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Old 02-25-2009, 08:30 AM   #1
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Nice thread going on at the CF boards.

http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=43193

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Old 02-25-2009, 12:03 PM   #2
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I thought you had joined us full time Jay? Regardless, it is a nice one. Hadn't been over there in a long while.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:36 PM   #3
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Derek;

For solid training info, CA boards are my first stop, along with other blogs listed on my blog.
Paleo diet for dogs is spot on, so it pays to cruise other boards, I try not to get caught up in the silly b/s.
All sites have potential for nuggets of wisdom, you just have to dig harder on some vs others.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:23 AM   #4
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I checked out your site no more than 5 minutes ago Jay. My dog's favorite meal is raw chicken and beef topped with a couple of eggs. You're spot on about a shinier coat and cleaner teeth. I've found that feeding her Paleo is in actuality less expensive than dog food (even high end) due to her eating much less now.
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Oh man, my former dog (ex-wife's current dog) was on the raw chicken backs with a few spoons of veggie slop (lots of veggies blended with some eggs) diet. Her coat was amazing, her doo was small, hard, and broke down quickly (no need to use a pooper scooper in the yard), and she used to run in circles at dinner time on the way to the door. Man was she excited. Teeth were perfect, no plaque or anything, no odors like some of my friend's dogs.

As for cost, I'm with Scott. I paid $28 for a 40lb box of chicken backs that lasted 6-8 weeks. It was funny to watch her cart off the chicken back, lay in the yard with it between her front paws, and just look around like "yeah, b*tch, I killed this meat".
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:43 AM   #6
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Scott,
Two questions.

Where might one come across 40# boxes of chicken backs?

Also, did you guys make up the veggie slop in quantity, or every day? Any recipe hints?
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:31 PM   #7
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I found a local butcher, the only one that would get them for me, and built a relationship with him. He was charging me about $.72/lb I think. They weren't pastured chickens obviously. The raw bones are great for dogs...just don't feed them cooked bones as they can splinter and tear the digestive tract.

I had like 40 disposable containers. I would lay them out, put a chicken back or two (depending on size) into each, then make up a blender of slop and spoon it out into the containers. I'd throw all but 7 (1 feeding per day) into the freezer, then just rotate through them.

Recipe hints: herbs, spices, vegetables, fruit, eggs, liver....all work. I used to mix up spinach, carrots, radishes, celery, cucumbers, whatever extra herbs/spices I had laying about, a dozen eggs, some fish oil, and sometimes liver that I chopped up (don't put it in the blender unless you want to try to unravel liver from your blade...not that I've done that of course). They'll let you know if they don't like what you made by avoiding it and just eating the meat. She used to lick the bowl clean.

Things not to feed: garlic, onions, avocado, grapes, and chocolate. Based on seeing the backyard when I'm there to cut the grass at the house we're trying to sell, the dog is no longer being fed such a diet.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:27 PM   #8
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Great posts guys, thanks for sharing.

I stopped at the butcher during lunch break, bought 5lbs of Italian Extra spicy sausage, as I'm going to make the biggest honkin Bacon Explosion this weekend.

I'll post pics.

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Old 02-27-2009, 02:27 PM   #9
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I am about to start feeding my cat paleo. The veggie slop recipie looks great! I was just going to start mixing it in with the food she eats now and then slowly work the store bought food out over a few weeks does that sound about right?
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I am about to start feeding my cat paleo. The veggie slop recipie looks great! I was just going to start mixing it in with the food she eats now and then slowly work the store bought food out over a few weeks does that sound about right?
One thing about cats, you have to ensure they are getting enough taurine in their diet as they can't make it themselves. Cats are meat eaters - not veggie eaters.
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