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Old March 4th, 2004, 09:59 PM
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WHEW!

THANK YOU!!!

I see this is going to take a bit of calculations

lol, I'll manage and let y'all know how it'll be coming along...
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Old March 5th, 2004, 02:06 AM
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The general rule of thumb is 2% of the dog's ideal weight per day - ie a 100lb dog will get about 2lbs daily. Toy dogs, very active/working dogs, or just dogs with a high metabolism can need more. Some dogs maintain good weight on much less.

It's funny - several knowlegable dog people told me about the whole concept of feeding a raw diet but the more I looked into it, the more confusing and complicated it seemed! Then with some mentoring from a very kind Rottweiler person (she shows & works her dogs; has a litter every 3-5 years) I quit feeding kibble and found it is NOT at all complicated, and actually can be cheaper than feeding premium kibble. I barely do supplements, don't weigh anything...pretty much I open the fridge where I keep a bin of various meat parts & hand it out. Easy peasy.

That's why I wrote the book I wrote - because I realised so many people were making it sound terribly complex, and the basic principle is very simple. Dogs eat meat.

Anyhow - for anyone wanting to supplement a commercial pellet diet, better to add animal protein than vegetables & stuff. Meat, canned fish, green tripe, liver, eggs. There's more than enough fiber & carbs in pellets, and this isn't what dogs need more of. They're carnivores.
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Old March 5th, 2004, 09:36 AM
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looks like I gotta pick me up some books from the library & start calling some meat shops for prices in order to find a good balance

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Old March 5th, 2004, 09:44 AM
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You probably won't find much at the library - but you can ask them to get books. Go to dogwise.com, check out all the raw/natural feeding books & then bring titles & publisher info to your library.

Farms & wholesale meat places are the cheapest usually.
Also join this yahoo group for excellent supplier info:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Carniv...yguid=45685679
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Old March 5th, 2004, 10:03 AM
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excellent, excellent!

I'll make that a project for tomorrow

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