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Thank you for your response. I’ve been talking with Tracy at Hare Today and I think I’m going to go with the balance over time menu, feeding 80% meat, 10% bone, and 10% organ.
If I’m looking at the recipes in “Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet”, how does the Hare Today ground poultry/bone/organ fit in the recipe? Would I be better off just buying each individual thing to make it opposed to a mixed? Sorry for all the questions but I am really wanting to make my own food. She is on Darwin’s right now and doing very well with it.
Nancy, if you buy the book “Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet,” there are some recipes in there for a high protein, balance low fat diet and also recipes to feed to a puppy. I would make them and then start adding a little bit each day to their current diet. My little one transitioned very quickly but I think that was because she is so picky and absolutely loves raw. Good luck!
I’m assuming that you feed the first three on a daily basis and if so how much. My dog only weighs 3 pounds and she is a year old. On the digestive enzymes…do you need those if you feed straight raw?
On the kelp, we have an organic fertilizer company and we have OMRI kelp meal and OMRI liquid kelp. Could I use either one of these?
I’ve heard that most allergies are not caused by food but by environmental. I have a friend that has a Shih tzu and she would cry while biting at her legs. They tried everything and after many visits to the vet they have finally determined that she is allergic to grass. She asks to have her feet washed whenever she comes in from outside now.
NectarMom, I would like to buy them if you are willing to sell them to me. I’m just getting started with raw so I’m looking at options. Let me know. 🙂
Click on the look inside and if you scroll down to page 109 you will see some examples of the recipes that are offered in this book. I’m new to raw feeding so I’m buying this book and I’ve heard that this book is a good one, too.
I think I’m going to start out with prepackaged and pre-mixes to get me started and after I read this book hopefully I will become a little more adventurous. 🙂
I have a 3lb one year old yorkie that absolutely hates dog food so I started homecooking for her while I research raw. She currently gets premade raw for her evening meal and I cook her breakfast. She gets chicken feet (we raise our own birds) for treats.
Good luck in your quest!!
I personally would use pearl barley as the hull is already removed from it. That’s what I use anyway and I have never noticed Piper poop it out. Maybe she’s getting no nutritional value if the hull is removed??? I’ve never use millet before but have used quinoa. 😉
HDM…I have a question about collecting the tripe. Our family has 4 elk permits and our granddaughter has an elk and deer permit. God willing we will all harvest and I would like to save all the good parts of the gut but I have no idea how to collect the tripe!! Do you just cut the stomach open? LOL…my hubby said, “good luck with that and don’t even ask me to do it!” I have a fairly weak gag reflex so I’m sure I will probably puke when I do it but I’m willing to try!!
Is the XKALIBER from GreenTripe.com considered balanced and can be fed alone as a meal? It states that it’s for young dogs…is 1 year old still considered young or is it going to be too much fat for her? She is a rescue dog that was being fed bird seed so when I got her she was very thin. The vet told me to give her some canned puppy food to try and put some weight on her but she didn’t do well with the high fat content. She absolutely hated doggy kibble and stopped eating the canned dog food so I started homecooking for her while researching raw. I have since started the transition to raw, which she is doing very well on, but the balancing portion of raw feeding has me horribly confused. :/ I’m one of those that needs to have the exact measurements.
I’m just getting started feeding raw and I have a question? I have a 3lb Yorkie and was wondering how long it takes for food to freezer burn? Is it safe to thaw it, repackage it, and freeze it again? I’m just bought a 4lb bags of Nature’s Variety to see if she was going to handle raw okay because she HATES dog food and she is doing very well with it so it’s time to start buying in bulk but was wondering on the freezer burn thing where she doesn’t eat very much.
She is currently munching on a chicken foot (we raise our own chickens so they are free range and no yuck is used) and is loving it.
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