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Old 10-18-2014, 07:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 5 1/2 month 45 pounds RAW

So I'll be honest I have been slacking a little with the wholeness of the raw diet I have my girl on.

She has a 70% meat 30% bone mix of turkey, chicken, beef, and duck. about 3/4 of the month.

Every once and while I will get liver and put that in with her food but its not regular practice.

I do give her a lot of carrots and every so often I cut up an apple for her to eat.

She seems to be healthy except for a yeast infection in her ear she keeps getting.

Is 45 pounds a normal weight for a 5 1/2 month old? Or am I totally screwing her up by not giving her more organ meat?
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you add any vitamins and minerals?
What zinc to calcium ratio do you give her based on your diet?
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I do not add anything other then the veggies every once and awhile. I do not give her any extra zinc or calcium and am not exactly sure what you mean by that. I get rolls of the mix premade from a butcher near me and thats how I feed her every day... About 2 lbs each day of the 70/30 mix
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Please read lots of articles about these diets, and I mean journal articles not website claims.
Dogs need a balanced diet. How do you know your diet is balanced?
How do you know it is the correct mix the butcher says it is and not left over offal.
Read these articles please

http://www.gsdcv.org.au/sites/defaul...%20Puppies.pdf

http://www.gsdcv.org.au/sites/defaul...0in%20Dogs.pdf
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I would give her a good quality kibble once in a while to make sure she gets the most balanced diet.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wolves in the wild eat whole animal, muscle, fur, insides, semi digested food in the intestines, eyes, tongue etc.
We can't match that, with our Raw model.
A puppy at 5 months is growing through rapid growth. Crucial to its overall development. There is no room for error
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Any chance your butcher could do a bit different ratio for you?
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Raw feeding for me is quite simple especially if your butcher csn make you a specific ratio/mix.
I use Feedsentials as my core additive.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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well now that im 100% completely afraid that im destroying my puppys life/ development, should I just go and get like 2 months supply of a commercial dog food like stella and chewys or something until shes gone through this spurt and then revisit the "do it yourself" raw method

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No not at all. Look to improve your meat ratios and continue doing what I consider one of the healthiest things you can do for your dog...raw feeding.
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