Join Date: Jan 2016
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Singing praises of raw...
A few weeks ago, we finally began adding raw to the boys' diet. We didn't switch to THK like I had planned. Instead, we still feed Fromm, but I substitute about 1/3 of the calories with Nature's Variety freeze-dried. I've had training on most of the foods we carry, spoken with our breeder, and gotten some brief advice from a local nutritionist. We rehydrate it then mix it up with their food (otherwise they would pick the raw bits out). This way, they get the advantages of raw without it burning a hole in my pocket. Let me tell you guys, I couldn't be happier with the results.
First of all, they eat it right up immediately. Mario has been free fed his entire life, but adding Nino made it difficult to do so while monitoring how much each ate. While Nino loves the food they are getting, I have seen the biggest changes in Mario. He is like a puppy again. His eyes are brighter, he is more alert, his coat is softer, his teeth are cleaner and his breath better, and he is slimming down again. Both poop less, and they never beg for human food between meals. I had my doubts about adding raw into their diet, but I've seen drastic changes with my own eyes and will forever be a proponent of a raw or semi-raw diet. I can only imagine how significant the improvement would be if we did full raw.
Last edited by KarMar; 07-12-2016 at 05:12 PM.