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Post by Scoobster on Mon Apr 13 2015, 13:06

Ok, so Scoob just doesn't like Kidney at all.

I have just managed to get through a large 5kg bag of the stuff and now would like to find out a good replacement in terms of the benefits he would have got from having kidney.

The poor lad can't wait for his meals, but when its one that I've added kidney into, his face drops, looks back at me as if to say "really?", and then very slowly licks his food trying his hardest to not eat any of the kidney.

I have had to mince it up and mix it thoroughly with his other minces to ensure he gets some in his diet.

He will eat liver no problem, but is just liver alone ok? Does he really need kidney? What are the other options?

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Post by Mia05 on Mon Apr 13 2015, 20:52

i have no experience on raw feeding hopefully someone will be along to help you  theres lots of useful hints and tips here https://staffy-bull-terrier.niceboard.com/f125-staffordshire-bull-terrier-raw-food-diets have a read through the thread you currently have posted in. Smile


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Post by Bane on Mon Apr 13 2015, 22:01

Have you tried Spleen, Brain or Pancreas? They all count too but a bit harder to get a hold of!

Have you tried feeding the kidney frozen? That's the only way Bane will eat it Smile Or you can 'flash fry' it. I think you just heat a pan with a little oil, cook for a few seconds each side, leave to cool and then feed.
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Post by Scoobster on Tue Apr 14 2015, 09:50

Bane wrote:Have you tried Spleen, Brain or Pancreas? They all count too but a bit harder to get a hold of!

Have you tried feeding the kidney frozen? That's the only way Bane will eat it Smile Or you can 'flash fry' it. I think you just heat a pan with a little oil, cook for a few seconds each side, leave to cool and then feed.

I can get pancreas from my local supplier (Landywoods).. it's fairly pricey at £7.25 per 2.5kg but worth it if it means that it is a good kidney replacement.

I was a little concerned that cutting kidney out of his raw diet completely might mean he will become deficient in something?

Not tried him on frozen kidney though, so will get a tiny bit from the butchers and see what he makes of it Smile

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Post by Bane on Wed Apr 15 2015, 21:00

I don't think Kidney is a big important thing. I have had a look around on the net and there is nothing that screams "Dogs NEED kidney in their diet"

I think it's just a case of making sure there is roughly 10-15% of offal in their diet, of which at least 5% should be liver, but I imagine the rest can be whatever you can get your hands on Smile

I was having a quick read here, it tells you all about the nutrients in offal: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/why-organ-meat-is-important-for-the-raw-fed-dog/
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Post by Scoobster on Thu Apr 16 2015, 10:13

Bane wrote:I don't think Kidney is a big important thing. I have had a look around on the net and there is nothing that screams "Dogs NEED kidney in their diet"

I think it's just a case of making sure there is roughly 10-15% of offal in their diet, of which at least 5% should be liver, but I imagine the rest can be whatever you can get your hands on Smile

I was having a quick read here, it tells you all about the nutrients in offal: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/why-organ-meat-is-important-for-the-raw-fed-dog/

Thanks for the info - glad I read that otherwise I would of given much more liver than he needed.
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