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I've based my diet off of the "Raw Meaty Bones" book by Australian Vet Tom Lonsdale. Here's a link to his site, if anyone is interested http://www.rawmeatybones.com/. He has two books, "Raw Meaty Bones", which outlines his journey to becoming an advocate for raw food (and gives instruction on how to do it), and "Works Wonders", which is a smaller book that just deals with the practicalities of feeding a raw food diet. I highly recommend both books, but if you are just looking for some guidance on how to move to a raw diet, "Works Wonders" will help you out.
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MrsPotato wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 1:00 pm
Protein from 3 different sources?
Yeah, that's false information.
I've never heard that one before.

As an example, my one Doberman only eats chicken.
Sometimes eggs but 99% diet is chicken, because it's the only protein he can process properly. It's also the only protein I can get reliably where I live. So it works to my advantage!

Severe gastric upset often sets the protein(s) given in a raw diet.
Check out the raw feeding community on Facebook if you have a chance.
Allergies can definitely affect what is fed although usually it's chicken they are allergic to.
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Aug 18, 2009
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Toronto
I've read that it is difficult to properly address the nutritional needs of puppies on a pure raw diet. True/False?

Because of this, I was considering feeding my pup with kibble (orijen/acana) for the first 12 mths and then switching to raw. Thoughts?
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VertigoM wrote:
Dec 4th, 2017 4:22 pm
I've read that it is difficult to properly address the nutritional needs of puppies on a pure raw diet. True/False?

Because of this, I was considering feeding my pup with kibble (orijen/acana) for the first 12 mths and then switching to raw. Thoughts?
We are feeding our puppy raw. We used a premade blend that has the proper percentages to ensure a balanced meal. We have tried a few brands and we seem to prefer Mega Dog.
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mfiguei wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 1:34 pm
We are feeding our puppy raw. We used a premade blend that has the proper percentages to ensure a balanced meal. We have tried a few brands and we seem to prefer Mega Dog.
Thanks, I'll look into Mega Dog.

In terms of cost, is it roughly the same as feeding a high end kibble?
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I think it depends on the size of the dog. The mega dog chicken we buy is $2.37/lb and she eats about 0.5lb/day
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kenchau wrote:
Dec 28th, 2017 9:39 pm
Roughly how much does Tollden Farms food cost?
From memory, about $60 for a large frozen bag from the local pet place (paws).

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