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11-04-2014 04:07 PM
Unforgiving I am having the exact same issue.

Breeder was feeding him chicken mince, and a frozen concentrate. Another breeder recommended chicken mince and kibble.

I went mince for breakfast, kibble for lunch and dinner but his first stool is super runny. Like almost water. After kibble is much better. Is there something I can put with the chicken mince to help this, or just a fact of mince?
11-03-2014 09:00 AM
fineline my pup (and all his siblings) are on raw. I was feeding minced chicken carcasses and back for added bone i too have had very loose stool. all siblings are fine on it. either way i did him for 2 days on boiled rice, boiled turkey, boiled small bits of sweet potato and a small mix of banana and natural fat free yoghurt. they are now starting to solidify and be less frequent. he was rocketing one out every hour. he is now doing 2 per day. right or wrong it seems to be working. hope this may help
09-20-2014 03:31 PM
my boy diesel
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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?
honestly i would feed a growing puppy a quality kibble
since meat and bone must be given in proper ratios and that is critical in growing puppies

you run quite a risk of giving too much or not enough bone and that can cause growth issues in the pup

if you are set on raw study up on the ratios and give the food in the correct portions or else go back to quality kibbles during the growth period
09-20-2014 06:32 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.
09-20-2014 06:32 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.
06-24-2014 12:30 AM
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 07:52 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 08:23 PM
Sunflowers
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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 08:22 PM
lauren43 I've heard people rave about chicken backs, but from what I've seen they are nearly all bone.
06-18-2014 08:21 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
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