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Old 09-28-2010, 12:16 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Yes. That's how I am. I sort of know that what I believe is not correct, but somehow I can't get it out of my head!!
Take it step by step. If you start with the soft, cartilage bones like small lamb and pork ribs, then take a deep breath and try a duck neck (reputed to be largely cartilage, and the bones are tiny and very soft), and then a chicken neck - again, tiny soft bones - then you may find you never need to feed chicken bones at all.
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I'm going to yell this because I've said it many times and it is easily found on the web:

RAW CHICKEN BONES ARE SOFT, FLEXIBLE AND DISSOLVE IN A DOGS HIGHLY ACIDIC STOMACH EASILY.

COOKED CHICKEN BONES ARE THE DANGEROUS ONES. THEY SPLINTER INTO SHARP SHARDS.

RAW AND COOKED ARE VERY DIFFERENT. DON'T LUMP THEM INTO THE SAME CATEGORY!!!

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That said- yes it takes a leap of faith- even still with puppies who i raise on premade/ground the first chicken back i give... oh i sit there and hold my breath. Bella i swear likes to lodge them in her mouth- but i give it a moment and she chomps and chows down happily
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I agree, it's just a leap of faith.
I will never go back.

I just pack frozen coolers when we go camping, it's not so bad. It thaws out as we go (my dogs will eat frozen food) and we'll pick up some fresh stuff from stores in the area if we run out.

I will never ever go back to kibble.

My dogs look/feel amazing.
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LOL -

Yes there is much misconception..........same with many things that people are not familiar with or experienced. Some can take the leap and some cannot. I never thought I could handle the Raw but is fairly easier than I thought.

Not only is their digestive system built to break down the bones (for the most part) their throats are also shaped that when they do choke they stretch their necks out and spit/throw it right back up Once it came back out it went right back in the mouth with a good chomp and swallow. It is scary when you see this - regardless of their bodies being able to handle it. But they are just as likely to choke on kibble as Raw, truth.

I think the best thing anyone can do considering this is exactly this, ask questions, read the different variations and have a good plan.
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I was on the verge of feeding raw for years, but I was afraid.
Now I look back and laugh at myself, because it's so easy.

I trained my guys to eat on towels.

I asked a ton of questions at first, and people are very friendly about helping.
Let me know if you want some websites that can help.
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Let me know if you want some websites that can help.
YES! Can you share that one that has the pictures and videos of the dogs and breaks things down real user friendly???

I think its danemamas site....
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Yeah she is awesome:
Dedicated to proper carnivore nutrition - Prey Model Raw Feeding for Dogs & Cats


That is a great site, and she really goes into how to start.
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I have fed my 11 year old cat on pre made raw (Primal Venison) for a couple of years now when she presented with severe food allergies. My cat sitter says that my cat has the softest fur of any cat she cares for, and I agree, not to mention the tiny poops.

So I'm a fan of raw, and when I got Fozzie that's what I planned to do. My breeder was adamant that she'd been feeding hund-n-flocken kibble for 20 years and never had an issue and to be truthful I was tempted by the reasonable cost and ease of the kibble.

But Fozzie just doesn't like it and it's really a chore to keep trying to push him to eat. So it should be easy to feed Primal, but my freezer space in my small downtown apartment is now at a premium with our regular use plus the cat's frozen dinner. We definitely do not have the space to feed regular raw human food for now, but I'm open to it.

So I'm trying to decide whether to change to a more palatable kibble, such as Orijen 6 fish; move to dehydrated raw like Stella and Chewy's, or bite the bullet and go to primal raw patties and use the dehydrated raw for travel.

Open to new ideas and suggestions, too!
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