|Barked: Tue Mar 5, '13 11:25am PST |
|I went through this as well. Yes, there's a big possibility it is just too much bone. In PMR, bone only needs to be 10% of the food. Leg quarters has 30% bone, so you're giving him 3x more than he needs.
This is okay for the first week to balance the loose stools that usually happen during transition. But, since your dog is already having firm stools, you'll need to bring the bone content down.
To do this, since leg quarters have 30% meat to bone ratio, you can then feed his next 2 days of meals without bone. Then feed him a leg quarter again on the 4th day.
This might also be a good time to introduce a different meat source. You can get boneless pork/beef to add to the chicken quarters for the 2nd and 3rd day and then back to leg quarters again the 4th day.
This gets you to that 10% mark and would more than likely get your dog to eat the bone again.
Interesting thing I noticed about PMR, the dog can actually help in letting me know what he needs/doesn't need. Like when my dogs got hold of 10lbs of green tripe that I forgot to stow in the freezer, they gorged on tripe 3x their normal serving for the day... and they fasted for 2 days after that - they didn't act interested when I shook their bowls (the usual signal that it's meal time), so I didn't feed them.
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