|Barked: Sun Jun 23, '13 7:37am PST |
|Again, sounds like detox.
The "detox" dogs on raw go through is actually an entire process, and isn't something that happens over night. It can take weeks, sometimes months, for the body to correct itself into the state it needs to be in from the raw.
Blowing all of the coat, for instance, is a sign all of the dead or dying hair that had collected while eating kibble is being purged from the body, so that the new, better quality hairs can come in. Your dog's existing coat can't magically become softer or smoother because you go on raw... they have to LOOSE all that old hair first to make way for the new. And depending on the type of dog/breed, loosing all of that coat may not be a singular event- some dogs blow coat quickly, some shed it out over a period of time. Being as how they are terrier mixes and not, lets say, a Husky... likely is going to take a little longer.
The gunk is also something of a "purge", the body ridding itself of old impurities.
The diet likely has nothing to do with the anal gland issue, unless you are feeding a woefully inadequate amount of bones and/or fiber. You can supplement additional of either if you like, but gland issues, at least in my very humble opinion, are largely genetic and can only be managed so much through diet.
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