|Barked: Wed Apr 25, '12 5:35am PST |
|I've never switched a very young puppy to raw ... the first dog I ever started on it was my Malamute mix, Dakotah, and he was about six months old when I switched him. At that time, the people who were mentoring me on raw did BARF, not prey model, but I switched him right over. Surprisingly, although he had a very sensitive tummy and had not done well on any kibble I'd tried him on (which was the reason for switching to raw in the first place) he did very well with it, so sometimes ignorance is bliss.
For a really young puppy, though ... I would be very concerned about feeding only bone-in chicken, so I think I would try to provide a balanced portion at each mealtime, or over the course of the day since a puppy that age is probably going to eat at least two meals each day. Fortunately, from everything I've heard, puppies transition much more quickly than adults, so in all likelihood things will go smoothly for you. So exciting to be able to raise a puppy on raw from the get-go!
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