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04-24-2014 01:02 PM
Heidigsd
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Originally Posted by kburrow11 View Post
I've fed dogs before with a raw diet, but they were beagles. I want to make sure I'm doing the best I can for my GSD puppy which is why I'm asking all these questions
What I was getting at is that you should take your advise on how to prepare a balanced diet appropriate for a puppy from a creditable source. You are asking total strangers on a message board. People you trust with your puppy should have credentials!

Here are a couple of resources:

Individualized Nutrition For Your Dogs - Monica is also the list owner of K9 Kitchen

https://www.petdiets.com/about
04-24-2014 12:54 PM
Heidigsd
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Originally Posted by lhczth View Post
Switching is not that hard. You just need some direction. Don't let the fear mongers worry you.
I am really surprised that you would say this. If I wanted to scare him I would have posted this. I know facts are very inconvenient on this board.

Rickets: Dystrophies Associated with Calcium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin D: Merck Veterinary Manual in dogs&alt=sh

Raw Meat Diets

Raw Meat and Bone Diets for Dogs: It?s Enough to Make You BARF « Science-Based Medicine
04-24-2014 10:56 AM
lhczth You are probably feeding too many things at one time. Start simple. Remove the heart and liver for now. Just feed the chicken parts (wings are very bony so feed the breast meat too). I would avoid eggs and the goats milk too. The pumpkin can be helpful and you might pick up some probiotics to help. Once things settle down and she is pooping normally (make sure the soft poop isn't the result of parasites by having your vet run a fecal test) then you can introduce more things like the eggs, beef, hearts, liver, etc. Don't overwhelm the pup all at once.

Lauri has good information on her site. Unfortunately she has not updated a couple of links on her starting a puppy page. http://www.rawdogranch.com/rawfeeding.html

Switching is not that hard. You just need some direction. Don't let the fear mongers worry you.
04-24-2014 01:32 AM
warrior_mom2134 you can give your puppy pumpkin. it helps with both constipation and diarrhea
PUMPKIN
This festive gourd is a miracle food for dogs. Good for both diarrhea and constipation, canned pumpkin (not raw, not the sugary, spicy pie filling) is loaded with fiber and beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. Don’t give Buddy a lot of it—too much A is highly toxic to dogs—but a couple of teaspoons a day for little pups, or a couple of tablespoons for big boys, should keep them right on track.


Read more: http://www.cesarsway.com/dog-care/do...#ixzz2zm73AyZA
04-24-2014 12:14 AM
my boy diesel it sounds like the best you can do for her is get a high quality puppy food appropriate to her age and size and breed
04-23-2014 11:31 PM
kburrow11
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Not to sound mean here but the time to learn about how to properly feed a home prepared diet, especially with a puppy, is before you actually bring the puppy home. I would not experiment with a raw or cooked diet with a puppy if you don't know how to do it.
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I've fed dogs before with a raw diet, but they were beagles. I want to make sure I'm doing the best I can for my GSD puppy which is why I'm asking all these questions
04-23-2014 04:53 PM
Anubis_Star I would never start a dog on that mixed of a raw diet, especially a pup. Chicken or other bland protein and bone for a few days to a week, slowly add in organ meat. And I always fed goat yogurt

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04-23-2014 02:53 PM
Heidigsd
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I got my puppy on Friday, and started feeding her a raw diet. However, she hasn't pooped since Saturday. Is this normal for a diet switch?
Not to sound mean here but the time to learn about how to properly feed a home prepared diet, especially with a puppy, is before you actually bring the puppy home. I would not experiment with a raw or cooked diet with a puppy if you don't know how to do it.

Raise the puppy on a good kibble until you gain some more knowledge on how to properly feed a raw diet. If you don't believe me go over to K9 Kitchen and ask this question. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/K9Kitchen/info

Here is just one example of what can go wrong: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19366336/
04-23-2014 02:50 PM
Sunflowers Yes, add chicken necks.
04-23-2014 02:47 PM
kburrow11 Well, we had poop yesterday! But it was really soft. Should I add more bone to her diet?
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