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Raw Food for Pets: Great Article
31 March 2009
12:08 pm
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Mom just saw this article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

Raw food for pets?

Despite warnings by veterinarians, growing numbers of dog and cat owners are serving uncooked, homemade fare

It's a good article that covers the basics about who's feeding raw, why, and what professionals have to say about it. Thought you might be interested.

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My 2 1/2 year old Bailey was diagnoised in August for osteosarcoma. She has then had her leg removed and has gone through 5 almost 6 treatments of chemo. At this point the vet is telling me we will go to monthly check ups to see if the cancer has spread. I have heard from hollistic stores and doctors that a lot of people choose the raw diet instead of feeding dog food. She mentioned that most dogs that have been on that diet with cancer have lived longer than others not on the raw meals. I wanted to see what anyone else thought. If you have done the raw diet what companies do you use? Have your dogs eaten well on this diet? Did it seem to make any difference? Any feedback would be greatly appreicated!

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6 December 2009
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Hi Ashley, thanks for joining us here. We are sorry about Bailey, she is so young. How is she doing after the chemo? Is she bouncing back or have you seen side effects?

I agree with Tazzie and HugaPitBull's posts in the other forum where you posted; take it slow before making a dramatic shift. In my case, I was mostly on the RAW/BARF diet before I was sick. After I got diagnosed, Mom added supplements and other things that you can read about on my health tips page. I also have some good links to BARF feeding website on my Resource page.

Mom and Dad do believe that one of the reasons I lived 23 months past my diagnosis was because of my diet, but every dog is different. Do what works for you and Bailey, and go with your instinct. That is so important when you're living with cancer, because otherwise you'll always feel that you're not doing enough, which prevents you from living in the “now.” Never be regretful, and know that whatever you do, Bailey knows you're doing it all in the name of love.

Good luck to you. Keep us posted oK?

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28 April 2010
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In her new Fully Vetted blog, Dr. Patty Khuly has done it again with another great post about the FDA’s latest ruling on feeding bones to dogs where she offers her professional feedback and provides helpful tips for feeding bones and raw food:

‘No bones about it!’ The FDA Calls Bones for Dogs a Definite ‘No-no’

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28 April 2010
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Good article thanks for sharing!

I’ll admit that I USED to feed bones but both my dogs would break off a big piece, swallow it, and then end up puking it up later…or they’ve broken off teeth too.  So I just stopped feeding them..  But that said, these were marrow bones…..not chicken necks or any of the other softer bones…

Now, they just get their bone ground up in their Primal meat grinds ;-)

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I’m such a worry wart,  I won’t even give them Greenies.  I have two free samples in the pantry from when Rocket graduated from puppy class.

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28 April 2010
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But then again, Rocket has a hair clippy he found on the floor and is playing it with right now!  I guess I better go try to get it!

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i have always given my dogs raw bones…the wds have gotten turkey and chicken necks and I  have fed marrow bones to all my dogs…that being said, I had one dog that got bound up and with rubber gloves, I had to “unplug” the poor guy.,….

I  gave Magic a bone on Sunday….Tuesday I was gone for about four hours (Magic had barfed up about a room and a half of carpet fibers…if he can’t lick himself, he will lick the carpet…a few days before this…) and came home to a nice pile of barf in the hall.  I actually had to kinda poke through it to figure out who had done it…it was an awful lot to be the cat, but sometimes he throws up more than once in the same spot….and there were bone fragments in it so I went and picked up what was left of the bone and tossed it…some last better than others…I don’t think this one was actually a marrow bone (bad mommie bad mommie)….I had just wanted to give him something yummy cuz he had to put up with my son being there on Sunday!!!

(I also think his chokey thing MAY be the fish oil capsules kinda sticking….maybe…cuz he chomps into them before swallowing)

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