Those that feed raw..do you feed veggies?

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  1. k9waggingtails

    k9waggingtails New Member

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    Dalmatians are unique in that almost all Dals, with the exception of backcross dogs, are HUA (high uric acid) - unlike other breeds of dogs, they cannot completely metabolize purines. The process stops at uric acid, which in other breeds is broken down further to allantoin. Because of this, Dalmatians should be kept on a low-purine diet to prevent formation of urate stones.

    Please note that low PURINE does not mean low PROTEIN. Dalmatians require just as much protein as other dogs; however, instead of the protein coming from purine-rich foods such as organ meats, it should come from lower-purine meats such as chicken muscle meat. Eggs are very low-purine, along with foods such as cottage cheese, and can be used to get higher protein levels in a low-purine diet.
     
  2. Izzy's Valkyrie

    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    Thanks for the correction!
     
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    corgipower Tweleve Enthusiest

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    k9waggingtails , very interesting, thanks!!
     
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    4dogs3cats Aroooooo!

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    Nope. Mine don't get veggies. But I do prey model raw not BARF.

    Mine get strictly chicken quarters, ground beef, raw egg, beef liver, chicken liver, chicken gizzards, beef heart, and fish oil pills.

    Okay FINE.

    They get the occasional marshmallow :D
     
  5. Izzy's Valkyrie

    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    I'm pretty sure a marshmallow is NOT a veggies but we'll take it :D
     
  6. k9waggingtails

    k9waggingtails New Member

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    The Dalmatians say that marshmallows TOTALLY count as veggies, and that they expect to have marshmallows added to their diet ASAP.
     
  7. Izzy's Valkyrie

    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    And don't forget the Fila's animal crackers!
     
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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    Buster hasn't tried marshmallows, but he'd pick raw tasteless tofu over chicken anyday.

    Fussy Bugger.
     

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