I do not proclaim to be an expert on raw feeding Dalmatians but I have been raw feeding my own Dalmatians for 6 years now and have seen many health benefits. White teeth, sparkling eyes, healthy coat and a love of life!
Dalmatians can form urinary stones and a diet that is low in PURINES is recommended for the prevention of this, please do not confuse PURINES with PROTEIN.
I choose to feed my Dalmatians mostly chicken wings, chicken necks, chicken carcasses, and turkey necks, some duck wings, Lamb necks, Whitefish and a mixture of Tripe, Chicken, Turkey, Venison and Lamb minces. I offer puréed or pulped vegetables including lots of leafy greens twice a week and also include eggs, cottage cheese, yoghurt and olive oil in their meals occasionally.
As a Dalmatian owner I DO NOT feed organ meats because these are the highest in Purines and I also limit Beef, some Seafood and Broccoli as these is also quite high.
It is essential that a Dalmatian gets plenty of water which can help flush out any small sedimentary particles from their bladder so I along with the constant availability of a full water bowl I choose to “float” all my dogs minces in water before I serve it.
The goal for a Dalmatian is to keep the urine neutral and dilute". With the increase of water the availability and frequency of needing to toilet will increase also, so free access to a garden is important. I have 4 adult Dalmatians and one 13 week old pup, Kyla (female) is nearly 8years old, Charlie (male) is almost 5years old and Ella and Ruby (sisters) are 3years old, Zak (male) is 13 weeks old and so far I have never had one form Urinary Stones.
We recently had our first litter here at Alphadal Dalmatians and reared 11 happy, healthy puppies.
There is nothing better than seeing your dog excitedly anticipating their dinner and tucking into it with gusto!