||December 24 2016
||American Staffordshire Terrier
|Raw feeding type
||Prey model raw
|Age started on raw
||Paradise, TX, USA
We brought Beaux home on Christmas Eve 2016. The rescue group speculated that he was around 2 years of age. He was very sick with heartworms.
We knew he was feed a kibble diet when he was rescued off the streets of Fort Worth, Texas. We knew we would soon switch him to raw. We even hoped this would help with his poor health. He was so weak and skinny. He didn’t even have the strength to poop without being propped up against a fence or tree.
We immediately started with raw goats milk. He really had no interest in any food unless it was in a styrofoam container. He didn’t want kibble and he didn’t want raw. We needed to get him healthy and he needed to eat. He ate kibble and raw for the first few months, but then it strictly became raw. In April of 2017 he was tested again for heartworms. I knew in my gut that it would be a positive result. Unfortunately, I was correct. We started the next treatment protocol and now we are just waiting until we test again (which will be in October). He has gained 10 pounds since Christmas Eve 2016. We have fully adopted him and he is finally starting to blossom. I have a feeling that his heartworm test in October will be negative!
The most pleasant improvement to feeding raw has been NO GAS! His fur feels so smooth and he finally LOOKS healthy! He has energy now and is beginning to play. I’m not sure if the energy is raw related or heartworm related.
He eats the same proteins as Retta; yet his favorite is lamb. He also LOVES eating his organs, whereas I have to trick Retta into eating hers!