Oh very good to know, pugtown...I like your idea of switching it up...maybe I will try that!
Maybe you've seen my other posts - my puppy seems to be a finicky eater (rare for a pug) and I've heard from other PV-ers that they go crazy for raw...plus it seems better for her...but I could alternate :)
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For those who are mixing a raw diet and a kibble diet, I would suggest doing some research on that. I have read several places that its a bad idea. I am no expert, and I sure could be wrong, but I would still check into the effects of doing that. Just my opinion and what I have learned doing research on the effects of a raw diet versus the kibble diet.
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I don't feed Ethel raw, as she's a foster & chances are she wont be on a raw after she's adopted.
But my 2 other dogs have been eating raw for 4 years. One feeding a day is whole chicken (usually), but one feeding is pre-packaged raw for variety & convenience. I'm a real Nature's Variety fan, but have also used Primal which is good too, but I stick mainly with NV because it's made locally to me
I too use Nature's Variety mostly because it is all that is available locally, however the Primal is excellent and if it's across the street that is what I would use.
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I feed my pugs once a day. Either raw or kibble or kibble/canned, or fresh raw chicken parts. Once in a while raw/kibble if I didn't thaw enough for a whole meal! Yes raw and kibble digest at different rates but also at different pH and in different chambers of the stomach/intestinal tract as well. I also use freeze dried raw boost sprinkles (Instinct) on the kibble sometimes and am going to try air dried K9 Natural tripe as a sprinkle too. I only feed once a day as to not use up their stores of enzymes. If a dog eats kibble which can take over 12 hours to digest and they are eating twice a day, they are using up much energy/enzymes stores from the body trying to digest 24/7. Thus, I feed just once a day and allow their body to rest up. Enzymes are used in every cell for everyday cell function. I've recently used Tripett as a canned topper. They all like it alot. I also have access to ZiwiPeak canned tripe as well that I will be trying. Raw tripe is excellent for feeding if you can find it but stinks to high heaven! I cut and serve it outside.