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    Calling all my raw feeders!!!

    I am still having issues with my poor Nikolas. I started him on rabbit and he did great, his nose looked healthy, his folds went from being extremely raw to clearing up and he grew his fur back, his tear stains went away. He was on rabbit for a little over a month and then I started incorporating other things and things went south, more specifically he got these red/dry/flaky bumps all over his back. So I am now back to rabbit and starting all over, itís been about 3 weeks and the bumps arenít as bad as before but he still has some. I mean he went from being covered in them to having about 6-8 and his nose looks awful. Iím just wondering why he did so good on rabbit and now allot seems he may be struggling on rabbit too? Is that possible?

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    What were you incorporating? How old is he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    What were you incorporating? How old is he?
    At the time, I incorporated cod liver, sauerkraut, carrots and broccoli.

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    What were you incorporating? How old is he?
    Oh and coconut oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    What were you incorporating? How old is he?
    Sorry, he is 2 years old.

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    Have you ruled out environmental allergies?

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    Have you ruled out environmental allergies?
    I have not. Would this mean getting him allergy tested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dymeale View Post
    I have not. Would this mean getting him allergy tested?
    You have another thread going on elsewhere. Have you read the other thread?

    If you’re talking about the redness on that photo, Jake had them on his back. What I did is shaved around it, washed it with dawn soap, dry it very well n put NuStock. Yes it will look odd but it will grow back. I would put NuStock everyday for 3-4 days n the redness n little scabby bumps disappeared. Some bleed too. So if it’s what Jake had, Use NuStock. I did go to my vet that knows EB n he even said to do this process. They never came back. I also did put him on raw n added a bit more organs but especially tripe. I say this very often n big believer in probiotics. As most knows I’m more on the food side when it comes to vitamins or minerals. I don’t use supplements at all. I use the fermented sauerkraut or fermented veggies, tripe the green smelly tripe at your pet shop freezer, whole raw wild caught frozen fish at your grocery store, Organic 1st press hemp Oil or EVOO. I don’t use coconut oil anymore, been a few yrs. I’ve noticed something odd, my sons give CO to their dogs so that 6dogs in total, not one thrives like my 2 n plus their dogs are not EB. I’m not a big believer in CO n I’m in the food industry. More n more I see studies that doesn’t impress me. You need to be careful nowadays when it comes to feed a pet. It’s a billion $ industry n 3/4 what they sell you do not need it. A dog simply needs good clean food. That’s it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dymeale View Post
    I have not. Would this mean getting him allergy tested?
    You have another thread going on elsewhere. Have you read the other thread?

    If youíre talking about the redness on that photo, Jake had them on his back. What I did is shaved around it, washed it with dawn soap, dry it very well n put NuStock. Yes it will look odd but it will grow back. I would put NuStock everyday for 3-4 days n the redness n little scabby bumps disappeared. Some bleed too. So if itís what Jake had, Use NuStock. I did go to my vet that knows EB n he even said to do this process. They never came back. I also did put him on raw n added a bit more organs but especially tripe. I say this very often n big believer in probiotics. As most knows Iím more on the food side when it comes to vitamins or minerals. I donít use supplements at all. I use the fermented sauerkraut or fermented veggies, tripe the green smelly tripe at your pet shop freezer, whole raw wild caught frozen fish at your grocery store, Organic 1st press hemp Oil or EVOO. I donít use coconut oil anymore, been a few yrs. Iíve noticed something odd, my sons give CO to their dogs so that 6dogs in total, not one thrives like my 2 n plus their dogs are not EB. Iím not a big believer in CO n Iím in the food industry. More n more I see studies that doesnít impress me. You need to be careful nowadays when it comes to feed a pet. Itís a billion $ industry n 3/4 what they sell you do not need it. A dog simply needs good clean food. Thatís it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    You have another thread going on elsewhere. Have you read the other thread?

    If you’re talking about the redness on that photo, Jake had them on his back. What I did is shaved around it, washed it with dawn soap, dry it very well n put NuStock. Yes it will look odd but it will grow back. I would put NuStock everyday for 3-4 days n the redness n little scabby bumps disappeared. Some bleed too. So if it’s what Jake had, Use NuStock. I did go to my vet that knows EB n he even said to do this process. They never came back. I also did put him on raw n added a bit more organs but especially tripe. I say this very often n big believer in probiotics. As most knows I’m more on the food side when it comes to vitamins or minerals. I don’t use supplements at all. I use the fermented sauerkraut or fermented veggies, tripe the green smelly tripe at your pet shop freezer, whole raw wild caught frozen fish at your grocery store, Organic 1st press hemp Oil or EVOO. I don’t use coconut oil anymore, been a few yrs. I’ve noticed something odd, my sons give CO to their dogs so that 6dogs in total, not one thrives like my 2 n plus their dogs are not EB. I’m not a big believer in CO n I’m in the food industry. More n more I see studies that doesn’t impress me. You need to be careful nowadays when it comes to feed a pet. It’s a billion $ industry n 3/4 what they sell you do not need it. A dog simply needs good clean food. That’s it.

