Looking to start ...RAW/BARF (Maybe)
So we are on Day 2 of Draven barely eating his Origin food, generally get got 3 cups morning and night (5am / 5pm) a raw meatball, some yogurt, pumpkin, condriton (spelling?) Cottage cheese, yogurt
It started with the yogurt he wouldn't eat his kibble that touched the yogurt, then it was pumpkin, he still seems to like cottage cheese. We took some advice about using wet food and water to make a gravy and pour it over the kibble and that seemed to work for awhile.
But about two weeks ago he started to find his poo pretty fascinating and if we don't watch him like a hawk he makes a meal out of it. And he's eaten less and less kibble. (But still eats his meatball no problem) if I toss a Marrow bone down he'll gnaw on that for hours.
So I'm not saying I'm completely in on the raw feeding... because if I had to go away and leave the dog somewhere I think I'd be hard pressed to find a place that will do raw feeding.
But lets just say I'm starting to think maybe we can augment his food with more raw qualities.
I started using left overs from our meals (mainly green veggies) and adding them to the kibble.
But I need a HUGE introduction to this method of feeding, and I'm going to have to do some homework to see if its affordable or not because my wife and I are pretty tight budget.
I'm going through the stickies here, but there are lots of acronyms that I'm sure RAW people are familiar with but make no sense to me.
In the end I just want Draven happy and healthy, and he seems ... less active than before... at first I thought it was some maturity (He could settle down easier and just sleep at my feet) but now I'm wondering if he just doesn't have energy.
He still eats (1-3 cups a day where it was 6) and he still plays hard and runs around but in the house he has a tendancy to go to "his" spot by the door and "plop" down. He sighs and whines but he's always been a baby that way.
Anyway I'm not saying I'm sold on it yet, but I'm not as opposed to it as I was originally.