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I have been trying to find the coal biscuits / powder that helps but seems hard to find here.
Coal biscuits are available at Fressnapf; sometimes in a pre-measured bag, sometimes in the 'scoop yourself' bins.
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Coal biscuits are available at Fressnapf; sometimes in a pre-measured bag, sometimes in the 'scoop yourself' bins.
Wow, you're fast! I wanted to refer JBZ86 to you and saw your response
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Old 11.02.2013, 21:55
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Re: Giving pets raw food

Sounds great but I did not see a question here What breed is she?
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Re: Giving pets raw food

A breeder told me the best is a mix of raw and dry food.
That makes the balance.....
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Old 27.02.2013, 19:36
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A breeder told me the best is a mix of raw and dry food.
That makes the balance.....
For the welfare of your dog pls check out:


http://www.naturalcaninediet.com/hom...bbleandrawfood
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Re: Giving pets raw food

does anyone feed their dogs bircher muesli for breakfast? its essentially raw.

i soak the oatmeal overnight in a mixture of water and yogurt (I've made from raw milk, not cooked, from the chaeserei ala nourishing traditions), grate apples in, and then also give them a free range egg or chicken necks or animal grade flesh on the side.

-free range eggs from fr .2.99 for 10 at aldi
-oatmeal cheap as chips
-milk for the yogurt, normal milk price if not a bit cheaper sometimes
-the nicest (i can find) el cheapo bag of apples from the supermarket
-chicken necks 4chf/kg in migros freazer
-animal grade meat (not frozen from ch) - 3chf/kg in migros usually by offal meats

its a cheap breakfast for them, and their poos look good so i think they are doing alright on it, would like to hear thoughts.

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Old 27.06.2014, 12:33
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Re: Giving pets raw food

Personally, I would only feed oatmeal if the dog really needs; which is when he has to increase in weight.
Otherwise, I don't feed grains and limit milk products too.

Chicken necks, wings, carcasses are excellent but pref. on their own.

If you check with a butchers who makes prepared chicken for his shops, he should have chicken carcasses and you might get them free or very cheaply.
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Re: Giving pets raw food

Not for breakfast but a couple of times a day, the ship's dog has an oatball from his vet's breakfast recipe:

1 kg oatflakes (as coarse as you can find)
750 g Magerquark
Sardines
Mixed herbs
Oil (I use sunflower)

Mix altogether, mould into balls of whatever size you want (anything from golf ball or smaller to tennis ball size), put on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 150°C for a couple of hours.

He goes bananas for these and it spreads his food across the day so his breakfast and dinner can be smaller

Here's a thought: is it worth starting a sticky for us to share recipes for dogs fed on raw food?
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Old 27.06.2014, 16:36
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Sorry for digging up an old thread - Just wanted to give my input.
I feed my pup raw food. She does extremely well on it. (She was on kibble for a while and she Poo'd more frequently, and bigger. She also drank more and didn't seem much like her normal self.)
It does not take long for me to prepare. I sort it all out with each haul.
I would say about an hour or two a week to get her food portioned.
She eats roughly 80% meat 10% offal 10% bone. However some weeks she eats more of one thing than another.
She is very fussy with fish so I mix salmon oil with minced green tripe. She plays around when it's off the spoon.
Average meal a day : Chicken wing for breakfast, 100g liver.
Lunch : 1/4 of a chicken carcass
Tea : 3/4 of a chicken carcass.
(Full carcass weighing 400-500g)

Breakfast : Beef chunks
Lunch : Chicken wing/feet
Tea : Minced tripe.

She gets about 500-800g a day. It varies on her mood how much she will eat.
I feed liver 3-4 times a week with meals. I also use it for treats (however then I bake it on a low heat in the oven until it dries out, normally 4-7 hours)
Foods she has : Liver, heart, kidney, meaty bones (Various animals), chicken feet, wings, neck, carcass, legs. Pork ribs, trotters, chunks. Beef chunks, knuckle for chewing on (Currently teething) Marrow bone, Lamb ribs, chunks. Duck wings & legs. She will get whole rabbits when I can find a supplier, and she too will get sheep heads. She sometimes has sardines and sprats but she tends to play with it instead, hence the salmon oil. She also gets minced Green Tripe.

