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Old 01-25-2009, 12:58 PM   #1
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Question Raw Meaty Bones Diet?

RMB (Raw Meaty Bones) diet? Does anyone feed their dogs a RMB diet? I've never heard of until recently but am curious if anyone here has. Pros Cons?

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Finest food you can give your dog is RMB's.

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Old 01-25-2009, 01:17 PM   #3
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Lots of info at www.rawfed.com

I have been raw feeding since my dog was 4 months old and from the reading I have done feel it is the best thing I have done for my dog. I have read sites made by people raw feeding a lot longer than I have (over a decade in some cases) and have also had great results.

As far as I can tell the only Con for me has been to see how we've all been conned by the slick commercials and mis-education of our vets by the commercial pet food companies. I don't feel raw is more expensive than what I considered to be the best of a bad lot of dry foods and I certainly feel that my dog will do better on raw than on commercial food(even food with no corn in it). However as with anything experiences may differ with different dogs so it is really up to you.

I personally will never feed a dog that I own commercial food ever again.

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O bugs, sorry, I pressed post by mistake !! I was just about to go on and say that you cannot just feed them on their own though. You need to feed a balanced diet to feed the BARF diet correctly, which includes some muscle meat, offal, pureed raw vegetables, a whole egg now and then and maybe some fruit too. Some dogs love bananas and melons, mine doesn't, but he loves everything else. Any advice you need, just ask, there are lots of BARFers on this site, but you really should buy the book as well by Ian Billinghurst "Give Your Dog A Bone".

It costs me approximately 60 to feed Tai, who is a very large dog, for 3 months. Which equates to a top quality kibble roughly I would imagine. But the money you save on vets bills means that the diet is actually a lot cheaper overall.

I've been feeding raw for about 10 years now, and never regretted it - nor have my dogs !!

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O bugs, sorry, I pressed post by mistake !! I was just about to go on and say that you cannot just feed them on their own though. You need to feed a balanced diet to feed the BARF diet correctly, which includes some muscle meat, offal, pureed raw vegetables, a whole egg now and then and maybe some fruit too. Some dogs love bananas and melons, mine doesn't, but he loves everything else. Any advice you need, just ask, there are lots of BARFers on this site, but you really should buy the book as well by Ian Billinghurst "Give Your Dog A Bone".
I have all Billinghurst's books & followed his way of feeding for quite some time to April. Then I bought Dr Tom Lonsdale's books & he has a simpler way of feeding. RMBs some muscle meat & low fat table scraps.
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I've been looking into this and am about ready to make the plunge. Good advice and info here , but I am scared to death of missing something nutritionally that they need

So I will continue to reasearch with the next step being sourcing components of the diet and after I see what's available planning out the meals for the weekly rotation
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Don't be scared Necknot, buy the book, read it, but don't be bedazzled by it. IMO it is a very badly typeset book, and is also very badly written in that it is so muddled. However, it is not a hard read, and you will feel more confident once you get into both the book and the feeding.

Just remember one thing ... what comes out the other end is your basic guide as to whether you are doing things correctly. Dry, crumbly poos = too much bone and possibly not enough pureed veg. Sloppy joe's = not enough bone, and possibly too much muscle meat and/or pureed veg. That's the basis of raw feeding.

Secondly, just make sure that your boy has a good balance of meats ... raw green tripe is fantastically good food, because it is the stomach lining including some digested vegetable matter ... very BARF !! Raw chicken wings are great ... I would feed a rottie a couple of these a day as treats. A raw meaty bone is a daily must if at all possible. Organ meat ... raw liver, heart, kidneys in moderation are great, too much your dog may get the squits. It really is commonsense. In addition to the good variety of muscle meat, organ, bones and a little pureed raw veg, I feed a couple of teaspoons of cod liver oil per day. That is rich in vits A and D. A raw carrot is a healthy titbit to give your dog, he can't digest a raw carrot fed whole of course, but it helps to keep the teeth clean and being carbohydrate provides a little energy.

Don't get too bogged down in planning ... my planning consists of just having to remember to get something out of the freezer in good time for the evening meal. I would recommend that if you haven't got one already, that you may like to consider having a separate freezer for the dog food. This is because if you want to save money, you might like to buy meat for the dog in bulk from an internet supplier. This will invariably not have been handled to the same standards as human meat, so it really should be kept separate from your human meat if possible, but this isn't essential. We lived quite healthily for 10 years without this luxury and are still here to tell the tale!

There are loads of people on this site who will be able to help you, so you will be in good hands! Best of luck to you, and let us know how it goes !

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I feed a raw diet, best thing you can feed your dogs in my opinion, the difference it makes is quite amazing. Compare the teeth of my pup and his litter mates who are fed dry and the difference is already noticable, they're only one year old, today actually! Just one of the many benefits.
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Well said AJ, I could not agree more. How long have you been feeding raw?

Happy birthday to your boy and his litter mates !!

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I hear ya , but i don't want my guys to have "yuck butt" I want to figure all that out first and make sure I'm covering all of the nutritional bases within 3 or 4 days .

So far all I have read is a series of articles from "The Whole Dog Journal" and several on-line tidbits . Thanks for the book reference . That's exactly what I need to get and have around for reference .
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