Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Bogota, Colombia
3 Days and almost about to quit raw !Help¡
I just got a GSD puppy, he's 9 and a half weeks and i was sure to feed him a raw diet, after lots of research i decide to give it a try, but then i keep getting information on the subject and start to have my doubts, i'm not sure if my puppy its getting all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals he needs at this stage of his life, so i want to let you know what i'm doing so may be i could just fix the base i have,or if it's not entirely wrong, because if a i can't do it right..... well i think i'll be doing more wrong than right to him and of course thats not the idea.
My puppy is weighing 13.7 Lbs, i was calculating 10% of his weight for ration, but it seems low to me as he seems to be under weight according to some GSD grow charts i've seen on internet, and in a book i'm reading said that their calorie needs at this stage should be around 1600-2000 calories per day, so i was planning on get that amount up, but i'm not sure how much more... (i'm not asking the vet be cause most likely he will say that i should go with kibble and thats it) i really want to give raw diet a try.
Right now i am giving him Beef and Chicken as protein, chicken feet as RBM and chicken liver (cooked as the breeder recommend) for the OM(80% MM 10% RBM and 10% OM).
My plan was to complement that, with fish oil but i'm not sure of wish kind should i use, and some supplements, the breeder recommend Dr Clauders Mobil & Fit for the joints and some minerals, but i don't know which other complement that could be use on a puppy for vitamins and minerals that he don't get from the base meal.
any suggestions would be appreciated.