Raw food and pregnancy/nursing
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Raw food and pregnancy/nursing

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    3

    DefaultRaw food and pregnancy/nursing

    Has anyone had any problems with feeding raw food (i.e raw chicken and vegetables) to pregnant bitches? I am specifically talking about harm to puppies or lack of nutrition issues. I have had two vets tell me two different things, so I'm curious what any others have found?? Thanks

  2. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Ender's Mom's Avatar
    Ender's Mom is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    15,206

    DefaultRe: Raw food and pregnancy/nursing

    There aren't a whole lot of RAW feeders on this forum. If you go to this board http://www.lab-retriever.net/board/f...splay.php?f=34 you will find quite a few, and at least one person over there had 2-3 generations of RAW dogs.
    ~Lindsay

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    3

    DefaultRe: Raw food and pregnancy/nursing

    Thanks, I will check that out

  5. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Trickster's Avatar
    Trickster is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    7,913

    DefaultRe: Raw food and pregnancy/nursing

    http://www.geocities.com/bluegracepwd/pregnantbarf.html

    lablvr, many vets are anti-raw. Mine is.* : If you are lucky enough to find a vet that supports raw feeding they can be a good source of information. I still wouldn't rely on them 100% for nutritional advice though. The best thing to do is talk to other raw feeders (in person ideally).

    One of my breeders (Murph's) feeds complete raw to all her dogs/pups including pregnant bitches. Murph was a raw feed pup.

  7. #5
    lab addict is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    494

    DefaultRe: Raw food and pregnancy/nursing

    I feed my pregnant/nursing bitch 1/2 raw and 1/2 kibble with no problems.

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    5

    DefaultRe: Raw food and pregnancy/nursing

    what RAW meat are you having success with mixing in with kibble? We aren't currently doing any RAW feeding, but are interested in learning more. Advantages vs. disadvantages, etc.....It's always nice learning new things. We have a girl who will be having her first litter in November, so we're reading up on everything.

    Lyrical

  9. #7
    Trickster's Avatar
    Trickster is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    7,913

    DefaultRe: Raw food and pregnancy/nursing

    Lyrical, here is some good reading for you;

    www.rawlearning.com
    http://www.drianbillinghurst.com/
    http://www.rawmeatybones.com/
    www.raw-dogs.com/default.htm
    www.raw-connections.com

    Feeding raw has many advantages, as you will see on those sites. Of course, that doesn't mean to say it will work for every dog, and it requires a lot of research to get it "right". I don't feed full raw, but I feed it as often as I can, and some of the benefits EVEN when fed in conjunction to kibble are smaller, firmer poops that don't smell much and turn white, brighter clean teeth, fresh breath, nice coat, increased energy levels, etc. My dogs look much healthier when fed the raw alongside the kibble.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25