|Barked: Thu Jun 6, '13 9:45pm PST |
|I strongly suggest reading Chance's page on feeding raw. Just meat and chicken meat at that is a very poor diet and your chances for success are low. Raw feeders that have to feed just chicken report stinky and greasy skin and teeth get dirty again. Bone is the bulk for a raw fed dog and his stool is unlikely to get firm without any bulk.
As well as using bone meal or egg shell for calcium you need to add pureed veggies for stool bulk. If you are that concerned with minimizing diet changes try a single veggie, perhaps zucchini or canned pumpkin at a rate of 25% veggie to 75% meat. Use 1/2 tsp of powdered egg shell per pound of meat fed or 900mg of actual calcium from bone meal.
I wasn't a fan of thigh or drumstick bones either. Max did very nicely on backs and ribs at first though. Try taking the keel bone out of chicken breast and let him learn to chew. Make sure the piece is huge as his mouth is much larger than his throat as you well know. Some even give a whole chicken and trade the dog for a small treat once an estimated amount has been eaten. Pretty sure even a bulldog cannot swallow a whole chicken in a gulp!
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