Feeding Raw

Discussion in 'Cane Corso' started by Ben Curtis, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Ben Curtis

    Ben Curtis Active Member

    We've decided to switch Enzo to Raw food. I've ordered the book DennasMom recommended, "raw and natural nutrition for dogs". I feel like I have a decent grasp on nutrients he needs. I honestly feel like I have too much info running around in my head right now.

    Any general guidelines any of you have found that work?
    Any suggestions on how to determine serving size?
    I'm guessing this food will leave him with much dirtier teeth than his dry food. Any suggestions on keeping the teeth cleen.

    Enzo's skin issues are getting better with his yeast treatments, but his paws are still swollen. We are hoping the change in diet will help. We are almost a week in now, and he enjoys it for sure so far.

    Thanks,
    Ben
     
  2. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Staff Member

    Hopefully our raw feeding members will jump on soon, but I'm hoping his situation will resolve with the change in food.:)
     
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  3. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    Ben,

    There are different versions/models of raw diets; so I guess it will depend. Generally, feeding guidelines would be by % of body weight. I‘ve read about ranges from 2-4% depending on life stage, activity level, breed etc. It will probably take some time to identify the correct ratio for Enzo.
    Also, his teeth should actually be cleaner on a raw diet. I think that‘s one of the major benefits that raw feeders keep pointing out due to the dogs actually eating/chewing bones.
     
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  4. Doc

    Doc New Member

    Mine seemed to be sensitive to chicken.
     
  5. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    My dogs are sensitive to processed chicken and poultry, but can do raw. I don't feed raw now, but I did many years ago when BARF was a "newer" thing.
     
  6. Sheila Braund

    Sheila Braund Well-Known Member

    Hi Ben....sorry it's taken me so long.... I've fed my Bella on raw from day one....this is the guideline I followed.... 2 to 4% of the pups body weight per day....break it down to 3 feedings per day when their pups..... some days they want a little more....other days not so much....I always gave Bella more if she wanted it. She really wasn't a pup to over eat.... as soon as she walked away from the bowl I would pick it up. The raw diet I have choisen has no grains ... no corn, wheat....no grains what so ever..... lots of raw beef bones for her teeth.... Now she is full grown iM feeding her 2% of her body weight..... I would and still will give her our left over meat and vegetables if she is interested.
     
  7. Sheila Braund

    Sheila Braund Well-Known Member

    Ben I buy mine right from the makers K9 Kitchens.... I put in my order for enough to last 2 to 3 weeks depending how much freezer room I have.
     
  8. Mmonk73

    Mmonk73 New Member

    Hi Ben, I am new to the forum. I feed DIY BARF raw diet to my dogs. 1 EB and my 12 week old Cane Corso. I do DIY non ground raw but no chicken other than gizzards, hearts, and feet. What questions/concerns do you have?
     

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