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Old 02-10-2013, 11:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I fed it to Zsa Zsa for several months. I would like to order more but it is so expensive. I may still go back. She loved it, although it did take her a bit to realize it was actually food. I still feed her raw chicken gizzards and livers and today I gave her a raw chicken wing. She loved it. She doesn't really give kisses and since she occasionally embibes on her own um...poop...I don't encourage kisses. I figure raw food is cleaner than raw poop.

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Old 02-11-2013, 01:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by eiksaa View Post
That's funny, because I was reading about Small Batch today and that's what prompted me to post that thread about protein content. This website says the protein content is 14% but how could that be for something raw, meat based? And isn't that too low? Boy I am confused.
SmallBatch Raw Frozen Dog Food | Review and Rating
If you scroll down on the website you referenced, it kinda explains it for you "The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 51%, a fat level of 36% and estimated carbohydrates of about 5%." Looks like an excellent food.

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Old 02-11-2013, 01:52 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by silverhaven View Post
If you scroll down on the website you referenced, it kinda explains it for you "The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 51%, a fat level of 36% and estimated carbohydrates of about 5%." Looks like an excellent food.
Yes, I read Pam's reply on that thread AFTER I made this post.

So now I think this protein level is too high, haha. Oh boy, wish this was easier.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:55 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I switched Ben to Stella and Cheweys frozen raw a few months ago and it is the best thing that could have happened to him. He was never a good eater and now he twirls around at feeding time. His coat looks better already and he just acts like he feels better. I do have to wash his face after feeding.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:03 AM   #15 (permalink)
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All I can say is I'm very comfortable with the Small Batches Raw frozen patties, only because within 3 months Dom has never has a food/potty/itching problem and I believe the protein level is acceptable.

Another difference you see on the raw is the poop size, it's crazy, way smaller than on kibble. His vet said that's great as the food waste is minimal showing that he is absorbing all the goodness.

He eats the beef, lamb & turkey. His energy level is incredible and even his groomer tells me she has never seen a Maltese hair so soft and shiny as Dominic's (to which I give credit also to the coconut oil).

Sometimes I sneak some green beans or carrots to see if he slows down the eating but man, he eats fast. Attachment 115202

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:32 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I do homecook for my three but have also introduced Sojos as well. They seem to do very well on that !!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:58 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I have been feeding this:

Nature?s Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Dog Food | Review and Rating

I also do a rotational diet. I switch proteins every month or so. This food has a dry matter protein of 41% which is still a bit high for my liking for our breed. They aren't pulling a sled in the snow or hearding sheep all day! I use about 1/3 - 1/2 the recommended amount and suppliment the feeding with fresh veg, sweet or regular potatos etc. I cook the veg and keep it in the fridge. I thaw the frozed raw food for the day overnight in the fridge. I warm up the veg and add the raw and feed. Dogs love it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:44 PM   #18 (permalink)
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We rotate between Sojos grain free turkey or beef, Stella & Chewy's freeze dried, and Dr. Harvey's Veg to Bowl with cooked meat.
I have tried the frozen raw a few times (S&C and Bravo), but cannot get two of my three to eat it. I don't think they like the texture. They back away from it
My Lhasa, Buddy, had itchy ears and chewed his feet every night, but since we switched to raw and grain free, he has been doing great. I give him fish oil too, which I think has also helped a lot.

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:02 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I think there are several of us on the forums who greatly misunderstand protein. Here is an article and video about it by Dr. Becker, if you think she's a quack, then disregard, personally I think she's brilliant

Pet Food Mistake that Could Destroy Their Kidney and Liver
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:12 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone, I'm thinking of trying a raw diet for my kids, if I can afford it...Archie and Abbey can really use it!!
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