|Barked: Mon Dec 30, '13 7:48am PST |
|Ginger's teeth were yellow/gray/brown when she came here and took a really long time to clean up. One carnassial is still in pretty yucky shape as there is some gum damage and it seems to hurt to chew on that side so she may end up getting a dental. Chicken is unlikely to do a whole lot for teeth as it goes down quick but you never know. She did have improvement in a month but it was only when she got to eat more challenging bony stuff that the gunk came off.
She is now on anything, beef/pork/ostrich/turkey/fish, and usually eats lamb bony chunks a couple times a week where Max gets a side of chicken ribs daily. She came here only 5 months ago and took to raw like a real carnivore although she also adores rotten apples, celery, oatmeal, anything that drops on the floor, etc.
She started on raw bits of bone in chicken breast that were skinned plus carefully weighed out cooked chicken for treats but rapidly moved to other meats and organs as her poop not only stayed firm she only poops a couple times a week. It averages out over 4 days rather than 1. First she got 2 bits of bony chicken a day then moved to 1 plus boneless meat then started replacing some of the meat with organ. I still feed her twice a day as she is less reactive during walks if there is something in her stomach. It isn't easy feeding such tiny portions as you don't want the dog to decide swallowing unchomped is a good idea! I lucked out and she isn't a gulper.
Have you seen Chance's webpage? She wrote up much of the collective Dogster wisdom all neat and tidy for us.
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