Friday, June 02, 2006

Porky Puppy

At our last vet visit Jesse weighed in at 60.4 pounds, that's 5 to 6 pounds over his ideal weight. So for the last month and a half we have been running the living shit out of porky..... We throw a ball and the dog runs, while we stand there. (we need to start running to) We went into the vet last night to weigh pork chop and he was at 59.4 pounds, down a pound! So all the hard work was worth it (he worked, we watched)

We recently changed Jesse's diet to a raw food diet (barf diet,stands for...Bones And Raw Food). For those that don't know its basically raw meat, veggies and oils. His food looks like a hamburger paddy, and if you cooked it, you could eat it. I learned a neat thing when I was researching this diet, dogs can eat chicken bones, they're actually really good for them, and their teeth. BUT! the chicken has to be Uncooked. It's when you cook the chicken that it becomes deadly for them to eat because the bone dries out and becomes brittle and will splinter. Dogs stomachs can handle raw chicken with little problems, we found that out when jesse was a pup and he swallowed a whole raw chicken breast that was on the counter...and a tea bag....but that's another story... Anywho, we really like the raw food diet, his craps are small and his coat is nicer. We started out feeding him half raw food and half normal dog food. The Raw food was really expensive, a 6 pound bag was $28, he would need a pound a day, a little out of our budget. But recently friends of ours got a puppy from a breeder, and it turns out the breeder also makes and sells raw food for $13 dollars for a 10 pound bag.....that works with the budget. We used to buy the raw food from a Dog food store that was near us, so the mark up was really high, the breeder makes the food himself so it's a lot cheaper. If you can find a good supplier then I recommend giving this diet a try.


Steve (dog runner) Dickinson

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Anonymous said...

The question is who's supper did he steal and did you take the hungry person who lost their chicken breast out to supper?

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