Today's Topic: Raw Diet
I spent about 6 hours on Sunday grinding 100 pounds of raw liver, kidneys, lungs and organic venison for the dogs. I also ground 50 pounds of fresh sardines. Needless to say Raw Feeding has been on my mind lately! Here is a little bit about Raw Diet. I will try to post more later....
Face it, I got Corsa (my first dog) in the late 90's. There was very little information about the effects of over vaccinating our dogs or canine diets. I've learned a lot in the past decade and I've come a long way! Corsa was given every vaccination recommended by my vet and she was on a 'hign end' kibble. I thought that I was doing the very best for her.... and based on the current atmosphere... I was. Corsa is 13 years old! and has multiple autoimmune issues and epilepsy. Hey, I'm not really complaining because for her age she is in awesome shape. I do, however wonder about the origin of her Immune mediated illnesses and the incredible vaccine load I gave her. I contribute (of course I have to take credit for this... remember my God Complex!) her longevity and old age stamina on the raw diet and subsequent cessation of all vaccinations (including Rabies... don't tell). Of course I do routine Titers on all my dogs to make sure that they have full immunity!
I've adopted a regime of Raw Diet and minimal vaccination for all of my dogs. Please know that this doesn't mean that my dogs aren't protected against the major communicably transmitted canine diseases! I am very careful to routinely do a 'titer' for the normally vaccinated diseases on a strict schedule.