Friday, August 27, 2010

Zoey has worms in her water dish!

UPDATE:  We figured out these little buggers are Mosquito Larvae!!!!  So it had NOTHING to do with feeding her raw food, which I didn't think it did.  My dad said he's never seen that happen in a 'fresh' water bowl before.

So was getting Zoeys water dish (ceramic) to clean it out for the day and noticed a whole bunch of floaties in it beyond her hair lol, took a closer look at they were moving! EEEK! They are less than 1/4" long and about the width of a pin. Hubby is a little upset/freaked that feeding raw is giving Zoey worms. He wants me to worm her & quit feeding raw immediately. Hubby's thoughts were bloodworms or mosquitoe larvae, although they are all at the bottom with a few at the top. He did say it looked like some had a 'casing' around them and were developing into something else. His thoughts are maybe I accidentally spilled a drop of blood in her water last night when feeding? Has anyone else every seen this? This happened in about 24 hours as I clean out her dish every day. I have not seen any worms in her stool at all. Do I need to take her in for a fecal? Here are her meals for past 24 hours:
Wednesday morning: boneless chicken breast
Wednesday Evening: Boneless Pork Chop (was short sale but frozen for 2 weeks +)
Thursday Morning: Ground Beef (fed at work so no way touched bowl)

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hubby has to go grain free!

We went to the Dr today for a follow up on my hubby's blood pressure, well we found out a specialist didn't tell us the truth last year after hubby had an ECG they told us it was normal, well it turns out it wasn't his heart is enlarged with slight function issues, but not enough to warrant meds yet.  Then we found out my hubby is most likely sensitive/allergic to grains (Celiac Disease kind of) so we were told that we had to cut out all grains out of the diet including rice, we are both Carbohydrate addicts, but since I have PCOS it is probably for the best that we cut out grains, sugars etc.  So it will definitely be an adventure...but since we are already stocking up on meats etc for the dogs, hopefully it won't be too difficult....although definitely going to have to do more research on it. 

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Eggcellent!


For those who don't know me, raw eggs absolutely disgust me lol, now I LOVE cooked eggs (well done "dead" as hubby says), I can't stand having any runny egg yolk left at all it literally makes me gag.  Hubby loves them sunny side up so it took a lot for me to be able to feed my dogs raw egg.  Georgie likes eggs but not the shell (yet).  Here are some pictures of Zoey enjoying the egg, I had to break up the shell for her but she ate about 3/4 of the shell.  She loves crunching things! 

Before I realized she needed the egg shell broken up a bit
I broke the egg shell up into little bites for her



Enjoying some crunchies!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

He's Eating My Food!

Just sharing as I thought it turned out really cute...she is enjoying a few licks of my homemade banana 'creamie'.  She LOVED it, Hubby said he's going to buy some doggie popcicle molds and make liver pops or something along those lines lol!

Nomming on some cornish hen bone in chicken

Zoey using her feet to hold the bone (cornish hen leg bone)
"Mom!  Munchie's eating my dinner!"  Munchie is our little 'piglet' of a cat, he has 6th sense when it comes to food, the tastier the better.  I had just cleaned out Georgies crate and put down a large matt, Munchie was in there, I kicked him out but as soon as he say Georgies dinner he went back in lol!




Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mr. Picky Butt!

George is being a picky butt, he is a very sensitive boy, and we 'borrowed' his crate for a few days as one of our cats has a bladder infection and needed to be confined, he doesn't like any changes in his routine so hasn't been eating very well since about Sunday, so I held his chicken leg tonight so he'd eat...the big baby!  I love him to pieces though!

Zoey enjoys some chicken gizzards

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Zoey's Improving

The vultures circle Munchie who's eating....DeeJay is the solid blue,  Baby is the tabby and Mercedes is the blue cream

Munchie enjoying a chicken leg

Her belly used to be bright red, I know you can't really see it in this picture, she HATES being on her back and assumes a 'stiff' position...this is her 'play' dead trick.

