Harvey (2) is a Pomeranian from Scotland that started on a raw food diet 5 months old. Harvey is a participant in the Long Living Pets Raw Feeding Study. "We feed the 80/10/10 ratio. Eggs, oily fish, pureed veg, pureed berries, pumpkin seeds, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, kefir, bone broth etc are added on top in small amounts throughout the week. Whole prey with feathers/ fur feed twice a week.
Edna (3) is a Labrador Retriever from the UK that started on a raw food diet 8 weeks old. Edna is a participant in the Long Living Pets Raw Feeding Study. "My last labrador developed lymphoma at 7 years old and died soon after diagnosis. He had food allergies, skin and ear infections and we spent thousands trying to help him with no success. We tried hypoallergenic dry food by James Wellbeloved and hecwasbon a steady supply of antibiotics and steroids. When I got my lab Edna I was determined to avoid processed food and treats and researched BARF feeding, totally against my veterinarian''s advice. Edna is full of life, energetic with bright eyes and a glossy coat. BARF feeding is keeping her in peak fitness. I know the owner of one of her litter mates, this dog is overweight with behavioural problems and itchy skin. Her owner will not even consider raw feeding. My heart hurts for her." ➡️ My comment: This is, unfortunately, the path for som many kibble fed pets. They have allergies and go through devastating treatments to combat these symptoms ruining the pets immune system and end up with cancer. This path is much more common than anyone will admit. This can all be avoided with a raw food diet in my opinion and from my experience. Simple as that. My prediction is that Edna will never have to go through this. So happy for her!
Ozzy (2) is a German Shepherd that started on a raw food diet 7 months old. Ozzy is a participant in the Long Living Pets Raw Feed "Change to raw at 7 month as he always had loose poo, my vet, wasn't very supportive but I changed anyway, my previous shepherd had to be put to sleep at 11 due to spleen cancer he was kibble fed." My comment: This is probably one of the most common issues with kibble. Many add rice to firm up the stool which makes things worse since a dog has no ability to digest rice. Some vets will even prescribe medications for this as my rescue Dane came with. The solution is switching to raw. Worked wonder for my Dane!
Jax (2) is Bull Terrier from the UK that started on a raw food diet 11 months old. Jax is a participant in the Long Living Pets Raw Feeding Study. "I feed a complete with meat/bone/offal in ratio of 80/10/10 with liver making up 5%. I also give raw meaty bones. He sometimes has whole raw veg as a treat. He used to get bouts of colitis but all gone since switching to raw"
Flash (2) is a Border Collie Cross from Scotland that started on a raw food diet 15 weeks old. Flash is a participant in the Long Living Pets Raw Feeding Study. "Flash is an energetic puppy. We currently feed either just natural complete or we DIY with the odd whole pray. When he arrived as a little pup we noticed a rather large amount of stinky slop called poop and he was gaining weight rather quickly. After the switch we get small poops, he is now lean and growing well. He has also learned to self-regulate meaning I am not worried about overeating. "
Thor (3) is a German Shepherd from the UK that started on a raw food diet 18 months old. Thor is a participant in the Long Living Pets Raw Feeding Study.
Before switching to raw Thor had a dull coat with dandruff. He now has a lovely shiny coat. I’ve noticed his breath is much fresher and his teeth do not need brushing thanks to raw bones once or twice a week. I also think his behaviour has improved, he’s more focused and less hyperactive. I feed mostly raw completes (UK brands like Natural Instinct, Benefit, Paleo Ridge and The Dog’s Butcher), with some cooked blended vegetables as he enjoys them and I think he gets extra vitamins/minerals from them.