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Discussion in 'Dogs - all breeds / types' started by honeybears, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. honeybears

    honeybears New Member

    Since my husband wont let me feed raw I have looking for alternatives and found this.

    http://www.stevesrealfood.com/canine/fdbeef.html

    they ahve both frozen and freeze dried food - I was looking at the freeze dried. By holy moly :shock: 40% protien and 29% fat - it doesn have recommend feeding guidelines, but I fed that to Jake who is #100 he would probably only get a Cup

    And i heard high protein can be bad, but since this is kind of equivilant to raw what are your thoughts

    honeybear

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  2. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    I think that's a decent food. I started out feeding Nature's Variety frozen raw before I went totally raw. It was way too expensive, though - I just couldn't afford it every day.

    You won't get any teeth cleaning benefits from raw patties like that, but it's got to be better than most kibbles. I don't really know how it compares to the premium kibbles.


    Jamiya
     
  3. honeybears

    honeybears New Member

    Jimiya, I just got back from my new dog bakery - I got Jake Wysong synorgon kibble. It is their allergy version They carry natures variety and breeders choice raw patties. I wonder how it would work if I incorporated soemthing like this a few times a week. I think Maisy does it but since she is MIA The brochure says the freeze dried is for when you travel.

    check this out - this is a wysong kibble - but my place doenst carry it
    they say it is a non-heated food that is 99% meat.

    INGREDIENTS:
    Beef, Beef Liver, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Ground Bone, Condensed Whey, Fish Oil, Calcite, Barley Grass Powder, Wheat Grass Powder, Dried Seaweed Meal, Artichoke

    it only has 250 calories a cup which means jake would have to eat 6C and and Wouldnt be abel to affore that.

    I wonder if you can mix it like a few tmes a week it it would beneficial?

    honeybear
     
  4. nern

    nern New Member

    The freeze dried and the frozen Steve's foods are the same the only difference is the moisture content. Because it only has 3% moisture, the freeze dried formulas appear to be extremely high in protein compared to foods with more moisture. The freeze dried and the frozen have the same amount of protein but the moisture content makes it seem very different. On a dry matter basis both formulas have 41% protein which is similar to the dry matter protein found in many canned foods.

    The frozen raw has:
    Protein:10% minimum
    Fat:7% minimum
    Fiber: 1% maximum
    Moisture: 76% minimum

    The feeding guidelines can be found on their website here:
    http://www.stevesrealfood.com/canine/feed_dog.html
     
  5. nern

    nern New Member

    I think it would. I have recently been considering supplementing with some frozen raw or freeze dried as well. In the Wysong literature it states that Archetype can be used in combination with Wysong canned and dry diets, supplements and fresh foods.

    On a side note...Natalie & my cats loved the Archetype when it was dry but refused to eat it rehydrated. Natalie did'nt care for Steves freeze dried but Sebastian loved it. Natalie loved the Nature's Variety frozen raw.
     
  6. Shady_Babygurl

    Shady_Babygurl New Member

    http://www.bluegrace.com/barf.html

    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/7244/barf.html

    http://doggiedoor.com/food.htm

    Here are a few interesting sites on barf and dog foods.

    http://www.api4animals.org/79.htm

    Whats really in dog food see the link above. I have been feeding BARF for awhile now to my Put Bull. My 1 lb Chihuahua does not care for it but my Pit Bull wouldnt eat anything but. I support BARF 100%. I would think that the patties would not HELP as much as rawn bones etc with teeth cleaning etc but hey it has to be better than dry kibble right? Im sure the dogs would like it too.....be like someone cutting my meat off the bone for me, hey all the help would be nice ha ha ha

    Kim
     
  7. honeybears

    honeybears New Member

    thanks for all of the info. For now I am going to try the wysong synorgon and he just went on the Nzymes yeast treatment last week which I want him to get adjusted to and this new food and Nyzymes before I try supplementing. I think I may try the pattys, - it depends if I convince my husband, if not I will try the archetype.

    Honeybear
     

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