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Hello all - So in the spirit of sharing and posting more, how about we talk RAW! LOL About 3 weeks ago, I introduced raw feeding into Quinn and Gracie's diet. I joined a co-op and picked up a delivery of 120 pounds of a beef/green tripe/duck/chicken mix (40/40/10/10). It comes frozen and packaged in 2 lb. tubes. I'm not a fan of handling it and I'm still dealing with the learning curve on getting it thawed and portioned. I try to do a few days at a time and I am getting more efficient. The pups, on the other hand, were instant fans. The photo is of Quinn right after I brought it home. I had a couple of tubes that just wouldn't fit in the basement freezer, so I brought them up and put them in the kitchen. They were frozen and he still smelled it!!
I always said raw wasn't for me, but two things changed my mind. One is that Quinn developed crystals in his urine. It was either medication or a diet change, and because of his seizure meds, I try very hard to avoid any additional medications. The other is that when I did more research, I learned that the tripe helps to keep teeth clean. Gracie is beginning to develop plaque. I try to brush, but I'm not good at being consistent, and because of her root canal, she can't have any hard chews to help break up the plaque.
I am still feeding kibble. Raw in AM/kibble in PM. This is somewhat controversial, but they are tolerating it very well--no problems.
So, I'd love to hear thoughts and I'd especially love to hear from any others that are feeding raw!!
Happy hump day everyone!!