|Barked: Sat Dec 28, '13 4:31pm PST |
|I have been reading the forums all day about the prey model and feeding raw and think I have a few questions before I make the switch. I am a 13 yr old german shephard who just got a new home a year ago. When I was adopted, I was already itchy and my mom was told that I have had ear infections almost constantly since they've known me. Over the last year, I have tried lots of different foods, but I am still all itchy and have bad ears!
So my mom is switching me to raw...but has some concerns....
At the age of 13, is it too rough on my system to make such a drastic change?
I tend to INHALE my food, can anyone recommend a good RMB that will force me to chew my food and bones so I don't hurt myself? My mouth is pretty big, so I'm hoping for something that I can't swallow in one bite!
I have not been allergy tested by a dermatologist, so I don't know what foods to try and what to avoid at this point....I am allergic to EVERY kibble it seems. Is it ok to start with chicken? Or should I pick a less common protein?
Finally....where are all you other puppies going to buy your meat? Most of the items I see listed for RMB, I can't find at my local grocery store.
Finally, for anyone with allergy suffering dogs that have been helped by a raw diet...did you see a decrease in itching almost immediately? Or did it take several weeks to see any improvement?
Sorry for the long post, but I am just about to go purchase the things I need to get started and don't want to miss anything obvious!
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