It's not hard when you get used to it. You will get used to amounts once you start feeding. I rarely weigh foods any more, preferring to do it from eye.
On days Shamaya eats less she gets left overs from us, which can vary from stu, bits of a roast... I think she's spoiled.
Please do be careful handling raw chicken on a daily basis. Here is a warning from the UK food standards agency about the risks of washing raw chicken.
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27832220

In addition to the normal hygiene rules you might think about using washable or disposal gloves. Do not forget to thoroughly clean the dogs dishes afterwards especially if you have young children who might handle bacteria laden dishes.

There are good reasons why we no longer eat raw chicken ourselves
Don't forget you may be feeding dangerous bacteria to your dog and dogs are not immune (puppies and older dogs are most at risk) - also there is the risk of cross contamination back to your family - look at this link; http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?A=2232
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Re: Giving pets raw food

Has anyone tried the buonviando "meat dogs" (Würste) on their pets? What were your impressions of the products? thanks
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Re: Giving pets raw food

I have been feeding my cat 100% raw meat for over a year now and the benefits are amazing. Beautiful healthy coat, great health, high energy, poop is smaller, drier, less often and almost completely odorless, hard to believe I know, but its true.

I buy all the meat at Coop or Migros and it costs much less than high quality commercial food. I costs me about $40 a month for one cat.

While I consider the process easy there is a lot of research and consideration to do before starting. I am happy to discuss it more with anyone who is interested. While I only have personal experience with cats I know some good sources of information for dogs.

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Cat nutrition-raw diet info

I have been feeding my cat a 100% raw diet for over a year and have had amazing results. I just want to share my positive experience with others interested in learning about cat nutrition.

I'm not selling anything, just sharing my process, experience and recipe on my blog. I love interacting with others who care about their cat's health. I'm here to answer any questions!

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I have been feeding my cat a 100% raw diet for over a year and have had amazing results.
Cool. I've been feeding cats shop-bought food for over thirty years and have had amazing results as well.
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Re: Cat nutrition-raw diet info

jennaasis- I am envious of your luck in getting your feline friend to consume raw. I've tried with two different cats(one that passed away and the current feline I serve.. ahem I mean own.. ahem I mean share my life with) to get them to eat raw with no luck!
My ole canine girl was a mostly raw dog. For some pets it really is the answer to a good and healthy quality of life! Hopefully your posts will be of benefit to those with feline friends looking for other feeding options.
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Cool. I've been feeding cats shop-bought food for over thirty years and have had amazing results as well.
omg me too My cat is 15 years old and still going strong!
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omg me too My cat is 15 years old and still going strong!
We've had a couple that have pushed on to 19 or 20. Must have been all the nasty artificial preservatives in their food or something.
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We've had a couple that have pushed on to 19 or 20. Must have been all the nasty artificial preservatives in their food or something.
must be the glyphosate
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Re: Cat nutrition-raw diet info

If Pavlov had a cat what would he feed it?

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Re: Cat nutrition-raw diet info

The vets I've worked with (medical and surgical specialists, as well as emergency vets) pretty much uniformly advise strongly against feeding raw meat, and especially raw bones, to dogs and cats. Dangers include nutritional imbalance with essential nutrients missing from this diet, and excruciatingly painful (often lethal) injury to the digestive tract caused by splintered bones.

Well-formulated dry foods with water freely available provide all the nutrients dogs and cats require. My cat remains extremely healthy after 16 years on one premium brand of dry food. He has eaten literally nothing else since he was a kitten.

From Wikipedia: "Veterinary associations such as the American Veterinary Medical Association, British Veterinary Association and Canadian Veterinary Medical Association have warned of the animal and public health risk that could arise from feeding raw meat to pets and have stated that there is no scientific evidence to support the claimed benefits of raw feeding."

http://www.salon.com/2006/01/19/raw_3/

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net...diets-for-pets
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I buy all the meat at Coop or Migros and it costs much less than high quality commercial food. I costs me about $40 a month for one cat.
What kinds of meat do you buy in Migros and Coop and in which amounts for the total to amount to CHF 40 per cat?
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