Location: Wiltshire UK
Joined: Nov 2010
Originally Posted by TeflonsShadow
I am really getting into this RAW, in fact, I LOVE it!! Jinty does too!
OK, at the moment, Jins feeding looks a bit like this:
1 x chicken wing
1 x can of sardines
1 x lamb mince
1 x beef mince
2 x 'off cuts' (from butchers, lamb or beef)
1 x egg
She also has defrosted veg with each meal (which she enjoys!) and bones, about 3 times a week (beef or lamb).
At the moment she is still having a kibble breakfast because I am not giving her enough to sustain herself on RAW.
I have now sourced myself some tripe (mince) and the butchers has plenty of offal; from ox heart to liver.
My questions are......
How do I fit enough variety into a week to sustain herself?
Do I have to feed more than one thing in a meal (like chicken wing AND lamb mince...?).
Baring in mind..... Jinty is a small terrier at the moment, and I dont want to overfeed her... a chicken wing is more than enough for one meal alone!
As well as the meat, what else do I need to feed her? One thread on here has a veg mush type thing....... do you all feed that?
How many times a week will she be needing to have bone?
there are no "right ways or wrong ways" of feeding raw and I do not subscribe to ANY school (if such schools exist) on raw feeding.
People LOVE labels it makes them feel better, I have no idea why.
What I DO subscribe to is "optimum nutrition" and for that you need to understand what nutrients your dog requires, where to get them from etc.
I am not sure why you think she cannot "sustain" herself on raw, unless your research and understanding is insufficient.
I make my meals bespoke to the dog, time of year, activity level etc over say a week.
I prefer to give more variety than you so I include rabbit, venison, turkey, pheasant, guinea fowl, hare, partridge etc.