New to site - new to raw. As in the last few days new. I just jumped in, didn't realize there was a protocol. Dogs are loving it. I have an almost 9 year old male Boxer who has very obviously got more energy the last several days than in quite some time. He is very happy with mama. I also have an almost 4 year old female boxer who loves the idea but seems to be having a few hiccups. I realize that loose stools are normal and there is some 'getting used to it' time. Two nights ago she had very loose, runny stool in the middle of the night. It was very dark and it was her first meal that I added some chicken liver to. She is only about 50 lbs so I quickly judged that she had too much in that first sitting and also some raw egg so I purposed to back off on that for a little while. Yesterday I gave them Turkey back which went really well and since it was mostly bone I gave them some gizzards and hearts too (chicken). She loved it and ate it all. I also followed it with a meal of all meat last night because it was so boney. So here is the reason for reaching out to you. Last night about 130am there was a strange noise followed by a very completely awful stench. She seems to have 'given back' the contents of her stomach. I know there is a difference between regurgitation and vomit, I'm just not sure exactly which this was. It seemed, from what I could tell in between gagging and running for the bucket for myself, to be mostly the turkey though on this side of the event I am now realizing there was no obvious boney material in the vomit. I am calling it vomit because they had their second feeding around 530pm and this happened many, many hours later. She was a bit chagrined, knowing I wasn't happy about her doing it on the carpet in my bedroom. I am just so new to this I don't know if I should be worried or if I should just give her meat this morning? I was planning to give a chicken quarter. I am reading everything I can to try and make this work. I believe in it. Especially after seeing how in the last 3 days her skin bumps of unknown origin seem to be almost completely gone. I don't want to give up on her or my big guy, he is loving this so much. Any advice on the particulars of vomiting vs regurge and why at night are what I am interested in. I can appreciate all the kudos and the motivational speeches, that is all fantastic, but I NEED some particularly specific discussion here if anyone is interested.
Thanks in advance,