The BARF diet

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  1. Foster

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    Nope, I'm not referring to bulimia. It stands for Bones And Raw Food and it's for dogs. We're looking at switching Vito to raw food for cost and ease. The gist of it is, you can buy bulk chicken necks for $14 for a 40 lb box.

    According to the research she's done, the raw bones are edible. It's the cooked bones that splinter and pose a choke risk. And you supplement with yogurt and raw veggies, greens, carrots, stuff like that. You run it through a food processor until you have a puree.

    I know we have a lot of pet owners here. Anyone have experience with this diet?
     
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    I wouldn't suggest eating dog food man.
     
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    *facepalm.jpeg*
     
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    I tried something similar to this that included the raw veggies but my dog would moan all night after , I think it gave my dog cramps or something. As for chicken necks, dogs love these. My dog loves turkey necks also but Ive never seen these on sale by themselves.
     
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    Never heard of it, I brought my pencil tho.

    We have a cat that has a stomach virus, and we just let her puke it out everyday instead of always trying to cram the pills down her throat.
    She's happier that way
     
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    Are you sure the cat has a stomach virus? Does your cat often chew on rubber bands, plants , or ribbions of some sort?
     
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    I would still be ultra-careful with the bones. Even though dogs will naturally eat bones, if they haven't before they could very well get a shard or splinter in their mouth/throat. We occasionally give our boys a bone, but watch them like hawks.
     
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    It's recommended to use smaller, non-weight bearing parts anyway. Wings, backs and necks with smaller bones. We'll keep away from thighs and drumsticks. No bones that are cooked or dried out.
     
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    off to KFC....

    for me, not my dog.
    thread gave me the munchies.
     
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    :yuck 
     
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    When I was growing up, we always gave our dogs bones. Not once did any dog ever choke and die on a bone. When a friend of mine scolded me for giving her dog a bone, I was shocked when she told me it could choke on it. Oh well...
     
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    Sometime's you want to throw the dog a tbone or turkey leg but can't really. Sucks.

    I dunno man have you seen some of those canned dog food commercials?
    Some of that looks delicious, so beefy and gravylike
     
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    Where are you going to store 40 Lbs of chicken necks? I hope you have a huge freezer at home...
     
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    I'm.. bulimic...

    you can read minds?

    :eek:  :eek: 
     
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    this was on that show Dirty Jobs they showed how it was made.........:yuck 
     
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    Chicken can give your dog pankreatitus....more so in small dogs. My dog got it from eating chicken my son would feed her, which wasn't a lot.
     
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    Hey Foster. We almost went to a raw meat diet with our dog before he passed. It has many benefits one of them being its high in protein, which Rogers’s body was not absorbing at the time. We had great luck talking with the people at Chuck & Don's pet food store when my little guy was still alive. I know they have a store in Roseville and White Bear Lake. Good luck!
     
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    My dog will eat just about anything. She does like vegetables a lot though, even if we sometimes have to suffer some hefty dog farts because of it. Give her a carrot and she'll eat it like a bone. In summer she's very fond of frozen vegetables as they're crunchy and cooling. Give her an ice cube on a hot day and she thinks it's the best thing ever. :) 
    Beyond that it's just normal dog meat and some doggy biscuits.
    Not sure I'd want to give her chicken necks and bones though, even if she probably would still eat them.
     

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