TIPS ON FEEDING YOUR DOG A RAW MEAT DIET
IS A RAW MEAT DIET REALLY BETTER FOR DOGS?
I finally decided to bite the bullet and have been feeding all my dogs an "All Raw Meat Diet" for the past several years or so and absolutely love it! I used to think I had too many dogs to feed an all raw meat diet, now I know how foolish that thinking was.
When I go to my supplier I buy 800 lb of chicken, along with organ meat, fish, oils, eggs and other ingredients. The dogs chow like you would not believe.
COMPARING THE COST OF FEEDING YOUR DOG RAW MEAT TO KIBBLE
Every two or three days I give each a good size hunk of liver or beef heart. I buy the liver in a box that weighs 30 lbs and I pay about .90 cents a pound and about a buck a pound for the heart. I also feed them once a week canned Mackerel, and give them all Salmon Oil All-Natural Dog Food Supplement everyday.
I look for sales on other meats and feed those as I find them. I just bought a bunch of Kidneys to feed as well. I found a place where I can get beef heart in a 70lb box for about a dollar a lb and have been feeding that about every other day. I just try to mix things up a bit for some variety and a little balance in their diet. I avoid any and all vegetables. I try to feed about 3 to 4 lbs a day per 100 lbs of weight. I also add K9 SHOW STOPPER , depending on the need of each dog.
WHAT IS THE COST OF FEEDING A RAW MEAT DIET FOR DOGS?
Because you will need to feed about 3 lbs of raw a day you would have to purchase your Raw Food for 33 cents a pound to feed as cheaply as the kibble dog food. Of course your milage may vary. You will have to price everything out and carefully weigh portions to figure out your cost of feeding a raw meat diet to your dog per day. And don't forget, you may have some added cost with refrigeration.
Too, I do not try to make my Pitbulls fat. Only an idiot would do such. I want my dogs to be healthy and regulate the amounts they eat and properly exercise them. If your Pitbulls are too thin, you are breeding the wrong blood and generally has nothing to do with the dog food.
If you are concerned about the weight of your dog, read HELP YOUR DOG TO GAIN OR LOSE WEIGHT WITH MR PITBULL
On the next page I outline the advantages of feeding raw.
I also talk about whether it is wise to feed a raw diet to puppies.