I'm new here and just need a little constructive critcism about raw feeding. You know when you haven't been doing it long and you feel scared that you're not getting it right for them? Kody was kibble fed up until January this year - when I made the link between kibble and why I'd lost three GSDs to cancer. Kibble was all that they had in common, though I'm getting increasingly suspicious of vaccines.
Luna was raw fed from the start by the breeder so that's all she's known. Luna's been chomping on raw frozen chicken wings from 4 weeks old.
I buy raw food from Natures Menu and chickens from the supermarket. Natures Menu food is human grade, minced and frozen. Kody has, on alternate days, a chicken quarter and beef chunks in the morning and a mix of three of beef, chicken, lamb, turkey, rabbit or green tripe in an evening. For dinner she has a tin of mackerel, sardines or salmon or just an egg. I have to give her this dinnertime feed because I have to feed Luna mid-day and I can't leave Kody out. Luna has the mince mix, and a chicken wing after her morning mince on alternate days. I feed Luna three times per day (she's only 4 months old) The chicken and turkey minces include minced bone. I add chopped carrots, spinach and apple and whatever other veg I have in on alternate days too, that mixes in with the mince. Luna is still swallowing chunks of meat whole so I have to be careful with her and bones. Kody takes her time with her food and is very relaxed so I don't worry about bone with her.
How am I doing? I worry about not enough/too much bone content though I'm checking their poops and adjusting as I see the consistency of that. I had to give Luna a slippery elm capsule yesterday because her poop got really hard for her to pass and I felt awful! She's okay now though. I over-worry but I think I'm on the right track - can anybody see where I might improve? Oh and amounts! Kody has 700g per day, I'm trying to get her weight down a little (she's 42kg) and Luna has around 800g per day.
I dehydrate liver and kidneys for their treats for training and sometimes just when they do something cute so I don't add liver to their feeds. I also add lamb heart in chunks to their meals maybe three times a week.