I have two, "lightly" special needs dogs. Both were from a local rescue. Lily can't have grain, at all... projectile both ends for weeks :( She is purely on special food but I'm starting to think it might be cheaper to just buy her different meat takeaways from our butcher, cook them up and give them to her.
Pablo is a Boxador (Boxer Lab mix) from the same rescue. He was there for a year as a puppy and it took him a while to learn how to be a dog. He also gets Placid Tail Syndrome (that's what it's actually called). It mainly affects him when the weather suddenly gets cold. The base of his tail swells and leaves his tail literally paralized for a week or more. It's very painful so we have to get him pain medication and prednisone each time. We are very careful to let him gradually get used to cold weather but it doesn't always work when Lily begs him to come outside and play in the snow with her.
Lily is the black and Pablo is the Brindle
Such sweet babies!!!
I wonder how Lily would do with raw? We do Blue Buffalo in the morning and raw at night when we can. The pups LOVE it!