I've got 2 dogs that I really want to get started on a PMR diet once I fully understand the concept of it. I feel like for the most part I have a brief understanding, start with 1 source of protein, 5-7 straight days of solid stool then add another, and so on and so forth. Feed twice a day, 2-3% of the dogs body weight. Here's where my questions begin:
First and most importantly, how much would this cost a month, roughly. I have 2 dogs, the first, Zoey, is 1.5 years old she's a shelter dog but I think she may be German Pinscher and her weight jumps between 45 (ideal weight) - 50lbs (slightly overweight). The second dog, Jeter, is about 7 or 8 months, the shelter guesses that he is German Shepherd/Pitbull and he currently weighs 44lbs. I read that dogs under a year should get 4-5% of their body weight, is this true or should I stick to 2/3?
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Second question is, what kinds of chicken/beef/turkey are good to feed. I saw big bags of chicken quarters at the grocery store, I am also looking to get into contact with a local butcher/meat processor and see what I can get from there. I know turkey/chicken necks are popular but I heard variety is key. So what other cuts of meat should I look for? I read that ideally 1 meal should be a raw meaty bone like a chicken quarter and the second meal of the day should be meatier meals, what does raw muscle meat consist of (what should i look to buy)?
Turkey: necks, backs, wings, drumsticks, gizzards, hearts
Chicken: carcasses, backs, necks, wings, organs, eggs, hearts, lungs, livers, skin, frames, bones, necks and leg quarters
Beef: stew meat, ground chuck, organs, marrow bones, lungs
Pig: tongues, hearts, livers or feet
I found that list on google and was wondering if those are the kinda things I should be looking for?
Third, I also read that offal (organs are important)(heart and liver I saw at my grocery store) and should be feed 1 or 2 meals a week, is that what I should aim for?
And I had heard that non bleached green tripe was necessary but here I believe I read that it wasn't a necessity?
I haven't been able to find it anywhere here in Oklahoma..
I plan on supplementing fish oil as opposed to feeding fish because I read many dogs aren't the biggest fans of fish, and I also read 1 or 2 times a week feed a meal consisting purely of eggs (shell and all) and treat it as a muscle meat meal and that it is good because it is the perfect ratio of phosphorus to calcium, 1:1.
Lastly, I haven't been able to find any co-ops here in Oklahoma, the one in Tulsa doesn't seem to be very active, so if there is any residents of the Midwest on here who know of something please let me know!
Thanks for taking the time to help me out, I really wanna get my dogs on the PMR diet ASAP but I'm the kind of person who doesn't wanna do something halfway, I wanna make sure I know was much as I can before I start this so I don't put my dogs health in jeopardy!