The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
The chicken necks are also very bony - to up your Muscle Meat ratio, you''ll have to add more meaty parts, like thighs, and breasts, or just add the meat in addition to the necks, backs and wings.
Since your puppy has been doing well on chicken, you can start adding other protein sources to his diet. As you continue learning and researching about raw diets, you will see that providing variety in the shape of varied protein sources (from different animals), is very important. Try a bit of ground beef, see how he adjusts, then add a bit of beef organs, etc.
Since you are in Ghana though, please research what parasites meat animals may carry that could be harmful to your puppy. For example, Trichinosis from pork has been virutally eliminated in Canada and the US due to strict regulations in feeding and raising meat pigs, but it can still be present in pigs coming from other areas (or home-raised pigs, for example). Some parasites can be eliminated by freezing the meat for a certain amount of time, at a certain temperature, but you'll have to research this for your area.
This is the first time I have heard of anyone adding milk replacement supplement to their puppies raw diet. Is it Cow's milk based? Dogs cannot digest Cow's milk, and it may cause gastro-intestinal problems. If you adjust your pup's diet as suggested, there should not be any need to add the milk-replacement powder. He'll get all the calcium he needs from the bone in his raw diet, and over-supplementing calcium can cause developmental issues.
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