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Day one of new regime :)

Smiley14
May 5th, 2007, 10:53 PM
Today was day one of Petey's new regime. :)

Started out with an apple and then a morning walk, slept in the sun while Mommy did yard work, enjoyed a venison patty, went to the park for a longgggggg walk and a romp on the beach, had my first egg ever--YUMMY!, and then a snooze on the couch.

All in a dog's day. :)

Smiley14
May 5th, 2007, 10:54 PM
I really like my new diet and exercise plan! :)

LynLyn
May 5th, 2007, 10:58 PM
Petey seems to be really enjoying his new regime! Yay petey!

Prin
May 5th, 2007, 11:00 PM
Yey Petey! He's such a handsome bugger. :lovestruck:

technodoll
May 6th, 2007, 12:11 AM
yay! he sure is diggin' it :D

did he eat the shell? :party:

rainbow
May 6th, 2007, 12:45 AM
Ahhhhh, Petey :lovestruck: .....I love that last pic. :cloud9:

Smiley14
May 6th, 2007, 01:14 AM
yay! he sure is diggin' it :D

did he eat the shell? :party:

Aww, thanks guys!!! We had fun today! :)

And he DID eat the shell! Took a bit of coaxing with the whole egg thing though. I wish I had recorded it, it was too funny! I put the egg in his bowl and he licked it, picked it up, set it back down and then ran excited circles around his bowl...like he didn't quite know what to do with it! So I picked it up and handed it to him. He held it in his mouth for a moment, then set it down next to his bowl. So then I finally cracked it a bit into his bowl and even then he still looked at it strange. So I dipped my finger in and had him lick my fingers. THAT got him into it. He licked that bowl clean in no time flat. :) The shells he saved for last. Licked the yoke, crunched a few shells, then piled the rest of the shelled outside of his bowl so he could give it a proper licking, LOL! Then once that bowl was good and clean, then he sat down to crunch on the rest of the shells.

Here is where he pulled them out to keep on licking the bowl instead, hehe. :laughing:

Crestedcrazy
May 6th, 2007, 01:27 AM
He's Gorgeous:lovestruck: what a handsome boy!
Such a beautiful place for a walk too, just lovely!

chico2
May 6th, 2007, 08:18 AM
Petey looks wonderful,don't know about the egg though:yuck: but Petey seems to love it,good for him:thumbs up

technodoll
May 6th, 2007, 10:31 AM
LOL he's hilarious! ah the joys of "new food" discovery :D

try freezing an egg in the shell, and give him that for a fun treat (they swell slightly when frozen so the shell cracks a bit but nothing spills in the freezer).

you could also buy some lean ground beef and mix in an egg with shell, for a meal that's perfect. add some grated veggies, or fat-free yogurt... a bit of liver... YUM!

you're going to have sooo much fun with this, LOL :crazy:

angeldogs
May 6th, 2007, 01:40 PM
What a handsome boy.i love that face in the last pic of the first set sleeping.:lovestruck:

Smiley14
May 6th, 2007, 07:43 PM
Thanks guys!!!!

TD, I put an egg in the freezer, so we'll see what his reaction is to that one later tonight, lol. Should be fun! :) Thanks!

Smiley14
May 7th, 2007, 12:26 AM
Frozen egg was a HUGE hit! LOL!

Smiley14
May 7th, 2007, 12:27 AM
Promptly followed by a cozy nap. :)

trippincherri
May 7th, 2007, 12:47 AM
Awww glad your trying this new diet thing out with me lol.
It's fun hearing about your experiences.
I'll have to post some breakfast pics tomorrow.
I usually smash the egg into the bottom of a bowl then mash it up, then add meat and one veggie or a fruit. I stir all of this into a small portion of kibble and let them go wild with it :D
Tonight was ground beef,chopped apple, and egg. Yummy.:yuck:

Lol ah well, as long as the dogs are happy right?
Try giving Petey an apple, my dogs run around with their like it's a tennis ball and bring it to us to throw :rolleyes: eventually they eat it.

technodoll
May 7th, 2007, 10:08 AM
awe petey looks like a sleeping angel :angel: :cloud9:

yeah frozen eggs are cool, specially in the summer :thumbs up

Hunter's_owner
May 7th, 2007, 12:35 PM
Petey is beautiful!!!:lovestruck:

Btw, I tried Hunter with an egg shell this weekend. He chewed it up and spit out all the pieces:rolleyes: :laughing:

Crestedcrazy
May 7th, 2007, 01:05 PM
I'll have to try that frozen egg for Ryder, that is an awesome idea :thumbs up

SableCollie
May 7th, 2007, 02:32 PM
Egg eating must be exhausting work! :) He is very handsome.

