The RAWsults Are In

We’re just a couple of days shy of Bella’s one month mark of being on the raw diet.

Conclusion?

Switching Bella to raw food was hands down paws down the best decision I ever made [well, best decision in relation to Bella’s diet, that is].

When I initially decided to try raw food for Bella, it was because her skin was reacting so horribly to kibble – and not just any kibble, one of the most expensive ones on the market! She was losing chunks of hair and she had so much dandruff it almost looked like she’d been snowed on. She was constantly scratching her ears and her belly, shaking her head, sneezing, chewing on and licking her legs. At $80+ for a 28 lb bag of high quality food, these weren’t the results we should have been getting.

Today is Bella’s 27th day eating raw. She looks like a completely different dog. Her coat is shiny and soft; the dandruff that she does still get is stress-induced [a fun Doberman quality] and goes away the instant we head out for our evening run. Her hair has grown almost completely back and she no longer scratches uncontrollably. Even her energy levels seem to have stabilized.

If you’re on the fence about feeding your dog raw, I would highly recommend making the switch. Even trying it out for a month to see what you think. It is expensive, but I believe in keeping both my dog and myself healthy. And so far I’d say the results of the raw diet have been worth every single penny.

If you have any questions about starting your dog on the raw diet, please feel free to ask/email: bellaandtheblonde@gmail.com. I am by no means an expert, nor do I boast to be, but I’d be happy to help you with inquiries and get you headed in the right direction.

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2 comments

    1. Hi!

      I’ve been using a company out of Maine called ReelRaw. You can order the food in bulk and select specifically what you want, or you can have them meal prep for you and choose from two different meal plans [one offers more meat options than the other]. I tried the premium plan – it’s got rabbit, beef, pork, green tripe, duck, buffalo, venison, salmon, lamb, quail, turkey and chicken. Mostly red/darker meats. More protein. In the evenings I also feed her carrots, broccoli, sweet potato, spinach, and a tablespoon of coconut oil. All raw, uncooked of course. I highly recommend the company ReelRaw if you are a first timer – having never fed my pet raw before it was nice to ease into the process having someone divvy up the portion sizes and introduce the dog to the diet in the proper manner [lightest meat to darkest meat].

      I hope this was helpful! Thanks for reaching out :)

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