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solefald

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Hello all,

 

New guy here. I am from San Diego and have two carnivorous bastards - 13 y/o cat Nixon and a 3 month old Vizsla Dre ;) Found this site through Reddit. The cat is pretty much in Weruva canned food of chicken and tuna and Dre is on Orijen Puppy food right now. I am looking forward to switching both of thems to raw

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome! Love your animals. They are both very cute. This is the right place to get the info you need to switch.



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Nixon and Dre are both adorable! You will love the world of raw! The benefits are amazing!



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Welcome to the community!!! We will look forward to helping you every step of the way!!! 

When do you plan to switch them over to raw feeding? 



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So a little more background about me. I was born and raised in Russia and when I was growing up we did not have a concept of "pet food". Pets ate human food and thrived, so I have 0 reservations about feeding raw. I know that it is the best and purest thing I can feed my pets. I am reading "Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs" by Lew Olson, and to my amazement, meals that he lists there are exact same meals that my mom fed our dogs 30 years ago.

 

Dre came from the breeder on Eukanuba kibble. I did not want to jump into raw right away and get into the routine first before becoming a "chef", so I went with Orijen Puppy in the interim. I do also feed him turkey necks, marrow bones, Stella & Chewy's beef patty here and there, carrots, apples, bananas, strawberries and my home made "dog ice cream" made of tuna, plain yogurt and parsley. I haven't found a single thing he does not eat yet, so this should be easy. 

 

The cat is more picky and except chicken, tuna and salmon he does not really like anything else. Wet food I get for him is pretty high quality, so I am more concerned with taking care of the dog's diet first. 

 

I am looking to switch ASAP, but I think i should get everything ready first and work out a solid plan for the first month. Basically I want to work out a menu and shopping list, get all required supplies and supplements first. (Scales, storage containers, Omega-3, fish/krill oil, etc... and maybe even a small freezer to put in the garage). I don't want to start and then have to feed a meal of kibble because it's Sunday night, everything is closed and I don't have something critical, causing an upset stomach. And I really want to make sure that the meals i feed him are sized appropriately. 

 

 


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Your puppy and cat are adorable! There's just something about Vizslas that I love. Beautiful dogs.
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Welcome!

 

Sounds like you're off to a good start. The only warning I would give you, would be to cut back on the tuna for your cat. Tuna is pretty high in mercury and recently my friend lost her cat to liver failure, which the vet suspected was from tuna.

 

If you can get him to eat other wet foods, that would be better than giving tuna :)


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