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Old 11-06-2012, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default nutrition requirement of a GSD

i feed my 5 month old GSD with the following in a day

boiled chicken- 200 gms (approx)
boiled eggs- 6
milk- 1.5 lts
boiled rice- one medium sized bowl
multi vitamin and calcium supplements
spread over 4 meals

'thunder' however is very very active but skinny
is the quantity and variety of food good for his stage.????

kindly suggest..thanx
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Where did you come up with that meal plan?
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think you need to read up on feeding raw to a dog
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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@ nikitta , @ robk

well i tried reading up on diet for a GSD but the plethora of info / views/suggestions have thrown me into a frenzy.

due to limitations at the place where i live, commercial dog food is not an option
can u suggest me a good home made meal.?
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Where do you live at and what commercial foods are available?

What local meats are available to you? Are you interested in feeding RAW over cooked?
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deepaksehgal: Try to find RoyalCanin food. It will be the best and most widely available commercial dry dog food you can find in India.

It will be less costly to feed a raw diet. Dogs are carnivores and need a variety of meat proteins in their diet. They do not need cooked food like us. Some meats you can feed are chicken, eggs, goat, sheep, fish, and buffalo for example. If you want to bulk up the diet with something else, you can add cooked sweet potato, well cooked rice or finely mashed carrots/greens.
Here are some sample menus:
Raw dog food | Raw diet | Raw dog food recipes
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Leerburg | All-Natural Diet: A Weekly Sample Feeding Schedule for Adult Dogs
You will have to modify based on what you can find in your area. But that will give you a general idea.

If you feed a proper and balanced raw diet, you do not need to add all these extra multivitamins and calcium. You may be doing more harm than good by adding the calcium.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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@ jax08
i live in india, but unfortunately work at a place with no pet shops(religion followed in this particular place forbid dogs..insane but true)
hence commercial dog food is not an option

meat avail to me are chicken, goat meat and beef,
and would like to feed him home made cooked food only
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As far as calcium, the best you can do is bake the egg shells and grind them to a fine consistency. Most calcium supplements are from rock and I read a study that said these supplements were hardening our arteries because we couldn't process rock. I give 1/2 t per pound of food. There are 900 mg of calcium per 1/2 teaspoon of egg shell.
Nutrition Facts and Analysis for egg shell 1/2 teaspoon


The milk is not necessary and could actually upset their stomach. Eggs, chicken, beef, goat are all good. And what are you doing for organ meat? Liver is very rich in minerals and vitamins. Kidney?

I think there are several threads from people in India looking for a home cooked diet. If you search you'll probably find them. I think the best thing you can do is find the nutritional requirements for a growing large breed puppy and figure out if what you are feeding him meets those requirements or look online for recipes. There are several websites that have recipes you can follow.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Waaaay to much dairy product.... Milk, is not very good for dogs once they are grown and a egg a day is more than enough.


Most dairy products are digested poorly by dogs who have little or none of the enzyme required to digest the lactose in milk. Just like lactose-intolerant people, lactose-intolerant dogs can develop excessive intestinal gas (flatulence) and may have foul-smelling diarrhea. It is best to avoid most dairy products altogether, although small amounts of cheese or plain yogurt are tolerated by most dogs, since these products have less lactose than most.

http://www.missouriscenicrivers.com/baddogfoods.html


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