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    Just wondering how many of you raw feeders feed just once a day? I've been feeding twice a day since switching her to raw. She started out at 1.5lbs per day to now about 2.5lbs a daycuz she began losing weight. Yesterday and today she fed off of a whole 6lb chicken and I only split it into 2 meals so I only fed her 1 meal per day and she seems to be reacting just fine to one meal.

    Also does anyone feed fresh water fish such as sunfish, northern, walleye, or bass? I do a decent amount of fishing and ist be easy and inexpensive to be able to catch some of Kumahs meals. And do you feed with scales on? I would assume that if feeding sunfish that you atleast cut of the crest on the fish's back so it doesn't cut up the dogs mouth or throat?
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    Nala-fawn Great Dane 2 months
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    We're still feeding twice a day. Once a day seems like it would be a ton of food at once since Finn's eating at least 5 lbs a day. I haven't fed any fish yet, but the lady who runs my co-op feeds whole fish and just cuts the sharp fins off.
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    • #3
      I feed once a day, but Mouse's whole meal is only 1.75 pounds, so it's not very much at one time.

      I couldn't get my picky prissies to eat freshwater fish...
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      • #4
        I feed twice per day. 3x for puppies.


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        • #5
          I already have all her meals packaged into single meals for eating twice a day so I'm pretty sure we're going to stick with that but it would be more cost effective and convenient to feed just once a day. I think Kumah would take to fish well, I have these salmon treats that she goes nuts for. But processed treats are quite different then catching a fish and throwing in my dog's bowl. Lol. So we'll have to test the waters with fish sometime.

          On a side note her diarrhea has gone away again . thanks to all skinless/bone-in meals.
          ~Kelsey, mom to~
          Kumah-merle Great Dane 4 years
          Nala-fawn Great Dane 2 months
          Cece- Calico 4 years
          Sammy- Black Domestic Long Hair 3 years
          Tyke- 4 months

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kumah View Post
            I already have all her meals packaged into single meals for eating twice a day so I'm pretty sure we're going to stick with that but it would be more cost effective and convenient to feed just once a day. I think Kumah would take to fish well, I have these salmon treats that she goes nuts for. But processed treats are quite different then catching a fish and throwing in my dog's bowl. Lol. So we'll have to test the waters with fish sometime.

            On a side note her diarrhea has gone away again . thanks to all skinless/bone-in meals.
            That's great! Finn must have an iron stomach when it comes to raw, because he has only had diarrhea once, and that was after about 4 boneless meals in a row (hubby grabbed the wrong bowl). He's been tolerating chicken, beef, and blue ridge beef quail, plus a little liver starting yesterday, about 1 ounce!
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            • #7
              Yeah no more diarhea!!

              Duke is temperamental about fish. Some days he is like "heck ya thus awesome" others he looks at me like I am asking him to eat... well something inedible. Pull off pokey fins and smaller fish scales are fine. Bigger fish the scales just become stinky glitter.. like he went to a fish str!p club. Swear I am still finding scales a week later. I do freeze them for atleast a week in an effort to kill off parasites.
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              • #8
                I feed 2x but cut the morning meal back to 1#, then 2# for dinner. Aside from his turkey strike he seems to do better this way.

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                • #9
                  We r twice a day but breakfast is Small by half if not more some days.
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                  • #10
                    We've only ever fed once a day with Loki. He's such a diva eater that he always ate better having more of an appetite.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Loki Love View Post
                      We've only ever fed once a day with Loki. He's such a diva eater that he always ate better having more of an appetite.
                      I think we are headed there!!
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                      • #12
                        We feed 2x per day. They are just getting about 3.75 lbs and 4 lbs per day, so i split it up into half and half.
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                        • #13
                          Holy moly - 4 and 5 pounds per day? Dear lord lol. Minnie is around 3 pounds per day and Mickey at about 2.5 pounds per day. I couldn't imagine feeding 5 pounds per day.

                          Is Finn running marathons?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dn89lx View Post
                            Holy moly - 4 and 5 pounds per day? Dear lord lol. Minnie is around 3 pounds per day and Mickey at about 2.5 pounds per day. I couldn't imagine feeding 5 pounds per day.

                            Is Finn running marathons?
                            Duke is at the same amount. Marathons? Does growing count?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dukers View Post
                              Duke is at the same amount. Marathons? Does growing count?
                              Apparently growing counts lol

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