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Raw fed dogs

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Stevie Darling, May 28, 2014.

  1. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Any other raw feeders on the forum??

    for me it's a very interesting subject, and the main reason I ever picked up an air rifle!

    whats on yer doggies menu:)
     
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    i dont i must admit but if you are feeding raw always inspect the liver for fluke would be good advice in my opinion . atb gary
     
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    BARF feeder here - our dog went through so many fussy eating phases I thought I'd give it a try. Chicken's her favourite, turns her nose up at any other type now..... unless she's thieving then anything goes :mad:
     
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    Stevie76....you are not alone and far from it. After advice from my vet and the person who grooms my dogs I gave it a go when they both told me that they rarely ever saw a dog with bad breath or stinking pap if they were fed on a raw meat diet. My groomer said to try a bit of minced beef, mutton, chicken I knew to be safe and no vegetables or fruit. He gets some Bakers Complete dry food (funnily he spits out the meaty bits) for the extra bits he may not get from pure meat.
    I have taken advice, bought my own heavy duty electric mincer so I can make my own minces incorporating some bone and tendon etc and I am introducing it gradually until it becomes the sole food type. Up to now there has been no real objection and the only bit has been due to the type of meat. He loves chicken and milk and would have it every time if it was allowed!
    No doubt some will say that they should not have full milk....if so why do farmers who have herds and use working dogs feed them milk? Obviously their working lives are hard and they are out in all weathers yet are rarely in need of a vet albeit until an injury befalls them?
    As for vegetables and fruit....a vegetarian/vegan dog....my vet and groomer laughed at that one. My vet is naturally highly qualified, my groomer is also highly qualified who also is recognised as a national trainer for groomers and holds many awards and certificates to that effect. I reckon they know what they are talking about.
    Onto the bit about feeding what we shoot though....I will be trying that too in time but first I have to be certain that the maet is safe and disease free which I think will be abit more difficult. I will start with the my arch enemy the wild woodie (definitely not the flying crapper of the city), rabbit because I can see the signs of disease and Grey (not Red) tree rats. I once tried to fillet a crow along with other types for a game pie bit the stink :eek: put me off going any further. in fact I did not do the pie at all after the expeience. I did shoot it though and so it was fresh killed.......go on laugh at me for being a softy ;).
     
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    My dog is now 12 and have fed him in a mixture of raw and dry food. He has a bowl of dry at home and can eat when he fancies. The raw if when I go deer stalking or butchering/slaughtering so mainly venison, bison or beef. Thend to steer clear of pork as although not common it can contain Trichina_worm/parasite.
    My old boy is very fit and healthy, good coat and fine teeth. After all there bobies were not disigned to eat apples were they. I think a balanced diet is the key, just like us. But I did find that tinned dog food gave him the trots and the farm vet said it way proberly to rich.
    So I'm stalking this weekend so hopefully venison for the pair of us.
    Andrew
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    Send me a bit ;)
    Seriously I had not thought of venison of which I have a lot of leg and shoulder steaks in the freezer. Now you make me think of visting the game retailers to see what they can offer......
    Collie looking really fine too........our dog is 14 now too but almost blinded with cataracts before we did his rescue, since then lost 18 teeth but now all are healthy that are left. His eyes are not being done on vet advice that it will cause too much distress at his age. However he is a very happy and active chappy now.
    Nice one............:up:
     
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    A friend of mine feeds his boxers on only miced rabbit and chicken this includes the bones. I personally don't give the old boy bones now. As a few years back I did till he got a piece of bone that hadn't digestid got suck in his anal track. Luck after an X-ray the vet was able to remove it without surgery, but that's a hole different story. So no bones now.

    Andrew
     
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    No problems with the mince I do for him, it is finely ground and the bone particles are like grains of rice so there is no danger of them getting stuck. With the vet bills we have had since rescuing him from a breeder every care is taken to ensure his safety and happiness. Adfter 11 years of prior abuse he is due to the good life.......:up:
    The electric mincer I use I got off FleaBay and is a model from the 'Butchers Sundries' range. I bought the 2nd most powerful one for onder 40 notes inc postage and it came with a load of free sausage skins and other attachments.
     
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    See, even you aint all bad:up::D

    Think of this as an olive branch, why? because I think I have behaved in a bit of a childish manner in taking the p**s out of you for nothing more than my own amusement, I would like to apologise for that, I realised it after I made a post just now on the immigration thread?

    The thing is, if we bumped into each other in a cash point queue, and just started having a natter, we would like as not get on like a house on fire, so why have a hate each other thing on a bloody forum? It's just very stupid. The silly thing is you wont see this will yer, cos you got me on ignore!...........Ho-Hum.:shrug:
     
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    Good too here people,

    mine get everything as it is, bone in fur on!! Was lucky enough to get a couple of still born lambs last year, it was magic watching 3 dogs getting stuck in!!

    all that was left was, a head, a stomach, and the none edible bones:)
     
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    My black lab just gets some cooked pigeon fillets and rabbit liver/kidneys with mixer biscuit. I think if I saw her tuck in to raw still born lambs, just leaving the head and bit n piece's, I'd be worried to take her past any play park or pram..!!
     
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    Why not just send the guy a PM instead of proffering a public olive branch in an unrelated thread? :)
     
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    Eh???

    raw feeding won't turn your dog into a crazed child killer mate!!
     
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    Probably not a bad idea to leave fur on and stomach in . Or just vary diet a bit . Google rabbit starvation an make your own mind up.atb gary.
     
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    Feeding rabbits or one source of meat is useless,

    I feed, rabbit, chicken, tripe, lamb, liver, kidney, heart, tongue, turkey, pigeon.......... Anything I can get my hands on:)
     
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    I been trying a few different things with my 9 week old rottie pup and any canned wet foods seem to give him the squirts so he's just on iams puppy dry food now and seems fine . Took him to vets for his chip last week and he'd put 1.5 kilos on in 8 days so it must be doing him some good . Been looking at barf and other feeds people use but not too sure about it all so need to read up,on it
     
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    Have a good read first mate, I've been raw feeding since before google, so you have a wealth of information on the net:)

    how's he getting on??
     
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    Egg......No idea what that is about? Can anyone explain..........:rolleyes:
     
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