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Today 05:32 AM
onyxkaiser
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Originally Posted by lauren43 View Post
I've heard people rave about chicken backs, but from what I've seen they are nearly all bone.
Yeah I've never understood the hype over the chicken back either.
Today 05:32 AM
onyxkaiser
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I'm sure this is just part of his body getting used to a different feeding, but this afternoon I fed a small chicken quarter and my 9 week old pup ate it with gusto. His last two BM have been very loose. Do I need to go back to feeding kibble and give him a slow adjustment? I did pull the skin off since I had heard that sometimes gives problems. He really seemed to enjoy it. I did feed his kibble this morning and had wanted to continue that if possible. He gets Merrick grain free. Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.
The first raw food I fed my pup at 9 weeks was a few chicken necks, as yes, he had at least one loose stool after.

But, he got over it very quick. And pretty much went completely off dry food and only wanted raw with normal poos. Took me a while to get the balance I have at the moment of raw and kibble.
06-23-2014 11:30 PM
whitbit317 Tonight we tried chicken backs and necks, and his loose stool was worse than with the quarters. I'm beginning to wonder if maybe the chicken is the problem? Both of the kibbles he has been on have had chicken and he didn't really have a problem with them. I'm feeling pretty frustrated at this point, and not sure what else to try. I thought the extra bone in the necks/backs would help, does it take a few feedings for that to be the case?
06-19-2014 06:52 PM
whitbit317 So are the chicken quarters unsafe for him? I definitely don't want to do anything that would hurt him, so if that's the case I can move on to something else. He hasn't seemed to have any trouble either time he's had one.
06-18-2014 07:23 PM
Sunflowers
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Originally Posted by lauren43 View Post
Fair enough. I've heard quail is also a good option because their bones are very soft. Quail is a bit pricey for me...lol
And also Cornish game hen.
06-18-2014 07:22 PM
lauren43 I've heard people rave about chicken backs, but from what I've seen they are nearly all bone.
06-18-2014 07:21 PM
lauren43
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Chicken quarters made me nervous because of the hardness of the bones. Same for turkey necks at that age.

I went with a couple of chicken necks for the bones, and added muscle meat such as heart or just beef or chicken muscle. I introduced organ meat very slowly.

I began feeding turkey necks when he got his permanent teeth and I was confident that he could crush the bone and that his throat could accommodate what he didn't crush.
Fair enough. I've heard quail is also a good option because their bones are very soft. Quail is a bit pricey for me...lol
06-18-2014 07:19 PM
lauren43 Turkey necks do not splinter. I don't give turkey legs for that reason, but I've been feeding turkey necks without issue for years.

And that's why I'm recommending the necks, they are big. A 9 week old puppy could never swallow if they tried. However, at least with the chicken necks I've ended up with, any dog over 10 lbs could potentially swallow it whole.
06-18-2014 07:19 PM
Sunflowers
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And I'm also wondering, its ok to feed a chicken quarter to a 9 week old puppy but not a turkey neck? Not sure where you get your meat from but around here they would both weigh in around the same size.
Chicken quarters made me nervous because of the hardness of the bones. Same for turkey necks at that age.

I went with a couple of chicken necks for the bones, and added muscle meat such as heart or just beef or chicken muscle. I introduced organ meat very slowly.

I began feeding turkey necks when he got his permanent teeth and I was confident that he could crush the bone and that his throat could accommodate what he didn't crush.
06-18-2014 07:16 PM
lalachka
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And I'm also wondering, its ok to feed a chicken quarter to a 9 week old puppy but not a turkey neck? Not sure where you get your meat from but around here they would both weigh in around the same size.
it's not the size of it (at least for me), i don't feed turkey bones at all, they splinter too much for my liking.

actually, they say for gulpers that don't chew you should give them pieces larger than their head so they're forced to chew. so i doubt it's the size
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