Feeding raw always made so much sense to us, however it seemed like a very expensive, even extravagant way to go. For the first two years of her life, our dog was on high quality kibble, sardines, home made cooked mixes with barley, veggies and meat ( time consuming) and a fresh chicken leg or ground beef on occasion. She was healthy, but had a distinctive doggie smell, she tooted quite a bit and shed enough in the spring and fall to make another dog.
When we discovered Heronview, we realized that raw feeding does not have to be pricy. We love the fact that you can buy a variety of meats packed in small amounts. One day Ellie will have ground chicken with bone, offal and tripe, the next she will get game, a bit of tongue, half a chicken carcass, some offal and tripe, then the day after it will be time for beef. We have also been giving her the K9 Feed-sentials.
Soon after switching to raw, Ellie lost her doggie smell, the flatulence stopped completely. In the spring and fall she hardly shed. Her urine doesn’t leave yellow circles on the lawn and her poops are small and disintegrate in a short time. She also stopped drinking from every possible puddle and only on occasion drinks from her bowl. She seems to get enough water through her food.
I wish I lived closer to Heronview and could visit the store more often. The staff is very knowledgable, they all have raw fed dogs and cats of their own and are more than happy to take time with every client. Being a city person, coming out to Heronview and seeing all of Lori’s animals, makes each visit a treat.