Duck Neck, Wings, Hearts, and Gizzards

Earlier this year, I stopped doing meal prep and began feeding my dogs what I pulled from the freezer.  I made this change because I found that balancing overtime was a lot easier than balancing per meal.  And it makes mealtime more interesting for the dogs.

I don’t offer exact measurements because each meal is weighed for each of my dog’s needs.  For instance, one dog may get 1/2 pound of green tripe, while another dog will get 1/4 pound.  Or, I may only have 3 thawed duck necks so two dogs will get a full duck neck and the other two will share one.

INGREDIENTS:

  • ground duck wings
  • whole duck necks (fed as part of their morning meal)
  • whole duck hearts
  • whole duck gizzards
  • green tripe/organ blend (beef heart, lungs, liver, spleen, and pancreas with green tripe)
  • vegetable mix (spinach, parsley, celery, kale, brown mushrooms, bone broth, golden paste)

EQUIPMENT:

DIRECTIONS:

I added all of the ingredients except the duck necks into Rubbermaid containers (I mixed up two weeks of food and put in the freezer).  When feeding the dogs, I add the duck necks to the meals first, then the sardines and raw egg – I then build a meal around those two ingredients until I reach each dog’s weight.

Currently, the dogs’ meals are as follows; my girls are on a diet, which you can read about on Keep the Tail Wagging.  I recently purchased a home scale for my dogs and have adjusted their meals as follows:

  • Rodrigo: 1.12 lbs
  • Sydney: 12.8 oz
  • Scout: 1.025 lbs
  • Zoey: 11.52 oz

These amounts are per meal and my dogs eat two meals per day.

VEGETABLE MIX:

The vegetable mix can be added while mixing all of the meat or to each meal as you feed your dogs.  I do both depending on what I have on hand (and what I remember to do).  This week, my dogs are eating pureed vegetables mixed into their raw because I didn’t have time to make their Veggie Mix.

The above ingredients do not represent a balanced meal.  I prefer to balance over time because it’s easier to plan, easier to feed, and more interesting to for the dogs.

SUPPLEMENTS:

My dogs get the same supplements daily, but not all of my dogs get each of the following supplements.  I add these to my dogs’ morning or evening meal; I add the goat’s milk and kefir to a meal or as a treat separate from the meal:

* In Clover Optagest is, in my opinion, best for dogs with a healthy gut.  If your dog has any gut issues, I highly recommend FullBucket.  You can either use them together or only use FullBucket.

Please note: I do not feed my dogs beef (except for green tripe), chicken, or turkey, however, you can substitute those proteins in any of my meals if that’s your preference.

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  1. Dianna says:

    You go to a lot of trouble preparing for your dogs. I have been feeding raw for over 20 years, I pull the meat out of the freezer (they get everything frozen) and throw it on the ground, chicken legs, thighs, turkey necks, hearts, gizzards, beef, fish, pork. Obviously I plan out the different proteins and portions for each day and they get green tripe (once or twice a week) for their vegetable matter, eggs, marrow bones, etc. but really, keep it simple.

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    1. KimberlyGauthier says:

      To me, this is simple. I don’t throw frozen raw meat on the ground because it’s unsanitary and my boyfriend would lose his mind if I decided to feed our dogs in this manner. I don’t feed the dogs frozen food because I’d prefer to thaw it out, it makes it easier to mix in supplements. How you choose to feed your dogs is truly your business; what’s simple for one person isn’t simple for another. You do you, boo.

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