Friday, June 15, 2012


During last week's doctor visit, we discussed starting Annie on raw foods. I'm uncomfortable with this idea but I'm willing to give it a try.

Thursday's list of errands included a stop at Hope Veterinary Clinic to find out if our Primal raw bones order came in yet - it didn't. Since we were there, Artie and I decided to purchase a 4lb. bag of Primal Raw Formula food to take home and refrigerate for future use. We also purchased a large bag of Stella and Chewy's Raw Freeze-dried Chicken Patties. Annie's had them before (they are the treat-of-choice-reward given by the doctors during exams) and I decided to add them as a supplement or substitute for regular meat to her daily meals.

As soon as we opened the front door, Annie's nose was in the shopping bag containing the Stella and Chewy's patties. After a day of running errands, I was too tired to cook for any of us so all dinners, human and canine, consisted of left-overs. Believe me, nobody complained. In fact, Annie was more than thrilled because the Stella and Chewy patties were substituted for her regular cooked meat. Mixed in with her Healthy Powder, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, vegetables and Quinoa she happily gobbled up supper then settled down on the couch with a contented sigh.

Maybe raw food alternating with cooked food or supplementing the cooked food will be a good way to go? Only further conversations with Doctor Young, time and Annie's reaction to the new diet will tell.

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