I am brand spankin' new to this raw diet thing & have a rather simple question. I apologize ahead of time if it seems kind of duuuuhh-ish haha.
I have two boxers, Bruce 2 years, & Dez 10 months. Bruce is a healthy, muscular 66 lbs & Dez is a very petite, but still healthy, 40 lbs. We are on raw because of the numerous benefits obviously, & hoping to clear up some kibble induced allergies causing intense itching (& hair loss ).
I understand the 80-10-10 in regards to muscle meat, bones, organs, but the part of that ratio that confuses me is the bone portion. You don't want to separate the meat from the bone, correct? I read somewhere that they are more likely to choke if you do that. So if you were to give a chicken wing or leg, how exactly do you know how much bone is in that leg or wing etc? Is it kind of a guesstimation or should it be pretty exact? I just want to ensure my fur babies are getting a well balanced diet.
We purchased a kitchen scale so we will be weighing all of their portions out. So Bruce will be getting 1.06 lbs of muscle meat per day & .13 lbs bone along with .13 organ. Can I just combine the 1.06 lbs & the .13lbs bone & make sure his meals consist of bone & meat that equal 1.19lbs?
Clearly, we're rookies over here. Any help on this issue/suggestions are very welcome!!