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When feeding raw beef heart do you cut the fat off?

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June 26, 2019 / By Sissie
Question: I am cutting up 40lbs of heart at this very moment and am wondering, for those who feed raw, do you cut this part off or feed it too? There is sure a lot of fat on beef hearts! Thanks :)
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Phoenix Phoenix | 1 day ago
Nope. My dogs need fat in their diets. It keeps their coats glossy. :o) I do, however, try to make sure that no one piece has TOO much fat.. and will remove some (and freeze it to add to a meal that doesn't have enough fat at a later time). Edit: For my dogs I tend to run about 15% bone and 20% fat average. When you look at the composition of a chicken quarter (skin on) that is very close to 10-12% bone and 18-20% fat (depending on the size of the quarter). My dogs will start stripping off the skin and refusing to eat it if they feel "full" - they also will start "filleting" open the quarter and simply eating the bone if they feel they need more bone in their diet. Beef heart is a muscle meat and not an organ meat. The actual meat is relatively lean but as you've seen the coating is full of fat. I simply adjust my dog's diets as necessary. When I'm feeding beef heart it is because it is less expensive than other forms of red meat (and because my venison or elk or ostrich stockpile is low).
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Phoenix Originally Answered: When feeding raw beef heart do you cut the fat off?
Nope. My dogs need fat in their diets. It keeps their coats glossy. :o) I do, however, try to make sure that no one piece has TOO much fat.. and will remove some (and freeze it to add to a meal that doesn't have enough fat at a later time). Edit: For my dogs I tend to run about 15% bone and 20% fat average. When you look at the composition of a chicken quarter (skin on) that is very close to 10-12% bone and 18-20% fat (depending on the size of the quarter). My dogs will start stripping off the skin and refusing to eat it if they feel "full" - they also will start "filleting" open the quarter and simply eating the bone if they feel they need more bone in their diet. Beef heart is a muscle meat and not an organ meat. The actual meat is relatively lean but as you've seen the coating is full of fat. I simply adjust my dog's diets as necessary. When I'm feeding beef heart it is because it is less expensive than other forms of red meat (and because my venison or elk or ostrich stockpile is low).

Maryanne Maryanne
Part of a prey animal is fat. It's 100% fine to feed the fat, in fact you should feed it. Now, granted that cows have waaay more fat than any prey animal in the wild I suppose trimming a LITTLE off is okay but, fat isn't the devil, fat is necessary, research protein starvation! Lol. But to answer your question which was do I cut it off or feed it, I feed it, and my dogs have no problem with it taste or health wise!
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Lally Lally
Our cats are fed canned and dry each day and raw (chicken or beef) 2-3 times a week. I'm looking into making it a more raw diet in the future.
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Jenny Jenny
The exact reason why i don't eat beef lol. I use to feed raw, don't anymore for many reasons, we would cut the fat out. I would say cut the majority out, maybe leave a small amount of it.
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Flicka Flicka
If there's a bunch of fat on something I'll trim it, but in general I don't as long the meat outweighs the fat. If I do trim the fat I toss it in baggies in the freezer to use with leaner meals. If I do feed an extra fatty piece, I try to feed a leaner piece at the next meal.
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Flicka Originally Answered: Who can provide actual scientific evidence that feeding kibble is better than feeding raw meat?
Hi Jocelyn, I feed my dog raw and have done for 13 years now. I will be *very* interested in any documented facts that find kibble better than a raw diet!! My answer to your questions....in order. <> Never is safest, in my very honest opinion. The risk of disease is less than the rist of damage done from vaccines, especially multiple vaccines. << Is Heartgard 100% effective? >> No. << What are rendering plants? Where do the rendered parts go? >> Rendering plants boil down the remains of diseased, dead animals, roadkill, and the remains of dogs and cats, amongst other rubbish. It is all boiled up together and sold to the kibble manufacturers who sell it as meat!! (Yuck!!!) PS:- Hanksimon. A raw diet is *not* just raw meat. Do some research please? It includes Raw Meaty Bones. It does *not* need vegetables. Read "Give Your Dog a Bone" by Ian Billinghurst for starters.

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