Pre-packaged raw diet is not time consuming at all. Just pull out however much you need in the morning, its defrosted by afternoon, and you feed. Done and simple.
If you use your own meat and veggies, which I sometimes do, you make a big batch in the beginning of the week the last the entire week, freeze it. Do the same defrosting as the prepackaged. Simple and easy.
I just switched Lacy to a raw diet a few weeks ago and she seems to be doing great on it. I didn't want the inconvienence of planning prey model diets so I feed Nature's Variety raw diet. I alternate giving her rabbit one day, beef the next and then chicken/turkey. You can go to www.naturesvariety.com to learn more info and see the ingredients. There is definitely less poop and her hair is softer and she seems to have more energy. I would definitely give it a try!
it's a about 1 hour month more time consuming for me than kibble is. it takes me one hour to prepare 200lbs of food. I grind mine up and put it in glad tag along tupper ware. I have found the RAw diet to really work well for me. I have seen many benefits. Though, I have seen dogs live full happy lives on kibble.
I have been feeding my 5 dogs on raw diet for about 2.5 years now- although I grind my own food - I bought a Maverick 5501 meat grinder and I grind up the whole chicken (necks, hearts, bones and all) cut up first in small pieces and I occasionally add veggies, fruits, eggs, shells. I also switch and feed them green tripe - very good for them - has lots of nutritional value - not a lot of work if you prepare ahead of time and have loads of freezer space, otherwise, the commercial frozen raw food is great - Nature's Variety is one of the best, my sister in VA feeds her chi nothing but that kind of dog food. My dogs love raw diet - they're all doing great, coats are shiny and soft, no smelly poops etc... Other type of food you can give - yogurt, cottage cheese - just check out other websites or links to raw diet feeders - there are literally hundreds of sites you can surf - good luck and have fun!!
300 dollars from northeren tool. IT will go through rabbit and chicken bone..it's only a 1 horse wo it will not handle anything tougher than that. and you have toi be carefull with stuff that is very tough like pig skin...it will twist around the spine and jam...though I have gotten good at it and do not have any jams. You do nothave to grind...it just makes it easier for me to store, and feed.
I didn't mean all organs, I meant digestive system organs. Is that good for them? Is liver OK. I have been reading and some say liver is ok and other NO. I have also read that the digestive system stuff is bad. Am I wrong.
5% of the weekly diet should be organ meats including liver. What you have read is true. both are right. liver is a filtering organ so it contains some of the animals filtered out toxins. but it is also the most mineral rich organ. so if you feed it sparingly. you will be alright. but still get those precious minerals.