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Old 04-22-2014, 12:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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Is she straining to poop? What have you been feeding her?
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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?
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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.

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