09-16-2016, 10:11 PM
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Belleville, Ontario
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Originally Posted by jagger
, can you post a link to exactly what products you're feeding the dog? All i'm seeing is ground meals. Never liked these prepackaged meals, still not really certain of what you're getting. And @ $4.00 a pound? Whew. I will only feed whole meals - whole bone and whole meats, side of organs, the dog is going to chew. Bone ground up like that likely isn't going to be that effective.
I'd start out with a blood panel personally, and look at each item carefully. Highs or lows can point to different things - and you can make diet adjustments accordingly.
Here you can find the different kinds of food that Big Country Raw sells and what is included in each. Big Country Raw | Food For Dogs
We have fed her turkey, duck, and pork. Most of the other "novelty" proteins are pretty expensive and so I haven't purchased any.
We are paying a pretty penny only because I don't know how else to help her. I did try the whole meat and bone but am unsure exactly how to do it so it shy'd me away from feeding her this way. Too - she slightly choked on a bone when I left her to feed herself (while watching from a distance) and this also really scared me away. I tried a few times after but I had to sit there and feed her because I was afraid she would choke and because this is not something I can constantly do, I thought I would try Big Country. Do you believe BCR then is not very good? I know I would save a lot of money if I were to go to a butcher/grocery shop and get raw for her but I am not confident in how to really feed her properly.. especially when it comes to preparing it and giving her organ meat. Its all a lot of information to take in.
I'm starting to think if maybe she has an environmental allergy (too). I am going to try bathing her once a week with natural shampoo and wiping her feet when she comes in. My house is extremely clean (vacuum about every 3-4 days) and so dust is not an issue.. thinking it is more grass/pollens. We will see how that helps.
In the meantime, I will stop giving her itch medicine. What do you recommend I do in the meantime for feeding?
You have been such a big help! Thanks so much!