Hound Dog MomParticipant
Hey Sandy –
They’re eating pork necks in the bottom two pictures. I can get great T-cut pork necks from my supplier that are usually around 1 1/2 lbs. each – perfect sized meal for them!
Thanks for the info Hound Dog Mom. Much appreciated!
It can depend on the dog or dogs IMO. Two of my dogs got Pancreatitis and bad bacteria from Raw but two did fine. There are A LOT of factors to take into consideration when starting to feed a Raw diet. You have to learn what your dogs can handle fat wise and Protein wise. I have small dogs, 3 Chihuahuas and a Shihtzu. I believe in feeding an all Raw diet and I saw a huge improvement in my dogs teeth, breath and coats and over all activeness but we for sure paid the price with a $1300 vet bill with one of ours. Do lots of home work before you start it. I only feed mine a lower fat Raw such as Rabbit and Turkey but we have been off of Raw now and just on kibble for a couple of weeks now but we are about to start up the low fat Raw once again.
Hound Dog MomParticipant
Your dogs got bacteria from raw? I remembered reading about the pancreatitis but I don’t recall reading about that. That’s too bad. What type of bacteria did they get infected with?
Yes HDM they got Salmonella from Raw and Pancreatitis. My shihtzu was hospitalized and had to be on IV fluids for 2 days. My vet handed me a stack of paperwork talking about the risk involved in feeding Raw. I know most vets are unless holistic vet are against feeding Raw and because they did not take courses in canine nutrition so they do not understand the Raw thing and simply do not agree with it. It scared me to death and I thought I was going to loose her because of something I chose to feed her. Now I am super careful what I choose to feed and it cannot be very high fat for sure. Dogs can also get Salmonella bacteria from kibble so I do take this all with a grain of salt. I am honestly more Leary of kibble these days than Raw.
Hank and Dewey had their first chicken feet the other day. It was fun to watch them crunch them up. It was especially funny to see the toes dangling out of Dewey’s mouth….kind of creepy. They thoroughly enjoyed them tho…and I look forward to the next farmers market where I can get them some more.
My DH says he has to go with me now when I go shopping so he can make sure that someone buys food for us, too. I am always coming home with meat or sardines, or something…and it is always for the dogs. ( I may need an intervention)
HaHaHa!! We all do!!
Mr. Ducky looks like he is in heaven!!
They haven’t eaten feathers before so…hmmm…wonder what I’ll find in the yard tomorrow??
Well no feathered poops this morning!
That’s surprising, isn’t it? They do look like they are enjoying.
Does anyone know where I can find out what parts of meats etc I can give my dog , I need a list really can they eat the whole animal , etc ??? I’ve done my research bought books etc but I a, struggling to find certain answers xx ta guys
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