byon 06-10-2008 at 01:20 AM (600 Views)
My little dog and I have so much in common. She is obsessed with food. Always wants more. Once her stomach was so swollen, it was bulging. I was going to take her to the vet, but before I left we found the empty pizza box in the living room. If there is food on the table and no one is in the room, she barks at it. Once someone left a chair pulled out, when we came back in the room she was eating dessert. At our Christmas party she managed to jump up on the table without the help of a chair, she was gulping down bread. When it's S.A.D. neither of us can stop ourselves from overeating.
She weighed 18 pounds. Strangers would feel it necessary to tell me she was fat. They wouldn't tell me I was fat, but it was ok to say it about my dog?
She developed a skin condition in her old age. The vet suggested a raw diet. That was 6 months ago. It's helped her a lot. She gets a freeze dried raw venison, a cracker called Raw Dog, (all vege), and a dried sweet potato fry. She also eats raw radishes, carrots, red peppers, mangoes, bananas, and avocado.
She is now a sleek 14 pounds. I should have learned from her and gone raw 6 months ago. Oh, well. It's never to late to start. You can teach an old dog new tricks.
One final thought: Isn't it odd that the vet knew the benefits of a raw diet for a pet, but a Doctor of medicine would never suggest such a diet for a human patient?