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|03-23-2007, 03:47 AM||#1|
Donating Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Mar 2006
I want to start feeding raw...
My boy is eating Royal Canin but I just read an article here that makes kibble sound like a death sentence. I'm mainly concerned with his periodontal health (because we all know tooth disease can lead to heart disease in our small furbabies) and longevity (I want this little guy around as long as possible!!). Apparently raw-feed dogs and cats live twice as long as kibble-fed.
So, how do I get started? I suppose I'll leave the kibble down until he doesn't want it anymore to make the transition easier... but I can barely cook food for humans, so hopefully it's not all that complicated. I read about a subscription to a magazine, does that have a lot of recipes? Or would I be better off finding a good recipe book? Thanks
Mandy Proudly owned by Raja & Nahla
"My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am."
|03-24-2007, 06:26 AM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2005
Blog Entries: 1
I have a friend that feeds the raw diet..she gave me some to try but, I just don't feel good about the "raw" thing...just doesn't sound good to me. She hasn't had any problems with the transition from dry to raw...matter of fact her newest furbaby was having skin problems and since she's had her on raw she hasn't had a problem...I will tell you one thing though...her furbabies have put on weight since being put on raw.
|03-24-2007, 07:42 AM||#4|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Be sure that you will stick with raw food since once you switch it is really hard to swtich back to kibbles or can. My dog loves raw food diet and has difficulty eating kibbles now.
|03-24-2007, 08:06 AM||#5|
No Longer a Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
We switched Mitzi (10 y.o.) to raw food about 5 weeks ago and I really regret that I didn't do it earlier! She always had skin and allergie problems and arthritis for about a year. EVERYTHING IS GONE! Her teeth are clean her breath sweet and she doesn't smell lik 'circus' anymore. Best of all, she LOVES it and it is soooooo easy! I just buy different kinds of ground meat like chicken, turkey, beef and lamb and some chicken or turkey necks and oxtail bones to chew on. I kix all the ground meat together and form little patties (about 2 tablespoons), put them into small plastic bags and deep freeze them. everyday I take one out in the morning and by the time we have lunch it's thawed and she gets it. Mitzi actually LOST weight! As treats I make turkey jerky for her (and us, yummieeeee!) The transition was 'cold turkey' and she had a little soft stool for 3 days and that was it.
|03-24-2007, 12:43 PM||#6|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brooklyn, NY
I heard that you have to be careful with raw meat because of bacteria and so on. I think it was on Animal Planet this morning, or maybe the news.
Other than that, it sounds great and so easy. Max would love it.