Status Replies posted by wolfpup
what type of food do you feed him raw?
Marley has severe food allergies - 9 of them - but if he eats any meat that was fed soya in its lifetime then it will kill him. The last time he ate meat that had been fed soya he went into anaphylactic shock and only just survived - the vet said next time he wont be so lucky.
He gets grass fed beef, venison, kangaroo, lamb (meaty bones), lamb ribs, sardines, herrings and wild caught salmon, chorella, eggs (he does not react to eggs) - the only poultry he gets is day old chicks as they are not fed prior to dispatch. In addition they get home made kefir, home made bone broth.
Bone broth contains around 30 of the 43 different nutrients a dog needs - and my boys get it each and every day - in fact Mikey, my other husky wont eat his dinner unless it is swimming in bone broth - he drinks it all, has about half of his meal - then waits for me to add the kefir before he will eat the other half!
I have very spoilt dogs !
Because of Marley's extreme allergies I trained and qualified as a raw dog food nutrition specialist in order to be confident in giving him a full nutrition diet. Bearing in mind I am in my 70's, - and we are 40+ year vegetarians - I think it shows my committment to my soul-mate - I would go to the ends of the earth for him (Marley - not my husband - he knows he is number 3 in the pecking order)! 🙂
Today's meal was a little limited because Marley's mouth is still so sore, it consisted of Bone broth (of course), wild caught salmon with lamb (minced), chlorella, raw egg (no shell), kefir. Lamb ribs are strictly rationed at the moment - it was a lamb's rib that caused his problem 2 days ago. In 50 years of owning dogs I have never had a problem - but Marley managed to get it stuck between his back teeth across the roof of his mouth (did a post)
If you are thinking of changing your dog to raw - I have a list of articles that will give you around a week's worth of reading - all about raw feeding and how to start off, once you have digested them (and not let it scare you silly) then I can guide you into trying it out on your dog.
Just thinking about your dog for a second - one thing you can easily do for your dog to help him NOT get problems with his bones etc with all his exercise - is DO NOT NEUTER HIM. Pups neutered before their growth plates have closed (between 12 - 18 months of age) are up to 25% more likely to develop hip/elbow dysplaysia, arthritis AND cancer. The sex hormones do far more than just control the sex drive - they are vital in the developing puppy. Whilst I am Marley's fourth owner - I got him before he was neutered - he is nearly 8 now and is still intact.
says pups should not be active on stairs.... do my back yard stairs even quallify? he basicly runs laps enthusiasticly up one flight and down the next over and over agian.... or i would like him to follow me up down up down up down. but its such a small flight of stairs do you think it would do damage?
Personally I do not think those few stairs will do him any harm - but of course it all depends on just how many times a day he does it! If it is say half a dozen times then ok - if a hundred - its a no-no - of course.
Possibly restrict his access to say half an hour a day??