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    You have another thread going on elsewhere. Have you read the other thread?

    If you’re talking about the redness on that photo, Jake had them on his back. What I did is shaved around it, washed it with dawn soap, dry it very well n put NuStock. Yes it will look odd but it will grow back. I would put NuStock everyday for 3-4 days n the redness n little scabby bumps disappeared. Some bleed too. So if it’s what Jake had, Use NuStock. I did go to my vet that knows EB n he even said to do this process. They never came back. I also did put him on raw n added a bit more organs but especially tripe. I say this very often n big believer in probiotics. As most knows I’m more on the food side when it comes to vitamins or minerals. I don’t use supplements at all. I use the fermented sauerkraut or fermented veggies, tripe the green smelly tripe at your pet shop freezer, whole raw wild caught frozen fish at your grocery store, Organic 1st press hemp Oil or EVOO. I don’t use coconut oil anymore, been a few yrs. I’ve noticed something odd, my sons give CO to their dogs so that 6dogs in total, not one thrives like my 2 n plus their dogs are not EB. I’m not a big believer in CO n I’m in the food industry. More n more I see studies that doesn’t impress me. You need to be careful nowadays when it comes to feed a pet. It’s a billion $ industry n 3/4 what they sell you do not need it. A dog simply needs good clean food. That’s it.
    Hi there, thank you for all of this info. I am only feeding him rabbit right now and I am dropping one capsule in each meal of the "enzymedica digest gold + probiotic," I am also bathing him with "veterinary formula clinical care antiparasitic & antiseborrheic medicated shampoo." The bumps have definitely resided, but of course I want to eliminate the problem as I am sure it is uncomfortable for him. I will try the Nustock cream. I am not going to lie, I started thinking that raw maybe isnt for him and since I am paying about $100 a week just on the rabbit, I was ready to throw in the towel and go back on kibble (even though I dont believe in kibble).

    You know, you asked in my last post if we had changed detergent and we actually did and I am super itchy these days myself. So I am wondering if it was never the food and this detergent that I bought only because our regular one was sold out. I feel bad that he is only eating rabbit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dymeale View Post
    Hi there, thank you for all of this info. I am only feeding him rabbit right now and I am dropping one capsule in each meal of the "enzymedica digest gold + probiotic," I am also bathing him with "veterinary formula clinical care antiparasitic & antiseborrheic medicated shampoo." The bumps have definitely resided, but of course I want to eliminate the problem as I am sure it is uncomfortable for him. I will try the Nustock cream. I am not going to lie, I started thinking that raw maybe isnt for him and since I am paying about $100 a week just on the rabbit, I was ready to throw in the towel and go back on kibble (even though I dont believe in kibble).

    You know, you asked in my last post if we had changed detergent and we actually did and I am super itchy these days myself. So I am wondering if it was never the food and this detergent that I bought only because our regular one was sold out. I feel bad that he is only eating rabbit.
    It is not the food.

    And, like we have told you on that other thread, putting a dog on just rabbit is not good for him. As a matter of fact, not to be dramatic but realistic - it can kill him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatess View Post
    It is not the food.

    And, like we have told you on that other thread, putting a dog on just rabbit is not good for him. As a matter of fact, not to be dramatic but realistic - it can kill him.
    I totally understand that and I hate to only be feeding him rabbit at the moment. I plan to start incorporating other things one at a time starting Monday.

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    I totally understand that and I hate to only be feeding him rabbit at the moment. I plan to start incorporating other things one at a time starting Monday.
    Just to clarify, rabbit is so lean, it can cause weight loss and if the only thing he is eating it can happen quickly. It is great you are adding in start with duck which I think you did say you were going to... that will add so calories and balance out the rabbit


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    Quote Originally Posted by dymeale View Post
    I totally understand that and I hate to only be feeding him rabbit at the moment. I plan to start incorporating other things one at a time starting Monday.
    It’s ok what you’re doing. You started over to get him on track. Like mentioned earlier, add slowly ONE other meat at a time. Monitor it. If it works for a few weeks, remove it n add another one. I personally would stay off heavy meats like beef, pork for time being. Harder to digest. Skin issues is usually caused by a weak immune system. Why I mentioned to you start with one raw organ. Btw, is he on meds?

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