Lets do a pre-raw and post-raw comparison for Mallory.
Pre-raw: Overall, Mal was a relatively healthy dog of 5.5 years. She was
beginning to show some age in the graying of her muzzle and she was slowing down some. Her teeth were requiring scaling every 6 months to keep the tartar and plaque build-up to a minimum. She has had problems with her immune system since she was young. Slow to heal, somewhat flatulent, persistently smelly, oily coat and skin (which meant that she was forced to endure a bath at least once a week!), and down-right putrid breath due to her soft-palate being elongated which was causing her to have a mild case of chronic tonsillitis. Her stools were generally large and stinky.
Post-raw: WOW! Mallory has not had a bath in over a month (to her delight!)! She smells like a room that has had housed a freshly oiled saddle in it. She is clean to the touch as well, with no yucky residue that sticks to your fingers and will only come off in HOT water! Her breath is not even noticeable. This is the biggest change and the most appreciated on our behalf. Her breath used to knock you out. Just a yawn from her smelly schnauz could clear a room! I used to tease that she didnt need to bite the agitator during a TT, just BREATHE on him and she would score an excellent! Her teeth are clean and very white. They look like the teeth from a 7 month old, not a 9 year old! Her stools are very small and quite odorless. If I am unable to pick them up every day they just dry up and blow away in the wind. She runs and plays with a reckless abandon! ABSOLUTE SUCCESS!
Their green meal, as I like to call it, consists of whatever I have on hand
here at the house in the way of vegetable and fruits, or what ever I can find
on sale for cheap at my local grocery store. It is supposed to follow after
the contents of a prey animals stomach (partially pre-digested grass and
browse). All the following things are free game to toss into the blender with
some water or 100% juice:
Veggies: garlic, kale, radish tops, lettuce (all varieties), parsley, cilantro, carrots and their tops, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage (these last three can cause gas, so go easy on them!), green beans, peas, dandelion greens, cucumbers, etc. I try to always put several cloves of garlic in there as it is very good for the dogs immune systems and has a palatable odor.
Fruits: apples, bananas, kiwi, mangos, grapes, oranges, lemons, cantaloupe (or any of the melons for that matter), tomatoes, pears, plums, prunes, cranberries, etc. You get the picture!
In this mixture (I make up a bucket of about a gallons worth) I add, as a
supplement: about 1,000mg Vit C/dog, about one super-heaping Tbs. of
live-culture yogurt/dog, one raw whole egg/dog, a healthy glug-glug of Apple
Cider Vinegar, and one can of mackerel or two cans of tuna. I pour equal
amounts in each dogs bowl.
Occasionally Ill add some raw honey, some milk (my dogs all tolerate lactose
well), or some olive/peanut/flax/vegetable oil. Believe it or not, they gulp it down
and lick their bowls clean!
Need help finding RMB sources in your area????
Try this link: Purveyor Index to find a RMB distributor near you!
(Sorry, USA only)