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MeAko 02-26-2014 10:09 PM

Starting on Raw for 6 month old (Manila, Philippines)
 
1st time GSD owner. 1st time RAW feeder.Today will be my 5th day I believe.

I feed him 7am and 7pm. Each feeding is about 250 grams of Chicken Necks top off with some 100 grams of Pork Soup Bones (with meat)

Notice two things:

1. He seems to poop with a bit more uncertainty now, like he's not sure if it's coming out. And the poop is a lot less, though am not complaining.

2. I'm not sure if I'm feeding him enough as I seem to see some ribs at some angles or when he's panting, is this normal, the weight?

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/a...227_064600.jpg

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Photos of his side
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Sunflowers 02-26-2014 10:59 PM

Your Shepherd will need 875g to 1 kg of raw food per day. Looks a bit thin, I would up his portions. You may consider adding a third meal.

I also think he needs more muscle meat. He is eating a lot of bone.When he is used to the raw you will need to add a bit of organ meat.

Lauri & The Gang 02-26-2014 11:02 PM

Without knowing how much your dog currently weighs and his age there's no way anyone can tell you how much you should be feeding him.

Sunflowers 02-26-2014 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lauri & The Gang (Post 5098498)
Without knowing how much your dog currently weighs and his age there's no way anyone can tell you how much you should be feeding him.

Dog is 6 months old.

MeAko 02-26-2014 11:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sunflowers (Post 5098474)
Your Shepherd will need 875g to 1 kg of raw food per day. Looks a bit thin, I would up his portions. You may consider adding a third meal.

I also think he needs more muscle meat. He is eating a lot of bone.When he is used to the raw you will need to add a bit of organ meat.

1kg = check.
More MM = check.

Will do. Thanks.

blackshep 02-27-2014 07:29 AM

You want to feed 50% muscle meat, 45% raw meaty bone and 5% organ meat (once his tummy is used to raw).

Heart is muscle, not organ FYI.

You might want to supplement with a bit of fish oil and Vit E.

I'm not sure if soup bone is a good one to feed for meals, I always thought that was a recreational bone?

You might start off with chicken quarters, I think that's what a lot of people recommend.

This is a really great resource for someone starting out: http://www.rawdogranch.com/rawfeedin...hattofeed.html
:)

MeAko 03-02-2014 12:27 PM

Rocky is about 21.5" in height. And weighs in at around 36lbs. Is she very thin?

And upping his portions to: 1kg of chicken neck and 500g of chicken breast fillet per day. 2x feeding.

blackshep 03-04-2014 09:17 AM

That's is a lot of food.

You need to figure out your proportions before you do the raw diet. Did you go to the link I provided? The raw diet only works if it's balanced properly.

What is your dog's estimated weight at maturity (the parents weight should give you an idea). Start by figuring out what your dog's estimated weight is and calculate 2-3% of that (go by body condition, you might have to play around)

You want:

50% muscle meat
45% raw meaty bone (chicken necks and backs have more bone, you may need to up the MM)
5% organ meat

My dogs estimated weight was 70 lbs and she was getting 800g a day


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