|Barked: Wed Nov 7, '12 12:25pm PST |
|It's certainly possible to feed a puppy nothing but raw and end up with a health dog. I switched my dog to raw the day he came home at eight weeks and he's eaten nothing but raw since.
I would start feeding bone-in chicken rather than boneless, and I don't feel the standard two weeks of only chicken is necessary or beneficial for puppies that young. Young puppies haven't been eating kibble more than a few weeks so their bodies adjust to the switch much faster than most adult dogs. And because they are growing so rapidly, a chicken only diet won't provide the nutrition they need. I only fed one meal of bone-in chicken before adding more variety (beef was the second protein I gave). Organs are very rich so I would wait at least a week before giving those, and then introduce them very gradually.
That said, it you're still new to feeding raw, you may want to do more research before completely jumping into it. Giving one kibble meal and two raw meals should work fine until you're more comfortable with raw. Either way, I'd suggest reading this Beginner's Guide To Prey Model Raw PDF for more information on what's invovled in feeding a prey model raw diet.
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