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« on: August 01, 2010, 11:56:08 PM »

Hey all,

So I am switching KK to homecooked, as, in my area, I think I can feed him decent homecooked cheaper than decent kibble. I've been buying cheap, almost-expired meat and cheap fruits and veggies and rice. I don't have anything to grind eggshells in, so I need to find a calcium source soon.

I bought some salmon heads and tails with a bit of meat on them at the store the other day and I had a question for those more experienced: for a dog who has had RMBs, but never fish, would it be safer to give him the salmon raw and let him figure it out, or to bone it and cook it? I don't want hime to choke on the teeny salmon bones.
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 09:17:30 AM »

From experience, if dogs didn't grow on fish, eating it is an issue. Salmon not only have small bones but they have large pin bones running down the side which are needle sharp. I usually only feed salmon from the can. Some I know feed whole salmon but they have Huskies and live in Canada. I gave Kiva some catfish once and a large bone got wedged sideways in her mouth. So, after that, I only used canned salmon or boneless fillets. If you are going to be cooking and baking, I would just go with a fillet.

You can use powdered calcium citrate for a calcium source. Without a spice grinder you can't grind shells and personally I don't care for bone meal.


Here is link just for info. I am not recommending the actual web site. But Thorne makes fabulous products for people and pets.

http://www.wellvet.com/calciumcitramate.html
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 12:56:15 PM »

Thanks, Layne. I just ordered a couple months' supply online. Will bone and bake the salmon.
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 05:15:51 PM »

I am on my way over for some salmon! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2010, 06:41:27 AM »

After finding a cod worm in my boneless cod filet the other night, I don't think I'd ever feed Scout fish. Not that I would anyways because he won't touch it and it upsets his stomach. But if you do decide to feed him raw fish, make sure you freeze it first to kill any parasites that might be present!
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2010, 09:48:44 AM »

ewwwwwww Emily!
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2010, 02:14:23 PM »

Isn't the worm extra protein?  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2010, 02:15:47 PM »

Fish needs to be frozen to at least -10 degrees for one week to remove any threat of parasites. Another reason I buy my fish frozen and use the canned stuff for the Cairnadoes.
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2010, 03:41:53 PM »

Isn't the worm extra protein?  Grin
Not if it makes you sick!!!! Bleck!
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2010, 06:36:09 PM »

Scout would not complain. Grin
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