|Barked: Wed Jul 24, '13 2:26pm PST |
We've got a 10-wk old puppy, expected adult weight maybe 50lb. We've had him 12 days. When he first came home we had a rocky first few days as he had impressive diarrhea, was already quite thin, and didn't have much appetite -- though he did eat some. A combination of travel stress, new diet, just having had multiple-vaccinations, etc. I was concerned enough give him to give him whatever he would eat, which was mostly cooked chicken breast (no bone) and pumpkin to tighten up the stool a bit.
Anyway, now we're doing much better. For the past week he's been eating bone in-chicken breast like a champ, roughly 1lb/day over 3-4 feedings (I just hand him the thing and let him eat as much as he wants at a sitting). The first few days he mostly just ate the meat off the bone, but the last five days or so he's been taking it all down with happy crunching noises. He also gets some chopped hotdog as training treats. I've been mostly leaving the skin on the chicken. He's growing like a weed and seems quite happy.
I was waiting for his poops to stabilize and be solid before I added some organ meat and beef, but that hasn't really happened yet. No diarrhea, but his stool tends to be a mix of some soft but formed logs and some kinda puddly stuff.
It's been five days on the bone-in breasts. Should I add something with more bone content? Wait longer? Cut out the hotdog treats (what else to use, then)? Is it nutritionally safe to keep feeding just the chicken for a while longer?
Thanks for your advice!
Aside: He's been dewormed on the proper schedule and was negative for the common fecals at a vet check right before coming home.
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