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Is it ok to feed my dog JUST chicken?

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June 26, 2019 / By Haywood
Question: My dad is spoiling my dog, and is starting to feed her JUST chicken. He read somewhere that you should feed your dog chicken because the dog food has cornmeal in it and it's bad. I disagree, and our whole bottom of the fridge is stacked with just food for the dog. My mom is getting really mad, and he spends more money on food for the dog then food for us. I need something to convince him not to do it. He believes everything he reads so he got it into his head for this.
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Elihoenai Elihoenai | 8 days ago
Well, you CAN successfully feed a raw diet but there's more to it than feeding "just chicken". Just the meat alone won't contain all the nutrition a dog needs, and if it's cooked then that nutrition becomes altered. Raw feeders also feed bone and organ to give the dog the nutrition it needs, and often times swap between types of meat (chicken, beef, turkey and even fish, venison, etc). Raw diet IS healthier, though. And a lot of commercial food DOES have corn and other junk in it that dog's can't easily digest. He's right about that. Raw feeding can also be cheaper depending on where you get the food from. If dad wants to feed raw, he should really do his research. Preferably by talking to a canine nutritionist or a vet that isn't being pad to promote a specific brand of food! The health of the dog will decline if it's not getting the needed nutrition.... http://rawfeddogs.net/ http://www.rawlearning.com/rawfaq.html http://rawfed.com/myths/
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Elihoenai Originally Answered: Is it ok to feed my dog JUST chicken?
Well, you CAN successfully feed a raw diet but there's more to it than feeding "just chicken". Just the meat alone won't contain all the nutrition a dog needs, and if it's cooked then that nutrition becomes altered. Raw feeders also feed bone and organ to give the dog the nutrition it needs, and often times swap between types of meat (chicken, beef, turkey and even fish, venison, etc). Raw diet IS healthier, though. And a lot of commercial food DOES have corn and other junk in it that dog's can't easily digest. He's right about that. Raw feeding can also be cheaper depending on where you get the food from. If dad wants to feed raw, he should really do his research. Preferably by talking to a canine nutritionist or a vet that isn't being pad to promote a specific brand of food! The health of the dog will decline if it's not getting the needed nutrition.... http://rawfeddogs.net/ http://www.rawlearning.com/rawfaq.html http://rawfed.com/myths/

Charley Charley
A cooked diet or a raw diet is not necessarily healthier for your dog. Sure raw meat can promote better gums and a shinier coat; however, raw meat also has bacteria. Then, you can turn to cooked chicken. Which is even worse because cooked meat lacks enzymes and minerals that dogs need. Cornmeal is not good for dogs, so you should buy a brand of dog food that does not have cornmeal. Try Blue buffalo.
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Alured Alured
Just chicken won't give the dog everything it needs. If he wants to go to raw fed, use the remaining food to help wean the dog after consulting vets and researching.
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Theda Theda
Your dog will get very sick if it is fed only chicken. If your dad wants to feed your dog a special diet, he needs to talk to a veterinarian first.
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Rosanna Rosanna
no its not ok. dogs need more fat then other animles and chicken has very little fat. even a person eating all chicken would be unhealthy because they could get protine poisoning (to much protein and not enough fat). maybe mix in some other meat if you dont want him eating commercail food
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Morven Morven
No. Chicken bones can break off and small pieces can lodge in his throat and stomach, causing choking and internal bleeding. Bird bones are a big no-no for dogs.
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Lizzie Lizzie
No, just like us he needs a balanced diet. Besides, if you feed him just chicken he will eventually lose his hair and grow feathers - but he won't be able to fly! (just kidding-except for the first part).
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