At this point Mr B has been on a raw diet for almost a month. He gets approximately 1.2 lbs of food per day. He has had chicken: backs, ribs, breasts, thighs, drumsticks, wings, livers, hearts, feet, whole eggs. The only part I have saved for one of the smaller dogs is necks. In addition to all that chicken he has had turkey necks, mackerel, and green beef tripe.
He literally dances waiting for his food bowl every afternoon….you will never understand a dog truly enjoying a meal until you see him/her with a dish of raw. What’s most difficult right now is the fact that I don’t have the freezer space to stock up on sales: I recently found $1.49 containers of chicken livers marked down to $.60 and had to limit how many I bought. Even so feeding Mr B raw is still less expensive than kibble.
His gas is gone, his mobility has improved even though I cut his supplements. A few of his ‘senior dog’ bumps have disappeared and he just looks really, really good.
Mr B will be joining Dan, Emily, and myself for a trip out of town this weekend. After that I will be switching the other dogs over to raw.