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FEEDING THE RAW DIET

We have been feeding a raw diet to our Dalmatians since 1995.  We find that it suits our Dals very well.  We feed vegetables (pureed), fruits, raw meaty bones (mostly chicken necks and backs, turkey necks, duck necks) as well as ground meats with bones, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, and eggs.  We do not feed grains.  Our Dals have great appetites, are healthy, and have an abundance of energy on this diet.   We feel that feeding our dogs fresh foods with high nutritional values is better than feeding them a kibble-based diet.  We also like knowing exactly what goes into our dogs’ meals.  For breakfast they have fruit smoothies (made of raw eggs, ricotta cheese, and fruits) and raw meaty bones-usually turkey or duck necks or chicken backs.  For dinner they eat pureed veggies with ground meat (often containing ground bone), and a little yogurt.  They also get a variety of fish oils and olive oil.   They never pass up a meal.

 

More photos to be added soon.

Examples of vegetables we use: canned pumpkin, carrots, green beans, collard greens, romaine lettuce, celery, broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash.  We put them in a Cuisenart with water and raw eggs, and grind away.  When pureed, we put the mix in large containers and store them in the freezer.  We thaw enough out to last about a week. (We are usually feeding 3-4 dogs.)

Mackie and Jordi raid pureed vegetables.