Nine Months Into Raw Feeding

Here’s a little update on their diet!

**If you’ve yet to read our first raw post, click here. You can click here to read our six month into raw update! 

For meat, we’ve added fish into their diet. We’ve tried smelt and they’ve just started on mackerel!

Mackerel, chicken heart and beef
Mackerel, chicken heart and beef

For bones, we’ve added whole duck and pork ribs into their diet.

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Pork ribs with pork liver.

The biggest change would be supplements. I won’t lie, I did not believe in supplementing them except for the usual coconut oil and occasional probiotics. Previously, Lexie would have soft stool at least once a week. But about a month ago, for about two weeks, she has been having loose, watery stool and it did not seem to be going away. It would happen at least four times a week and it really got me concerned. I went online to search on what could help with her digestive issues and decided to give these a try.

Turmeric Powder:

  • Aids in the treatment of epilepsy
  • Helps relieve allergies
  • Helps in preventing the formation of cataracts
  • Used in treating depression (Yes, dogs can get depressed too)
  • Kills parasites
  • Heals stomach ailments, aids in digestive disorders, and reduces gas and bloating
  • Acts as a binding agent and therefore great for treating diarrhea (Make sure you have lots of water available for your pet to drink!)
  • Aids in fat metabolism and weight management
  • High in fiber and rich in vitamins and mineral

Previously she was on yogurt but we read kefir is so much better so we decided to switch to that.

Kefir:

  • Kefir provides anti-biotic and anti-fungal properties;
  • A must add after the use of antibiotics to restore balance to your pet’s digestive tract;
  • Helps to prevent allergies in your pet.
  • Beneficial for candidiasis and heart problems in pets/humans;
  • Vitamin B will regulate the normal function of the kidneys, liver and nervous system for you and your pet;
  • Helps to promote healthy looking skin, boosting energy and promoting longevity;
  • All the micro-organisms present strengthen the digestive system;
  • Helps to alleviate gas, bloating and heartburn;
  • Probiotic aid may help with IBD, eczema and bad breath;
  • Has been linked to aid in gastritis, pancreatitis, abdominal peptic issues, skin psoriasis, rheumatism, joint disease as well as gouty arthritis, weakening of bones, anemia, as well as leaky digestive tract syndrome;
  • Able to reduce risking potential a number of malignancies, such as colon cancer malignancy, stopping the increase of cancerous cells;
  • Health advantages comprise of acne pimple management or treatment, sleep problems, unhappiness, asthma attack, respiratory disease, high blood pressure, all forms of diabetes, long-term weakness syndrome, allergic reactions, colitis, looseness of the bowels, and so forth.

We’ve also started them on apple cider vinegar as they kind of have yeasty paws.

I know some people just pour the supplements on top of the food but for me, I would pour everything in a bowl first and mix. Once everything is well mixed, I would plop the mixture into the corner of the bowl, making sure it doesn’t touch the meat. They’re really messy eaters and have the tendency to get the turmeric all over their lips and paws so by doing this, they can just lick it up.

Turmeric, kefir, ACV
Turmeric, kefir, ACV

It took only two days for Lexie’s stool to go back to normal. She’s been on this mixture for about a month now and I’m glad to say she has not been having any soft stool since she started!

All in all, I’m really glad I decided to start supplementing them. We’re thinking of starting them on green lipped mussel powder and manuka honey but I’ll post about that some other time.

Really short post because I’m saving up to post about their one year into raw.

Love,

Lycan & Lexie

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