Homemade Food for Greyhounds
I have taken my greyhounds off of kibble for the last three days and they are doing great. No more diarrhea or passing gas! I did a lot of extensive research and found no two set of feeding guidelines are the same.
The biggest concern I have right now is how much to feed them each day. Here is what I am feeding them, please tell me if this looks ok...
Both dogs are three years old, one male, one female. Good healthy weights of 70-72 pounds each, though if they each gained a pound or two, it wouldn't hurt. It's a pleasure to walk them and not have to carry home giant stinking bags of poop!
Breakfast. They scarf this right up, each dog gets:
3 oz canned pumpkin
3 oz ground beef, raw
2T whole milk yogurt
1T flax meal
3/4tsp solid gold sea meal
2 raw chicken backs, each one averaging 8-10 oz.
I found some consensus on doing two weeks of chicken backs, then adding in turkey necks. Twice a week I plan to substitute half a can of sardines for the ground beef.
I am using the pumpkin because they are already familiar with it, will introduce other veggies along the way.
I am feeding the yolks raw but cooking the whites and had already been supplementing their kibble with ground raw beef and raw chicken wings, so they are having no problem with what they are getting now.
My female looks a little bit like she thinks eating human food is a trap, but after a little sweet talking over the bowl, she chows down. My husband and I are grain and legume free, but if you think I should, I will give the dogs a little rice or beans. And lastly, I am tired of paying through the nose for kibble!
We adopted through Golden State and our male is due for his annual. My plan is to make an appointment with you, Dr. Tillman, after one month of raw feeding so you can give me some feedback in person.
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