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#96420 - 10/20/10 02:32 PM Home-Cooked Before and After
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I came across this picture in my office today, taken when Indy was less than a year old. It struck me how overweight and "corn fed" she looked. She was on Iams and Science Diet back then, and she turned out to be highly intolerant of grains and most other things in kibble. When I took her off kibble a couple of years later, she immediately lost 5 pounds and doubled her muscle mass.

I don't know if these pictures do the change justice. Back then, all my pictures were film, so they aren't scanned, and they are hard to get to right now. I thought it would be interesting to see the difference.

And of course, there is a very young, lanky GSD in the second picture, the angle of the picture making him appear even more adolescent wub

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After:

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#96433 - 10/20/10 03:21 PM Re: Home-Cooked Before and After [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Holy cow! Indy was a fatty! All the pictures I've seen of her, I never would have guessed that at some point she was overweight.

Max. Always a handsome boy!

LJ lost about 10 pounds when I took her off kibble and started cooking. She had weighed 92 pounds. She hadn't eaten grain in a couple years, but had held onto the corn pudge.
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Joanne

Kryska's Ironwill Steel Train SD (Siberian Husky) 8-6-99
Miss Mila Monster (GSD) 4-14-02

Waiting at the bridge:
Lady Jane Cobb (GSD - age 15)
Sasha (Siberian Husky - age 13)
Niko (Siberian Husky - age 14)
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#96446 - 10/20/10 03:54 PM Re: Home-Cooked Before and After [Re: LJsMom]
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Wow! What a difference. She was a lucky girl to have you to take such good care of her smile
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#96467 - 10/20/10 04:34 PM Re: Home-Cooked Before and After [Re: AngelJ]
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The second picture shows a nice, healthy weight dog, what a beauty!
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#96780 - 10/21/10 03:47 PM Re: Home-Cooked Before and After [Re: Kayos]
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Thank you smile

I would love to see other pics if anyone has them. Joanne, do you have any by chance?
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#96781 - 10/21/10 03:52 PM Re: Home-Cooked Before and After [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Lisa, these are fabulous before and after shots! What a difference. If she looked so much better, we can perhaps also concluded that she FELT so much better! In the end, it's all about the dog, isn't it? smile How great to see teenagery Max too! laugh I had a vet tech at one of my vets who homecooked for her ancient Cocker spaniel. It was a well-researched, balanced diet. The Cocker lived a very long and healthy life. GREAT to see Indy pics-- a super testament to researching and feeding a healthy, balanced homecooked diet!
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#96792 - 10/21/10 05:00 PM Re: Home-Cooked Before and After [Re: Braverhund]
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She did feel a lot better smile I am pleased to say that, as she aged, she continued to feel better, which makes me happy!

We see a lot of before and after pictures of raw-fed dogs. I think so much of it, for some of these dogs, is just getting off of kibble too.
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#97057 - 10/22/10 08:23 PM Re: Home-Cooked Before and After [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
I would love to see other pics if anyone has them. Joanne, do you have any by chance?


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Edited by MaxaLisa (10/23/10 02:11 AM)
Edit Reason: add after pic :-)
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Joanne

Kryska's Ironwill Steel Train SD (Siberian Husky) 8-6-99
Miss Mila Monster (GSD) 4-14-02

Waiting at the bridge:
Lady Jane Cobb (GSD - age 15)
Sasha (Siberian Husky - age 13)
Niko (Siberian Husky - age 14)
Wooly Bear (Siberian Husky - age 13)

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#97067 - 10/22/10 08:29 PM Re: Home-Cooked Before and After [Re: LJsMom]
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Joanne, handsome Steel wub and the ever gracious and gorgeous Miss Lady Jane wub absolutely melt my heart every time that I see them! What incredibly lucky dogs to have you for an owner. Thank you so much for sharing their photo! wow They look healthy and so very well-loved! goodjob
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Grimm van den Heuvel, "Donnerpratzen"
Smokey The TeddyLion, DLH purrbuddy

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#97071 - 10/22/10 08:51 PM Re: Home-Cooked Before and After [Re: Braverhund]
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Thanks Patti!

That's the "before" home cooking - LJ was 92 pounds.
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Kryska's Ironwill Steel Train SD (Siberian Husky) 8-6-99
Miss Mila Monster (GSD) 4-14-02

Waiting at the bridge:
Lady Jane Cobb (GSD - age 15)
Sasha (Siberian Husky - age 13)
Niko (Siberian Husky - age 14)
Wooly Bear (Siberian Husky - age 13)

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