his portion size split in half since he is only eating one meal of raw?
Yes, my goal weight is 11 lbs, so 2.5 oz per meal at 3%. Some meals are 3oz, those are the RMB portions because I try to keep the bones pretty big so he can’t swallow them whole. He’s usually a good chewer though. I let him have a pork tail for fun this afternoon and he had a blast. I was surprised he limited himself, he only ate half.
I know 3% is a bit high, but I worry about blood sugar, and I had seen a few people suggest feeding up to 4% to small dogs.
I also have a small flock of backyard chickens and he will get a raw egg 2x a week. He refuses to eat the shell though, even if I break it up.
Are tinned sardines okay? I can get them in brine or oil. Not sure which is best…
Forgot to mention, he gets 1/8th cup Taste of the Wild (high prairie) with about a tblspn of wet for breakfast.
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