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    Papillon and Raw?

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    Papillon and Raw?

    Post  Scrat on Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:53 pm

    Hello!! I'm new to this forum and am thinking about a raw diet for my Papillon, Scrat, so I've got a list of questions! Just to give some background, though, I am a college student and will be moving into an apartment within the next few months so that's when I will begin raw if I am able to afford it. My Papillon is going to be 5 years old in March, is almost 12 inches at the shoulder, and weighs around 11 lbs (he's a rescue so breed standard wise, he's definitely oversize). He's pretty neurotic and wiggles around everywhere, is tireless on walks, loves to curl up on the couch with me whenever he can, and spends his day chewing on raw knuckle bones or rawhide in his crate when I'm gone. I noticed how much he LOVES the raw bones, so I became interested in a purely raw diet for him. And now for the questions!

    What would the general cost of raw per month be for a dog his size? (He currently eats 1/2 cup Kirkland Lamb and Rice kibble per day.)

    How much would I need to feed him every day?

    Should I feed him once or twice a day?

    How can I make sure that I am varying his diet enough?

    Are vegetables necessary? (I feel like I will have a difficult time getting him to eat those.)

    Should I supplement the diet with a multivitamin?

    What can I feed in place of raw if we are camping? (Or will I need to bring a cooler?)

    Are there some tried and true recipes that I can stick to and rotate to make sure he is getting everything he needs?

    What are the consequences of him having a diet that is not varied enough?

    Will he be able to eat all the little bones in the meat or will I have to take them out so he won't choke?

    Hmmm...trying to think of more...I suppose they'll come up later! Anyways, I've just been really curious because I've found all this information about large dogs eating raw, so I wondered if anyone has had raw experiences with small dogs specifically. I am especially interested in some sort of system to know that I am feeding the right variety.

    THANK YOU!

    Shoot!! I just realized I posted this on the cat one! My bad!!!


    Last edited by Scrat on Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:01 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : I just realized I posted this on the cat one! My bad!!!)

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