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Raw Diet (Long Read)

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Well it's been just over a month and I thought I would give you guys some feedback about my experience thus far with this diet.

It all started one day when we were at a dog park and I seen another pitbull, us pitbull owners stick together..lol. I started talking with the owner and he mentioned his dog was on the Raw Food Diet. I really didn't understand what it was at first so he explained. I was very interested and me being me went home and jumped on the internet and did a ton of reading, which did lead me to this site.

I was very impressed from what I found out. I couldn't believe I have never heard of this diet before. It was totally worth the weeks worth of reading. So I went into a local food food store and she just happened to be a huge believer in it and sold the food I would need. After speaking with her for awhile I was totally convinced, not that I wasn't already but ahe really opened my eyes.

So, to start off about the dogs. Zoe my female was and is always in great shape. Very active and playful. Now my male is another story. When we first got him he was very fat, out of shape and not active at all, and he was a puppy, very hard to believe but true.

So now that you have some what of a background on my puppies here is what is going on with them now. They are doing GREAT!!!. I am so happy that I came accross this diet. Zoe, is still her wonderful, playful self. She's is filling out and is looking great. Zeus is a completely different dog now. He has slimmed down to his idea weight. Has a ton of energy and is very playful now. I can't stress enough how great this diet has been for them. I would highly reccommend this diet to everyone.

So now that my dogs are of age I have enrolled them in puppy day care twice a week, more for socializing then anything. They are attending puppy classes now to. So all in all I just wanted to let you guys know how it's been going with us and the diet. I will keep posting progress or any troubles I come accross.

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I belong to several boards where people feed raw and have been doing so for many years. Some use the 80-10-10 model, 80% meat, 10% bone and 10% organs. But it's hard to tell how much bone is in any given piece of meat, so one of my favorite raw feeders on a GSD board feeds a 50-45-5 model, 50% RMB (any meat with bones), 45% MM (meat without bones) and 5% organs. That is the model I'm going to be doing. It's easier and she's been feeding her GSDs this way for many years and I feel comfortable with that.
Thats about what I do, except I try for 10% organs. It works out pretty well. I'm in the process now of switching to meater bone pieces. I was feeding a mix of different chicken and turkey cuts. Now I'm switching to whole chickens, and just turkey wings and drumsticks. No more chicken backs or turkey necks. But I will still feed pork neck bones. They are pretty bone heavy, but my dogs love to chew them.
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