today i am embarrassed. i dunno why she made me do it but i had to wait to be a savage this morning and devour the food in my bowl. in the mean time my salivary glands are going and im drooling. i mean, hey, a guy like me can't help it.
we've already learned that you can follow the feeding chart as a guideline of how much to eat...but we really know it should go off looks and feel. more importantly...WHAT goes in the bowl!
the staples of the diet: muscle meats and organ meats. muscle meat does not have bone and makes a great source of protein. organ meats are full of vitamins and nutrients and should not exceed 5-10% of the diet. think about kidneys and livers as organ meats. yum!
in addition to the muscle and organ meats don't forget about those raw meaty bones. those are what really make me feel like the savage carnivore that i am...ripping...tearing! oh i just love that.
let's review. feed 2-3% of your body weight. divide that of course, so you get a meal in the morning and a meal in the evening. you have your muscle meats, organ meats, and raw meaty bones. vary the diet. different flavors...oh so many choices.
the calcium: phosphorus ratio is also something to consider. a diet with 40-50% RMB is just what you need to maintain being big and strong!
so what are you waiting for. get some scraps and start feeding! stay tuned for more on supplements. buy hey, i will make it easy and just let you know that fish oil is a good start regardless of what you're feeding. one 1,000 mg capsule daily per twenty pounds of body weight.
Olson, Lew. Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs: The Definitive Guide to Homemade Meals. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic, 2015. Print.