Although I've been intermittently reading a lot about raw feeding and even trying it once some years ago, I never really got the nerve to do this in earnest until a few weeks ago, around mid December. I'm very nervous about getting the right amounts of things. But I got some advice from the Poodle forum I go on but decided that a forum dedicated to raw feeding would be a good idea.
I have a Chihuahua mix named Jose` that is almost 14 years old. He doesn't chew up the bones, as he has some teeth missing...too many, is my guess. I'll let him gnaw on a thigh bone the best he can just to hopefully clean his teeth a little bit but he doesn't do much damage to it. So, I give him some Nature's Variety pre-made raw and sometimes some premium canned food at a separate meal. He gets some fresh raw when I am feeding eggs/shells. If not, I'm afraid he won't get the right amount of calcium, so I rely quite a bit on better commercial food for him. I suppose if I could find out how much bone meal to give him, I could do my own raw mixtures instead of Nature's Variety. He's about 10 lbs by the way.
My other two dogs are toy Poodles, one very small, at a tad over 4 lbs and the other is around 7 lbs. Maurice and Matisse respectively. (I'd love to make a siggy but don't know how. Matisse is the white one in my avatar) They're doing quite well so far, at least seemingly. But I am nervous. I'll post somewhere else what types of things I'm doing or write down a sampling of some meals...and perhaps some of you with loads of experience and know-how can give me some tips or feed back. I'd be very much obliged.
I appreciate those who are willing to share experiences. I look forward to reading more threads as the days go on. Thanks!