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Raw Diet Question
So Castro has been on the RAW diet (NV Medallions) going on 3 months now.
We got some great results the first few weeks - coat was nice & shiny, eyes were bright, tearing stopped and Castro ate EVERYTHING on the plate.
I make it a point to switch the different flavors up to give Castro some variety. I sprinkle a little parsley with the food. For treats, Castro gets his flossy, baa baa que lamb lungs and the beef bones (also from NV). Castro loves the Organic Chicken, Beef, and Venison; he's not too keen on the lamb, we are going to try the rabbit next time.
Lately, I've noticed Castro just completely ignore his food - he doesn't eat with gusto anymore - heck, he hasn't eaten much - - - period!
On Saturday, I put out 4 medallions in the AM; I had to toss it out after the medallions were sitting there for about an hour; same thing in the evening. He ate 4 medallions on Sunday, but that's about it. Yesterday, we again wasted 4 medallions in the AM, and another 4 last night... I know Castro isn't going to starve himself, and that he will eat when he's hungry - but I feel like I'm wasting all this food!
A few questions...
How long can I leave RAW food out? Would it be safe to put the food back in the fridge if it's been sitting out for an hour? What supplement should I add to the food to make it more appealing to eat?
We really want to keep him on RAW and would love to hear any suggestions on how we can do so...
Thanks again for everyone's input, comments and support!