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Marley eats premium dry food only, is fed with in the recommended ranges (spread out over 2 feeds) and gets between 1-2 hours exercise a day (consisting of a morning and evening walk)

He is a bit of a bopper though which confuses me! :doh: Lately I was thinking of changing his diet to incorporate fresh meat as well. Eg, I plan to reduce his dry food, but also give him some fresh meat (like a chicken wing/carcass)

Is this a good idea, and if so what are some good meats I can use ?? :)
 

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You may want to also post this in the Nutrition and Feeding section for those people who have the most interest in the subject.

I haven't given raw meat with kibble before, but I've read a number of threads on various forums about it. People seem divided about whether it's a good idea to mix raw and kibble at the same time - thinking that the kibble forces the raw to remain in the digestive track longer than it should and potentially have problems with salmonella, etc. I have no opinion one way or the other about it.
 

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I have never done it, but I have also been told that it is not good to feed kibble and raw meat at the same time. Not sure for which reasons.
 

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I also have "heard" the claims that feeding kibble and raw is not a good thing. But I am yet to see any research posted that this is in fact true. It makes no sense to me as most of the time those who say not to do it say it is because they digest at different rates. A raw diet alone digests at different rates, unless it contains only one element (ie: boneless meat, just bones, just grain, just well you get the idea).
 

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Farley eats a cup of kibble twice a day, but he won't touch it unless it's mixed with meat of some sort. I often add green beans or similar vegetable to his morning feeding and reduce the amount of kibble accordingly. The meat is usually canned ground beef or ground chicken, about 3-4 servings from a can
Seems to work well for us; he's coming up on 8 years ikld and doing just fine.
 
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