|Barked: Sat Dec 26, '09 4:23pm PST |
|I need some help here. My dog had been on raw for about a year (mainly chicken, everything else is so expensive where I live) a awhile ago, and then he was diagnosed with megaesophagus. Bones kept getting stuck in his throat because his esophagus wouldn't work so I freaked out and put him on a hypoallergenic kibble. He did better for a little while but recently he started regurgitating his kibble too.
I switched him back to raw, but this time I bought a grinder and I grind all his chicken up, bones and all. I also add water to it right before I feed him to make it easier to reach his stomach. I feed him with a spoon while he is in an upright position.
I think he may have a sensitivity to chicken. When he was on raw last time the only improvement I noticed was his teeth. He still had straw like fur, hot spots, and he chewed on himself constantly. On the hypoallergenic kibble, he still scratched a bit and chewed sometimes, but it wasn't nearly as bad, and all his fur had grown back, and it was soft. Now that he's back on chicken, he has chewed a bald spot in his tail, his back legs and under his front legs are nearly naked, and he's CONSTANTLY scratching. I need some advice before I give in and switch him back to the kibble.
The reason he's on chicken is because the cheapest I've been able to find beef is $2.99 a pound. My dog eats 20 ounces a day.
Can rabbit be a staple diet? I can try rabbit from Wholeprey4pets.
This got long winded
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