My name is John and I live with my wife Gillian in the North East of the UK near Newcastle.
We have a 12 week old Russian Black Terrier and have fed her on raw since collecting her at 8 weeks.
This is the first time we have fed raw and are still finding our way but even at this short time we notice a difference in her.
When we got home we noticed a very strong smell on her and interestingly it was the same as the kibble we were given by the breeder. It was not a pleasant odour.
Within a week of feeding raw that smell had gone and she no longer had any bad breath, her coat is soft and lustrous and she is a lot less frantic.
There were no problems getting her to switch to raw and even with the addition of small portions of liver she has had no diarrhea. Early days of course!
We are very interested in how the correct diet may increase life expectancy, BRT's live to around 10years or so however I have heard of some raw fed in the US living until 14 with few problems until near the end.
There is also some opinion that a correct diet which prevents 'overgrowing' when young can help banish hip dyspepsia and this also interests me. I believe that a raw diet will provide all the proper nutrients but not so much that growth is accelerated causing problems later.
We are happy to provide you with any information to assist your study,
Chicken quarters, Lamb Ribs, Lamb Heart, Liver (chicken and lamb), Turkey breast, Kidney.
Freeze dried natural fish skin treats(for the omega 3)
Freeze dried 100% venison strips as treats
This is all so far and we will introduce more as she gets older and more used to raw.