For potential raw feeders, or those who just want to know how dogs cope with feeding raw, chewing bones, whether it's messy or just want to know what sorts of items raw fed dogs consume - this is the thread to see it all in action
Here people can post pictures and videos of their raw fed dogs consuming their food. We hope it will be a useful resource.
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Very good job! your dogs have great manners, they eat together without any problems
poor kitty... he/she is jealous? not a barfer, right? LOL
My dogs have always eaten right next to each other.....never had a problem!
No, kitty is not on a raw diet....she eats Felidae......but I do almost always give her a little bite or two of the raw when the dogs eat...and if they drop any little piece of meat, she's right there to grab it!
Hey this is a great idea! People are always worried about the mess when they first start raw (me included when I first tried it!)
Our dogs eat side by side too and most of the time there is never a problem. When we first tried it Leia use to sneak Luke's food when we weren't looking but she is better now. We just put more space between them!
LUKE Sidewalker - Brindle DOB Feb. 2003
LEIA Sidewalker - Fawn DOB July 2004 (rescue)
HAN Solo - Flashy Fawn DOB Oct. 2004 (rescue)
CHEWIE - White Boxer - DOB Aug. 2007 (rescue)
Here's one of Henri with a raw meal. What is in his bowl is a mix of offal and chicken drumsticks (very easily consumed stuff - I'll have to get another video sometime of him dealing with more substantial items that actually require a little work ). He has some nice sound-effects there though
Great video, Gmacleod! Henri certainly looks like a pro. Those were fantastic sound effects too... the first time I gave Hurricane a chicken leg I about had a heart attack when he crunched down on the bone at first. I don't know why I wasn't expecting it but it startled me. I thought he had broken a tooth or something
Well, I guess it depends on the size of item. Henri doesn't normally eat outside by the pool, incidentally He was just fed there for the purpose of taking the video (better light, etc). Normally he eats indoors. But unless it's a large item needing lots of chewing, the food doesn't leave the bowl except to enter the mouth. I'd say he would handle anything up to/including a chicken quarter without it touching the ground.
A whole chicken frame, turkey leg or rack of ribs would be a bit different - he'd take that out the bowl and rest it on the ground whilst chewing. But he's not going to drag it around or anything like that. Just giving him a towel (per Keeroff's videos) is quite satisfactory for keeping things tidy.