Saturday, February 2, 2008


Just want to share where we are getting our kelp from. We are getting our kelp from here.(update: if you order from the pricy company, be prepared to w-a-i-t. Their service is verrryyy slow.) Here is another source that is much cheaper. We went with the more pricy one because it says it has no genetically modified ingredients, and we are hoping that is safest for Henry. Otherwise we would have gone with the cheaper brand, or just foregone it altogether. Remember, the bones in raw are already very rich with all kinds of good amino acids and etc. The kelp is totally optional.

Kelp provides trace minerals that we used to get via grass-fed animals. Today livestock is mostly grain-fed and soils are not what they used to be, feeding kelp (which is actually a whole food, not a supplement) can be beneficial. But be careful, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Don't give more than the reccomended dose. I am going to give Henry half the reccomended dose.

My husband woke me at 4:30am to tell me Henry was having a bad dream again, and it turned out he was having a very mild seizure. Nowhere near the severity of his big one he had on Dec. 9th though. He recovered almost immediately. This is the second mini seizure he has had in our care. So far it is one grand mal and two very tiny seizures.

Sure would be awesome if the seizures dissapeared 100% after starting the B.A.R.F. diet! =) I think many of today's pet's problems come from commercial foods (and other factors as well). Some pets have a higher threshold for the damage caused by the junk they put in commercial food. And some have a lower threshold I believe, and these are the ones that develop allergies, thyroid issues, epilepsy, kidney problems, cancer, etc., etc.

I am very optimistic about the B.A.R.F diet!


Stanislaw said...

Hi there! I just wanted to say a quick hello from one BARF blogger to another.

Happy feasting!