Thursday, August 23, 2012

Week 2 of natural feeding

So we're on week 2 of feeding natural....

A major difference so far: most of the hair on her elbows have grown back, which were being worn away slowly over time. Now her elbows are mostly covered- awesome.

Bad thing? Her feet haven't gotten better, actually the redness and irritation has spread to between her toes, and now she chews and bites on them. She got a steroid shot last night at the vet, and the irritation has gone away pretty much.

I'm just getting at my wit's end with this. I have faith in natural feeding and keeping her immune system up, but.... I don't know. She'll be okay but if it's a dermatology issue, it could last for a long time.

We'll see, we'll see (:


  1. An idea might be to do whole prey model raw. As carnivores, dogs don't need vegetables, and they are much happier eating whole meat and bones rather than ground (and it tends to be cheaper too!).

    Always happy to find not only another raw feeder, but another flyball blogger as well.

  2. I fully support raw feeding, but at the same time, it's not going to fix everything. If your dog has allergies to the environment, there's a limit to how much diet will be able to resolve that.

    I feel like it's sometimes sold as a wonder cure for everything, and that's just... not realistic.

    (I'm totally happy to find another blogger who plays flyball and enjoys hiking! Yay for having things in common!)

  3. Yay to finding two people who enjoy flyball and other common interests!

    I'm really pretty new to hiking, raw feeding, AND flyball. Flyball I've been doing for a year and a half, hiking for a year, and raw feeding for about a month (but lots of research before!) I can't wait to gain insight from everyone around me (: