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    Re: Raw Feeders: Please post typical weekly menu

    In a pinch buy the freeze dried liver at the pet store but chicken livers aren't good enough as an organ source by themselves anyway.

    Max adores liver and always has so this hasn't been necessary here.

    Cook it then cook less and less
    Puree it and put a drop a day on his food, increase the "gravy" until you think it is fine and dandy then try chunks.
    Serve frozen.
    Open dog's mouth, shove down throat.

    If you are feeding pastured, grass fed meat don't worry about fish at all. Use fish oil supplements if needed. Done. Max liked his rolled in a little peanut butter and now he doesn't get supplements every day he misses his peanut butter treat!

    This week Max got
    Pork bony chunk
    Beef organ mix
    Chicken feet
    Turkey winglet
    Ground beef
    Beef round steak
    Venison ribs
    Ground sardine and rabbit head and gut mix
    Green tripe

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    Re: Raw Feeders: Please post typical weekly menu

    I'm going to research more into this, sounds very interesting. Thanks for posting all your 'recipes'!

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    Re: Raw Feeders: Please post typical weekly menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Altari View Post
    Chicken leg quarters
    Turkey/chicken neck
    Trimmed beef or pork scraps from roasts or steaks

    If someone could give some advice on HOW to get the pup to eat organ meats, I'd REALLY appreciate it. He turns his nose up at chicken livers, and I have no place to get anything-else liver around here. He's pretty picky about his raw food - he won't eat fish, either, but he does love a few raw pieces of side pork.
    whenever i get liver from any source, i cut it into pieces appropriate to their size to give as a daily treat. kind of like vitamins, which liver is. then i freeze them....another person i know, bumblegoat, i believe, cuts liver into cubes and puts them into an ice cube tray, very clever....

    i just total what my dog should eat for the week, let's say 70 ounces and figure that 5% should be liver, so that's 3.5 oz per week, then i divvy that into 7 days and i think it comes out to about a 1/2 oz a day. i combine that with either kidney or spleen as the other 5% and they get frozen tiny treats daily....

    it took a little urging in the beginning, but now they think it's their g'd given right to have treats in the morning when they awaken. : )

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    Re: Raw Feeders: Please post typical weekly menu

    this week, ending 2/28/11:

    bison liver
    lamb kidney
    lamb necks
    lamb lung
    beef
    venison heart
    mackerel
    chicken frame
    chicken feet for fun
    pork picnic roast
    Last edited by MagicRe; 02-28-2011 at 09:24 AM.

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    Re: Raw Feeders: Please post typical weekly menu

    this week my dogs had:
    venison heart
    goat ribs
    goat meat
    lamb tongue
    beef
    pork
    mackerel
    lamb neck
    bison liver
    lamb kidney

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    Re: Raw Feeders: Please post typical weekly menu

    does anyone feed their dog kelp meal?
    and just to say woo hoo that we're getting more venison AND emu.....num. num.

    this week my doggies had:

    sardines
    chicken frames
    beef liver
    lamb kidney
    lamb necks - they can't eat the bone, but they sure do eat all the meat off...gives them a nice workout
    pork ribs
    pork picnic roast
    grass fed beef
    venison heart
    egg - no shell
    goat

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    Re: Raw Feeders: Please post typical weekly menu

    i was giving my dogs alfalfa and kelp as a supplement but was told i should stop because alfalfa is an allergen in many dogs. i don't know what it is specifically for but the person with the raw food company i used to buy from suggested it. (i really should have done more research, i guess )
    mindy and the fuzzbutts!

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    Re: Raw Feeders: Please post typical weekly menu

    this week my dogs had:

    mackerel
    goat
    beef
    pork
    chicken frame
    chicken feet
    lamb neck
    goat ribs
    egg with cumin and turmeric
    lamb liver
    lamb kidney
    lamb heart.

    we're getting a delivery of venison next week....and at the end of the month, we are getting emu --- woo hoo.

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    Re: Raw Feeders: Please post typical weekly menu

    I just switched Starbuck over to raw a few days ago but I'm already giving him quite a bit of variety.

    He's already had:

    Chicken (quarters and neck)
    Chicken heart
    Duck heart
    Pork snout
    Chicken feet
    Chicken liver
    Pork shank and feet
    Whole egg

    I'm going to be giving him his first whole fish (large sardine) tomorrow or Tuesday. I also have some pork kidney, beef, pork neck bones, and various other goodies stashed away in the freezer for him.

    Although I'm new to feeding dogs raw, I was a raw feeder for about 2 years with the cats and ferrets I used to own. I was originally going to wait a couple of weeks after adopting him to make the switch... but Starbuck is a 20 lb Min Pin so the wait seemed a bit silly to me... Plus he wouldn't touch his kibble after he got his first raw meal.

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    i hope that he is able to handle all that variety so fast. :S
    mindy and the fuzzbutts!

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    Re: Raw Feeders: Please post typical weekly menu

    He's actually doing really well. He had some runny stools but that stopped when I started giving him acidophilus with every meal. I'm going to give him another 1-2 weeks before I start giving him any red meat though. Overall, he's very healthy except for his weight. And I have a feeling that won't be a long term issue since he's very active and loves racing through the house even right after his walks! His previous owners helped him lose some of the extra weight but I'm estimating that he still needs to lose around 7 pounds.

