Monday, December 03, 2007

Beginning of Luna's Raw Diet

mommy and daddy (m/d) have started me on a new "diet." i don't know what a "diet" is, but it sure tastes good! instead of giving me a mixture of what comes out of the can and what comes out of the big bag, they give me this cold, sort of slimy stuff. m/d call it "raw." raw tastes good! they say it's much more natural/healthy for me to eat raw. they were also saying my aunties might be "repulsed." ...i don't know what "repulsed" is, but i'm sure it doesn't taste as good as raw!

here is a video of me after m/d had fed me raw for the first time.

you can see that i am telling m/d to give me more, but they wouldn't listen. i thought m/d were well-trained, but i guess not. i will have to train daddy when he is alone with me, because daddy is more likely to understand my commands. mommy is usually the more stubborn one. i will have to work on her! (i might have to send her to a professional trainer.)

here is video of me eating more raw. it's called a chikn neck. at first, it was a bit scary because i didn't know what to do with it. but it smelled good, so i tried it.

oh i also had a grooming appointment that day! don't i look pretty with the bow in my hair? daddy said this video was "humerus just-a-position," whatever that means!

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  • JunkMale

    Because someone will probably ask, I will address it ahead of time.

    Yes, of course it's okay to feed dogs raw meat. We've done plenty of internet research and this is what we have chosen to do.

    You do not need to sterilize their food. Dogs have the digestive systems to deal with potentially harmful bacteria. As for us humans, actually Harmony and I wash our hands more, now that we are feeding her raw. If we feed her a meaty bone indoors, we give it to her in the bathtub so she can't run around the house with the bone, spreading pestilence and disease. We also spray the tub down with diluted bleach (1 : 20 ratio) after feeding. As you see in the second video, we wear disposable latex gloves when handling the meat. We wipe off any part of Luna that came into contact with the meat. We are taking our precautions.

    In our research, what struck us was the comparatively small amount of people who had tried raw feeding, but found that it had detrimental effects. We figured if raw feeding were going to be that bad for the dog, that there would be lots of people out there who would be posting about such things. But there were few, if any; contrarily, there are countless pictures of people showing off their raw-fed dog's flawless teeth.

  • Ron and Ginny

    Wonderful! Raw is the best thing. I have a post about it on my blog:


    I'm all for it. Keep up the good work. :-D

  • Harmony

    Lol... Ginny, I think you and I would be great friends in real life. I'm so glad we somehow found each other on line. :)

  • Laura

    Oh, my. I'm not sure I could do that.

  • Alan

    Laura, I'm afraid if you had a dog, it would be a vegetarian. Maybe you should get a goat instead ;-)

  • JunkMale

    Allow me to serve up an analogy.

    A dog is to a vegetarian diet as a horse is to an all-meat diet.