I am starting to work on getting my kids off of the transitional soup and onto grinds now that they are eating soup on their own. Is it ok if I only feed them grinds long term?
I'm going to be placing another order with My Pet Carnivore soon so can someone please tell me if this order would be a good balanced diet for them? I want to get them fully off kibble, right now they still have kibble at night because their diet isn't balanced enough without it.
I am going to be ordering the Fine Ground Whole Chicken, Fine Ground Whole Rabbit, Fine Ground Whole Pork, and Course Ground Whole Mutton. I was also thinking about ordering Ground Lake Herring but I wasn't sure if it was a good option or not because it has no fat. I would have posted the links to the food but I wasn't sure if that's permitted here. If it is I can add them in if someone wants to take a look?
Would I need to add anything to this diet? I was thinking maybe adding one meal per week dedicated to heart but I'm not really sure if it's needed or appropriate.
Fish should only be a single meal at week and no more than that. When I give a meal of fish, I forgo any fish treats that week and vice versa.
While one can technically feed a menu of just balanced grinds.. feeding grinds in the long-term does come with it's own hassles. Unlike actual bone-in meals, grinds do squat for dental health. They cannot clean teeth the way crunching bones can, so you'll need to brush their teeth for them. Grinds, because of how absolutely easy it is to practically slurp them up can also cause some ferrets to become overweight, whereas with raw in general they regulate themselves as they work for their food by chewing and crunching.
While yes, you can feed a diet of solely whole grinds, as Linda said you need to brush their teeth and monitor their intake more. While most will self regulate even with these, some will avidly overeat.
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Post by msplatypus on Nov 18, 2017 18:53:12 GMT -5
If the grinds are balanced, they can be used long term, although as the wonderful people above mentioned, it won't do much for their teeth and could lead to some weight gain. I used grinds to help switch my little ones initially, but my already big-boy got a even bigger so I started started slowly switching their nightly meals to frankenprey. I've been getting the convenience of commercial grinds for my hectic mornings, but all the wonderful dental benefits of those bone-in meals four nights a week. I also find they have more fun chewing up the meat.