What do you say to a person who is convinced a 9 yr old dog is too old to be fed RAW after years of kibble and severe skin issues?! I am seriously frustrated that hubby keeps laying his un-educated opinion of the matter on me because he won't research anything, not even the garbage in kibble food after he even told me to find pics of dogs to look at to see for himself <Before & After>! He won't even look at them.
He thinks since she's eaten dog food all her life, I am too late to switch and am in some way harming her. I am completely frustrated over his claims that are pretty much stupid at best.
Casey is going to take a lot of time. She is scratching and licking and her tail is a bit crusty and flakey still. Her smell is there a bit but not as bad. I'm in it for the long haul though! She's eaten kibble for years BUT she is holding her chicken down without acting sick in the least and that's what I tell him, she's yet to get sick over it!
What do I say when he says she's too old?!!! I have tried to tell him I've read up on this diet and didn't just wake up one day and say, I'm gonna feed you RAW today. I told him there was a dedicated forum and he could google info too like I had done before I started and he feels that anyone who promotes RAW feeding is making a buck but that's not true!!! It's the kibble companies making God Awful amounts of money off of people with no clue as to what they are putting into the food and feeding their pets! Unless you guys secretly hold stock at my super market on raw meat and haven't told me! I don't want any parts of feeding kibble anymore but he's unconvinced and just yesterday he said he would never bring another dog into this house if I continue to feed them RAW. I said it would be okay if he didn't have another dog but I sure would.
I am just super frustrated with him and his know it all attitude about the detrimantal effects of RAW meat and that Casey isn't thriving, she's still a bit flakey, itchy and a lil stinky but not like she was. It was hard to snuggle with her because her stink stuck to you, literally! I did not in the least expect her to be cured in a few days to a week or even two, it's a process but I have indeed seen improvements in both of my dogs health since switching like Ava's breath. WHEW! NASTY and now all better. Less poop that crumbles away and less clean up, Casey growing back hair although slowly and her smell lessening... he takes none of it into consideration.
He says she hates her chicken. He used to say that about some of the dog food they'd eat too. I'd say, did they tell you they hated it? He'd say, it taste like crap... I'd ask him if he ate it ext... The dog ate her quarter in 20 minutes today compared to an hour when we first started. I disagree with him whole heartedly on this and I don't intend to have to listen to his grabage kibble fed notions that he's right and I'm not, especially if he won't do the research!
As you can see, I'm still frustrated with him. I feel lost but the good news is the girls are still eating RAW and there hasn't been a bag of dog food in this house for two weeks and he hasn't bought any either! I believe Casey deserves better than what I was previously feeding her and so does Ava.