Hi everyone! Okay here is my story...I have a 5 year olod female pit who is THE love of my life and for the past 2-3 years she has been suffering with allergies, ear infections, yeast infections etc...I have had her on NUMEROUS dog good. Organic, Grain/Chicken free, all Natural etc...Her Vet has had her on Steroid and antibiotics for almost 2 1/2 years now and I fear these medicines are going to eventually do more harm than good or at the very least just not work anymore. Which bring me to why I wanted to try RAW. However, I did not do enough research and just listened to a select few people. I have had her on ONLY beef for a little over a week now. She has had NO bones and NO other proteins. After reading for hours everyday since then, I have realized the her first introduction should have been the chicken backs and leg quarters. Okay, okay I was/am very apprehensive to give her raw chicken and chicken bones, but after all of the research and posts that I have read that seems to be what she needs to begin this switch. She has had no problems with the beef, her stools are solid and less frequent, she is drinking less water, her breath smells better and so does her butt since she is able to break those nasty smelling anal glands on her own now. The only thing in addition that I was giving her wiht her beef is either a spoonful of Organic Goats Milk yogurt or 1/4 tsp of probiotics a few times a week.
All of that being said, I went today and tracked down the chicken backs and also got leg quarters to try her on since she has had no problem transitioning from kibble to beef. Am I wrong in thinking this? I really do not want to put her back on kibble and start all over. Also, with my reluctance in giving her the raw chicken, should I continue with the probiotics or not? I have read the beginners guide to raw...MANY TIMES, that is why I am concerned that I may have messed this up by first giving her the beef.
I would appreciate any and all suggestions, inputs, experiences etc....thank you all so much!!!