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Making The Switch
Posted 03 January 2015 - 10:37 AM
Posted 03 January 2015 - 02:11 PM
Nearly every meal I feed is frozen. I have a dog (my idiot Bluetick Coonhound) who will gulp down his food like a python. If it will go down whole, he'll choke and gag it down. So, we feed it frozen which has prevented the gulping. If I feed boneless thawed, I'll cut it into bite sized pieces and do a little bit of training but, if it's frozen, they get it whole.
Posted 11 January 2015 - 09:03 AM
Posted 11 January 2015 - 04:34 PM
Posted 14 January 2015 - 11:53 PM
I'm just going to throw this out there.
Our youngest dog was on chicken for what felt like FOREVER. We would get a good poop and then it would go back to runny. No matter what I did or how much bone I fed, his body just couldn't seem to give us normal poops. We tried chicken from different sources, making sure it wasn't enhanced, etc. and nothing worked. I finally decided to forget the chicken and jump straight to the next protein which, in this case, was turkey. Within a couple of days, his poops were great. Once he had a few proteins in his diet I offered chicken again and he went straight back to the runs. I experimented a few times and discovered that, if chicken makes up a good portion of his meal, he'll get the runs. It doesn't seem to effect him if it's just a few bites but more than that upsets his digestive system.
I don't know if that's the case for your dog but abandoning the chicken and moving on to turkey solved the issue for my guy.
Posted 15 January 2015 - 11:53 AM
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Posted 29 January 2015 - 02:12 PM
So wish me luck tomorrow it's Rambos first visit to the vet since starting her new diet. This should be interesting seeing the last time didn't go so well when she wanted me spay her as a puppy.
Sounds like our first visit to our current vet (different doc, same clinic). She was SO upset and holier-than-thou when we took our Smooth Collie in (who was 7 years old at the time) and told her flat out we would not be neutering him when she tried to push it. Thankfully, we now see the civilian vet who works there and she is a raw feeder, has no issues with our limited vaccinations, and knows that we aren't just leaving our boys intact to produce puppies willy nilly.
Good luck! We hadn't even started raw when we saw that first vet so we really lucked out. Here's hoping it will go/has gone well for you!
Posted 29 January 2015 - 04:11 PM
I am very new to this concept of feeding raw, I have always heard and thought it sounded much healthier, I have a 4 year old Male Merle Great Dane and an 2 year old female Harlequin Great Dane. My female, Brooklyn is a food horse, she cries in the kitchen to eat, she has gotten way to heavy and I need to get some weight off of her right now. So to not feed her for 24 hours I cannot imagine how she will react. Right now I have a regular refrigerator, but I live alone and do not have it stuffed with to many things, can I start without
getting a freezer first, or for two danes do I need the freezer up front? Any help or suggestions, not sure if there are co-op around me but that will be my next search. Thanks for any advice.
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