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    Default Well that was...interesting. LOL

    I did a little more reading on the starting of the raw diet so I knew what to do.

    I gave Tank a chicken quarter to see how he did with it. He looooved it of course cause he's a bulldog dumpster! He did really great in my opinion. He was holding it with his paws and chewing up the bones. It seemed to go really well. He did start to swallow and then regurgitate a few times....and that was...well....not like watching him eat kibble! LOL I did feed him outside just in case we got messy and I'm glad I did!

    I tried to give my boyfriends malamute/husky mix a chicken quarter but she wasn't having it. She's a princess and can't be bothered with uncooked food.

    So here's to hoping this will be a good healthy experience for Tank!

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    Awesome! Tank will love it! You will notice improvements to his coat an stool soon! My older dogs took a while to get used to raw. Now they love it and prefer it 1000% over kibble. Your husky might just need to have some extra time. Try to maybe feed her just the muscle for a few days. Keep us posted!

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    Default Re: Well that was...interesting. LOL

    Tank finished his piece then stole Sookie's piece! It's good to see him enthusiastic about this though.

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    Default Re: Well that was...interesting. LOL

    well done you and tank,remember take it very slow,i know from experience that we like to see them eat raw so we get a bit over enthusiastic lol,karen

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    Yes Karenben...I must admit that I didn't try very hard to get that other chicken quarter back from him. Today he will be eating away from Sookie! Lol He did good through the night, no upset stomach or vomiting and we still haven't seen any poops. I do have a question about the organ meats. Do I start introducing it in a mega small amount this week or wait till we are 2 weeks in with the chicken? Thanks for all the help. I appreciate the words of encouragement and tips!

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    I guess a little piece and see how he does

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    We did well today! He had his chicken quarter and a small piece of chicken liver (probably about 1/2 a liver). He was ready and waiting as soon as he saw me pull out the big package of chicken. He snarfed down the liver. I noticed he doesn't seem as thirsty as he normally is. Usually after eating his kibble he would drink a bunch of water. After he eats the raw meat he doesn't go for the water bowl at all.

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    Sounds like Tank is doing great! My ladies don't really seem to like their poultry completely raw (I sear the outsides). But they love the meaty pork neck bones I found for $.69/lb.
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    @MamaAndi, you will notice a significant decrease in thirst.. My dogs drink very very little water.. there is a lot of water content in raw fresh food and as long as your dog is peeing, you know he is getting fluids.. sounds like you are doing awesome!! how are his stools, have you noticed an improvement?

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    Default Re: Well that was...interesting. LOL

    organs are very rich so be careful of the amount you feed,if he can take them now then go ahead but be prepared for the runs just in case lol,sounds like hes taking to raw just fine,karen

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    Still going well. Stools are good. Not runny or anything, just firm and I can see small bits of bone but I understand this is normal at this point. Just a chicken quarter today...no liver

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    I give mine liver everyday or liver and kidneys, just about 10% of their total intake.. I'm glad he is doing good. Any difference in his coat? smell? allergies? etc?

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