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02-15-2015 10:40 PM
nezzz
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Originally Posted by Stonevintage View Post
I have not asked this question because, it seems stupid, and it's rather kindergarden, but what's the difference between cooking this stuff and feeding it raw?

Is cooking it vs raw the issue? Thanks!
Nutritionally, not much difference if you ask me, with regards to meat. If you cook meat, some of the nutrients does get leeched out from the meat but if you pour the meat broth back into the feed, you don't really lose anything.

Cooking veg seems a little silly to me and I've heard of that being done before. Essential vitamins are destroyed in the process of cooking.

With regards to digestability, I do however find cooked easier to digest than raw for initial feeding and you don't get the "waterfall" poo as often when transitioning. Especially since you're cooking meat, it dries out the meat a little so there is lesser water content to retain. I find it easier to transit from kibble to cooked then to raw for this reason.

If you're considering fresh food, just give raw, saves all that cooking time if you ask me.
02-12-2015 11:58 PM
Stonevintage I have not asked this question because, it seems stupid, and it's rather kindergarden, but what's the difference between cooking this stuff and feeding it raw?

Is cooking it vs raw the issue? Thanks!
02-12-2015 11:36 PM
onyxkaiser
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Originally Posted by Unforgiving View Post
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?
It's the mince. Try raw meaty bones instead. The bones will harden up his stool. The mince on a little pup will definitely make his poo like water. Plus, later in life, it starts nutritional imbalances. In my opinion, keep up the premium kibble, and "supplement" with good raw meaty bones (drumsticks, wings, cutlets) etc. and every now and then, things like raw tuna, eggs (with shell), yoghurt, cheese etc.
02-12-2015 11:34 PM
onyxkaiser
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Originally Posted by whitbit317 View Post
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?
Just my experience - maybe it will shed some light:

First raw feeding I gave my pup was at 9 weeks old. And it was just a chicken neck or two. He had loose stools for the next day.

Kept giving him chicken necks every now and then, loose stool, every now and then. Slowly, his system adapted, now he LOVES raw and his stools are fine. Drumsticks, wings, thigh cutlets, loin chops, shoulder blade steaks, chicken carcasses, even turkey wings at one stage. Loves it and no issues. So it might be just a little case of keep going with the raw and his system will adapt. But - always do so carefully and never all at once. Feed, and then watch the results.
11-04-2014 03:07 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 08:00 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 02:31 PM
my boy diesel
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Originally Posted by whitbit317 View Post
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 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.
09-20-2014 05:32 AM
onyxkaiser
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Originally Posted by whitbit317 View Post
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?
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