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I'm doing research to begin the transition to a raw food (prey model, barf...etc) diet for my 9 month old goldendoodle Reuben. Could anyone recommend some good reading?

He's a healthy pup, but we got to thinking about it the other day & basically we just want to do what is healthiest for him.

We've been feeding him Eagle pack holistic select chicken & rice formula. We hand fed him a chicken wing last night for dinner (after 1/2 his normal kibble). In hindsight after reading a bit more about it, we probably should've separated the kibble from the raw... but 2 good poo's later, no gas, & no indication of any intestinal struggling, good energy level... seems to have digested it fine.

The eagle pack says that you can feed up to 25% raw food with that type of kibble. Anyone doing that?

I was thinking of giving him a chicken thigh tonight for dinner...

I'm in the process of reading the extensive literature online about raw, but any personal feedback as to books, or what worked for you, or what you might recommend is most appreciated.

We live in vermont & have seen this company & others like it ( http://www.vermontrawpetfood.com/ ) that offer pre-packaged meals. Wondering what peoples opinions are of them

Thanks!

Mike
 

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I just made the switch as well. My dogs have been on a pretty much BARF diet for about 1 1/2 months. There really aren't a whole lot of books out. I would strongly suggest checking out the two raw feeding stickies at the top og the food forum. That will save you hours of time searching google.;) And there is a list of weekly menus to give you an idea of what other people feed.
 

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I would check out this site:
http://www.rawmeatybones.com/
and this site:
http://www.rawlearning.com/

They are both very informative concerning prey model raw diets.
I fed a pre-packaged raw food to all of my dogs for almost a year and they did great on it. I recently switched to feeding them part prey model and making my own grind of raw foods for them. I've never seen them healthier and could not be happier with the results.
 
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