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Raw Feeding

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Veba, Jan 31, 2021.


  1. Veba

    Veba PetForums Member

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    For various reasons we're looking to move to raw (completes) . I've read quite a bit but as usual there is so much information and a lot is conflicting. He's a nearly 3 year old show cocker spaniel currently fed on kibble.

    The questions I have so far are:

    How strict should we be with transition? I've read 1 week of green tripe but local shop says 3 days then 3 days boneless beef then on to bones.

    How strict should we be with kibble as treats? Or anything as treats really. We give (in moderation) cheese, primula, yogurt, ham, biscuits bones, sausage, peanut butter, and veg. He does get mainly natural treats though.

    I'm looking at feeding MVM. Any reason not to? Or any other recommendations in the same price range? Was hoping to buy from a local shop but we do have quite a lot of options.

    Any recommendations for Facebook groups or forums? I've not liked the few I've joined so far.
     
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    Veba PetForums Member

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    Bumping in the hope someone can answer...
     
  3. Mum2Ozzy

    Mum2Ozzy PetForums Member

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    Hey, i don't have personal experience with raw but did some reading about it as I considered it for our puppy. I've come across information that to introduce raw you can skip evening meal and serve raw for breakfast, single protein. Or introduce it slowly like with any new food. Having said that my puppy eats mostly wet/home cooked food and I have him raw chicken wing couple of times with no adverse effect on his digestion. Have you read sticky thread on raw here? X
     
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    CheddarS PetForums VIP

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    I feed raw and would do a slow transition as then you can see if there are issues. MVM are great so good choice. Join Facebook BARF UK as they have loads of useful advice and guidance
     
  5. Veba

    Veba PetForums Member

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    I read the sticky at the start of my research but it's 10 years old and what I've read since contradicts some things!
     
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    That's the only group I'm still in but they seem very rigid! I think their transition guide includes DIY but I'm not wanting to do that even for a short while. I'll have another read through. Thanks.
     
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    Look up cam the vet nutritionist, he's promoting raw and if I remember correctly there was info about introducing raw there x
     
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    Thanks, I just saw that on another thread so off to read now.

    We're running out of kibble so I must get a plan in place!
     
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