Look at how great she looks, I knowq it's hard to tell from the 'lighting' but she's no longer red

Zoey doing one of her 'tricks' bowing

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Zoey's First Beef Rib

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Zoey had her first beef rib on Thursday, she had a blast with it!  It was truly amazing to watch her eat it, and 'strip' off the meat, what a work out!  I had to put her out of the ex pen as Georgie thought he needed to have 2 of them even though he was still working on his own.  Zoey just loved it!

Georgie's First Beef Rib

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Georgie had his first beef rib on Thursday, and he was totally thrilled with it.  He loved it....so much that he thought he needed to steal Zoey's as well lol.  They get to go to work with me and I keep them in a large exercise pen in my grooming area for safety and so Georgie doesn't claim the whole area as his (lifts leg on everything).  I had to put Zoey on the outside while she ate his.  It was totally fascinating to watch his tear the meat off the bone.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Say Cheese!

Look at how good she is starting to look!  I'm so pleased!

Working her cornish hen leg around

As you can see, Zoey's rash is going away, she's looking great!

Georgie eating some Cornish Hen Ribs, love his expressions!

Georgie investigates his 2nd Beef Kidney piece...he gobbled it up in an instant!  So far they both LOVE the organs I have given them!  YEAH!  That means easy to balance their diet!


Friday, August 6, 2010

Zoey's eyes still weeping a little

Georgie eating some chicken
Zoey eating some chicken

Zoey eating some chicken
Zoey is still having a little eye drainage, but she is improving, her rash/redness on the top of her head is getting better/going away as well, which makes me really happy :-)  She isn't as itchy now either, she hasn't had any antihistamines for 3 days now.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Weekly Menu Sample

So we have been feeding Georgie & Zoey full raw for 4 weeks, and Shellie 2 weeks, so we are getting down somewhat of a routine. Just wanted to share what they get to eat and how much etc:

Georgie Weighs 12# & Gets Between 4-5oz per day
Georgie Organs: Weekly 1.34 oz of each Liver & Kidney
Zoey Weighs 4.5# Gets 1.6oz per day
Zoey Organs: Weekly 1/2 oz of each Liver & Kidney
Shellie Weighs 70# Getting 1/2 raw so mornings she gets 0.875 pounds (14 ounces) for one meal

Monday: Beef
Tuesday: Pork
Wednesday: Bone in Chicken & Liver
Thurdsay: Beef
Friday Pork
Saturday: Bone In Chicken & Kidney
Sunday: Fish

Now this is subject to change & probably will change as we get/find different protein sources so they have lots of variety in their meals.  This is dinner, for breakfast we give boneless chicken every day, Georgie only likes about 1oz for breakfast so that makes it simple.

Organ Question For Y'all

I am getting ready to start feeding organs to my dogs, and just wanted to know would it be easier to try to offer every day, or once a week?

My chihuahua needs (of each liver & other) about .03oz per day or .5oz per week
My Pomeranian needs (of each liver & other) about .19oz per day or 1.34oz per week
My golden isn't quite ready for organs so we haven't figured out what she needs yet.

Or would it be best to offer every day so they get used to them/build up a tolerance to them, then offer once a week?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Eukanuba Recalls Lots of Food

http://lovemeow.com/2010/07/pg-expands-voluntary-limited-recall-potential-salmonella-contamination/

P&G Voluntary recall dry pet foods  http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2010/07/pg-voluntary-recall-dry-pet-foods.html

CINCINNATI, July 30, 2010 – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE:PG) is voluntarily expanding its recall to include veterinary and some specialized dry pet food as a precautionary measure because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No salmonella-related illnesses have been reported.
Iams Veterinary Dry Formulas All dry sizes and varieties 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes
Eukanuba Naturally Wild All dry sizes and varieties 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes
Eukanuba Pure All dry sizes and varieties 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes
Eukanuba Custom Care Sensitive Skin All dry sizes 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes
The affected products are sold in veterinary clinics and specialty pet retailers throughout the United States and Canada. No canned food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement. A full listing of UPC codes can be found at www.iams.com.
  For further information or a product replacement or refund call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8823  (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST). Media Contact: Jason Taylor 513-622-3205