I'm so use to feeding Butter (my little rat terrier) raw that I really take all of it's benefits for granted. I've had a reminder over the past week of why Raw Rules!!
Mya's breeder doesn't feed her pups raw, so when she came to me, for 2 days I fed her the same food she was use to getting before starting to switch her to raw. So, some of the stress of the trip and a new home caused her to have terrible diarrhea. After 2 days of feeding her ground meat (Llama) with bone in it in the AM and her kibble in the PM, her poops started to firm up. But, still big, soft and smelly. I made the final switch to all raw; ground meat with bone and organs in the AM and a whole chicken back and neck in the PM. Voila...really small poops, about the size of what I'd expect to see from Butter. Almost no smell and solid, not squishy. This also confirms that she has no allergies to poulty.... thank God!!! I can get raw chicken backs and necks dirt cheap, so I won't have to spend a fortune on food (I'll do that on grooming
). Also, I let her eat as much as she wants for both feedings and to my surprise she isn't eating nearly as much as I thought she would.
Just another reason why Raw Rules!!