Is raw ground turkey okay?

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  1. cowgurl6254

    cowgurl6254 Herding dogs rock!!!

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    I've been given a TON of ground raw turkey by some friends. It is a name brand and is very good quality. Although Andy is on a good kibble, would it be okay to add in some ground turkey occasionally? If so, how much? He already gets an egg twice a week along with some cottage cheese. He weighs 18 lbs. :)
     
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    iheartsammy ME+DOGS=CRAZY

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    i would think it would be ok..but lets wait and see what someone else has to say..:)
     
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    It's fine. :) Be aware that ground turkey is very lean though, if you have a dog who needs a certain amount of fat in the diet due to skin/coat issues, you might have to add/increase another source, e.g. fish oil if you feed a lot of it.

    You can generally add about 1/4 cup of boneless meat per cup of (traditional) kibble without disrupting the calcium-phosphorus ratio. The new low-carb, grain free products have an even bigger calcium reserve.
     
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    It's fine. :) Be aware that ground turkey is very lean though, if you have a dog who needs a certain amount of fat in the diet due to skin/coat issues, you might have to add/increase another source, e.g. fish oil if you feed a lot of it.

    You can generally add about 1/4 cup of boneless meat per cup of (traditional) kibble without disrupting the calcium-phosphorus ratio. The new low-carb, grain free products have an even bigger calcium reserve.
     
  5. cowgurl6254

    cowgurl6254 Herding dogs rock!!!

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    Thanks Mordy. I probably won't be feeding it to him every day, but rather as a treat every now and then. I just wanted to make sure it was okay since I couldn't find anything else about turkey on here :)
     
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    yes raw turkey is fine..though, i honestly dont recommend mixing it in with the kibble, Raw foods and kibble are digested completly diffrent which means you will be increasing the amount of time the food is in your pups body
     
  7. Mordy

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    That's actually an unfounded myth. :)
     

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