|Barked: Fri May 18, '12 9:15pm PST |
|I'm so glad that I found an active home prepared food forum .
To make a very long story short my puppy (now 8 months old) started off on raw but after encountering multiple challenges I switched to a mix of orijen regional red, grassland acana, and precise lamb.
I am super type A, prone to over-planning, and I worry almost non-stop about my animals. My guy is also crazy active, hard to keep weight on, and just starting his conformation career.
After all of the recalls I am looking into home cooking as a raw compromise.
I've been reading like crazy and if I home cooked I think I would go with a 70-10-10-5-5 (meat, bone, organ, fruits/veggies, grain).
Like RAW, I know a lot of people balance home cooked over a period of time but I would strongly prefer to feed a balanced meal on a daily basis. Dexter is super picky and does much better if he gets the same thing every day. For him, variety is not the spice of life.
What is missing from making this a balanced meal?
15 lb dog on a 3% diet. 50 oz (3.13 lbs) per week
Week's worth of food:
70% (meat): Beef heart (organic grass-fed), Beef tongue (organic grass-fed), ground Rabbit, Green Tripe, ground Venison, Pork trimmings (organic grass-fed), canned Clams [35 oz. 5 oz of each type]
10% (bone): bone meal
5% (liver): beef liver (organic grass-fed) [2.5 oz]
5% (kidney): beef kidney (organic) [2.5 oz]
5% (fruits and veggies): Honest Kitchen Preference [2.5 oz]
5% (grain): Quinoa or Brown Rice [2.5 oz]
Supplements: fish oil, vitamin E, cosequin, probiotic, scrambled free-range egg (3-4 days a week)
Am I missing out on some key nutrients? Home cooking is really neat but like raw it definitely needs to be carefully balanced.