Raw Feeding

Raw Feeding

Wildwood Deckers
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May 20th, 2009, 11:50 pm #1

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FromHangTown
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April 13th, 2011, 4:52 pm #2

Thanks for posting this. Read it years ago.

One thing we have found in feeding Rat Terriers RAW is they require more bone. We feed upward to 40% bone. And you do have to adjust the total % by dog. It's easy to add or take as you see who needs what. One line of ours needs 5-7% and another runs right at 3%. Got a couple that you could feed a side of beef to and never gain weight.

Rat Terrier crack here is a mix of rabbit/goat/sardines. We also feed green tripe 3-4 days a week also. Usually goat.

Once you get your suppliers down RAW feeding is easy. We find it about a draw in price compared to kibble. We fed Breeders Choice Avoderm and used 110 pounds a month.
Jeff & Janet
Hang Town, CA
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Milton
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April 14th, 2011, 2:05 am #3

I GUESS yOU ALREADY KNOW THIS AND I'M SURE YOU ARE UP TO DATE ON WORMING? SOMETIMES A SKINNY DOG WILL REBOUND IF DE-WORMED. MILTON

Millie seems to be a bit lean, compared to Sunny. She runs a bit harder, but since her first heat cycle, she has lost her 2 pounds of baby fat. Slick and healthy, but no extra fat. Sunny has a tiny coating of fat. Both run hard after jack=rabbits, daily. Ellis wormed Millie and she gained about 1 1/2 pounds.
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April 18th, 2011, 7:44 am #4

Milton It's her line. They are very whippet like in build. Many of the "Old Time" breeders call them Southern Style Rat Terriers. Their coats looks painted on too. We do run lure and these two are just down right fast. We have to watch the old lady as she will try to run down deer., she used to be able to wind them but she's over 9 years now.

Optimal RAW fed is 2-3% of what you want them to weigh, but that's just a starting point.
Got a little 7 1/2 pound Fire Mountain line girl that weight pulls, she eats as much as a 13 pound dog.

Puppy growth on RAW is different also. There are no growth spurts, just nice slow growth. Great for large breeds as they grow into the plates nice and even.

Tonight they all had chicken feet, turkey necks and goat green tripe.


Jeff & Janet
Hang Town, CA
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