Anyone want to explain the ins and outs of feeding dogs a raw diet?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by georgialee, May 19, 2009.

  1. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I know I can look it up but there is SO much info out there (some of it conflicting) I thought those of you with experience could probably explain it better. Do you have to give vitamin supplements if you feed raw?

    I have an 18-month old Wolfhound who's probably around 150lbs. Right now he's eating Diamond maintenance which I know isn't the greatest brand, but not the worst either. The average life-span of wolfies in the U.S. is around 6 yrs old... I really want him to live longer than that.

  2. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I tried raw but lived in the city and my dogs all had the runs soo bad and I couldn't wait it out til they got accustomed to it.I know for me I had a book that had menus and suggestions on supplements Give YOur Dog a bone was the name of the book.But you can also feed Evo or other companies make a kibble or even a freeze dried kibble that is grain free and takes all the guess work out of it.taste of the wild etc.Or you can supplement your kibble with a raw or evo.I think the best thing is to pick a good brand name kibble if you are going to use kibble.I do use Diamond but it is the Diamond Natural and it contains no corn,wheat soy etc.With the economy I had to pick something less expensive but still corn,wheat etc free and the Diamond Naturals fit the bill for me.Keep your dog thin and excersise to extend his life too.

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