Saturday, 26 February 2011

Yummy scrummy mince

Het guys not much new to update on, still keeping it all simple.

Definitely solved the issue of the yoghurt,  iv given a small amount to her for a few meals now, and it was gobbled up, so thats all good, same with the gloop, she seems to be enjoying it more too :)

She has had mince twice this week now, first time was tues, and then she had some more last night. I dont think iv seen her clear a bowl so fast lol Oh im turning into a right bargain hunter now, i got 2kg of chicken necks for £3. It is strange though as they look more like a red meat, than other chicken pieces :s oh well i'm sure she will like them.

Finally got hold of some recreational bones. The butcher gave me 3 HUGE knuckle bones, and when i say huge i mean it. Even Millie struggled to carry hers, she had to drag it :P Anyway they loved them, i only gave it to them for half an hour, but hopefully i'll be able to build that time up slowly. I was dead pleased as Miliie really attacked hers, which is going to do her teeth so much good, Summby did have a bit of a munch but she was not as enthusiastic as the other two, bear in mind though she is 13 and her teeth are a lil worn down, so i might give her a meatier one next time, just to see if it encourages her a bit more.

So all is good in the land of raw feeding :) i am sure im introducing a few more RMB's to the diet next week, i think it;s going to be lambs neck. Its all on my chart anyway. But things should get exciting soon as i will really be able to give her variety as she will have been on it a month, and i think iv only spent roughly £20 which is dead good, considering i had to get everything in to get me started. Hopefully that figure will go down. That might be next months challenge, to see how much i spend.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011


Ok so we definitely have approval of the yoghurt now, i gave her another tiny bit in tonight's meal too. I must say it actually looked quite yummy hehe. I just need to remember to freeze it soon, so it doesn't go off :s

I'm introducing minced beef for the first time tomorrow so yay something new and exiting to the menu :)

Oh i got a right good deal at the butchers today, 12 chicken wings for a whole £1!!! Bargain. I also picked up three knuckle bones and they are huge, the smallest one is the size of Dottie's head, so they will have loads of fun with them, im thinking i'll give them to them Friday afternoon as im free so i can watch them to make sure nothing gets swallowed but seeing the size of these bones i dont think that will be an issue.

Oh i finally took some photos of making the veggie gloop, i only got two as i got a bit carried away with it all :P

So ingredients before the got pulverised, all simple stuff as you can see

Random shot of spinach in the blender :s

Finished product, just a wee bit the first time to see if she liked it :D

Monday, 21 February 2011


God i am so awful for sticking to things lol

So a quick update on what new and exciting things have been introduced to said Raw diet. Lets see we had the liver, which didnt go down too well, as in she refused to eat it! Fussy mare lol. We have also had kidney for the first time this morning, that it seems it a bit more enjoyable as it was consumed in a few seconds. Umm i think thats it for new stuff really :s Oh i figured out a way around the yoghurt issue, i bought a raspberry flavoured natural pro-biotic one. Seems she enjoys that, of course she would though its £1 more than a natural flavoured one. She's not stupid is she :P

The scrummy veggie gloop is being eaten faster too, its almost like her tastebuds are developing as we progress. Of course thats not the case, her taste buds work fine, she knows when human food is around to be eaten, and that is gone in the blink of an eye ;)

Her coat is continuing to improve, and has got a lovely shine to it, it feels soooo much nicer to the touch too. So overall so far we are both pleased with how its going. Im going to be introducing a few more different kinds of meat soon too, which should be interesting :)

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Bit of a catch up

Sorry its been a while since an update, iv just been so busy :(

So iv introduced 2 new things to the plan since the last post. The first would be the introduction of veggie gloop :D i made two huge batches which should last me a fairly long time, as she is only having a tablespoon at a time. Iv kept the ingredients simple just keeping with apples, pears, bananas, spinach, 1 clove of garlic, and carrot. She was a bit tentative to start but she soon got the taste of it :D I have got pictures so i will post them up soon!

The other new ingredient into the mix was hearts, just chicken ones at the minute. They are so tiny, no bigger than my thumbnail, so she had two thrown in with her chicken wings tonight, and again they were munched down very quickly.

As for any changes, her coat is definitely softer and she is much more content in herself since iv changed her over. We are back at agility next week so that will be interesting to see how her energy levels are for that and if i need to increase anything. Its all exciting, well for me it is anyway, but im sad about little things like that hehe

Thursday, 10 February 2011


Well tonight i found out she no likey yoghurt :P Maybe i need to try a few more time, but i might save that for when i add in the organ meat, hmmm decisions decisions

Everything else is all hunky dorey :) as for what comes out the other end, no problems in that department so i must have the meat/bone ratio right for the time being. Oh and it's probably me being daft as she has only been eating this way for 4 days but im sure her coat is already a little smoother :s

Wednesday, 9 February 2011


Not much to report today, breakfast went down a treat (in fact it was a eaten a lil too fast, i can't wait until i can bulk it up with some veggies, but got to keep it slow and steady) dinner was interesting, as numpty here in the rush to get to work forgot to get it out of the freezer, so it only got taken out about an hour before she was meant to have it. On the plus side though frozen meat takes longer to eat, so it slowed her down :) Oh and just because i am a nice mum she got to have an egg in with her dinner, which lasted all of 5 seconds :P

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Day 2

Ok so not much to report on today, but i'll write it down anyway. Breakfast was a helping of chicken breast, with tea consisting of a chicken wing and thigh. All was greatly received and wolfed down :) I have been keeping her on slightly smaller portion sizes than what she should have, just so as not to risk a possible upset stomach, i'll just gradually increase the portion sizes as we go.


Loz x

Monday, 7 February 2011

First day

So today was the first day, her majesty was not impressed that she had no food this morning, but it was for the best. Anyway the first raw meal consisted of just chicken wings, and she loved it and tucked straight in :)

Well i cant really report much apart from that, so thats all for now. More to report tomorrow as there will be two raw meals given :) xx

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Bit of background

Ok so i'm creating this blog as a record of what happens (if anything) to my Dottie dog when i change her over onto a raw diet. It's something i have toyed with since i got Dots as a baby, but only recently have i decided to make the change after extensive reading on the subject.

From what i have read the benefits outweigh any risks, and all the testimonials i have read have only reported good things. Don't get me wrong i have read negative comments on the diet but they just dont seem right. Anyway i thought i'd give it a go anyway.

The first day will be tomorrow night, so im not going to feed the girls in the morning just to make sure Dottie's stomach is completely empty (it wont kill the other two to miss a meal anyway, seeing as they are slightly porky) and we are going for a cold turkey approach, just because kibble and raw meat are digested at different speeds, so i dont want to mess her digestive system up.

I am also going to try and get some 'before' and 'after' photos up, to see if there are any differences in her coat. Well i'll try my best as i cant guarantee the light will be the same each time :s also madame has always had one eye that waters more than the other (nothing actually wrong with it, i had the vet check it out) so it wil be interesting to see if anything happens with that.

I will also try and explain things as to why i am doing them as best i can, in case anyone who reads this wants to know

Loz and Dots xxx