Wow! My mommy is the best! All of a sudden, on Saturday, mom stopped putting out kibble for me, and gave me...you won't believe this...raw chicken!
Mom has been emailing with other people in the Husky rescue group who also feed their dogs raw diets, and one person just started doing this with their Huskies last week. They sent her a lot of information about feeding raw diets for dogs, and she has read a LOT about it! Since dogs are not designed to digest grains and carbohydrates, she thinks that is why I keep having runny poo no matter what high quality or prescription dog food I am on. They all have either rice, corn, potato, or other grains and carbohydrates that are used as "filler". Why does it need filler? We can't use it, so we just poop it out. And for some dogs it upsets their tummies!
I know a lot of people have their doubts about raw diets for dogs - my mommy did too for a long time. Some people say "Well, wild dogs and wolves have been seen eating grains" - yes...in times of famine when meat is scarce, they will try to find other sources of food in order to survive. But if meat is available and they can catch prey, they always prefer meat. Also, it was recently discovered that wolves do not eat the stomach contents of they prey, unless the prey is a very small animal such as a squirrel or rabbit. Wolves actually tear the stomach open and shake it, spilling out the contents. They then eat the stomach and the contents are left at the kill site after the pack finishes eating and leaves. Some people think that dogs can get sick from bacteria from raw diets. Well, if you buy fresh or fresh frozen meats that are fit for human consumption and handle them carefully and hygenically the way you would with your own meat, then there should not be a problem. Some people are afraid to feed bones to their dogs. Cooked bones are dangerous because they can splinter, but raw bones are safe because they crumble up when they are chewed. Chewing the bones is also very good for our teeth and an excellent source of calcium. The best information that mommy has found was on a site called The Many Myths About Raw Feeding.
Mommy bought a bunch of chicken necks, some wings, and ribs and measured them all out into daily servings, put them in small freezer ziploc bags, and put them in the freezer. Every night she will put a bag in the fridge to thaw for my meals the next day. So it's pretty easy! She says that after a week or so, she will start adding beef bones and meat. I can't wait!!!
Of course, this is the best tasting food I have ever had in my life! But I also feel much better. After two days on the raw food diet, I finally stopped having runny poo! Mommy was so happy! Also, my tummy stopped gurgling and burbling and making noises, and I haven't had gas, thank goodness! Also, my bad breath went away. Mommy is thrilled. So am I! Now I can put on some weight so I'll be big and strong! Here is a picture of me eating my first egg. I was a little confused at first when mommy put it down in front of me, I wasn't sure what to do with it. I sniffed it, licked it, then looked at mommy. She said "Eat it silly!" So I licked it, then I bit it and this stuff came out! I licked it all up, it was delicious! I ate every last bit, even the shell. Mom says that is a good source of calcium. I don't know what that is, but she says it's good for my teeth and bones. Okay!