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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Curious about pup diet for 5 - 6 week old rescue

Hi, I am a lover of the breed and have had a number of GSD's over the last 30 years. I recently rescued a 5-6 week old male puppy whose mother ingested an agricultural poison and died. Though I have had other GSD pups, I have NEVER had one this young. My pup is active, and he is always hungry. I have always fed my older pups a raw diet along with various fruit and vegetable treats. I am just a little out of my depth when it comes to my pup's dietary needs at this very young age. Ideas on a GOOD young puppy diet and any treats that can be offered him will be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 10:25 AM
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You can start him on a raw diet as soon as you want to. Ground would be best until he's closer to 9/10 weeks and then wings can be introduced along with drumsticks and necks and go from there onto different sources, etc.

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Thanks for the reply, I started him on ground beef and ground turkey a few days back and he loves it. Feeding three times a day and including small pieces of parboiled carrots which he enjoys.

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