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Is it ok to give the dogs a raw something or other as a once and awhile treat even though there main food is dog kibble (natural balance at the moment)? From what I gleened or at least my understand through reading some posts on here is that if you feed kibble as a staple diet and give them something raw it will upset there stomach/give them loose stool. Or is it fine for them to have it every once and a while. I'm more worried about Sawyer since he's more prone to having upset stomachs, do you think he would be fine? The other thing I worry about is them getting something from the raw meat (bacteria ect.) that they wouldn't from cooked meat, is that something I should be concerned about?
 

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I would try and keep the two items separate as the raw and kibble digest at different rates. As a treat, I wouldn't be that concerned but if the raw is of any substantial quantity, I would stagger the feedings, perhaps kibble in the morning and raw in the evening.

As far as what a dog might get from bacteria in raw versus cooked, well dogs eat some horrendous crap at times literally. If the raw is something you would eat cooked, I wouldn't worry.
 

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Thanks for the advice, they would only be getting something raw as a occasional treat. I don't plan on adding raw to their staple diet.
 

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I occasionally give Zody a raw chicken wing for his teeth, or a raw marrow bone even though his diet is kibble based. He's never had any issues with it. I feed it to him in the morning rather then at night, and don't feed him any kibble for at least a few hours afterwards.
 
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I also feed both raw and kibble but at different meals to allow for digestion
I feed raw meal in the A.M. and kibble later in the day. I feed a lot of different types of foods ( raw, dehydrated raw, canned, home cooked, & kibble) and have never had a problem.. Of course each dog is individual and what works for one, may not work for another, and all you can do is try!
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