|Barked: Tue Jan 15, '13 12:49pm PST |
|Fantastic advice from Maxwell, as usual. I second giving coconut oil a try. Personally I'm a huge fan of the stuff. You could also try feeding oily fish more often, maybe giving it every other day instead of all in one day once a week, or adding fish oil with vitamin E to her meals. I don't know if it makes a difference one way or the other, but fish oil is great for skin and coat, so maybe getting it more frequently would help.
Also agree that if you could replace some of the poultry with red meat, you might see improvements. I originally fed a diet that was about 50% chicken and my dog did fine, but he does better now that I only feed a whole chicken and a couple whole quail every other week with the rest of the diet being red meat.
Chicken liver isn't particularly nutrient dense as far as liver goes, I've cut it out completely (except for what's in the whole chickens). I give about 50% beef, 25% bison, and 25% pork liver, with the occasional turkey liver. Would definitely feed lamb liver if I had access to it though. If you can only get lamb and chicken liver, I'd just use the lamb.
Really only thing I have to add that Maxwell hasn't already gone over would be making sure the sodium levels in the poultry aren't too high, as many dogs have negative reactions to excessive sodium in the diet.
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