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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-21-2016, 08:30 PM
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No matter what you decide to feed your dog, be sure you slowly transition your dog over, like so:

Week 1: 75% Old Food, 25% New Food
Week 2: 50% Old Food, 50% New Food
Week 3: 25% Old Food, 75% New Food
Week 4: 100% New Food

You can absolutely feed your dog people food if it works for them - just be sure you're feeding them the right kinds! Good luck and give Benjy a hug from me!

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tx so much!


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We feed our two chicken breasts or sliced roast beef with vegetables. I have always left a bowl of kibble for Scout and Truffles to nibble on. It is very difficult to get them to eat kibble now. I did start adding ZiwiPeak to their food a few months ago. So far they seem to like it. I'm happy because I want them to have a balanced diet.

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You will feel good feeding him fresh food! It's a lot of work but worth it. As everyone has said be sure you have a good nutritionist to guide you. If the diet isn't balanced it can cause issues down the road that you won't see coming until it's deficient enough to cause symptoms. Every dog is different too so what is best for one isn't good for another. We work with a great holistic vet and with Sophies darn IBD are having to tweak things often. I could never do it on my own. Also very important to have the right, and right amount, of supplements. right now Sophie is getting cooked turkey, overcooked rice, mixed fresh raw basil/dill/fennel and calcium (very important) and magnesium. As well as a plethora of chinese herbs, enzymes and supplements (it's a huge exhausting frustrating fight to try and keep on top of IBD symptoms) We have to switch her protein every month (slowly) so her body doesn't have time to decide her food is the enemy and flare up. We keep testing the proteins we choose to be sure she isn't developing intolerances to it before feeding it again. There is so much to it and things can change. I agree that Sabine would be great to work with.
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