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    Raw Feeding

    Hi all,
    Totally new here, so be gentle.

    I did a search to find others that might be using blue ridge beef products and found a few older threads and was wondering who else uses their products. I have been using them for about 6 months and love the results so far. I have two boxers now and have had others in the past that had issues I feel we're related to feeding dry kibble. Both my dogs have been fed BRB products since I acquired them at 8 weeks. I feed a variety of their products plus raw meaty bones without any other supplements. I have read on this forum that some folks are not pleased with BRB due to a lack of them offering the exact percentages of organs, meat, bone in their products. I use their products because I tried the so-called prey model for a while and found it messy and very imprecise as to what my dogs were eating and what was lying around the yard. With the ground meats, bones, organs in BRB products I can tell exactly how much and when they are eating with absolutely to mess in the house from carcasses being eaten. My wife is all for raw feeding, just would not stand for the trail of greasy chicken legs being dragged around the house so BRB was my choice due to availability, low price, consistent quality, and my dogs absolutely love it with no issues of pickiness. I first tried the so- called prey model, then once the wife said no more to that I went with Nature's Variety raw and Aunt Jeni's raw because both were available locally and they wouldn't even touch the stuff. Both of those are a sort of homogenized meat and veggie mix. BRB has no veggies or other items mixed in, just meat, organs, and bone depending upon the variety you chose.

    Anyway, sorry for being long and somewhat rambling, I guess I sound like a spokesman for them, but I just wanted to know of experiences good or bad from other folks using this food and maybe just relate my progression in the raw feeding realm. Bottom line for me is that my dogs are healthy and growing well. Btw, my vet is totally against raw feeding and even she is very impressed with the health and appearance of my dogs, maybe over time she will at least be more open to raw feeding in general. I live in an isolated area and don't come across many raw feeders here and no one that has even heard of BRB.

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    Re: Raw Feeding

    I would also be concerned if there's no exact ratio of bone/organ/meat, it would make it hard to adjust the diet, JMO. Also they only have beef and chicken, which isn't enough variety for my tastes. I prefer to offer at least three different meats a week, and rotate them off chicken and beef on a regular basis. So when turkeys go on sale, I stock up and they'll get no chicken for a month, then I'll start back on some chicken but when hunting season is on and I can get some wild game meat, I take beef out for a while and so on.

    Reason being is my one dog comes from lines that have had poultry allergies, and I don't want to be stuck feeding elk at $4 a lb for the rest of her life, when she'll go through 2-3 pounds a day...

    I also do give bones, it's a good amusement and teeth cleaner. The butcher has lots of them for pretty cheap too.

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    Re: Raw Feeding

    Actually, they have rabbit, quail, duck, venison, chicken, beef, tripe, and others. I'm not trying to convert anyone to this food, just interested to see if anyone else here uses the food and how their results have been.

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    Re: Raw Feeding

    I've been using it for the past several months. My dogs are doing great on it. They do have more than just chicken and beef . . . I give my guys usually venison with bone, or beef with bone most days and they get the organ mix twice a week. I do also give them veggies and other stuff once in awhile, and they get bones regularly to chew on. My cats have also been eating their "kitten mix" for awhile now too.

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    Re: Raw Feeding

    I don't think I'm feeding enough bone cuz sometimes Butters' poo is like icecream She basically eats the entire chicken - neck, wing, thigh, breast meat, but when she has too much meat, her poo is so soft and liquidy.

    I'm want to try a raw meatier bone, but pork ribs are expensive, and I tried feeding her pork tail that has bone in it, but she doesn't like it -

    Anyone have any ideas for cost effective raw meaty bones that you can get at any grocery store?

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