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Advice re BARF please

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GreenieGables Sat 12-Nov-16 08:53:02

Sorry I know this has been done to death and I have AS it, but I'm after some advice specific to my needs please.

I have a 27kg greyhound, currently on Millie's. I'm interested in switching to a raw diet but quite frankly am confused and overwhelmed by it all.

I need someone to break it down for me and tell me exactly what I should be feeding my hound, and in what quantities. It's all very well saying 60-70% raw meaty bones, but how do I work that out if I don't know how much she should have in weight per meal?

I currently feed her twice a day, and tbh could do with a comprehensive meal plan of what to feed for each meal!

GreenieGables Sun 13-Nov-16 19:10:18

Bump. Anyone?

tabulahrasa Sun 13-Nov-16 19:40:11

It's 2-3% of their body weight so for 27kg that's 540-810g a day.

GreenieGables Sun 13-Nov-16 20:05:59

Thank you, that's a great help. I couldn't find that information anywhere!

BagelGoesWalking Mon 14-Nov-16 00:53:39

Good sites to look at are: Look at the Quickstart Guide "Breaking it all down" and the "Feeding Quantity Chart" This will give you the basics. It's simply 70-80% meat - 10-20% bone - 10% organ meat - think of these quantities over a week/10 days, don't stress that you've got the %s accurate every single day. You will quickly judge by the dog's poo - too white = too much bone, too loose = too much offal (normally). Start with basic chicken, add in tiny amounts of offal (too much and you'll know!). Eggs, sardines, tripe (frozen pellets from P@H) are all great for skin/fur glossiness.

GreenieGables Mon 14-Nov-16 12:58:54

Thank you so much, that explains everything I need to know smile

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