Thanks for changing my mind

Discussion in 'Raw Food Diets' started by DownDogDaddy, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. DownDogDaddy

    DownDogDaddy New Member

    This is my first mastiff puppy and I want to do right by him. All of the information that I've gathered online has been overwhelming to say the least. Initially Odin was a kibble eater. I drove myself to the brink returning food to Petsmart. To be clear he's a non picky eater like his poppa (me) but I wasn't happy with it.I noticed the RAW threads here and immediately thought you all were insane. But after some research and weighing the pro'shop and con's, I'm officially on board. I'll start after I get his weight at the vet appointment today.
  2. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

    You won't regret it!

    I initially was just going to add some fresh food to Denna's meals... but, like you, the more I researched, the more I was convinced to go 100% raw...

    Good luck on the transition! GO SLOW at first... i.e. skip a meal after the last kibble meal, then only feed a 1/2 sized portion for the first all-raw meal. That will help get things lined up and help the switch-over go smoother (or, maybe I should say go 'more solidly'). :)

    I'll also add, us humans are eating a lot better - less processed - food now that I've learned about all the nutrients that you need from fresh foods to maintain optimum health and fend off diseases...
  3. cj-sharpy

    cj-sharpy Member

    ^^what she said^^

    I've swapped three dogs from kibble and tinned food over to raw now and the improvements are incredible.
    Max knocked about a year off his age (he was an older boy)
    Jack the springer calmed down (just a bit haha) his sores cleared up and his poop was ten times better.
    And my sisters dog stopped having the shits

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  4. BAMCB

    BAMCB Member

    You will not regret it! And it's quite fun.
  5. Igni06

    Igni06 New Member

    Delighted to hear you are making the switch. Odin will love it! I changed my girl from kibble to raw when she was 11 months old. Best move I ever made... She loves it and does great on it. Keep us posted how Odin is getting on. Good luck!
  6. TricAP

    TricAP Active Member

    Great decision! We switched when Angus was about 7 months old and our other dogs were 8 and 10 years old. All are thriving on it and love to eat again.
  7. L20

    L20 New Member

    I'm trying to figure it out as well. My breeder requires that we try it with our pup when we bring her home. All her pups are raw fed from the time the start eating food and she feeds all her big pups raw. It was a tough decision for me to make to go with this breeder but all the dogs look just like what I feel a Corso should look. I'm just trying to figure out what foods and how much to purchase so we are not running to the store every other day. My other concern is how to figure out the amount to give. We also currently have a pug and I plan to switch him over to raw so it would make it easier to feed them both.

    What sources are you folks getting the food from? I was told to stay away from local markets as the meats have chemicals in them and you don't know where they come from whether they are imported from areas that don't regulate the meats like we do here.
  8. NYDDB

    NYDDB Well-Known Member

    I would suggest doing some homework-- go online and check out some Facebook groups (there are tons, but "Raw Fed Dogs" is one I am a member of.) And there are many co-ops that you can join- check in your area to see if there are some near you, usually they buy in bulk and share for a much lower cost.

    I buy from local butchers, grocery stores, and online (Raw Feeding Miami is a great place, as is Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow--- they ship all over.)

    It is well worth the time and trouble to feed raw to your dog, IMO--- the most natural diet!

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