Labradoodle Rescue & Goldendoodle Rescue
I've been learning and reading about feeding our dogs natural foods such as meat and fish. I've been wanting to at least supplement our current grain free kibble with more protein and perhaps switch to all RAW diet. Last week I fed the boys chicken livers and poor Seamus had terrible diarrhea. Since then I've conversed with Andrea Johnson who is a wonderful resource for RAW diet and nutrition.
Last evening I started again by giving each of the 3 doodles a raw chicken thigh. At first each one dropped it on the floor with curiosity..... licked it, ate the skin and within about 5 minutes realized they could actually eat it and started to happily start snacking on it. Because it is raw, the bones are still soft and flexible and they easily chewed them up. They clearly enjoyed them, as if they were the raw beef marrow bones I give them occasionally. As long as their digestive systems tolerate the chicken thighs without problems we are on to other chicken pieces (will go slower and gradually introduce new meats, just like when the kids were little with baby food)....
I was terrified they would choke on the bones but my resources assure me they can eat and digest without problems as long as the meat IS NOT COOKED. Will keep all updated.