There have been a number of members who are interested in starting to feed a raw diet. They generally have a lot of questions about what a typical raw diet would look like. I think most of us can agree that everyone does it differently, depending on their dog's need. If we can get some good, basic examples of weekly menus I will put this as a sticky at the top of the food forum so that the same questions are not asked repeatedly by new raw feeders. So please keep your post to the point and let's not turn this into who has the best way to feed raw. Thanks!
Here's a typical weekly menu at my house for three small dogs:
AM Meal: always whole chicken and organs
PM Meal: *one meal per week is heart, usually beef is most available
*one meal is whole, gutted fish (never feed pacific salmon, trout and if feeding fish you have caught always check the gut for hooks, sinkers, fishing line)
*one meal per week is a beef rib bone (the kind you bbq in slabs) and when they get it cleaned off they have it for recreational chewing in the house for a few days
*four meals per week are any muscle meat that I have, mostly pork & beef but I would like to offer more variety, working on sources
ADD INs: fish oil 2-4 times per wk, raw eggs 1-2 times per wk, tripe 1-3 times per wk
EXTRAs: anything I think they might like in small quantities, not figured in as part of the diet but rather to add variety to the diet...yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese cubes, vegetables, fruit, ...moderation is the key, for my small small dogs they get just a spoonful in a meal
I do not feed grains because I have one dog that is sensitive to all grains and my dogs do better with less carbs, they have better weight control.