|Barked: Wed May 23, '12 4:19pm PST |
Glad he is feeling better.
I think you need to do more reading about feeding raw. Chance wrote an excellent primer in how to, you can find the link in this thread- "Beginner's Guide To Prey Model Raw". I bumped it for you.
If you just feed chicken with some liver and veggies the diet will be super high in calcium and phosphorus and low in most other minerals and even some vitamins. We suggest getting as close to 10% bone in the diet as possible and a whole chicken from the market is about 30% bone. Red meat is where it is at for canine nutrition. Beef, lamb, pork, venison, rabbit are all great. At a minimum feeding half chicken and half assorted red meats with 10% organ is fine for many dogs.
For now plain whole chicken is great. As soon as you see a couple days of good poop start introducing a new protein, pork or beef is usual. Don't just plop a big bit into his bowl. Start with just a bite of the new meat and take away a bite of the chicken, just removing some skin counts as a bite. If that is fine with his gut give him 2 bites the next day - always weighing the meal and do not reduce the amount of bone he is getting just yet.
Pups may transition very easily and smoothly but don't jump ahead, stay the course and increase new stuff while decreasing the chicken a little each day. Every dog is different. Max is a senior dog and I had him on red meat in about a week and he was on a good variety including organs in a couple months. It did take about a year to get his bone intake down to 10-15% however. Other dogs might take 6 months to get to that point. Trying to rush is only going to backfire as each time pup has a set back it is best to go back to the basics, plain chicken!
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