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I feed mostly raw but keep kibble on hand for 1 or 2 partial meals a week (I never give more than one cup at a time - I just mix it with some other stuff) and as a treat. I have had Nutro Lamb Rice Puppy and with all of this grain issue going on I just don't want to use it anymore. It is getting time to think about buying something new while I still have a good amount of the Nutro left so I can mix it in gradually. After reading some other posts on here I thought I would try Timberwolf Ocean Blue. I was just about to place my order on their website and decided to check out the full ingredients list first. At the end of the list it says: "We do not recommend the feeding of chicken or turkey necks or backs unless included in the proper ratio as a part of the "whole animal". I don't understand what this means exactly?? Various cuts of raw chicken is the main meat I feed Jake. He also gets various organ parts and pork or beef parts along with vegetables and fruit. Should I choose something different than Ocean Blue? Or what does that statement mean?
 

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I think what there saying is that chicken and turkey backs and necks are too boney to be served without adding extra meat. Chicken backs are approx. 55% bone and necks are quite boney as well. With the 80/10/10 model backs and necks alone are too much bone.
 

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How much does this kibble cost? Most of us have found that feeding good quality kibble is almost as if not more expensive than raw. I have two sample bags of the kibble you mention and will give them to a friend this week-end. I just somehow cannot imagine feeding my dog kibble anymore;D
 

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loriwolfelabluv said:
I think what there saying is that chicken and turkey backs and necks are too boney to be served without adding extra meat. Chicken backs are approx. 55% bone and necks are quite boney as well. With the 80/10/10 model backs and necks alone are too much bone.
That's what I got from it. If you're just feeding chicken backs, you're not feeding a balanced diet, you're feeding a diet far too heavy on bones.

I know some of the chicken backs I get have more meat than others, but even the ones that have the most meat still lack a proper ratio for a whole prey model (which I follow). The other meat is too expensive to leave on there, by default the chicken backs are the by-products and usually won't have much of the tender or breast left on it.
 

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Ah ok, I understand now.

Don't worry - I don't just feed chicken backs. :eek:

Chocolata - It is $31.58 for a 16 1/2 lb bag. I was going to start out with that size. If it works out they have a 33 lb bag that is $52.65. I feed mostly raw but feel the need to keep kibble on hand as well for certain times and want it to be a grain free kibble.
 

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Oh yeah, if he and his body likes this food then next time I will definitely go for the bigger bag. Well, I say I will but it takes so long for me to go through a bag that I might buy the smaller just to make sure it stays fresh. I have an airtight container that I keep it in but I'm not sure how long that stuff stays fresh for?
 
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