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    I checked the Primal Pet Foods website and they follow the BARF 'formula' so its a good option for someone who can't get the fresh stuff all the time.

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    Tecnicly, what I feed mine is probably closer to the prey model (meat/offal/bone ratios)

    Yeah... Untill my mastiff goes and steals 4 punnets worth of strawberries while im talking to the farmer
    Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

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    BARF = biologically appropriate raw food /= raw meaty bones
    Think of it as a canine Atkins, started out as a good idea but then be and commercialised so much that you needed to buy specific products to ensure you were feeding the correct macro/micros etc

    Whereas this is the equivalent to Mark's or Robb Wolf's gig ��
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    BARF = biologically appropriate raw food /= raw meaty bones
    Think of it as a canine Atkins, started out as a good idea but then be and commercialised so much that you needed to buy specific products to ensure you were feeding the correct macro/micros etc

    Whereas this is the equivalent to Mark's or Robb Wolf's gig 😊
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    How do you know how much meat to feed your dog? My dog is a 50 pound female Australian Cattle Dog, how much should she get? Also, when switching to raw, are there any digestive problems? I would think that just like a human the dog may need healthy bacteria from yogurt or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ar0e View Post
    How do you know how much meat to feed your dog? My dog is a 50 pound female Australian Cattle Dog, how much should she get? Also, when switching to raw, are there any digestive problems? I would think that just like a human the dog may need healthy bacteria from yogurt or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ar0e View Post
    How do you know how much meat to feed your dog? My dog is a 50 pound female Australian Cattle Dog, how much should she get? Also, when switching to raw, are there any digestive problems? I would think that just like a human the dog may need healthy bacteria from yogurt or something.
    A good place to start is 2% of body weight and then adjust as needed if they drop/gain weight
    Just like people there indivigual needs vary
    I have a 85lb high energy German Shepherd and a 170 lb Low energy English Mastiff.
    Even though the mastiff is double the weight, there enegy levels mean that they both do perfect on an average of 1kg of meat each daily

    As for digestion issues, again, its indivigual, some dogs switch over without any issues, others take some time for their body to adjust back to normal
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    Quote Originally Posted by SophieScreams View Post
    All that aside, why are you buying a dog? Are there no pit rescues or animal shelters in your area?
    Yes there are lots of rescues and animal shelters but none of the let us have dogs because we have children and the general policy is no dogs to families with small children under 12 years. So that's why we are 'buying' a dog.

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    My Siberian Husky gets feed meat, bones, and some veggies occasionally, and he's as healthy as a horse. My cats get meat and fish and hunt regularly, and they're beasts. I have two 3 month old kittens that look exactly like the one eating that rabbit, and they're little monsters. One of them cornered and killed a mouse the other day and devoured it on my new hardwood floors while growling loudly, so adorable hahah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elliottsmith View Post
    Yes there are lots of rescues and animal shelters but none of the let us have dogs because we have children and the general policy is no dogs to families with small children under 12 years. So that's why we are 'buying' a dog.
    We ran into that problem too, then it was made worse by the fact that we had dared not have a pet for several years. We got lucky and found a lady desperate to get rid of a "lab mix" puppy. Turns out that means pitt bull

    Im sure your bought puppy will be very excited to have such a great home. I doubt many people are researching food 2 months before hand.
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