Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern Ontario
That actually makes sense.
We still have a decent amount of chicken necks and backs frozen (as we figured we could use them for chicken stock for ourselves if nothing else). If we do switch to RAW, I may give it another shot.
It's a lot to take in, so I definitely want to do my homework, so to speak, before making any changes. Not to say it's right or wrong - I just want to be sure I understand what it is that I'm doing first.
Thats hilarious you mention making stock for yourselves....do this for your dog too. My dog had a knee injury and I wasn't able to do surgery (too many other variables to list)...Although already on raw so had the fundamentals at least or he wouldn't be here...
I was using a couple of suppliments - one for joint health/pain (Fast Joint Care + - uses eggshell membrane as glucosamine source) and one for inflammation (Wobenzyme) and calcium (as I had reduced his bone due to bowl problems and fat - which he is now back to normal amount of bone)...fast forward 9 months I couldn't maintain the expense. I happened across a reminder about bone stock. My dog at had just turned 7, was 10lbs underweight, his leg muscles had atrophied femurs and hip bones were showing...he was viewed by passers by as a 14 yr old dog soon to be PTS. End of Dec. last year (back to stock)...I made a pot of stock, as well had saved eggshells, dehydrated them and ground (in place of the calcium and FJP suppliment) and added this to his diet...he started trekking along a bit faster after a couple weeks and on day 30 jumped on my bed...he could barely walk let alone jump for 10 months - now he's on my bed ALL the time LOL...he nearly cleared a 4 foot fence the other day going after a squirrel.
I used a half cup stock split am/pm. I do not use any other joint suppliment what so ever and he is 8 now (oct.) he also gets 1/4tsp of eggshell in his A.M. meal as he doesn't get bone - only P.M.
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