Diet - Raw / Kibble

by Elena
(Havelock, Ont.)

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Scout, my handsome 10 month old Pyr is on a diet of large breed puppy kibble. I give him leftover cooked meat as well. Our lifestyle is not conducive to a solely raw diet as we travel away from home by car frequently with Scout. I would like to have my furry friend on a raw diet 3/4 of the time when at home and 1/4 kibble when not at home. Approximately 2weeks at home & 2 to 5 days away. I hesitate as I fear messing up his digestive system. He is healthy, happy and has adapted unbelievably well to city and country life. Scout is the best and deserves the best.
I have read that raw meat contains bacteria and needs to be frozen at some point prior to feeding it to your dog. Freezing renders the bacteria harmless.
Your knowledge and/or experiences regarding above are warmly welcomed and very helpful.
Thank You
Elena


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Apr 07, 2018
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Species-appropriate diet
by: Donna

Good for you for joining the raw community.

As you know, kibble is less than ideal as it's highly processed.

I am giving you some links to put into your url. There are groups out there that can help you with your questions. The more information you have the better.

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/tips-for-traveling-with-your-raw-fed-dog/

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/raw-dog-food-safety-avoid-this-common-mistake/

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/raw-meat-diet-for-dogs-7-myths-you-wont-believe/

https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/04/08/raw-food-diet-part-2.aspx

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RawRoundupWithDNM/

I hope this helps.

Apr 09, 2018
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by: Elena

Thanks Donna:
Those sites are very informative.

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