definition of "raw" feed

by Nancy
(Venus, TX USA)

I see a lot of info regarding the need to feed "raw". My Brutus is now 7 years old, very healthy, pure white, nice clean ears, 150 lb house pet. I have never fed him anything raw. He was raised on Pedigree kibble for the first 4 years of his outside only life by the previous owner. I have had him the past 3 years and he's been an indoor pet all this time. I have fed him only grain free kibble with a sometimes mix of grain free can food with the kibble. He gets 4 cups a day. He has always been very happy with that and very healthy. I have been known to give him a little baked chicken if we have some left over but that's not very often. But my question is what is the definition of "raw" feed. Are you speaking of raw meat, raw chicken, raw liver, or what? And how much. And is it totally necessary with the age of my Brutus?

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Jun 28, 2016
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by: Donna

Make sure to read the ingredients on the bag of whatever you buy. Know that kibble is not regulated so they can put whatever ingredients they want on it.

You'll see a lot of grains in it which is cheap to make and is a big filler.

It's a lot of filler and it's very processed food. If humans ate processed food from day one, their health starts out fine, but, ultimately, I suspect by the time they are in their 40s and 50s, it would take a toll on them.

Raw is just that. Eating raw chicken, beef, pork, turkey etc. It's a natural way to feed them. You aim for 5-10% organ meats, 50-80% muscle meats and 30-50% edible bone. You adjust the muscle and bone meats depending on the poop. Too hard, adjust to more muscle meat, too soft, give him more bone.

Dr. Karen Becker has a series of 3 videos on feeding:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx2YIIpF4cc

Starting on raw:

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/a-handy-guide-for-starting-your-dog-on-raw-food/

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/kibble-never-a-good-option/

Brutus is still young.

Jul 05, 2016
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by: Nashville

I am working to get my GP into pet therapy school. They will not allow a dog in that eats raw.

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