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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

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Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2016

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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 Sue Paterson on March 21, 2012 at 5:12pm

Thank you for your replies.

Yes Rita I have used NI tripe and Steo and puppy both like it, but if I give too frequently Steo will still turn his nose up! I think he may be the sort of dog who would accept a 'fasting' day as used to be advocated, but i will soldier on:)

Silvia, I think you may be right..a family thing maybe! Ask Sue :)

Jennie, I tried to hide the finely chopped liver ( less than half an ounce) but he still looked horrified...puppy helped him out!!

I'll keep plugging away and keep giving different things like you do with toddlers!!

Comment by Andrea Maxwell on April 10, 2012 at 10:45pm

Hey all - don't forget, offal (organ meat) is an important part if you are making raw mixes yourselves... Heart is not included as it is classed as a muscle meat, but it is still a good source of meat for the dogs..

this week, we experimented with some lamb necks, pig trotters and whole raw white fish fillets... they LOVED them all!

Comment by Jennie Benstead on April 11, 2012 at 3:48am

Mine love fish Andrea...the first time Riley had a whole fish (small one) with its head on he gave such a funny look..think he did not like the fish looking at him lol..

Comment by Rita Wilson on April 11, 2012 at 9:45am

Welcome to the group Andrea! our dogs love fish aswell..salmon strips are their favourite. Our supplier of raw food can supply full prey now like whole rabbit...I think our dogs would play with it rather than eating it lol 

Comment by lindalucas on April 19, 2012 at 5:33am

Our setter Rio has been on a raw meat diet since he was 6 months old ,we also adopted a little spaniel cross from Dogs Trust last year called Indie,she is also now on raw meat diet,they both love it and their coats are beautiful and,no smelly breath,i would recommend it to anyone.

Comment by Rob Sumby on April 28, 2012 at 9:20pm

I am an advocate of the BARF diet, and started our little bitch Ruby on the diet the vary day we picked her up. She is doing splendidly.  I am very much a believer that raw is best, contrary to what her Vet might think.  I have seen firsthand what cooked wheat based diets do to dogs and I am just sorry for the dogs.  Both dogs suffer from skin conditions, drink a large amount of water, appear to have low energy levels and smell dreadful, even after being bathed.

Unfortunately, it’s just easier for some people to open a packet and dispense biscuits/kibble than take their dogs health seriously.  Would the same people feed themselves dried biscuits?

Comment by Rita Wilson on May 11, 2012 at 10:16am

Welcome to the group Linda and Rob.

Comment by Teresa Jones on May 11, 2012 at 1:41pm

Murfee will be 1 year old on Monday and is growing well but his stools are quite loose sometimes.  He mainly eats chicken but has a variety including duck legs, lamb chops (excess fat removed), pork ribs and chops, oxtail, sardines cooked and raw but when he has liver or green tripe his stools are very loose i want him  to have a varied diet so that he receives all the nutrients he needs.  Do you think a probiotic supplement would help i thought it might have been the Advocate at first but now i think it's a digestive problem as in the evenings after his meal he can be a bit windy.  He eats very quickly, even if he has half a chicken for dinner it's gone in a couple of minutes.  Any advice?

Comment by Rita Wilson on May 11, 2012 at 1:47pm

How much liver would you give? Liver but can be too rich for them and play havoc with their digestive system. If you find he's to windy you can add charcoal to the dogs meal, this helps to absorb the gas. 

Comment by Sue Paterson on May 15, 2012 at 3:15am


Sorry! I'm so frustrated. My 2 year old Steo tends to be a bit uninterested in food sometimes. Now the 8 month old pup is copying him and feeding raw has gone on the back burner, simply because they will not eat it! Not even green tripe! Honestly you'd think I was poisoning them the way they look at it and back off!

I've reverted to Naturediet which Steo used to have (before he went off that!) and at least they're eating something... for now.

I hope I can get them back to it later:((


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