Greyfort Greyhounds


Stud Book & Kennel Club Registered Sporting Greyhounds

Homemade Food for Sporting Greyhounds by Viara

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WHAT IS IT?


A raw dog food diet typically consists of:
• Muscle meat, often still on the bone
• Bones, either whole or ground
• Organ meats such as livers, heart, kidneys
• Raw eggs
• Vegetables like broccoli, spinach, peas
• Apples or other fruit
• Some dairy, such as yogurt

BENEFITS



• Tooth Plague is no longer a problem
• Healthier Skin and shinier coat
• Improves weight control
• Improves energy and longevity
• Increases Immunity
• Very small stools
• No bad breath or body odor

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Millions of people around the world feed their pets a raw diet.
If your vet does not support your quest for a healthy pet via a raw diet, please find another vet!

Let's face it, pet food companies and vets do not want you to feed a raw diet, because it harshly affects their profits. Isn't it time your pet's health came before someone else's profits?

Visit the:

RAW FEEDING GROUP on facebook

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I was making the weekly batch of food yesterday so, as promised was going to share how we feed.

PORTIONS:


2 buckets = 4 greyhounds per week
3 buckets = 6 greyhounds per week
(depends on the size of the dogs but a general ideal as such)

In general 1kg of food should contain:

P/270g
F/180g
Fiber/30g
Calcium 12g

In general 1kg of food should contain:



PROTEIN 27% >9
FAT 18% >6
Fiber 3% >1
Calcium 1.2%


P/270g
F/180g
Fiber/30g
Calcium 12g

Basic Protein versus Fat % and grams per kg. Values are average. You see that some meats are much too low of fat content and %. If you do not feed enough fat to your greyhounds/dogs, they simply will not function properly. Fat is ENERGY!


Reindeer mince
Protein 15%  / Fat 12%
> 1kg P/150g F/120g
Bovine inner body mixture
Protein  15%  / Fat 13%
> 1kg P/150g F/130g
Sheep's internals
Protein 17%   / Fat 30%
> 1kg P/170g F/300g
Beef mince
Protein 18%   / Fat 16.5%
> 1kg P/180g F/165g
Chicken Hearts
Protein 19%  / Fat 3%
> 1kg P/190g F/ 30g
Turkey mince
Protein 22%  / Fat 7%
> 1kg P/220g F/ 70g

We have been feeding like this for many years, no exceptions. I can cook the buckets while half asleep almost! :-) Please note : This feeding method was outlined by Dr.John Kohnke (Australia) in his books, as I have not come up with it myself. You need to watch the dog, if he looks too skinny give more food, if they exercise more same thing, if they rest for many days in a row due to injury decrease the food, if they do not get any bones you need to add Calci-D supplement, if it is hot outside add 1 table spoon of oil at least per day, if it is winter add also oil/suet and/or carbs. I always add extra salmon oil, or other Omega 3,6,9 oils and some other things for the racers when in training. My retired female gets the same food, but doesn't get much else added than Calci-D and Omega oils, as I feel she doesn't need it.

For my show friends Calci-D can be ordered from many online shops.
Pups get in small controlled doses occasionaly CANZOCAL or Sprinter Gold WHELP n' GROW (not together)! Regular additions are suet, lambs fat, lambs' internals, tuna, salmon, fresh beef when on sale, pork steaks, pork hearts, pork-beef meat with lots of fat, and the regular ground beef!
If I can find cheap fish on sale (any type) once per week is ok.

This feeding method is much more economical than current commercial food such as (medium priced Royal Canin, Proformance or similar)
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ASK ME IF YOU NEED ANY HELP


I would be more than happy to tell you all I have learned over the last 9 years after researching this topic! Big dog food companies are spending a fortune convincing you that what your dog need to eat is processed dry nuggets that stay on the shelves for months, are full of cheap ingredients and covered in fancy packaging and than you wonder why your dogs are dying, sick or with a number of allergies!

Nutrition is the basis of a healthy body and mind, give it a try and see for yourself! This method does NOT cost more than the average dry dog food diet, it takes a bit of time and work, but the difference in your fur buddy is amazing! There are a few pictures in the album which are showing you how to make beef sock from left over bones or fish stock from free salmon leftovers you can get at almost any fish shop.
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COSTS:


2 buckets for 4 greyhounds (2males 2females) per week = 10kg meat (2.00€/kg) is 20€ + 2kg rice(2€) + 2kg veggies (3€)= Total of 25€ per week for 4 greyhounds.
100-125€ per month for all 4 greyhounds. Not bad!

Extra supplements or bones for the racers might add another 10-15€ per month. It all depends where you source your meat from.
All in all the bill would be at around 115€ max for all 4dogs for the entire month!
And this is if you fed the best possible source of beef and veg.
You can decrease your bill down to 80€ per 4 dogs if you source a little cheaper ingredients which are still much better than anything which is in commercial dog food and are all human grade.
A bag of commercial dry dog food for example is 40-80€/15kg and it will not last one dog for a month...so you get the picture!

Here we go and with not further delay, this is how we feed every single week or every month or every year!

That's is right, you heard this correct!



CHEAPER! Fresher! Better! Healthier! Non-processed and the dogs go mad over it! If you dogs are having problems with diarrhea, gas, flakes in the coat, dry coat, dull coat or just bad overall condition. I am so sure your dogs will love this food, since I have not yet seen one dog that refused to eat it!
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“Hounds follow those who feed them.”
Otto von Bismarck
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