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Q. My dogs won't touch the chicken leg quarters unless I use my cleaver to chop them into manageable pieces, is this a problem? Is calve's liver a fair source of organ meat a couple times a week?
Cindy

First Let me thank you for taking the time to help all of us dog lovers, we appreciate it. I have just switched over to RAW this week with no problems in the transition. My 60# dogs are being fed each a chicken leg quarter twice a day. They really enjoy it but will not even touch it until I use my cleaver and chop them into smaller manageable pieces, is this a problem? They are not gluttens or gulpers and seem to chew each piece before swallowing. Also would a piece of calve's liver cut up be a fair source of organ meat a couple of times a week? Thanks in advance for your response.

Dave

A. The problem with cutting chicken up is that you then are giving the dogs small pieces that present a choking hazard. I would try to get them eating the bigger pieces on their own as soon as you can. Look at the chicken quarters you are feeding, many times there are bits of liver still attached to the quarters we feed.

I’d suggest these books on feeding: Raw Dog Food and Natural Nutrition for Dogs & Cats. We give both these books to our puppy customers and rarely have questions about the diet.

One of the newer feeding books we offer is Raw & Natural Nutrition for Dogs. This title covers homemade cooked & raw diets complete with recipes. I highly recommend all these books.

If you want to feed a raw diet, I’d make sure to have these in your library as reference when you have questions or problems. These books will give you insight into how much organ meat, etc should be part of your dogs’ weekly diet.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Rhodes
  
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