The Experiment

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.

And then

I decided to go raw. RAW. Raw, I say!

ew. raw meat. Ick. Salmonella. nasty. eColi. gross.

But

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,

Tay

I like to eat apples & bananas. And yogurt. And raw chicken. And cantaloupe. The list goes on. I like to eat.
I like to eat apples & bananas. And yogurt. And raw chicken. And cantaloupe. The list goes on. I like to eat.

 

 

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