Male long-haired Chihuahua, 6 lbs, age 2 years and 8 months.
I have started giving him three Natures Menu Raw nuggets (venison variety) for his middle meal of the day. I feed him three times a day, six hours apart. His other two meals are currently Barking Heads wet and Lily's Kitchen wet (NOT the organic variety, which contains carrageenan and has made him suffer
At the moment, he is doing well, and I will update if things change and if I observe anything unusual. If he continues to do well I will keep him on this regimen. I don't intend for him to be fully on raw nuggets, as I like him to have a variety of nutrients and foods.
He enjoys the raw food, and has had no adverse reactions. His poos have changed to: less frequent, firmer, drier, smaller, crumblier and odourless.
I have noticed that he appears tired after his raw meal, and goes off to bed for a nap, but he has only had four days of part-raw so far, so I don't know if there is a link and I am not concerned about it anyway.
I weigh him daily, and he is gaining a bit (now over 6 lbs 3 oz already), so I have cut down on the amount of the other two (wet) meals.
I noticed that after Day 2 he was shedding a lot of hair (for him) on his back end and back legs. This could be the recent warm weather, but I have had him for 16 months and have not seen this before, even in the long hot summer of 2018. He has previously shed lightly all year round, but now I am combing out clumps.