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Feedlot Raised Animals

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whilst we try and feed organic, ethically raised animals, financially this isn't always a viable option. so when feeding feedlot raised animals do you supplement or feed in a different manner?



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Welcome! I'm really not real familiar with the way feedlot animals are raised and fed, but I know I feed a good bit of commercially raised animals, and they tend to to be lacking in omega 3's, so I supplement fish oil for that. I would think a feedlot animal would be similar, and that you would need to add fish oil for omega 3. 



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Thanks naturalfeddogs. Is that all fedlot animals are deficent in? Omega 3? Thats easy enough to supplement :).
Thanks for our welcome, :) We are new to raw and we have been raw now 2 months, the change in our dog has been amazing def a raw convert!
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Grass fed only red meats naturally contain enough omega 3's, so if that's all you feed in the way of red meats, you don't need to supplement with fish oil. Most commercial raised meats are grain fed as well, so you need to supplement the omega 3. Feedlot animals are fine to feed, but they probably have been fed all grain, and kept in poor conditions. So I would add fish oil several times a week to supplement. I don't think you would need to add any other supplements.



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Omega 3 depletes vit e? Do raw fed dogs need vit e supplements or does that come from meat?

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No, that's in meat. Some fish oils do contain it, so if you are going to feed feedlot meat, you give one that has it in it if you want. I don't know of anyone right off who specifically adds vit.E. I alternate with it, depending on which fish oil I am able to get each time. 



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Ah ok thanks :)

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I should also say, vitamin E is in liver, so feeding liver regular will give you that.



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We do organ twice a week. Heart (i know its a muscel meat but easier to feed organs togther) liver and kidneys, more than enough for the 5% liver and 5% organ.
Ive been pretty lucky he took to it well and we had no cannon butt or ill effects.
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Sounds like you are off to a good start!






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