Pearl has a bladder infection. A stubborn, unyielding, chronic infection. We’ve been to the vet every 2 weeks since early June. I’ve spent over $1500 on urine cultures, blood tests, sonograms, X-rays & repeated rounds of antibiotics trying to get rid of it. Without fail, 72 hours after the end of the 10-day round, it’s back. It won’t go away. We have surgery scheduled.
I decided to go raw. RAW. Raw, I say!
ew. raw meat. Ick. Salmonella. nasty. eColi. gross.
after 7 full days of feeding Pearl (and brother Truman) uncooked meats, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and yogurt, Pearl shows no sign of that pesky infection. Today, I canceled the surgery.
My quest to feed the wHOLe dog so that she thrives–not merely survives–has begun. It’s no secret that the proper diet can improve anyone’s health. And I’m convinced this HOListic nutrition thing for these dogs is for real.
And they LOVE it. seriously. no lie.
LUV. Hard core.
I started with these recipes. (hint: wash EVERYTHING. The meat, the fruits & veggies, the bowl, your cutting board, knife, hands, EVERYTHING. You’re dealing with raw meat, here, people. Heads up). (Note: local produce is better).
My first dinner recipe (per 25lb dog):
1/4 lb raw chicken tenders, diced
1 raw egg, beaten
1 fresh, vine ripened tomato, diced
1 Tsp chia seeds
My first breakfast recipe (per 25lb dog):
1 apple, diced
1 pear, diced
2 Tsp steal cut oats soaked in 1/2 c fresh yogurt with live cultures, mixed with
1 tsp raw local honey, and
1 Tsp chia seeds
More to come…
pugs & kisses,
3 thoughts on “The Experiment”
I hope Tay feels better! Bella loves apples, bananas, yogurt, chicken, all food too!
Good luck with surgery Tay! xo
Hey, thanks! Actually, my nickname is Tay. my dog is Pearl, and this morning she had apples, bananas, yogurt & cantaloupe! here’s to hoping no surgery! and no antibiotics!
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Finally! This is great!