I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve completely changed the way I feed my dogs. I no longer calculate the 80/10/5/5. Instead, I’ve opted to balance over time and it’s a lot easier.
This meal is an old time favorite for the dogs with something extra.
Raw Dog Food Ingredients:
- Ground duck wings
- Seasons canned sardines (in water, no salt added)
- Organ blend*
- Veggie mix (zucchini, squash, kale)
- Cheese with turmeric from Answers Pet Food
So you’re probably looking at this and thinking “that isn’t a balanced meal!” No, it’s not. Because I don’t balance per meal anymore. I balance over the week. The dogs are doing great, it’s a lot easier to do, and I no longer spend my Sunday afternoons doing meal prep.
Why the change?
Because I wanted to incorporate more whole foods in my dogs’ diet and fewer supplements. The dogs may get a meal of duck frames (this is the carcass of the duck, no wings, feet, neck, or head) and then I’ll follow up with a meal of ground whole meat and organs (no bones).
Instead of supplements, I’m adding more foods. I feed raw eggs for their multivitamin, I alternate the fish oil with sardines (canned or raw), and I’m giving my dogs more foods that are high in glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health.
I will be posting a recipe a week (fingers crossed); hopefully, they’ll give you some ideas on what you can do with your dog’s meals.
Why Grind the Duck Wings?
Freezer space. I leave duck necks whole because they dogs love them. I grind the duck wings because freezer space is limited, even with two freezers. Ground duck wings take up less space than whole duck wings.
*What’s in the Organ Blend?
I alternate between making my own organ blend and buying one through my local raw food co-op from GreenTripe.com.
My organ blend includes heart (fed as a muscle meat), kidneys, and liver.
- Heart: duck, turkey, or pork
- Kidneys: pork
- Liver: turkey, pork, or venison
- Beef heart, lungs, liver, spleen, and pancreas with green tripe.
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