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Pork Organs


Best Answer Spy Car , 19 September 2016 - 11:26 AM

Let's put it this way, a typical daily amount of PMR food for a dog your size is going to be about 5 oz. With PMR 10% of the diet should be organs (half of that being liver).

 

So if fed on a daily basis that's 0.5 oz of organs. And usually, people build up their dogs to PMR levels to avoid upsets (on either end).

 

Personally, I like feeding organs daily. Liver one day and "other" (kidney, spleen, pancreas, thymus, etc) the next. So for your dog the eventual daily target size would be equivalent to cutting that kidney into 6 equal pieces. But at the beginning, I'd go much smaller than that.

 

Some people feed organs less frequently which means bigger portions in organ meals to stay at 10%. More risk of upset IMO.

 

Go slow.

 

Bill

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I found some pork kidneys, livers, and hearts at my local Asian market and gave my 15lb Cavoodle half of one of the kidneys last night.  

 

She played with it for 30 minutes and only ended up eating half of it, then she threw up what she had eaten later in the evening.  

 

Should I halve the amount I gave her, or quarter it for the next time I offer it?  



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Welcome first of all! I'm not sure how much you gave, but giving half of the amount may be a good idea if it came back later. 



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Half a whole pork kidney is alot in one sitting for a 15 pound dog.



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So I guess it was really half of a whole kidney? If it was half of a WHOLE kidney, then that is way too much. Also, how long has she been on raw? I would just give a tiny amount at first. Like, a teaspoon amount, and slowly build from there. But even still, you won't ever need to give as much as it sounds like you did at once. It can be broken up into several small amounts throughout the week. 



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It was 3oz and she probably ate half of that.  She's been eating raw for about 2 months now and has done great on chicken hearts/gizzards.

 

So bring the pork organs waaaaaay down.  Okay.  Good to know, thank you!!



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Organs are rich, and it doesn't take much. Some dogs can only handle a very small amount at a time, and you will learn what is an ok amount for your dog, and how often, too.  



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✓  Best Answer

Let's put it this way, a typical daily amount of PMR food for a dog your size is going to be about 5 oz. With PMR 10% of the diet should be organs (half of that being liver).

 

So if fed on a daily basis that's 0.5 oz of organs. And usually, people build up their dogs to PMR levels to avoid upsets (on either end).

 

Personally, I like feeding organs daily. Liver one day and "other" (kidney, spleen, pancreas, thymus, etc) the next. So for your dog the eventual daily target size would be equivalent to cutting that kidney into 6 equal pieces. But at the beginning, I'd go much smaller than that.

 

Some people feed organs less frequently which means bigger portions in organ meals to stay at 10%. More risk of upset IMO.

 

Go slow.

 

Bill



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Found it hard to get a balance of organ meats into a small dog. Do like I do, put all the organs through a blender and fill one ounce silicon ice cube trays - then freeze. Hard plastic trays don't work well.

 

Jagger hates individual organ meats, but went absolutely nuts for these frozen blocks. One a day, fed them as late night treats.


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