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Anyone feeding their beagle a raw diet?

We have been feeding Ben according to the BARF diet for about three months now with good success. I made the switch after Ben basically gave up on kibble and to address some allergy issues.
 

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Thank you for sharing your experiences.

For the time being I buy premade frozen raw food and supplement with fish oils, kelp, and the occasional homecooked meal. That way he gets a variety of meats (chicken, beef, bison, turkey, organs), bones, fruits and veggies. I just started him on the chicken spines and he was REALLY confused as to what to do with it! He tried to bury it in the couch (!), played with it and finally buried it in the backyard. A few days later he dug it up and enjoyed it dirty and ripe. Yuck.

It really is quite reasonable in price to do it this way. About $30 a month. We don't have the freezer space for me to make and store all kinds of things and honestly I don't have the time either.

I still give store bought treats. He also gets baby carrots and cheese as treats as well.

I didn't even approach my vet before switching him. He was suffering so badly from allergies this past summer and all they wanted to do was dope him up.

I am beginning the LONG process (just this week) of switching the cats over as well. I think it will be a bit more difficult b/c they are kibble addicts!
 

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Mountaindog

The brand I most often buy is called Mountaindog. Here is the link http://www.mountaindogfood.com/

Ben eats about 1/2 to 3/4 lbs a day. I buy the food in 5lb blocks, defrost it slightly, cut it into 1/2lb blocks, rewrap and refreeze. I just pull out about 4-5 days worth at a time and store in the fridge.

The cats are going to be hard to break. Especially my male cat. He loves his kibble and he is HUGE.
 
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