Rosie and Edie go on RAW

BARF refers to Biologically Appropriate Raw food or Bones and Raw Food. It is where owners have decided to feed their Schnauzer a natural diet of raw meat, bones, and organs. If you are considering this for your Schnauzer, you will find lots of handy tips here.
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Re: Rosie and Edie go on RAW

Post by zeta1454 » 10 Jan 2019, 17:44

Hi Sam, re the quantity of food, certainly I do adjust the amounts for individual dogs if their activity levels go up or if, for any reason, they seem to be losing or not maintaining their ideal weight. I must admit that we do not actually weigh our dogs that often but just go on how they look and how their body condition feels. If I can't feel their ribs or they are getting a bit portly then I would reduce or, if they seem a bit skinny, increase. If you know that your girls will be extra active in the summer months then do give them a bit more. The percentages are a rough guide so don't worry if you are feeding outside the suggested range if Rosie and Edie are looking good on it :-)
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Re: Rosie and Edie go on RAW

Post by Oscar 12345 » 10 Jan 2019, 19:56

Leigh, very helpful thanks. His raw food company do a plain beef tripe chunk which I could mince in the event he was ill, I will ensure there is always one in the freezer. Hope your dogs are over the nasties... can't imagine what that must be like with the number of dogs you have. All I can say is that you must be incredibly alert to who did what, when and where. :)
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Re: Rosie and Edie go on RAW

Post by zeta1454 » 11 Jan 2019, 14:25

Julie - all fit and well now thank goodness. It was tiring as I had a couple of sleepless nights up and down with them needing to go outside but luckily not all the dogs were affected. The two that were the worst were the ones that eat grass when we are out and about and may have ingested the bug. Strangely our eldest dog at over 11 years of age and our ten month old puppy both remained well when they might have been thought to be the most vulnerable to catching something like this.

I wanted to add that it is important to make sure that dogs with diarrhoea/ vomiting don't become dehydrated as that is the main cause of them becoming really ill. If they are reluctant to drink water, I offer either slightly watered down plain yogurt and water in which I have boiled a chicken carcass or chicken bones (strained and cooled). The added flavour can sometimes do the trick and encourage them to drink :-)
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Re: Rosie and Edie go on RAW

Post by Oscar 12345 » 11 Jan 2019, 14:54

Very helpful again thanks Leigh. When Otto had HGE he couldn't even keep water down. Good to know that watered down yoghurt is an option to try.
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Re: Rosie and Edie go on RAW

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 19 Jan 2019, 13:59

Rosie and Edie have been on Nutriment raw food now for 4 weeks and I have no concerns at all. I've tried chicken, turkey, beef, lamb and duck and all of them have been polished off without any encouragement being necessary.

I'll probably avoid the duck except as a treat on occasion as it has a higher fat content than the others.

Rosie's on 2.5% and Edie's on 3% and in the month she's been on raw has put on 300g and now weighs in at 8.7kg. She's still a skinny wee thing though so I'm not concerned at the weight gain as at 7 months she's still quite a bit of filling out to do.

The added bonus of the past 4 weeks is that the poo's have been a delight to pick up (if there can really be such a thing) :))
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Re: Rosie and Edie go on RAW

Post by zeta1454 » 19 Jan 2019, 16:17

Great news :-)
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