|Barked: Sun May 19, '13 6:00am PST |
|None of my dogs have ever had fleas, whether that be on raw or kibble (and all different quality levels of kibble at that).
Kolbe gets greasy and oily quite fast (and seems to absorb dirt quickly), and it does not matter what she is eating. Kibble, raw, supplemented, non-supplemented.... she just has crapola skin, this is my conclusion after trying to fix it for the past 7 years. I think raw can definitely help a lot of dogs with that, but it's not a miracle cure-all for every dog -- Kolbe's general condition is the same regardless of her diet. Which is unfortunate, but that's how it is. Guster is also generally the same condition regardless of his diet, except his fur is a little bit softer on raw -- I wouldn't say monumentally softer, and other people probably wouldn't notice, but enough for me to notice. For my dogs the main benefits are in the teeth cleaning above anything else.
Kolbe gets a monthly bath otherwise she becomes unpleasant to pet (to me ... other people don't seem to notice/care). Guster can go longer without a bath -- his fur is sort of dirt-repellant. As for washing their heads, I just hold their muzzles and tip their heads back, and I keep a rag handy in case I get any in their eyes so I can wipe it away.
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