Becca is about 4.5 yrs now. Got her at Phoenix Pound in Nov 2009. I moved to Redmond, Washington in May 2012. She is happy to be wherever I am. the Pound thought she was Chihuahua/Dachshund since then Pet smart puppy training department said Chihuahua/Corgi. She is very sweet, lovey, cuddly and hardly ever barks. She weighed 15 lbs. when I got her and had been eating whatever dry food the pound had. When my other dog died in June of 2011 I decided I was going to feed her the raw meat diet that so many holistic and regular vets recommend.
I now make her dog food using My Natural K 9 recipe from Feline Instincts. I use the dark meat ground turkey from Trader Joes, most of the time they are right about 1.5 lb. packages. Then I add 1/2 cup of either organic canned pumpkin or organic canned sweet potatoes. I take salmon oil from Carlson’s 2000 mg so just add two to the mix, poking a hole in end with hat pin.
I mix it large stainless steel bowl and use a large plastic spoon and then scoop into 3 ice cube trays. I keep these designated items in a grocery bag with my apron and a towel. I give her 3 nuggets in the morning and 3 at night. It is an easy way to have a week’s worth of food for her. If I go on a trip with her I buy some freeze dried food from a pet store or take some good quality canned food and a can opener. I going close by where there will be a freezer I take her bag of the K 9 with me in a chest of ice on top.
I take her to the park and walk at least 30 mins 6 – 7 days a week and she now weighs 12.9 pounds and has slim waist and strong legs. She can run and keep up me and can run with other dogs, she likes to be chased or do the chasing. People stop and say she is the cutest dog they have ever seen. Of course, I think so~!
Beatrice – WA