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    I started Samson on a raw diet last week - he's almost 5 months old and I'm already sick of all the dog food manufacturers (I don't feel like any of them are honest.) Anyways, I'm feeding him 3 times a day, in the morning he'll eat a portion of a leg quarter, he'll finish up the quarter in the afternoon, and then have another leg quarter in the evening. So far really GOOD! He's always had a really heavy dog odor, even though I religously clean his face every day and I was giving him a bath every week - no more dog odor! You can't smell him anymore! The hot spots on his back have also filled in, and he's not losing hair like he previously was. I thought maybe I was convincing myself that things were different because I really wanted to do this for him, but my boyfriend (who was COMPLETELY skeptical of raw feeding) is amazed at the difference in his smell and fur. He hasn't experienced a lot of the detox symptoms I read about, thankfully - his bowel movements are down to once a day (instead of 4 times per day), his ears are really goopy so I've been cleaning them twice a day, and his eyes are really gunky, again I'm cleaning them two or three times a day for now. From what I've read the ear and the eye drainage is pretty typical in the first week or two - not a big deal though. We found a great deal on raw chicken last week - 20lbs of whole chicken and chicken quarters for $9.00!! We're going to keep him on chicken for another week and then slowly add in pork and then organs eventually. I'm really excited because I didn't think I'd see results so quickly (and wasn't sure if I'd see them at all.) I'll keep everyone posted on his progress - good and bad (hopefully no bad though!)

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    Very interesting ... yes please, keep us updated on how you find it!!

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    YAY~!!!! Another one bites the dust. lol. I look forward to hearing about his progress. I am still working my blog if you wanna take a look and if you need any help, just PM and I will try. I am so glad you are seeing positive results so early. I have been too and am just waiting for the day that I can post the before and after pics of Gator's tear stains. They are lookin good!

    Good for you, congratulations for taking the plunge.

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    That's awesome!!! I keep thinking about it for Chunk ... haven't found a kibble that seems to completely work for him.
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    Glad to hear of another member who is doing this and loving it. I am still in consideration phase but not quite sure about it just yet.

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    This is great news! I want to start violet on a raw diet but with us moving to north Carolina October 5th and we are driving I think it'll be to hard feed her.

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    Default Re: Samsons first week on raw diet

    So nice to hear it's working well for you....Just out of curiosity, what kibble were you feeding him before you switched to raw? I'm fascinated by raw, but I don't know if it's for us or not.

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    sounds great! keep us updated, I am just thinking.....ewwwwww!!! I have issues with meat myself, but organs....yuck
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    @Luvin My Bullie OMG the organs smell horrible, I bought chicken gizzards out of curiousity and I gave him one - he thought it was AWESOME, but they spell horrible! @MissPennyLue Samson was on Fromm Beef Frittata and Surf and Turf, so one of the better brands, but after reading the letter that they were using Chinese chemicals I was done and decided to take the plunge! My mom has also been considering feeding raw for awhile and since I decided to do it, my mom stopped feeding her dogs (domerman and dachsund) Fromm and started on raw (last week Thursday.) @GatorRay can you send me the link to your blog? I need any help I can get, especially from a fellow bulldog owner! I also joined the Yahoo rawfeeding and facebook rawfeeding groups, I saw that you recommended the Yahoo rawfeeding group - so far they have been VERY helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod85 View Post
    @Luvin My Bullie OMG the organs smell horrible, I bought chicken gizzards out of curiousity and I gave him one - he thought it was AWESOME, but they spell horrible! @MissPennyLue Samson was on Fromm Beef Frittata and Surf and Turf, so one of the better brands, but after reading the letter that they were using Chinese chemicals I was done and decided to take the plunge! My mom has also been considering feeding raw for awhile and since I decided to do it, my mom stopped feeding her dogs (domerman and dachsund) Fromm and started on raw (last week Thursday.) @GatorRay can you send me the link to your blog? I need any help I can get, especially from a fellow bulldog owner! I also joined the Yahoo rawfeeding and facebook rawfeeding groups, I saw that you recommended the Yahoo rawfeeding group - so far they have been VERY helpful.

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    @Mod85 there is also a rawpuppy group you may want to join, and rawchat. They are both good. @karenben also raw feeds and so does @savemejeebus . They helped me a lot. They have way more experience than I do and give good suggestions to issues.

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    he organs ARE kind of gross smelling (and feeling) but I found after the first few times of handling it, it got a lot easier. After having 6 kids, with three in diapers at the same time, I find I can deal with some organs. lol

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    So are you following a specific diet plan? I was just curious because you didn't say anything about veggies, fruit etc, so I wasn't sure if you have a specific plan you are following.

    I know there are also a lot of raw food companies out there, some of which have it all pre-pattied for you. With Bella's EPI I have to be so very careful of how and what I feed her, so I am very nervous about switching out on a good thing. Terri also does not like the idea of raw, but so many people out there swear by it.

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