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I know it's a lot to ask for a whole weekly menu, put if you all wouldn't mind posting what your dog menu looks over the span of a couple of days, that would be great.

Today Cali's repasts were of:

Chicken necks
Gizzards and hearts

Thanks!
 

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A week might look like this for us...

Mon AM - Whole Tilapia for our 2 fish eaters
Mon PM - Chicken quarters for all 4 girls

Tues AM - Tilapia again
Tues PM - random game meat (elk, buffalo, deer, antelope... whatever we have on hand)

Weds PM - Beef heart: larger than normal portions

Thurs PM - Since Weds was a larger than normal meal we'll skip Thurs feeding

Fri AM - Tilapia
Fri PM - Pork shoulder roast

Sat PM - Chicken backs

Sun PM - Turkey necks


We honestly don't put a ton of thought into each meal. We just pull a random container out of the freezer and they get whatever is inside
 

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as i said before im am new to the raw feeding thing. in the past i have been feeding my dog a form of the barf diet, using mostly turkey. now that i have decided to switch to the prey model method of feeding i will look for a much wider variety to make sure she get all the nutrients she needs.
 

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This is what a week might look like at our house.


Monday
AM: Chicken Quarters & Chicken Liver
PM: Beef (whatever cut I have on hand that was on sale.) & Beef Kidney

Tuesday
AM: Chicken Quarters & Chicken Liver
PM: Turkey (usually portions cut from a whole turkey) & Brown Egg

Wednesday:
AM: Chicken Quarters & Chicken Liver
PM: Pork (usually neck bone or cut from a picnic roast) & Beef Kidney

Thursday
AM: Chicken Quarters & Chicken Liver
PM: AM: Chicken Quarters & Brown Egg

Friday
AM: Chicken Quarters & Chicken Liver
PM: Fish (fresh if I can find a good deal, but usually canned mackeral or salmon. My corgi loves sardines, Boxer won't touch them)

Saturday
AM: Chicken Quarters & Chicken Liver
PM: Pork Again

Sunday
AM: Chicken Quarters & Chicken Liver
PM: Turkey (portions cut from a whole turkey)



This isn't necessarily in the order it goes, but it's what a week might look like at our house. What we try to stick with is:
--Chicken quarters for one meal per day, as it's the cheapest meat, so it makes up the biggest portion of their diet.
--An Egg twice a week, not always on the same days listed
--Fish at least once a week, sometimes twice.
--Pork twice a week because aside from poultry, it's the next cheapest.

Also, their meals aren't always the same size. For the most part it's measured so each day is complete, but breakfast couls be 1 lb, and dinner only 1/2 lb some days... rather than two balanced 3/4 meals. We try to work with the meat in a way that leaves it as whole as possible, rather than cut it all up into pieces for the sake of even weight.

When we have other meats on hand, like game meat, rabbit, duck, etc we throw those in too, but we don't have them regularly so I didn't put them down. These are the meals that are most cost effective for us, so they are the ones the dogs get on a very regular (weekly) basis.
My Boxer seems to do ever so slightly better on turkey than chicken (maybe we're imagining it?) so for her we're considering flipping the amount of turkey and chicken in the diet for her, so it's primarily turkey if that makes sense.
 

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I have no set menu. I usually pull random things out of the freezer. I try to make sure that they get beef heart at least once a week, pork roast at least once a week, and some kind of fish at least once a week and of course organs at least once a week. I feed each dog a chicken back every morning and the evenings can be most anything keeping in mind the once a week stuff above.
 

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Milo has a sensitive tummy so he gets a chicken leg quarter 5 mornings/week. On Saturdays, both dogs get organ meat (liver or kidney usually) with their usual meal. One day a week he gets pork. One day a week he and Penny get a mixture of tripe, canned mackerel, and raw egg. And once every week or so I give them both beef heart with their usual meal.

Penny has an iron gut (literally, she's eaten giant bars of dark chocolate without so much as a burp and passed a huge plastic wrapper about 5 inches long and an inch thick with only some gas) so I give her a chicken leg quarter every other day and ground beef or an elk steak every other day. She also gets the above mentioned stuff that Milo does.
 

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While new at this I kinda think the diet menu will usually be
Morning -- chicken quarter
Evening-- eventually whatever.(chicken and/or turkey without bone now-starting pork Sunday)

Quarters in this area appear to be the cheap chicken sale price item. My two major purchases in late december and 7-10 days ago were at .69 and .39 cents per pound. Discovered I have bought almost 140# total. Guessing that quarters will stay as my morning meal as long as this kind of pricing holds.
 

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As I said, I am new to the whole raw feeding thing. I have decided to switch to a prey model diet. Most days I am probably going to use chicken quarters and turkey.

Also, i just went to the store today, and bought a whole 1.5 pound fish and 2 beef kidneys for my dog this weekend! The total only came to 2 bucks! I went to an Asian market. For those of you raw feeders, try Asian based stores. They are REALLY cheap, at least the one next to my house is.:smile:
 

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i just tried to give my dog a whole fish 4 the first time. she wouldnt eat it so i cut it up into little peaces. she still didnt eat it. same thing happened with the kidney. what would u guys suggest i do?
 

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I just found something on archive, and one of you guys said to try and partially freeze the organ meat to make for a more normal texture to which the dog is used to. Would it be safe to feed an organ to my dog completely frozen?
 

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I just found something on archive, and one of you guys said to try and partially freeze the organ meat to make for a more normal texture to which the dog is used to. Would it be safe to feed an organ to my dog completely frozen?
It would be safe.
My Corgi wouldn't touch liver at first, but I put some fresh raw garlic, and crushed about half a clove, not too much, and stuffed the bits into the liver and he ate it I gradually reduced the garlic and now he eats liver jst fine.
 
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