Our dogs diet - Raw - Prey model
I have experienced the most wonderful benefits from feeding
my dogs RAW meaty bones. Our dogs have healthy, shiny coats with very little
shedding, clean white teeth, no bad breath, no gross brown ear goop that brings
ear infections and no tear stains or runny eyes not to mention the behavioral
difference.I really will stand by this diet, I have read
both great and bad stories from people who have or currently use it, and I
personally encourage you to check it out.
Raw feeding is based on ideal breed body weight and
simulated carcass. Basically meaning we feed on a daily process of carcass.The key to this diet is offering MANY healthy NATURAL meat sources, if your
meat is processed in your area and you have no access to organic meats then
please look into pre-package raw alternatives, be sure what you choose is a
complete balanced meal and not just for the occasional feeding.
I.e. GSD male full grown 85 lbs since 2.5 to 3 lbs of feed PER DAY. This is
3 to 5% of the dogs body weight. Mini Dachshund at 11lbs he eats 4.5 to 5 oz per day. Food amounts are adjusted per activity levels and the dogs needs to add or remove weight.
Here is an example of what a GSD would eat in a day:
1 whole chicken quarter, 1 lb of beef (cuts of roast) or lamb, 1/2 can of mackerel, a couple
chicken hearts, 4-6 oz of tripe, 1 teaspoon reg plain
natural yogurt, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Depending on the weight or
size of quarter at this point I may add another chicken thigh.
Here is an example of Mini Dachshund daily meal:
1/4 chicken thigh, 1-2 oz of red meat cuts, 1/2 can of sardines small teaspoon of cottage cheese, teaspoon of yams (cooked) small teaspoon of yogurt and 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. I would add a chicken heart or two if needed for weight.
Our dogs are offered a variety of whole food options:
- Chicken (with bone)
- Beef (non weight bearing bones)
- Pork (non weight bearing bones)
- Duck (with bone)
- Rabbit (with bone)
- Deer (with bone)
- Llama (non weight bearing bones)
- Squirrel (with bone)
- Goat (with bone)
- Turkey (non weight bearing bones)
- Bison (non weight bearing bones)
- Cavies (with bone)
- Fish (small fish only i.e herring, mackerel,sardines)
**Fish and liver should be fed at least twice a week**Here are some other items your dog can have (small amounts)**Veggies should be cooked or made into a pulp to offer the dog the ability to absorb the nutrients**
Parts you may not think of that can be purchased from farmers and butchers and dogs LOVE!
- tripe (excellent source of vitamins and should be fed)
- plain yogurt (great for probiotics)
- plain boiled yams (helps with loose poos)
- Plain canned pumpkin *NOT pie filling (helps with loose poos)
- Canned peaches (helps with constipation)
- blueberries (good for immune system)
- Beets (good for immune system)
- kelp (excellent omegas)
- eggs (with yolk beat into whites)
- green beans (helpful when weight is needed for high energy dogs)