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    Re: Anyone solely feed their Frenchie a raw/BARF diet?

    Quote Originally Posted by KimB3384 View Post
    Blerg. See? This is why I've been using the commercial stuff. I am a total dummypants when it comes to stuff like this. I see those ratios and my eyes glass over and I get kind of dizzy. Makes me just want to open a nice bag of kibble and be done with it

    What does 80-10-10 look like in an actual meat purchase?
    3% x your dogs weight = your dogs daily amount of food.
    Take the daily amount and then x 80% = amount of meat daily
    Daily amount x 10% = amount of organ daily
    Daily amount x 10% = amount of bone daily

    So all you really need is a kitchen scale (to weigh the food). It doesnt have to be 80-10-10 every single day.Just calculate the weekly requirements of everything and try to follow up through out the week.

    You can probably find some good meat at a local farmers market and a pet store close by should sell some frozen meaty bones.

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    Re: Anyone solely feed their Frenchie a raw/BARF diet?

    Possibly a silly question, but could I go to a butcher shop and ask for that kind of mixture and just have them take care of it?

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    Re: Anyone solely feed their Frenchie a raw/BARF diet?

    Hmm I dont know. I would ask though. If you ask him maybe even ask if the 10% organ could be 5% liver and the rest some other organ. That'd be great

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    Re: Anyone solely feed their Frenchie a raw/BARF diet?

    Thanks so much for all of the help. Yesterday I was feeling so down, but today I'm totally confident I can pull this off. And I can do it for a fraction of what I'm spending on the commercial stuff. I really appreciate all of your time - and patience. Maple is lucky to have such a good mom

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    Re: Anyone solely feed their Frenchie a raw/BARF diet?

    Aww thank you! You are very welcome. If you have any questions feel free to ask

    Ill cross my fingers you find a butcher

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    Re: Anyone solely feed their Frenchie a raw/BARF diet?

    Yesterday we went to Dexter's Deli and received a free 12 1oz. nugget trial pack of Primal raw dog food. I added a beef nugget to his morning wet/dry Fromm and he devoured his breakfast.

    I could not afford buying something like Primal as his main food source, but I think I will add a nugget to at least his breakfasts. He gets a NuVet at lunch and now pumpkin with the dinner serving.

    How does this diet look?

    (I have to say that the nutritional content on Prime is amazing! He started on the frozen beef nuggets today.)

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    Re: Anyone solely feed their Frenchie a raw/BARF diet?

    That's what we feed now: Stella & Chewy's freeze-dried in the morning and Primal nuggets at night. She can only do the last part of the alphabet in Primal because the first four formulas have yams and she's allergic. But she loves both and has done well - it's just so expensive.

    I'm still going to look for a butcher, but if I can't locate anyone I came across this site: http://reelrawdog.com/. I can get an 80-10-10 mixture there for $2.99/lb. I think that's a pretty good deal, yeah?

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    Re: Anyone solely feed their Frenchie a raw/BARF diet?

    Quote Originally Posted by KimB3384 View Post
    Hi @kitkatmummy25, @MaplesMommy, and @MamaAndi! I've got a question about feeding raw, and I was wondering if you guys might be able to offer any insight. Bisou has been on a commercial raw diet for a few months now and we've finally settled on two brands that agree with her, without making her itch like crazy. The only problem is that I'm spending a fortune on it and it's nearly breaking my bank, but I refuse to switch her to something else. I've spent the morning looking online for homemade raw recipes and actually came across this one when I was looking at some canned tripe on amazon. Can you guys tell from the ingredient list if this is well-balanced enough, or if I need to add anything?

    3 pounds of raw ground turkey,
    1 handful of organic mixed greens (salad mix)
    1 can drained french cut green beans,
    1/2 can of pumpkin (the plain cooked vegetable, not the seasoned pie mix)
    1 raw egg, with shell
    1/3 cup alaskan salmon oil (like Grizzly's)
    1/2 cup cooked brown rice,
    1/2 cup of PLAIN regular Dannon yogurt. (not sweetened, not lowfat)
    3/4 can of Tripett Green Beef Tripe
    about a dozen chicken gizzards, cut in half
    and 1/4 cup liver (beef or chicken)

    Does that seem like I'd have my bases covered? Thanks so much for your help
    For those of us that can't stomach feeding raw because...well...it's raw, Does the nutritional content diminish
    If the ingredients are cooked?

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    Re: Anyone solely feed their Frenchie a raw/BARF diet?

    @Maddie, I think that totally depends on what you read and who you talk to. Just like with everything else, different people have different opinions. I think there are some people on here who feed a homemade diet that's based on cooked meat, and their dogs look healthy and happy. I'm sure you'd hear from some people who say that the food absolutely needs to be uncooked. I have no idea. I'm not even sure I'm eating properly most of the time, but I do what seems best for me on that day. I try to do the same with Bisou. If you're feeding your dog good quality food, can it possibly be bad if it's cooked? No. Feeding it raw isn't going to make your dog immortal, so I think you need to do what you feel comfortable with. I spend so much time worrying about whether or not I'm doing the right thing by my dog that I actually miss out on quality time with her. I'll be so busy looking at her to see if her weight looks normal, or wondering if she's happy, and I don't actually get in the moment and enjoy her. If you're not feeding your dog circus peanuts and Milky Way candy bars, I'll bet your dog does just fine.

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    Re: Anyone solely feed their Frenchie a raw/BARF diet?

    Hi i feed raw to my zuri but now with this yeast problem what will be the best raw for her.i`m feeding her hambrger with raw eggs and shells with dino-vite which she`s not to happy with it and coconut oil. I was told raw honey was good also.thanks

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    Re: Anyone solely feed their Frenchie a raw/BARF diet?

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    Hi i feed raw to my zuri but now with this yeast problem what will be the best raw for her.i`m feeding her hambrger with raw eggs and shells with dino-vite which she`s not to happy with it and coconut oil. I was told raw honey was good also.thanks
    We're yeast-free now but it's a constant issue we battle. We avoid anything starchy or that will break down into sugars that will feed the yeast, so if you have a yeast issue I would not give honey. Our safe proteins are alligator, venison, beef, goat, rabbit, pork, and bison. We cannot do any poultry at all - including eggs - because it all leads to yeasty allergic breakouts. I also give Bene-bac Plus every day. It's both a pre- and probiotic powder that I mix into her breakfast. It might be overkill, but she also gets plain Greek yogurt with dinner and some plain kefir in the morning before breakfast. In the summer, particularly when it's warm, I have to wipe down her lady parts and feet with an unscented baby wipe.

    You probably want a good antifungal shampoo and spray to use during breakouts. Are you using anything specific right now?

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    Re: Anyone solely feed their Frenchie a raw/BARF diet?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZURI PUP View Post
    Hi i feed raw to my zuri but now with this yeast problem what will be the best raw for her.i`m feeding her hambrger with raw eggs and shells with dino-vite which she`s not to happy with it and coconut oil. I was told raw honey was good also.thanks
    When you say you're feeding hamburger, do you mean just ground beef? When feeding raw, there is an certain ratio of meat, bone and organ you want to do so they get the proper nutrients.

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