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October 26, 2014 at 12:36 pm in reply to: Need help starting out raw diet for small toy breeds #55659 Report Abuse
the honest kitchen keen is not a premix, I apologize. It is a dog food. I got it mixed up with preference. I thought the different names (kindly, keen, preference, force etc) were just different flavors lol. The Sojos I was talking about said ‘original premix’ on it. The Grandma Lucy’s and sojo are using about 5 spoonfuls of the premix and you mix with about 5 oz of meat. That does seem like an awful lot but then again both lucy’s and sojo look like they are bulked up with oatmeal and stuff. I don’t really know how my dogs do on oatmeal. I saw I and Love and You premix at Sprouts today and it had oatmeal in it as well. Is Dr.Harvey’s just bulked up with dried fruits and veg? My dogs are pretty good about fruit/veg eating so I would just rather give it to them fresh. SSLL looks like it has just the minerals and vitamins, spinach and eggs. However, since I am not really able to buy SSLL at the moment and it’s not available anywhere but that site, I guess I will have to go back to my kibble for now. It’s too bad they don’t sell it on amazon.October 26, 2014 at 3:22 am in reply to: Need help starting out raw diet for small toy breeds #55636 Report Abuse
How about grandma lucy’s or dr. harvey’s veg to bowl? are those any better then sojos or THK keen?October 26, 2014 at 12:41 am in reply to: Need help starting out raw diet for small toy breeds #55631 Report Abuse
right now I am in between addresses/moving and so do not want to ship any food until my address is stable. Also, been having some problems with lost mail lately… Since premixes look like the only safe option to go, what are your opinions on The Honest Kitchen Keen or Sojo original? I asked around and one of my friends said they think they saw those two at a pet store near them. It seems the general consensus around here is that The Honest Kitchen Preference is well, the preference but I saw that it was the only variety that isn’t “formulated to meet and exceed the AAFCO nutrient profile” also, can’t get it locally. If I could buy a premix for a reasonable price on something like Amazon, where they have a great customer service if I run into problems etc rather then a independent company that I have never dealt with I would be willing to try itOctober 25, 2014 at 11:03 pm in reply to: Need help starting out raw diet for small toy breeds #55627 Report Abuse
thank you for your answer… I see it’s another suggestion for premix. Is it just not possible to do a raw diet without a premix for smaller dogs? That is really unfortunate.October 25, 2014 at 9:54 pm in reply to: Need help starting out raw diet for small toy breeds #55621 Report Abuse
Thank you for giving me more information about the calcium. I will look into a way to rectify that. Also, seeing as how I stated above that I would prefer not to use premixes, any other suggestions? I can’t buy them locally and right now am not in a good position for having it shipped to me.
Oh also, a little off topic but I while I was at spouts as I saw they had this vac sealed beef liver in the freezer section and it wasn’t very expensive, I think 2.99 for 4 big slices. I remember reading somewhere that liver should be 5% of their meals so I was wondering if I bought this and sliced it into 1 inch sections and froze and just gave to my dogs once a week would that be okay or would that be too rich?
How about ground veal? Does that have a freezing period as well? I’m talking grocery store vac packed meat
thanks for your reply 🙂 I wanted to start incorporating some raw into my dogs diet and so I’m taking baby steps. I found a package of turkey backs at Sprouts today for just $1.45 and I bought it, intending to chop it into chunks for them to have as a treat once a week. I know that people here say turkey backs are fine raw but when I took it out of the package to prep it I was uneasy seeing how many tiny sharp bones are in it. I gave them each a small piece of the softer bone to test and they took a little time crunching it up but I still didn’t feel safe (the chewing was very loud) so I just pulled all the meat off and tossed the bones. Still, I came away with a ziploc full of good meat and (tendons?) chewy parts that at least amounted to a can of dog food which would cost me around that much anyway. The backs also had some organ meat attached. Anyway, if anyone can suggest to me some other easy raw mixes I can give my dogs I would appreciate it. Plus if they are meatballs seeing as that would be the easiest for me to freeze and portion out. I have 5 and 7 lb chihuahuas btw
Sounds good. I wanted to try incorporating some raw meat into my dogs diet as well.
Yes I read that too. Something about the freezing time killing parasites? My ribs have been in the freezer vac sealed for a few months so I’m ok.
Yes, I would cut the two smallest bones off the end of the rack, trim as much of the fat off as I could and leave on all the meat. Would 1 bone each be too much for my 5 and 7 lb chis? Should I just split one bone for them?
I have a package of raw pork ribs defrosting for dinner. Can I lop off a bone for each of my two Chihuahuas to munch on? Would that be safe?