Hey, how are you guys.
I have a 14 week male rescue GSD(maybe a mix) that is now the love of my life. His temper is amazing (besides silly puppy stuff) and he trains quickly, just need a little bit more potty training work and I'm gonna claim my Spencer the best puppy out there... but of course everyone says that.
The only issue I'm having right now is that, as I read up on a lot of puppy stuff, I've been taking a liking to RAW diets since of course dogs are obligate carnivores, no one should expect them to thrive on just a kibble meal. I also hear that the dog's health is better, the coat is shinier, they smell better etc. So I wanted to give it all a try!
Unfortunately my mother disagrees, and she funds most of his meals. She was brought up in the ages where dogs were fed low quality kibble and tied to trees, so she thinks that all this house training and different diets and everything I'm doing to give Spencer THE BEST QUALITY OF LIFE I CAN are nonsense.
Right now, Spencer is fed on plain ol' puppy chow (yikes!) and I'm doing my best to convince her to at the very least put some raw meat into his kibble. The only thing she seems to want to agree to (at least marginally) is raw eggs and what she calls 'crap meat'-- turkey necks, organ meats and such.
My question is, what is the best way to go about this for a 14 week old puppy, and in a way that will at least be somewhat satisfactory for my mother? What meats should he or shouldn't he eat and in what amounts? I don't want to talk about percentages of minuscule elemental properties, fatty acids, phosphates and all that crazy stuff-- I just want to feed my poor puppy something better!
So, that being said, can you guys help me?