Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Amount to feed raw for 6 month old GSD?
Hi there. New member, I have been lurking for some time. I am transitioning my GSD pup to a raw diet; he has had some growth issues (grew very, very fast - he was 64 lbs last week at 5 mos, 3 weeks, and he is skinny) and is down on his pasterns. I am hoping to normalize his growth and let everything self-correct with a raw diet, but I have read so many differing opinions on how much to feed a growing puppy. I am seeing everything from 2% of projected adult weight to 6%. I am hoping someone experienced (Carmspack??) can chime in here.
Puppy has always been kept lean, and needed more than recommended amounts of kibble to get there (6 cups/day of Orijen LBP from about 12 weeks to 4 1/2 months, then changed to Canine Caviar Wilderness blend). I want to keep him lean, so he doesn't stress his joints, ligaments and cartilage while I wait for his pasterns to get stronger (he is getting Feed-Sentials, and swim therapy 2 x week), but want more condition than he currently has on him. Any suggestions on just how much raw I need to be feeding?
Thanks in advance.