Taking the plunge


Day 1 of raw feeding—so far so good.  The hounds ate their food like champs.  They enjoyed the veggies as well as the raw meat.  While on our walk, I was impressed with Jethro’s stool.  He is currently on Metronidazole for his bacterial bloom; he has been having issues with this for the past six weeks, after taking antibiotic post surgery.  Today, his stool was solid, I am not noticing hyperactive bowel sounds and he seems more comfortable.  Darla is a once a day girl so I am looking forward to how she does this afternoon.

I am trying to feed Darla 1.5lbs of food a day and Jethro 2lbs per day.  I know that there will be a learning curve for this and I will continue to monitor their weight.  A few greyhound and whippet friends have been extremely helpful in giving advice about feeding.  I have also read several books as well.  Currently they are getting .5-.75lbs of Blue Ridge beef in the AM and ½ cup of veggies, 1 cup of grain free kibble, and 1 tablespoon of yogurt in the evening.  Sometimes, I will give them ½ cup of kibble and ½ cup of oats instead of 1 cup of kibble.

Regarding supplements, I have done extensive research regarding the most needed additive to a raw diet.  I am adding vitamin C, vitamin E, Omega 3-6-9, and green lipped mussel.



I have made a promise that I will do raw food for the next three months; I will then reevaluate the hounds and see how they are doing.  During this time we will be training hard for field trials in the fall.  I feel that this will be a great time to evaluate their health.