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A place for people who already feed or are interested in feeding BARF / RAW food to their pets. A place to share tips, advice, information, suppliers etc

Location: Ireland
Members: 58
Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2016

Discussion Forum

Fussy eaters!

Started by Becky. Last reply by Teresa Jones Mar 1, 2015. 3 Replies

Hello everyone,I just switched Dash over to raw as he's developed allergies and I'm hoping this helps him with that, and also with all the other benefits RAW food brings.Only thing is, I was cutting…Continue

Raw feeding 10 days on

Started by Angela Clarke. Last reply by Becky Feb 28, 2015. 5 Replies

Hi guy`s, it has been 10 days now since I interduced raw to Sofie. The picky one who I have to call 5-6 times to get her food, then often have to collect her and often feed her by hand. Well I am…Continue

Puppies & Raw

Started by Rita Wilson. Last reply by Ossian Oct 2, 2013. 2 Replies

Puppies should be fed up to 10 % of their body weight. Therefore, if your pup weighs 10 lbs you should feed 1 lb of food divided between 3 or 4 feedings per day. Growing puppies, especially the large…Continue

How much

Started by Angela Clarke. Last reply by Angela Clarke Apr 12, 2013. 8 Replies

Sofie who will be 6 next month loves raw, she is the fussy eater out of my three, I want to put her on raw but I have no idea how much she should have, or if I should then give her supplements as she…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment by Teresa Jones on January 26, 2012 at 8:44am

What do you think about marrow bones I give Murfee these when i go out as i don't use kongs some people say bad for their teeth but i don't want to leave him with nothing at all.  Did so 2day as I'd run out and he ripped up the local newspaper when it came thru the door - has never done this before don't really want to leave him unsupervised with any other bones what do u think?

Comment by Charlotte Beeney on January 26, 2012 at 9:18am

Could people possibly post their exact meal plans with meats/veggies and the amounts and days? Sorry to be such a nuisance but it makes a lot more sense to me when I can go by what someone else does!

Also, does anyone fast for a day?

Comment by Rita Wilson on January 26, 2012 at 9:28am

Yes they can damage teeth especially if you have an aggressive chewer. If your dog isn't an aggressive chewer then they'll do fine on marrow bones. These recreational bones though provide physical and mental stimulation, and also provide significant dental benefits. If feeding marrow bones, scoop the majority of the marrow out of the bone as it's fatty and rich and could cause stomach upset.

For aggressive chewers knuckle bones are better. 

Comment by Rita Wilson on January 26, 2012 at 9:30am

I meant to say never leave a dog unsupervised with bones. Have you tried kong toys? 

Comment by Rita Wilson on January 26, 2012 at 10:29am

Charlotte I added our meal plan in a discussion 

Comment by Cathy Smythe on January 26, 2012 at 2:27pm

This is a typical weekly haul from my butcher. The boys have 2 carcasses and a couple of wings or a back each every day. There will be bits of liver and kidney attached within the frame. Occasionally they will have neck and ribs of lamb or beef ribs, but their main diet is chicken.

Comment by Rita Wilson on January 26, 2012 at 2:59pm

That is one big haul of chicken lol

Comment by Cathy Smythe on January 26, 2012 at 3:14pm

Ha ha - I know - every Sunday morning we make our pilgrimage to the butchers and  then I spend the next hour bagging it into portions for the freezer, watched intently by the boys!!!  Thanks so much for starting the group Rita.  I think it will be wonderful support for those who are keen to start but hesitant and a great platform for regular raw feeders to share ideas and advice.   It's one of those topics that many people have very negative - almost aggressive opinions on so a group of like minded people is most welcome!!!!  : )

Comment by Rita Wilson on January 28, 2012 at 8:18am

I think raw is the best food we can feed our dogs, if I put a bowl of dried food and raw down I know what my dogs will pick :)

Comment by Angela Roberts on January 30, 2012 at 4:56am

I have one young bitch who has been fed Natural instincts since 7 months old as she had a terrible appetite but I would like to feed all of mine a raw diet so have joined so that I can pick up some tips on how to prepare my own food for them


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