|Barked: Sun Oct 7, '12 7:14am PST |
|A lot of people switch cold turkey no matter what the age of the dog, you should probably give him small bite sized pieces of raw meat to see how he handles it first and to prepare his system. He's a puppy so he should transition easier than a dog whose been fed kibble his whole life.
chicken is only recommended at the beginning because it is not as rich as red meat (easier to digest, although some dogs can have allergies to chicken). Also because it has lots of edible bone. You feed this whole, don't grind it up.
Once your dog seems to be doing fine on raw chicken, you can start on the actual diet: prey model raw is not what you've described, but instead it is 80% meat, 10% bone, 5% liver, 5% other organ. (veggies and things are not necessary in this diet, but can still be fed as extra if you want).
Red meat is actually preferred because it is going to be the most nutritious for your dog. (more vitamins, protein, and stuff).
Feeding ground is still better than kibble, but consider feeding whole pieces because a diet of whole pieces of meat and meaty bones is going to keep your dogs teeth and breath amazing.
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