I just started Sarge on a Raw Diet on Sunday and I wanted to get some advice in if I am going about it the right way.
I knew he was going to like this before we really got started. I went to the store and bought some chicken quarter legs and was cutting it up and turned my back for a second and he grabbed it off the cutting boards ..lol.
He was a little skinny and was around 84 lbs last time I weighed him so I determined his ideal weight to be 90 lbs. He is a couch potato during the day but has 3 kids to play with in the evening and goes for several walks when they get home from school, each one takes him on a separate walk. He also plays fetch and frisbee when the weather is warmer.
I have been feeding him 3 lbs per day. 1.5 lbs of ground beef in the morning and 1.5 lbs of chicken quarters in the evening. If it is short when I weigh it out, I throw in chicken gizzards and hearts to make up the weight. My mother in law is home with him during the day and she said he was acting hungry so I made up .25 lb bags of gizzards and hearts for a mid-day snack.
Since we have started, he doesn't do his OCD spin as much, he seems more happy and playful (he pawed at me the other day until I scratched his belly, he's never done that), his skin is not as dry and his coat looks much better. He's also gained some weight and just looks more bulky, not a significant weight gain but just looks better. I am going to take him to petsmart tonight to weigh him.
Is there anything I am doing wrong, do my portions seems right? Any other suggestions?