Last week I shared that I discovered Raw Paws Pet Food who ship their raw dog (& cat) food from their warehouse in Indiana. Missed the post? Here it is again:
This past weekend, I had the immense pleasure of having a phone conversation with Shelli from Raw Paws Pet Food for a little over 45 minutes. She is the co-owner of Raw Paws and a feeding consultant who was able to solve the mystery of Missy’s regurgitation issues she had been experiencing with raw food!
I had wondered about her regurgitation issue in the post: Why does Missy regurgitate her raw food?
Missy Is A Warm Protein Girl!
Turns out, Missy is a warm-protein girl!! What does that mean? Let me go into a little more detail.
First off, Shelli explained that some dogs just don’t tolerate meat coming right out of the freezer or fridge very well. She therefore suggested letting the meat warm up to room temperature after having taken it out of the fridge and see how Missy would do with this approach.
Well, long story short, this is EXACTLY what Missy needed!
I took the thawed ground beef complete meal (consists of 80% meat, 10% bone, and 10% organs) out of the fridge for dinner time that very same day of our phone conversation, and let it warm up to room temperature for about 20 minutes.
I’ll admit I wasn’t sure at all about the outcome, but didn’t exactly have anything to loose other than another clean portion of our living room or office carpet – that’s been her favorite spot for her regurgitation sessions.
Side Note: The theory behind Missy’s regurgitation of the protein and prompt re-eating thereof is that it came up at least a little warmer than it was initially – after all, it went into her warm body, if only for as little as 20 seconds.
I never would have thought of this as Missy’s very own “microwaving” method and apologized to my little girl for not having picked up her clues any sooner!
As mentioned above, this approach worked. Missy ate her food & did not bring it back up. I have been feeding both pups’ meals this way for 5 days now, and am very glad to report that Missy has not felt the need to “microwave” her food again!
No more (lightly) cooking her food allowance on the stove | less work for Mommy (me) | everyone wins!
Stay Tuned For Next Week’s Post On Protein Classification!
Next week I’ll be sharing some more very interesting facts about different proteins and the groups they get classified into! Who knew there was so much to learn about raw feeding?! Stay tuned!
Do you have any experience feeding your pup(s) a raw diet? As always, we’d love to hear from you in our comment section!