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onyxandkristen

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Hi there!! I feed Onyx a completely raw diet, I wanted to make a thread about what brands of raw food people use and also stuff to add into it! I am a huge fan of raw diets and im always looking for things to add into the raw food as well as some good brands! I use Carnivora as Onyx main diet and I add wet food in with it as well. He gets quail eggs and chicken necks added in about once a week! He also gets Carna4 which is a probiotic supplement and also gets Triacta for his joints added into his food as well! Im very curious to see what other Sphynx pet parents add or what diet they give their Sphynx! :)
 

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When I fed raw I gave rabbit, duck, chicken, quail, turkey, goat, llama, venison, and pork. I bought from Hare-Today in the pre-ground meat/organ/bone. I added 1 scoop Alnutrin per pound and 3 pumps of sardine/anchovy oil per pound. We did that for 2 years until one day Ellie got sick from a medication and would only eat canned. She didn’t want to go back to raw after that.


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@onyxandkristen Great info ... thank you for sharing
@Xandria @Bailey21 May be in your area for raw brand resources too :)

Here is a link
 

onyxandkristen

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@onyxandkristen Great info ... thank you for sharing
@Xandria @Bailey21 May be in your area for raw brand resources too :)

Here is a link
THANNK YOU SO MUCH! this document is GREAT!!
 

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When I fed raw I gave rabbit, duck, chicken, quail, turkey, goat, llama, venison, and pork. I bought from Hare-Today in the pre-ground meat/organ/bone. I added 1 scoop Alnutrin per pound and 3 pumps of sardine/anchovy oil per pound. We did that for 2 years until one day Ellie got sick from a medication and would only eat canned. She didn’t want to go back to raw after that.
Nothing at all? What kind of sickness did she have in case it ever happens to me?

If she's doing well on canned food then you probably won't want to switch her back but I'm just shocked. When I adopted sphynx #3, he wouldn't touch raw but #1 and #2 were on it and I wasn't about to do something different. So I started mixing in a tiny bit of raw with #3's canned food. After 3-4 days, I would put a little more raw. It took a few weeks to get to 100% raw and that was just one kind of meat. I had to do it all over again for the next meat. But he came around.
 

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Nothing at all? What kind of sickness did she have in case it ever happens to me?

If she's doing well on canned food then you probably won't want to switch her back but I'm just shocked. When I adopted sphynx #3, he wouldn't touch raw but #1 and #2 were on it and I wasn't about to do something different. So I started mixing in a tiny bit of raw with #3's canned food. After 3-4 days, I would put a little more raw. It took a few weeks to get to 100% raw and that was just one kind of meat. I had to do it all over again for the next meat. But he came around.
She didn’t get sick from raw. She had a reaction to a drug called Amantadine that made her nauseated and gaggy. She lost weight over the couple of weeks she was on it so I stopped giving it to her. While she was sick the only thing she had any appetite for was canned.


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I feed my crew Big Country Raw. You can either buy it online and they'll ship it frozen to your door, or lots of Pet Valu's, Ren's Pets and I believe Global Pet foods sells it! I actually buy mine from Paul Macs (owned by Pet Valu) around the corner from my house, and when you buy 12 boxes you get one free there.

I add in Thrive tri-mineral boost as well as thrive herring oil to each of the 1 pound packages I thaw. I also add taurine on each meal and I'll usually sprinkle probiotic on their breakfast.

About once a week I'll thaw out either chicken necks, or some lake smelt fish for them as a treat, which I also purchase from BCR.
 

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She didn’t get sick from raw. She had a reaction to a drug called Amantadine that made her nauseated and gaggy. She lost weight over the couple of weeks she was on it so I stopped giving it to her. While she was sick the only thing she had any appetite for was canned.
Yeah losing weight would worry me too. I'm glad you got things worked out.
 

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I buy online from Hare Today or Raw Feeding Miami. I also buy locally from Walmart, BJ's or other human grocery stores (frozen only). The prices are better at the human grocery stores but the variety is limited. The only way I can get rabbit or any "exotic" meat is online.

I also add omega 3's in the form of raw fish. Both Hare Today and Raw Feeding Miami sell frozen herring. I prefer the actual fish to fish oil for 2 reasons - actual fish is cheaper and it's fresh.

I don't use any probiotics. I tried one for about 1 month which just happened to be right before the annual checkup. I'll just share this story in case it helps anyone. I bought a combination probiotic and digestive enzymes which sounded like a great "all in one" solution. It also had green superfoods which I didn't need but I didn't think too much about it. When the annual checkup came up, one of my cats had urinary crystals for the first time ever. The lab report said high magnesium. It turns out greens have magnesium. I probably should have known but I didn't. Anyway, the vet recommended getting rid of that particular probiotic which I did, and that took care of the problem. So learn from what happened to me and be wary about anything that has greens even if they call it green superfoods.
 
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