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August 1st, 2011, 09:29 AM
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Baxter has been eating raw pretty much since we brought him home. I tried him on Orijen and Acana but he wasn't really interested in food unless he was STARVING. I hated it so much because I went out of my way to research kibble to make sure I made the best choice for him and he wasn't interested at all.

We didn't bother finishing the bag of Orijen and just switched him over to a "prey model raw" diet and he absolutely LOVES IT! I was hesitant to start because I was worried about him giving my kids salmonella by dragging raw meat around, or that he'd smell of it etc. - I'm thrilled we took the plunge! He eats so neatly on a "pee pad", he never smells (in fact he smells better!), and his poops are awesome and not soft like they used to be! He is so excited at mealtimes it's a joy to feed him.

Just wanted to share my experience and see if there are any other raw feeders on the JM boards?
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August 1st, 2011, 03:43 PM
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I don't feed raw as it's just too expensive since I have 2 large dogs, but I do give raw meat a few times a month and I educate on animal nutrition, raw included, for those that have a desire to learn about it and can afford it.

So glad it's working for you guys!
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August 1st, 2011, 03:47 PM
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I don't feed raw as it's just too expensive since I have 2 large dogs, but I do give raw meat a few times a month and I educate on animal nutrition, raw included, for those that have a desire to learn about it and can afford it.

So glad it's working for you guys!

2 large dogs would be pretty $$$! I am only feeding a ShihPoo and he's about 6.5lbs LOL
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August 1st, 2011, 06:08 PM
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Yeah I have a 70 pound German Shepherd and a 67 pound Boxer.
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August 4th, 2011, 05:40 PM
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I agree it was too expensive for me. I have 3 dogs, 90lbs, 55lbs, and 40lbs. My rescue, Tucker, refused to eat it so I ended up throwing a lot out. I did it for about a year with the other two, but didnt see any improvement in Rileys allergies (which was why I fed raw in the 1st place) so I went back to kibble and can mix.
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September 19th, 2011, 03:13 PM
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my mom raw feeds her jack russel. he is really healthy. beat an abscess without meds [a dog bit him], no cavities or gingivitis at 7 years old.. of course his coat isnt exactly soft though because he is a wire-hair lol!
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September 21st, 2011, 05:28 AM
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We feed raw about once a week....would love to do it full time but its too expensive and I like the convenience of kibble. We have several large breeds and I run a kennel, so kibble is a staple around here.
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October 6th, 2011, 10:00 PM
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While I do not serve them raw food, I ensure that my dogs are not served processed food like pedigree. Such processed foods are grain based diet which by nature isn’t correct for dogs. Dogs come from wolves and are carnivorous animal with vegetables and fruit based diet. I give them 50% meat and 50% vegetables and fruits. They love having oranges and strawberries.
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October 26th, 2011, 03:02 PM
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I researched it and was so close to going for it, but we tried a grain free diet and that cut down on her ear infections. I would however love to see if going raw would help with her horrible breath/teeth. They say it does. Unfortunately she gets crazy in the head when she gets bones, so the thought of feeding her raw scared me a little.
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October 26th, 2011, 05:21 PM
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I researched it and was so close to going for it, but we tried a grain free diet and that cut down on her ear infections. I would however love to see if going raw would help with her horrible breath/teeth. They say it does. Unfortunately she gets crazy in the head when she gets bones, so the thought of feeding her raw scared me a little.
If you give a raw meaty bone 2-3 times per week, THAT should fix her teeth/breath issue.
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October 28th, 2011, 10:57 AM
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If you give a raw meaty bone 2-3 times per week, THAT should fix her teeth/breath issue.
Yes but I'm terrified at her behavior when she gets bones like that. She goes nuts if you go anywhere near here and she'll snap, start growling, bark, show her teeth, and act as thought she's gonna rip a chunk out of you. Any suggestions?
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March 22nd, 2012, 01:58 PM
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I do! I feed my 8 month 38 pound boxer raw exclusively, she loves it!
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