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    Re: Raw Feeders: Please post typical weekly menu

    Quote Originally Posted by CCretarolo View Post
    I just switched Starbuck over to raw a few days ago but I'm already giving him quite a bit of variety.

    He's already had:

    Chicken (quarters and neck)
    Chicken heart
    Duck heart
    Pork snout
    Chicken feet
    Chicken liver
    Pork shank and feet
    Whole egg

    I'm going to be giving him his first whole fish (large sardine) tomorrow or Tuesday. I also have some pork kidney, beef, pork neck bones, and various other goodies stashed away in the freezer for him.

    Although I'm new to feeding dogs raw, I was a raw feeder for about 2 years with the cats and ferrets I used to own. I was originally going to wait a couple of weeks after adopting him to make the switch... but Starbuck is a 20 lb Min Pin so the wait seemed a bit silly to me... Plus he wouldn't touch his kibble after he got his first raw meal.

    how are his bowels?

    and welcome to raw....

    Quote Originally Posted by CCretarolo View Post
    He's actually doing really well. He had some runny stools but that stopped when I started giving him acidophilus with every meal. I'm going to give him another 1-2 weeks before I start giving him any red meat though. Overall, he's very healthy except for his weight. And I have a feeling that won't be a long term issue since he's very active and loves racing through the house even right after his walks! His previous owners helped him lose some of the extra weight but I'm estimating that he still needs to lose around 7 pounds.
    he shouldn't need acidophilus, as it will change the pH in his stomach. have you considered slowing down the introduction of proteins to one by one per two weeks?
    Last edited by MagicRe; 04-10-2011 at 01:23 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Raw Feeders: Please post typical weekly menu

    Hmmm... That's definitely something to think about. I may just go down to chicken and duck for the next week then reintroduce pork. I would just do chicken... but I wasn't thinking much when I bagged up his meals and mixed the chicken and duck hearts together. Since I only give heart meat on days when he's getting very bony RMB's, I'm hoping that it won't effect him too much.

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    Re: Raw Feeders: Please post typical weekly menu

    week ending 4/10

    goat
    goat leg bone
    tripe with trachea and beef gullet
    lamb trachea
    chicken frame
    beef
    pork
    venison
    venison heart
    egg without white
    sardine
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    Re: Raw Feeders: Please post typical weekly menu

    I don't think that him refusing to eat anything will be an issue. So far, he's enthusiastically eaten everything I've given him. And if I do find that he's adverse to something... my sister feeds her ferrets raw so I'm sure she'll be more then happy to take anything I can't use.

    I currently only have chicken and duck thawing out so I'll just have to reorganize my freezer so the pork, beef, and fish is at the back. Thankfully, I labeled everything clearly so that won't be an issue... I learned about labeling the hard way when I accidentally gave my ferrets too much heart meat in a week... Litter box cleanup was horrible for a day or so.

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    Re: Raw Feeders: Please post typical weekly menu

    Quote Originally Posted by CCretarolo View Post
    I don't think that him refusing to eat anything will be an issue. So far, he's enthusiastically eaten everything I've given him. And if I do find that he's adverse to something... my sister feeds her ferrets raw so I'm sure she'll be more then happy to take anything I can't use.

    I currently only have chicken and duck thawing out so I'll just have to reorganize my freezer so the pork, beef, and fish is at the back. Thankfully, I labeled everything clearly so that won't be an issue... I learned about labeling the hard way when I accidentally gave my ferrets too much heart meat in a week... Litter box cleanup was horrible for a day or so.
    i don't think so either..i just brought it up because it can be an issue that we don't think about. but i think you have it together..and then once he transitions completely, then you can mix and match.....

    have fun and i know your dog will.

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    Thanks! I know that he's already loving his raw. For the first day or so after I got him, he only ate when he was starving... Since the switch, he starts dancing when I pick up his food plate.

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    Lucky Starbuck! He sure landed in a good place.

    Rabbit head, chicken liver and beef organ mix for organ
    Rabbit head, pork neck and chicken neck and feet for bone
    Sardines for more omega 3
    Egg is just good for him
    Loads of beef this week, trim/round/hamburger

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCretarolo View Post
    Thanks! I know that he's already loving his raw. For the first day or so after I got him, he only ate when he was starving... Since the switch, he starts dancing when I pick up his food plate.
    how's your transition going?

    have you thought about joining our co op? we are six hundred members strong and we buy food in bulk....it affords us a wide variety of protein from local farmers in washington and oregon....

    http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/WAzzuOR_BARF/ ( i hope the mods don't mind. this is not a forum. it's a food co op)

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    Re: Raw Feeders: Please post typical weekly menu

    here is what my kids have been eating these past few weeks...

    emu oil
    rabbit
    venison
    venison heart
    lamb neck - whole
    pork ribs
    pork picnic roast
    chicken drum strick
    beef
    beef liver
    lamb kidney
    goat
    goat ribs
    sardine

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