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is boiled chicken and rice good for puppies ?

I have bought 2 months old lhasa apso . So can I feed her boiled chicken and rice ? will she get all her required nutrition from it?


Asked by Member 1136535 on Oct 31st 2012 in Homemade Food
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Kali earned her wings 10/21/14

You need to put her on small breed puppy food. It is specially formulated for growing puppies. It has all the vitamins and minerals required to help her grow into a healthy dog.


Kali earned her wings 10/21/14 answered on 10/31/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Ella

I recently took my puppy to the vet because she was ill and he recommended I feed her boiled rice and chicken. So from saying that its fine to feed your puppies that for their diet.


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Guest

Ella, boiled chicken and rice is a fine short term diet for a recuperating ill dog but in no way is complete enough for a general diet, especially for a growing puppy.
Your puppy will definitely NOT be getting proper minerals such as calcium, phosphorous and others necessary for proper growth and bone development, and should be eating a puppy food designed for growing pups.


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Beauty and Nala

I agree with all. The Rice and egg diet is fine if the dog was sick and needs to recoup.This diet for a puppy will not give it what it needs and could lead to other health problems from lack of all essential nutrients. I am no expert as i ask alot of questions myself.


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Tiara

I also , have only used this for dogs that were not feeling well. I do not think you are going to get everything the dog needs just from these two items. I would look into a good food to feed the puppy along with this. I know we used the Nutro small breed formula when mine was little. She did just fine on it.


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Kolbe

It is ok for a short-term diet (recovering from stomach bug or other illness) but it is definitely not an appropriate long-term diet. If you are interested in balancing a home-made diet, visit the Home Cooked and/or Raw Diet forums (Community --> Forums).


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