Dog food from butchers

(6 Posts)
DogCalledRudis Wed 27-Aug-14 11:37:04

Basically, leftover meats, offal and bones. Very good value, and seems our dog likes it. Is is a good diet, or should it still be topped up with dry food?

tabulahrasa Wed 27-Aug-14 11:49:00

There's no need at all to top up with dry food, but, you do need to make sure you're feeding the right amount and the right proportions...

There's a list of rescources on this facebook page. I'd maybe not read them all, lol, (there are a lot) but some of them anyway.

financialwizard Wed 27-Aug-14 12:58:50

I am getting a puppy tomorrow grin and I am going to feed her raw. TBH dependent on where you are depends on the best way to source the meat but there are devoted suppliers.

dogsdinner2.webs.com

The above is a really good website full of good advice about feeding raw, and I have read many others but all say the same sort of thing. The only thing that is different in the main is how much you feed, i.e. according to the dogs weight or what their estimated adult weight is.

Only thing I haven't found out yet is where I can buy fresh sprats.

DogCalledRudis Wed 27-Aug-14 14:23:18

The proportions are tricky because it depends what a butcher has at that moment. Some bones are very meaty and keep the dog busy for half a day, others are pretty much useless.

LadyTurmoil Wed 27-Aug-14 15:01:52

there's also a v good group on FB Raw Feeding UK Worth while joining as advice always given and lots of files you can access and read. Don't forget that the ratio to bone/meat is important so dogs don't get constipated. Tripe is excellent, offal like heart, liver is needed in small quantities. Also eggs and fish once or twice a week.

Some people also add Keeper's Mix as a herbal supplement. Also recommended are coconut oil.

As others have said, sometimes you can get nice, meaty stuff from the butcher's but other times it's mainly bone. Morrisons (if you have in your area) is often mentioned as being a good place to source meat.

tabulahrasa Wed 27-Aug-14 15:19:57

The proportions...you average it out over a week, so if it's a bit bone heavy one day and meaty the next it's not a problem.

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