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Old October 19th, 2009, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Akira View Post
Fruit and veggies are optional? So I can feed them solely meat, egg, and fish?
exactly! and don't grind it up. waste of your time. you have the best grinders of nature just waiting to get their chance to prove it to you

you want to do for cats : 80% meat/fish, 10%raw never cooked bone and 10% organ and eggwith about 1/2 of that being liver
and for dogs I do the same but you can add some veggies if you want too, I personally don't.

each animal will eat approx 2-3% of their ideal adult body weight each day. I have been told that dogs should be fasted 1 day/week, but I found if I did that, my little pup got thin. cats should never go more then 24hrs without eating.
so...for a 16lb cat would eat .3 to .5 lbs/day and a 50lb dog would eat 1 to 1.5 lbs /day. so you would need probably a maximum of 6 lbs of food a day. That would be an extreme top end weight though for 5 very active animals, and that includes bone, meat, fish, eggs, organ and treats.
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Last edited by Melei'sMom; October 19th, 2009 at 10:50 PM. Reason: forgot to add important word!
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