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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2016, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Puppy starting to eat good!

Rex is 7 weeks old and I've had him a week. He has not eaten well since bringing home. Before getting him I had decided to go with a raw diet but still needed to do some research so rather than just jumping into it, I got some kibble and attempt to feed him that. He wouldn't have much to do with. So Tuesday night, I was preparing chicken for the rest of us and gave him some raw breast along with some kibble soaked in warm water. He devoured the chicken and left the kibble. Would not eat anything during the next two feedings but last night I gave him some raw hamburger meet and some sardines in water. Devoured them. And last night, I cut up a leg quarter and threw in a chicken liver and he dove right in. Best he's eaten yet! I'm got to add to his diet so it's well balanced but I'm very happy he's starting eating well. He's pretty skinny and frankly I was getting worried. He drinks good, plays hard and is pretty active. May just have a picky eater on my hands.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2016, 02:50 PM
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Mine was/is still a picky eater. I added boiled chicken to the kibble to get her to eat for the first couple of weeks. Now we are eating Victor active puppy kibble and she loves it.
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Glad to hear he L O V E's raw and is eating well now!

But until you REALLY research exactly how to do a raw diet, PLEASE purchase a raw BALANCED commercially prepared diet for a time.

Make SURE a label says BALANCED DIET FOR ALL LIFE STAGES as there are many out there!

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This little guy was separated from his mama too soon and needs the correct nutrition.

Good Luck!
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We have been doing the raw diet since Shadow came home two weeks ago and it's been a hit. We've been studying and reading wherever we can (we are converting our rescue dog's food to raw as well). Shadow devours his food within minutes!

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