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kburrow11 04-22-2014 01:53 AM

No poop
 
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?

lhczth 04-22-2014 11:09 AM

Is she straining to poop? What have you been feeding her?

kburrow11 04-22-2014 01:08 PM

She's not straining to poop. I've been feeding her chicken (hearts, liver, wings, breast) and beef (stew beef mostly). The only time she pooped was after I fed her goat's milk with an egg in it. Should I be feeding her something different?

Momto2GSDs 04-22-2014 02:59 PM

Mine didn't poop or drink water for 3 days when they went from kibble to raw! And when they finally did go, it was the size of rabbit pellets!;) Their stools became regular after that initial period.
Maybe try the goats milk & egg again.
Keep a watchful eye on her in case something is wrong.

Moms:)

kburrow11 04-23-2014 02:47 PM

Well, we had poop yesterday! But it was really soft. Should I add more bone to her diet?

Sunflowers 04-23-2014 02:50 PM

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Yes, add chicken necks.

Heidigsd 04-23-2014 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by kburrow11 (Post 5411857)
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/

Anubis_Star 04-23-2014 04:53 PM

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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kburrow11 04-23-2014 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Heidigsd (Post 5419401)
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

my boy diesel 04-24-2014 12:14 AM

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


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