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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-03-2018, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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8mo raw diet thoughts

Bear is 28kg now, a healthy weight and should be around 36kg according to my vet at 1.5years.

I was feeding him kibble (800g) before switching to raw.

This is what I have now started to feed for the first week, let me know what you experienced feeders think.

I'm currently feeding approx 700grams. (2% adult weight)

300gms beef ribs
300gms carrots & apples (no core/seeds)
3 egg shells
2 teaspoons of fish oil
1 chicken neck

Every third day I add 60gms of
Cow brain or liver & kidney

His stool is solid, smaller bits though sometimes, less frequent than before, now twice a day, previously was three times a day.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-03-2018, 07:23 PM
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I’ve never found 2% of their body weight to be enough for a young, growing dog. Also, you may have too much bone in his diet.

Train the dog in front of you.
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Have you put these ingredients into a spreadsheet to compare nutrients to NRC guidelines?
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That looks terribly unbalanced. Ribs, neck, egg shell....I bet there is a ton of calcium in that diet. You should really crunch some numbers to see what is out of whack. This is a growing pup and you could really mess him up if the nutrients are as skewed as they look.
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Ahh sorry, I should've written that it's 300g of rib meat.
No bone as I'm scared about his teeth so leave it to the chicken neck.

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That looks terribly unbalanced. Ribs, neck, egg shell....I bet there is a ton of calcium in that diet. You should really crunch some numbers to see what is out of whack. This is a growing pup and you could really mess him up if the nutrients are as skewed as they look.
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I've tried to reach the 80/10/10 rule but adjusted slightly with the carrots and apples. I suppose I can limit those to two days a week instead and even more meat, I just don't know what bones are okay, ribs are a choke risk and tail is too much bone.

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