Note:

Let me start by saying that I am not a vet. I am not a doggy nutritionist. I am not an expert. I am not recommending you practice what I practice, or that what I have decided that I feel is best for me and my dog, is best for you and your dog. I am simply sharing my experiences and opinions. If there is anything that I post on this page that strikes your interest PLEASE do your own research, and ALWAYS consult your veterinarian before making any lifestyle changes with your pet.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Day Two

Breakfast:
  • 1 1/2 cups of kibble
  • 1/2 lb of raw chicken breast
  • 1 egg (shell and all, just crushed it up and mixed it in)
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder (safe in small amounts, helps against fleas)

Dakota enjoyed her breakfast so much that when I brought her back from her walk, she went over to where her dish was and licked the floor. No lie.

Dinner:

  • 1/2 lb of raw chicken thighs (bone in, skinless)
  • 1/2 lb of lamb neck
  • drizzle of olive oil

This was Dakota's first entirely raw meal. She looked at it funny for a few seconds and then dove in. This was also the first bone in meal that she has had. The lamb neck took her a few minutes to get through, but this is a good thing. One of the major benefits that people find with feeding a raw diet is the overall health of their dogs teeth. The reason that I gave her skinless chicken, is because she is new to the diet. Sometimes the fat in the skin can upset their bellys a bit. I also intend to continue feeding the oil atleast everyother day, but I will be switching to salmon oil.

I think that I will continue on the 1/2 kibble, 1/2 raw in the morning and the full raw at night until I finish up what I have left of her dry dog food. It should be gone in about a week. So far I have not seen where this switch has upset her stomach at all. One thing I can say is that for the first time since Dakota was about 6 months old (she is now 5 1/2 years old) she is absolutely estatic at meal time. She has the same look on her face as I do when someone brings me something like carrot cake =)

1 comment:

  1. are you really suppose to give the dogs chicken bones though?

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