Thinking of changing my dry dog food.

Barkingheads or Bakers ?


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liveryblues

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Peoples' faces are hilarious-they think I'm mental when I show them a picture of the dogs scoffing a whole rabbit!
Just out of interest do you feed them skinned, my son shoots & often brings home rabbit so far he has always skinned them... I know there is that whole prey food thing but I can never decide if i should throw the whole rabbit at them hair n all :eek:
 
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Cinnamontoast

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Just out of interest do you feed them skinned, my son shoots & often brings home rabbit so far he has always skinned them... I know there is that whole prey food thing but I can never decide if i should throw the whole rabbit at them hair n all :eek:
Whole, although I know some people gut them first.


I've been known to chop them in half with scissors cos they were a bit big for a day's worth of food. Icky but easier than with a knife. I worm afterwards or if that worries anyone, they could just be frozen first.
 

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That's very interesting about the anal glands, so if you feed raw, do you feed white or red meat or mixture or what ? and what do you feed, sorry never looked into it before, must pay more attention to cinnamontoast's posts lol, I'm might seriously look into this
I feed a lot of green tripe, I get it fresh from a small local abattoir, also pigs heads. Bones from pork, beff and lamb from same source and ox liver too. I also get rabbit, either the dogs catch them or I shoot them, will pick up a fresh road kill deer.
I wak Foxhound pups from the local kennel so, if they have plenty of flesh I will have access to veal, horse meat and sometimes casualty beef.

I have two freezers that I keep the dog meat in. Defrost in a dustbin in the garage and just cut the dogs an appropriate sized chunk in the evening - all outside regardless of weather!

I pay £10 every other week when I collect the tripe and whatever else there is for me. The rest costs nothing. I am feeding at least 13 dogs every day, often there are others staying here so, it is about 75 pence a day, or 5p per dog a day.
You do need a strong stomach for dealing with tripe on a hot summers day but it is one of the best meats for dogs.
 
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liveryblues

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Whole, although I know some people gut them first.


I've been known to chop them in half with scissors cos they were a bit big for a day's worth of food. Icky but easier than with a knife. I worm afterwards or if that worries anyone, they could just be frozen first.
I have two in the feezer atm that were not skinned so giving them whole will save the trouble! I often take scissors (big tough ones!) to various carcasses to split them up for my hounds! I have one who would not let the others near if I didnt :)
 
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