Joined: Sep 2007
I only feed a small amount of liver once a week, I have never found any 'prey model' site or book that recommends any more than that.
There are indeed some prey model feeders who allow their dogs to gorge feed, as in eat as much as they want and then not again until they are hungry. Thats controversial though and very much dependent on the dog, some would no doubt eat and eat and eat, others can self regulate'. I don't do this.
Honestly- I feed the type of raw diet that suits my dogs and I'm not afraid to tweak things here and there in order for it to suit a particular dog, they all have different needs.
The idea of 'prey model' is nothing more than a term to try to get people to think about a whole prey and what ratio of things there would be in it. For example- how much meat to bone, organ meat to muscle meat etc etc etc.
It is, when you think about it quite useful to imagine lets say a whole rabbit and what quantities of different foods would be in it and use that as a starting point to what to feed your dog.
My dogs eat,
Raw muscle meat, raw meaty (consumable not recreational) bones, raw organ meat, raw green tripe, raw eggs and live yogurt. They do absolutely fantastically on this diet, better than ever, my older two's health dramatically improved from the switch and my youngest 2 dogs have/are being raised on it with incredible success.