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::::COACH:::: 12-19-2013 11:14 PM

Hair loss on ears.....Diary of raw feeding / issues that could arise
Gosh please don't tell me this is what it looks like it is.... They are raw fed as of the last 2 months. One has been on raw longer than the other. They have always had very nice coats. What the heck?! Could this be from the detox or something? it is on BOTH dogs and only on their ears.


DieselsMommie 12-20-2013 12:33 AM

Try adding the vitamins and extra stuff to their food and if that doesn't fix it, go get a skin scrap. Or vice versa.

MSK 12-20-2013 12:42 AM

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Unless their allergic to a specific type of meat i doubt its the food. Probably environmental doubt its dex

::::COACH:::: 12-20-2013 12:11 PM

Yeah is not any sort of mange. No itchiness at all. :) I asked some folks in a group on fb and many of them also feed raw and they basically said since my dogs are new to raw it's more than likely the detox but that I should ad some vitamins/supplements. Which I definitely plan on doing. See with kibble all the vitamins are added back in and with raw if they aren't getting the whole prey animal they might not be getting enough vitamins. That was one theory. The other was that they could be stressed due to not getting as much exercise since its winter. Then another theory was that it is cold and dry here and that they might need more water and oils during the winter. Since being on raw they really don't drink water so that one kind of makes sense.

Well, I will keep this thread updated so that those who do feed raw or are considering it can see some things that could happen and how to fix them :)

TeamCourter 12-20-2013 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by ::::COACH:::: (Post 1121586)
Well, I will keep this thread updated so that those who do feed raw or are considering it can see some things that could happen and how to fix them :)

That would be great! I am going to switch to raw eventually, I just want to know everything there is to know first.

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EckoMac 12-20-2013 04:52 PM

Are you supplimenting any oils? coconut, fish?

::::COACH:::: 12-20-2013 05:19 PM

Ecko Mac, yes I do coconut oil and then every couple days a splash of olive oil....

EckoMac 12-20-2013 06:01 PM

Just keep doing what you're doing then. Be thankful it's just the ears. When Ecko detoxed he had bald spots down his back. He wasn't itching though and he didn't have ear infections. I'll take a bald dog over an itchy miserable dog any day.

::::COACH:::: 12-20-2013 06:03 PM

Yeah they aren't itchy either....it's so weird. I'm gonna PM you!

MSK 12-20-2013 06:15 PM

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Didn't know about the detox never had one do that when switch to raw.

DieselsMommie 12-20-2013 06:22 PM

Aww coach I feel so bad the dogs are going through this, your usually not the one with problems on the board your the advice giver!

But your right it's probably the vitamins plus the weather out there. Another reason I'm kinda afraid to do raw. I'll do it one day but I want to know the ins and out of doing it & be able to do it in my sleep before I make that change.

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::::COACH:::: 12-20-2013 06:32 PM

Well hey that is why I'm here! Haha! I'm the test bunny for raw feeding :) this is for all the nubes who decide to just throw their dogs on raw with no thought about how to do it properly, then when you do do it properly what to expect, some things that could happen, etc. and how to fix them so........
My dogs have been fully on raw (for the second time lol) for 2 months. This just started 3 days ago so I am curious to figure out how to fix it and what nutrient might be missing from their diet that would cause this.

For the record for those following, here is what they are each fed a day: 1 chicken quarter, 1 chicken thigh, 1-2tbsp of coconut oil, a 3x1inch piece of organ meat (kidney or liver), a fish oil pill.
Then 3 times a week I give them blueberries and spinach.
Then 1-2 times a week 1 raw egg

Now with raw, dogs need a variety if major protein sources so soon I will be giving them beef and chicken.

That is pretty much it for them, I do give random stuff here and there but that is the jist. I am going to be experimenting and seeing what will help. They rest of their coats looks great! It's just the tips of ears.

EckoMac 12-20-2013 08:04 PM

It's my understanding that beef is the last protein to intro and organs come after all proteins. It's how I did it when I followed PMR. Ecko only had cannon butt one day and that was the first day. Occasionally I'll give too much of something and not enough bone to counter it but it's very rare anymore. I don't feed fruits or veg either. The occasional green tripe is about it. But I do use coconut oil and fish oil. Ecko doesn't like veg anymore. He used to eat whatever I put in front of him, now if it isn't raw meat or organs he snubs his nose. Won't even eat cat kibble, or the kitty litter buffet. LOL

GoingPostal 12-20-2013 11:45 PM

ALL my dogs went through a shitty looking stage on raw, ranging from increased itchiness, some small spots of hair loss, lots of shedding and more odor. They were all switched at different times and not all fed the same items so I don't feel like it was just the season or anything. I just upped baths and oils and vacuuming and they got over it within a couple months.

::::COACH:::: 12-21-2013 01:16 AM

Months?? Lol! Well I'm hoping for a quick recovery lol!

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