Joined: May 2004
Switching to raw with complications
Hi you lot
A long time ago we tried Dharma on raw (this is before we had Seth) and things didn't go well, suffice to say.
However, over the last 6 months, I've got over most of the fear of trying again, and these two have both been having some raw (mainly chicken wings) as well as their usual dry food (not at the same mealtime).
We've decided to blow caution to the wind and try again, and have put up an ad for a spare freezer on Freecycle (no going back now, mwahaha).
Problem is, due to the initial attempts at raw, Dharma has a sensitive tum. She's definitely allergic to rice as a result, which I know is irrelevant for when we switch, but I suspect she could be "delicate" if we're not careful.
Other problem - Seth is ancient and has a huge amount of epulides covering his teeth which are unlikely to be removed unless absolutely necessary. He sucks food basically, he can cope with moistened or not too hard dry food, but he has to have the chicken wings bashed for him, otherwise he just sits and sucks them for hours (which although sweet is not helpful as he is a resource guarder and has to be separated at feeding times).
Because Dharma's a gulper, and I'm still admittedly nervous about bones (nowhere near as much as I used to be), AND because of Seth's probs, we've been bashing the wings before giving them.
I was wondering what other raw foods I could try before we make the full transition - or is it a case of leaping in with both feet? If the latter, I have to hang on for the freezer.
When we make the full transition, have you got any tips regarding the problems I posted? Will Seth be okay on bashed foods for good, or will he be missing out?
Thanks for your advice in advance!