Meet Goku! Our Rescue Pitbull.

       Hi, I'm Goku. This page is dedicated to showing my transition from kibble to raw dog food. From the day before I start, to the first full year! Unlike my sister Sadie, I started my diet on March 15th, 2018. I am about 3 years old and weigh 58lbs. Before we see my transition, here is my story. 

   In 2016 I was living in San Antonio, Texas with some bad people. I was chained to a tree, fed only a few times a week, and was being used as a fighting dog. I had scars all over my head and around my body. I lived liked this for the first 11 months of my life. Until one day the property manager told those people to give me to a better home, or get evicted. That's when my life started getting better.

     My first mom fell in love with me at first sight. I lived with her for a month until I met her other dog. I was a bad boy and picked a fight with him. She posted my story on social media where she is friends with my dad. He immediately said that his home is willing and ready to take me in. Knowing how good he is with Sadie, she agreed to let me move there. The first few months were a bit rocky between my sister and I, but with some tough love and patience, my dad taught me that other dogs are my friends. Now the park and playing is all I look forward to.

The Stool Section(poop page)

Stool(poop) Pictures Posted Below

Below is a comparison with stool from Goku.  On the right is a gross, big handful of kibble fed stool. He would go 2-4 times a day, and each time would be this amount and sometimes more. He would constantly drink water(almost a half gallon a day). His fur was a bit coarse, and he would search for food often. We fed him a little over the recommended measurement of 2 cups of dry food a day.

On the left is a month into Sadie's Savory Chicken. He now goes once a day, sometimes twice. His stools are significantly smaller and more firm. He drinks much less than when he was eating kibble, since the food contains much more natural moisture than dry food. His fur has gotten much softer, and he doesn't search for food as often. Since he is a pretty active dog we feed him 2lbs a day. He weighs 58lbs, so that's roughly 3% of his body weight.

Raw Fed Stool

Raw Fed Stool. Much smaller and firmer than kibble fed.

100% Raw Fed Stool. Much smaller and firmer than kibble  fed.

Kibble Fed Stool

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A much larger, 2 scoop poop kibble fed stool.

We know poop is gross. But keeping track of the stool is very important!

It tells us if our dogs are eating a correct balance.


Every dog digests food differently. Some require more bones, muscle, or organs than others. here's what to look for:

  • If poop is hard and white; too much bone. You can add extra meat to the diet on your own. Ground beef, chicken breast, or chicken thigh (without bone), or turkey breast are some good options. Or just a sliver of liver can correct this. Too much liver will cause stool to become loose, so feed with caution.
     
  • Black and loose; too much organ meat. Add some more bone or meat. Sadie likes to chew on raw and uncooked chicken leg quarters (bone in). If you are uncomfortable with this, add more meats as noted above.
     

  Please Note: If you are transitioning to raw from kibble you will possibly see traces or blood, mucous, loose stools, excessive shedding, and if your dog has any skin issues they may seem to worsen for a period of time. This is usually normal. 

We are not Veterinarians and are only providing information we have seen first hand and have seen from other raw feeders.  Please consult your Veterinarian if any major problems arise.

This is a text book poop! Small and firm.

This is a text book poop! Small and firm.