Smiley14
May 7th, 2007, 10:09 PM
Today was apple day. :)

technodoll
May 7th, 2007, 10:22 PM
i love the petey eating real food photos! :lovestruck: :cloud9:

is he acting all hungry and starved, or are things getting better? has he had a nice big raw bone to chew on, to keep him busy? i forget if you wanted to do that or not :o

Smiley14
May 7th, 2007, 10:40 PM
I did get a turkey neck bone thing, but haven't tried that one yet. I've been having fun experimenting with the eggs and apples, LOL! I'm still working on figuring out the whole measurement thing too. One patty is 8oz and there are 16 oz to a pound and he should have just under one pound a day. So I've been giving him one patty in the morning with some carrots and then a half patty at night with the egg and then today with the apple. I have no idea how much an egg or apple would be. So I might be going over, but hopefully it's not too bad! He's actually loving it so far! I think he likes the variety. :) I really want to try the turkey neck, I'm just waiting for a day when I know I'll be home for more than just a few hours. I'm working different hours this week because of a training course, so maybe tomorrow night I'll give the neck a try! :) Then I'm not sure how much I should adjust his measurements for that either. But the turkey is low-fat at least, so I'm sure it's fine! Oh, I still want to try mixing things too. So far, I've just been giving it to him separately. I want to try that egg/ground beef recipe you suggested the other day too. :) We're having fun! I can handle the patties as they look like ground beef and that's the one raw meat that doesn't gross me out. LOL! So the turkey neck bone thingy should be interesting. That one might be an outside treat. :o

He still acts hungry, but not nearly as much. The kibble he wolfed down in less than 30 seconds. He wolfs down the patties too, but with the egg and apple, it's given him something to lick and carry around for a while before eating, so he seems to LOVE that! :)

trippincherri
May 7th, 2007, 10:54 PM
LOL I haven't tried the turkey neck either yet. Maybe tomorrow since I'll be home with them all day. It's definitley going to be an outside treat since I don't want them dragging it around on my hard wood floors (I'm sort of a germ freak,specially raw meat touching surfaces :o )
Have you done carrots yet? I boil mine and then throw them in the blender till they look like baby food. Then I just leave them in a tupperware container in the fridge and scoop and tablespoon into their meal.
Very convenient. :thumbs up

Smiley14
May 7th, 2007, 11:29 PM
LOL I haven't tried the turkey neck either yet. Maybe tomorrow since I'll be home with them all day. It's definitley going to be an outside treat since I don't want them dragging it around on my hard wood floors (I'm sort of a germ freak,specially raw meat touching surfaces :o )
Have you done carrots yet? I boil mine and then throw them in the blender till they look like baby food. Then I just leave them in a tupperware container in the fridge and scoop and tablespoon into their meal.
Very convenient. :thumbs up

Oh, that's a great idea!! I've just been giving him a few raw baby carrots at breakfast. Great idea to blend them and just store in the fridge! I'll try that! Thanks! :)

technodoll
May 7th, 2007, 11:41 PM
actually if you pulp the raw carrots, they can be digested intead of of just pooped out... you need to break down the cellulose walls either by pulping, juicing or cooking for the nutrients to be absorbed by our dear carnivores ;)

Smiley14
May 8th, 2007, 07:18 AM
Ohhh, that is very good to know! Never would have even guessed! Is that the same for any other veggies or fruits? Thanks!!!!

technodoll
May 8th, 2007, 07:59 AM
yep, it goes for all fruits and veggies and grains, too! :goodvibes:

Smiley14
May 10th, 2007, 12:47 AM
Hey, TD, really stupid question for you! :o How do you usually feed the turkey bone? Do you defrost the thing, sear it up a bit, or just hand it over frozen solid? It's been pouring rain the last few days, but tomorrow is supposed to be really nice so I'd like to give it to him tomorrow after I get home from work. But it just occurred to me that it's sitting frozen solid in my freezer at the moment and I'm not sure how to serve the thing. LOL! (Told you it was a stupid question!) :)

amsmom2njkz
May 10th, 2007, 03:43 AM
He is handsome and looks like he is enjoying his new foods quite well. I just put an egg in the freezer. Great idea. :thumbs up

ChancesMom
June 15th, 2007, 03:10 PM
Excellent pictures!

How did you know that your dog should get a patty and a half a day?

Thanks!

Smiley14
June 15th, 2007, 08:23 PM
That was from another member, TD, on a previous post before this one. Let's see, here you go:

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=39988&highlight=frozen+eggs

Her comments when teaching me how much to feed:

oh and if you want his target weight to be 60 lbs, feed him only 1.5% of that in raw food per day, split into two meals (nevermind counting the calories down to a T, it makes no sense when feeding raw). It is drastic (most dogs do well on about 2% but some dogs just have slow metabolisms and do very well on less). he will feel and act like he's starving because he gobbles it up and it's gone... maybe you'd like to supplement that with a low-fat, challenging piece like a fresh, skinless turkey neck, or some pork neck bones... low fat but he will get to chew and chew, he'll feel fuller and not starved...


It's working great so far!!! :thumbs up

angeldogs
June 16th, 2007, 03:25 AM
Some times i give jag his still a little frozen so he has to chew.which seems to help.i don't feed it frozen solid.and i usually thaw in water then go for a long walk.get home and then feed.