|Barked: Thu Jun 6, '13 3:41pm PST |
|Thanks for the responses everyone.
To be more specific, I am feeding Stout a mixture of chicken breast/thighs/drumsticks - no bones. I hold onto the drumsticks and let him gnaw at them, and with the thighs I basically butcher them and remove the bone. Stout is still learning to chew, and I dont have a meat grinder so I don't really want to introduce whole bones at this point. I'm trying to minimize the amount of change in his diet, isolating variables such that I can troubleshoot more easily.
His stools are still very soft and scant, and he's not really drinking almost any water - but I've read that the water content of raw food is much greater than kibble, so this isnt unusual.
It is a bit overwhelming a few days in to have so much change in eating behavior in such a short time. I think we'll stick to a few (2 or 3) small feedings to avoid any sour stomach and let him adjust to raw.
On a side note, Stout just got his first cherry eye today I was able to massage it back into place, but it gave me a good scare. I thought he might be having a reaction to the food!
What a week.
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