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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 06:16 AM
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Honestly, with puppies, you don't necessarily want them to be too big, because of their growing stages they go through.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 08:57 AM
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It would be better to get a picture from the side (like the second picture) with her standing. But from the last pic posted, she looks fine! Puppies can look all gangly and out of proportion as they go through growth spurts.

Normal for poops to be runny when a pup is first switched over to raw - their digestive system needs a few days to adjust. It would probably be more economical for you to feed raw - the prepared kibbles imported to Middle Eastern and Asian countries sure is expensive!

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The information and help I received from this board when I started raw feeding was invaluable. Read through the info there, check out the links, get some books, ask lots of questions. We can help with "translating" measurements and terminology if needed.

If you want to go back and try raw, as a general guideline, start with feeding about a kilogram a day, divided into two or three meals. To allow your gorgeous pups' digestive system to adjust to the change in diet, start with ONE type of meat, for about the first week or two. Chicken is usually a good starting meat. A chicken leg quarter (the drumstick and the thigh with part of the back) is about the right bone-to-meat ratio. After a few day, introduce some chicken livers. When adding organ meats, it is about 5 to 10 % of their meal. One chicken liver is fine. With organ meats, think about the size of a golf ball or ping-pong ball, and that is about the amount of organ meat you want to add per meal.

The runny poops should start to get more solid after a two or three days, but for some dogs, it takes longer.


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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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At CASTLEMAID..thanks for this information..I read few of the BARF feeding..and yes the dog food here is highly costly..the meat are more economic....
Thanks to all and looking forward for more tips and lesson that can help for a first time GSD Mommy like me

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hey ppl .. im new here
here is my dog brutus .. 9 month old male
brutus photo by adityamorey | Photobucket
can u please tell if hes healthy .. he loves to play and fetch and chase.. ive seen his herding skills kick in too ... what is this colour and coat pattern called .. is he american or german line ? please temme more bout my dog .. he weighs around 75 pounds...
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