dale hodgins wrote:
Peggy roamed free all of her life and I never once bought a dog license and never once paid any sort of fine relating to her.I'm all for controlling vicious feral dogs, but animals which always stay close to their owners and are under voice control shouldn't have to spend their lives attached to a rope. I had no idea started down the road of what to feed the dogs that I would end up on a "born free" rant. .
John Polk wrote:
When I read the label on human foods, I am often appalled. Can you imagine what goes into cans "not for human consumption"? If it grew on your property, it is probably a lot better than the factory junk.
John Polk wrote:Can you imagine what goes into cans "not for human consumption"? If it grew on your property, it is probably a lot better than the factory junk.
dale hodgins wrote:
Many people were appalled to find that I allowed her to eat bones including those from chickens. She wasn't dumb, she chewed the food carefully and didn't choke on things like some sort of contrived toy breed.
Shawn Bell wrote:
Brad, nice pic...if you add some carrots to his diet, his eyesight might improve.
We are getting rabbits tomorrow, the goal is meat for the family and the dogs.
I will definitely have to check out the BARF diet.
I think it is worth trying to raise rabbits (or other low input high output animals like fish) specifically for dog meat. I am going to set up a system and buy some breeder rabbits next spring. I also supplement my dogs with leftover people food and it doesn't seem to hurt him.
My dog happily munches bones of all types including fowl.... but won't touch fish. He tried it once and I would guess found the tiny prickly bones too much. Never touches it since. So try it first before raising a bunch. Small fish like smelt are probably fine... I eat them whole so my dog should be able to
Fred Morgan wrote:This issue with chicken bones are after they are cooked, the bones in the legs will splinter, when they are raw, this doesn't happen. The splinters can cause a dog to choke, notice I said, can. Won't happen all the time, but it is a risk.
Tyler Ludens wrote:We feed our dog meat and veg cooked with brown rice, which she likes, and some dry store food, which she doesn't like much. Eventually I would like to feed her virtually only home made food, just as eventually I would like to feed the rest of my family mostly home grown food.