Will she be OK without her fish/liver?

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  1. LabLover95

    LabLover95 New Member

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    Hi!
    I raw feed Mollie, and get most of her food from our local Commissary, which however is a good 45 minute drive away. We end up going there about once every 2 weeks or more often (which usually ends up happening in spite of the idealistic 'we'll only go once a month :p') Anyway, we went today and I found that they were OUT of her raw sardines and I forgot to pick up her liver. :hail: So all she has currently is beef and veggies and a bit of fruit for her breakfasts and chicken for her dinners. (She usually has chopped liver in her breakfast and sardines in her dinner.)

    Will she be OK for 10 days (we usually make the food in 10-day batches) until I can go back to the Commissary? I ordered a fish oil supplement on line (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017JGAB6/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) because they have been out of sardines for a week or two now and I'm not anticipating any return of stock in the near future. (It should be here on Wednesday or Thursday.) I might be able to get her some liver before the 10 day period is up, but I'd really much rather wait so I don't have to take out the pre-made patties and put liver in them.

    Thanks!
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    Yep she will be fine. Raw us about balance over time :)
     
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    She will be fine. Mine typically get liver and other organs once a week. They don't have to have it daily. Like was said in another post, raw is about variety over time.

    Beef and chicken will be fine as well for that time, but under normal circumstances try to give at least four different proteins.

    The veggies really aren't doing much more than being a filler. There is very little in them that a dog can use. What is there is nothing that's not already in raw meat/bones/organs that the dog can actually really use.
     
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    Thank you both for your responses! Mollie now has been on organs again for a week (I was unable to post since we were on vacation ;) .) I was actually feeding her Stella & Chewy's premade patties (Lucky Mollie gets Dandy Lamb blend and Duck Duck Goose blend. LOL!!) and she seemed to do fine on that. I'll be making her her regular beef and chicken with liver this week. The fish unfortunately are not in stock and won't be for a while, but she is set up with fish oil supplements for a while now.
     
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    All good stuff but I've seen S&C cost $5.50/lb.
    You could make your own for around $.50/lb.
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    Thanks so much! We actually do make homemade food for her most of the time, but she had S&C because we were on vacation and didn't have time to make up her regular food ;) There's something in the Dandy Lamb that isn't quite agreeing with her, so we switched her back to her homemade beef as soon as we could.
     
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    Nice diet... I also squeeze out the oil from two krill capsules and crush half a multivitamin.
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    Mollie's looking good... if pet owners fed their cats/dogs what you feed Mollie there would be 90% less vet visits due to illness and disease...
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    Aw, thank you!! It's so nice to have some extra confirmation that we're doing the right thing. Most vets that we have seen don't advocate the raw diet at ALL, and so it's hard to get good advice on it.
     

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