Visiting vet for 2nd vax tomorrow + raw feeding puppy Q's

This is a dedicated place for all of your questions and answers about Raw Diets. There are also some really cool groups like "Raw Fed" on the topic you can join. This forum is for people who already know they like the raw diet or sincerely want to learn more. Please remember that you are receiving advice from peers and not professionals. If you have specific health-related questions about your dog's diet, please contact your vet!


Barked: Thu Feb 28, '13 8:34pm PST 
We have had Ruffie for 6 days now and I started her on a raw diet as soon as she came home. I made a few newbie mistakes (tried fish the 2nd day red face). She has had pretty soft/runny poops and I know it will get better but I'm mainly concerned with how I should handle this vet if he questions my feeding methods, especially when I bring in her small,runny poop laugh out loud.

I have no previous dog or vet experience at all. I have a good gut feeling about him because I was going to bring Ruffie in earlier for her 3rd set of deworming meds and I was told not to bother, that they'll test her stool first and give it if it's necessary. I guess it's good that they don't blindly dispense meds.

I'm a little nervous so I need suggestions, advice and hand-holding please.

tiny...but fast!
Barked: Sat Mar 2, '13 12:13pm PST 
Many vets r against raw feeding simply because they r not informed and many vets make alot of money off vet diets and the health issues they cause. When I told my vet sandy was on a raw diet he said he has heard they are not balanced then I told him how sandy has not had any acid reflux and how he grew more fur and the vet couldn't argue with that. There r holistic vets that do recommend raw and even vets that sell premade raw, but I think they r usually specialists. If I were u id tell the vet your puppy is on raw and that u have done your research, and then look for a holistic vet in your area to discuss food with.

Barked: Sat Mar 2, '13 2:39pm PST 
The big thing i feel is to just let him know if its not what he recommends that you respect his opinion and have done your research and feel its best for your dog. The best you can do his hope he respects your choice in return. I go to an open minded vet who doesn't recommend the raw diet but was also interested to see if it helps my Barbaros issues. I got lucky. Good Luck!