I started Chuck on her raw diet yesterday with a meal of chicken wings. Today, she got chicken back and a little bit of breast meat. She won't eat the gizzards and she is still getting used to having to chew the bones. She does better with it if the chicken is slightly warm, so I microwaved it for about 15 seconds. She wouldn't eat it straight out of the fridge. Her energy level has gone WAY up. She has had no problems with diarrhea or puking. She had so much energy for her walk this morning, it was crazy! She seems happier and a little more active in the house. The only problem is, I am worn out! I tried to take a picture of her earlier today, but my camera isn't working. Hopefully, I can add to the picture thread after dinner tonight!
I also just realized that she does not have as much gas as she did for the first few days when we had her eating Iams kibble.
The gas will go away. Starch makes gas, especially grain starch.
Glad she is doing better! I was looking at pics today on facebook and i just want to cuddle with her She looks so sweet!
~It doesn't matter how smart the dog is,it matters how smart the owner is.
Try leaving her food out of the fridge for an hour or so before you feed it, instead of microwaving it. You don't want to "cook" any bones she might be eating. Even if it is just 15 seconds.
I'm glad she's doing well though! Keep in mind to introduce organs slowly and only after you have a few proteins under your belt! Good luck
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I would slow down the organs a bit for now. Too much too fast can cause some upset. If she handled them fine so far, you can continue with them on occasion, but I usually suggest having 2-3 proteins down before introducing any organ meat.
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Good for you!! I wish I had the nerve to g raw.
Erns was so much happier when he went to raw too. He was so funny with the necks and bits and chewing the bones. Glad it is working out for you.
MJ Mya is healthy and looks great so unless you really have don't wish for the nerve. Erns was itching 24hours a day so had to do something and tried raw.It was easier than I thought it would be.