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Old 05-25-2015, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been googling the heck out of raw feeding and the consensus seems to be to NOT feed both kibble and raw at the same time.

However, I can't find a specific definition to "at the same time." Common sense says that kibble and raw do not belong in the same meal. But can one meal a day be raw, and one kibble? Or would that be akin to switching foods every day and screw up the digestive system? If that's the case, would kibble-like treats be off the table, as well?

The reason I'm asking is that I would like to make meal times training times, and that seems like it would be kind of hard if I'm only feeding raw. BUT I would like to move away from food rewards as soon as possible.
I've never had a puppy, only adult dogs, so I just really want to do the absolute best I can.
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Many of us feed both kibble and raw...........I feed Molly her raw meal in the A.M. and free feed her a measured amount of kibble that she grazes on thru out the day. Her typical raw meal is either dehydrated raw (Sojos or Honest Kitchen), raw chicken, or a raw ground beef/beef heart patty. Her kibble is also rotated in type/manufacturer She has never had a tummy problem so I guess I am lucky. I have fed her this way since puppyhood..
Every dog is different so you have to go with what works for your individual dog! You can still use kibble as her training treats, even if you feed entirely raw.........
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I'm no expert, but I saw a post on here once advising that dogs can handle different types of food in the same day, maybe it was even in the same meal, usually with no trouble because wild canines would never have been picky and only eating one type of food - they would have eaten whatever they came across whenever they found it. So conceivably in one day a wild canine could eat rodents, deer carcass and bones, salmon, berries etc.

My pup eats kibble with freeze-dried raw, and for her nighttime crate treat, she gets a small handful of frozen raw bites (thawed of course). Everyday she has both kibble, freeze-dried raw, and frozen raw and does fine.

But like MollyMuiMa said, every dog is different!
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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my newly whelped bitch is having 4 meals a day same as while she was waiting to whelp, this consists of a home cooked vegetable mix with added salmon or fresh cooked fish, I add a scoop of fresh minced beef + spoon of cooked rice 1 tsp of coconut oil and a heaped teaspoon of divetalact (nursing supplement) I mix all this well adding a small quantity of chicken stock to moisten. she also has free range access to top quality dry I also give her a chicken wing every other day. Once pups are weaned she will go back to meat + rice and veges twice a day and dry to graze on.
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I feed Stella and Chewey's raw in the am and give Origin kibble as a treat during the day and for the evening meal she gets Origen kibble with S&C dehydrated mixed in with water. She is gaga over the Pheasant.

the kibble works great for training.

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Many people feed both kibble and raw but it should be fed at different meals, as it is digested at different rates.
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Hans gets kibble with dehydrated raw as a topper at every meal, and he does fine with the mix. I would love to feed him only raw but it isn't practical for us.
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I'm sure it's fine to give a small amount of raw with the kibble to make it tastier but I wouldn't feed half and half in the same meal. In that case I would definitely make one meal raw and one meal kibble.
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I've always been skeptical of the claim that raw and kibble can't be fed together and I do in fact mix premade raw and kibble in the same meal. The only thing I will not do is feed raw edible bones with kibble as the bones really do require a different digestive process than kibble. Premade raw is almost always high pressure pasteurized and essentially just uncooked canned food so I don't worry one bit about mixing it.
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Well that is your choice and you are entitled to it.

I did a lot of of research when I decided to feed kibble in addition to raw. I went on to raw feeding forums to see what others were doing and the general consensus was definitely not to feed the two together. I then researched the reason behind this and it just made good sense to me, they are both digested at totally different rates. As I like to err on the side of caution I decided not to mix the two. Also, a lot of premade raw has the bones included.
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