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Recipe for Raw

Recipe for Raw

When people find out that we feed our dogs a raw food diet, they are much less interested in why we decided to do it, or what research we did before making the switch. Their number one question is: What do you feed them, anyway? Our dogs are fed an omnivorous diet. They eat a […]

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Inexpensive way to deal with doggy stank mouth

Inexpensive way to deal with doggy stank mouth

As long-time readers know, our middle dog Rosie suffered from masticatory muscle myositis, an autoimmune disorder where her body decided her jaw muscles were a bacterial infection. She’s undergone a lot of treatment with Prednisone, and while she can’t open her mouth fully any more, she’s in far better shape than she used to be. […]

Rosie Update

Rosie Update

Our middle dog Rosie has been struggling with health problems since she was diagnosed with epilepsy in July of 2009. In April of this year Rosie had huge problems opening her jaw and her eyes were constantly weeping. It turns out that she has masticatory muscle myositis, which means her immune system thought her jaw […]

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Happy Adopt-a-versary, Porter! 2013 Edition

Happy Adopt-a-versary, Porter! 2013 Edition

Nine years ago I adopted Porter, my oldest dog and only son. He was just a pup back then, and even though he’s grown into an adult-sized dog he still has the heart and love of a puppy. Thanks in large part to Sedagive?’s raw diet feeding he’s been happy and active. He plays with […]

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Happy Birthday, Porter! 2013

Happy Birthday, Porter! 2013

Happy birthday to my oldest child Porter, who turned nine years old Sunday. Sunday-ish. I have no idea what day he was born, but I know it’s this month. So happy birthday, good boy! Compared to the other dogs, Porter has had an outstanding year. No major illnesses or injuries, and his raw food diet […]

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Happy Birthday, Rosie! 2013

Happy Birthday, Rosie! 2013

Happy birthday to my middle child Rosie, who turns eight years old this year. Great googly moogly!! It blows my mind that two of my canine children are older than Sedagive?’s youngest human bay-bay. Rosie has had an incredibly rough year. She contracted (developed?) masticatory muscle myositis (you can read the start of her saga […]

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Rosie Update #3: Living With It

Rosie Update #3: Living With It

It’s been two and a half months since we took our dog Rosie to the vet because she couldn’t open her mouth properly. She has masticatory muscle myositis, which means that her body thinks her jaw muscles are an infection. She’s been on prednisone for about two months. Her initial dosage was 50mg per day, […]

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Happy Adopt-a-versary Pearl 2013 Edition

Happy Adopt-a-versary Pearl 2013 Edition

SIX YEARS OF PEARL BUNNY! I can’t believe another year has gone by. Thanks to Sedagive? working from home and making the dogs home made food, Pearl’s had an outstanding year. Pearl standing with her sister Rosie (top) When I met Pearl she was a tiny ball of fluff living by herself in the wonderful […]

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Rosie Update #2: The Damage

Rosie Update #2: The Damage

We’re still waiting on Rosie’s lab results, but I’m glad I chose to pre-emptively treat her for masticatory muscle myositis: the damage has already been done. Rosie is on a pretty aggressive regime of prednisone and while her symptoms have been improved, it’s obvious to me that the auto-immune disease has done serious harm to […]

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An Update on Rosie

An Update on Rosie

About a week and a half ago I wrote about my dog Rosie and her health problems. She was having a hard time chewing her food. At first we thought it was a problem with her teeth, but it turns out she could chew just fine — it was her jaw that was messed up. […]

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