Post by jacksmomma on Nov 17, 2010 10:14:42 GMT -5
Jack and Brady have been eating almost exclusively Primal raw food the past few weeks. their poops are perfectly formed and they eat it very well. BUT Primal is not easily available and the store i buy it at gets my order wrong 9 times out of 10. Soooo... I took my business else where. ie Hare Today. My shipment arrives today and it's mostly the ground organ/bone/meat of basically every animal they offer. I want to add in the 1 % fiber (fruits and veggies) that is in the primal but unsure of the best option to do this. I know some people use pumpkin, some use flax seed, is there anything else people use? For whatever reason, the boys don't like pumpkin in their ground turkey, so i'm assuming they wont like it in anything.
Last Edit: Nov 17, 2010 11:57:50 GMT -5 by jacksmomma
mustelidmusk actually just answered this in another forum:
"Flax vs. pumpkin. The flax is more of a "roughage thing" to help condition the bowel. It's similar to undigested fur, bone bits, etc. These items tend to "scrub"/"'massage" the intestines, which helps maintain healthy elasticity to the tissues. The Pumpkin will be better at absorbing excess liquid in the stool. So, both items can be used together, and they serve a different purpose. Some ferrets do well will a little flax seed only. Others do not. That will be another TBD as we learn how Koda responds to different things.
Post by jacksmomma on Nov 17, 2010 11:59:11 GMT -5
Maybe the title to my post is misleading. I understand the role both flax see and pumpkin play. But my boys wont eat their food when i put pumpkin in it, so i need an alternative. Maybe celery? which has no taste and i think would work similarly