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The Raw Diet Tips and Recipes

Discussion in 'Dog Food and Diet' started by Violet Turner, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. Violet Turner

    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    Yes a lot of vets will recommend not, but the practice i worked at recommended raw diets because of the benefits it has for dogs and cats. Also i know that with chicken bones if there raw you have to be careful of salmonella and e coli witch can be life threating. i have seen many occurrences of this.
     
  2. JudyN

    JudyN Moderator Moderator Registered

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    They certainly shouldn't be eaten any way other than raw... You just apply normal food hygiene practices same as you would with your own food and make sure you use a reliable supplier. I know people who have been feeding multiple dogs raw for many years and never had a problem related to their diet. Of course, there will be some, just as humans sometimes get salmonella and e coli - and these are the ones that the vets get to see.
     
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  3. Violet Turner

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    i think if you buy it from a butchers they are more reliable i might be wrong but yeah. Also just a quick tip if you have a local butchers, go in and ask for any bones they have spare and they might do them for free like my butchers.
     
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    Gary FBN New Member Partner Registered

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    I can assure you that kibble is capable of having a lot less than 50% Starch. The higher quality kibbles have 80% meat (some a tad higher) and cat kibble can be 90% meat. Its not the starch that holds a kibble together but the production method.
     
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  5. Violet Turner

    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    I don't think your right. but anyway
     
  6. JudyN

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    Are you disputing the nutritional analysis the manufacturers give on their packaging and websites? Starch is a carb, and they don't give carb levels, if you add up the rest (protein, fat, fibre and moisture), in many grain-free brands that adds up to well over 50%.
     
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    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    so i wasn't right?
     
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    Not if the manufacturers' breakdowns are correct. Where do you get your information?
     
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    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    I did a course in food and diet when i was in collage (a long time ago)
     

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