The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
I also feed raw. I buy up stuff that is on sale at the supermarket. Whole stewing chickens (old, tough hens retired from their carreers as egg layers - but dogs don't care), whole pork shoulder hocks, turkey necks, chicken backs, liver, pork spleen, ground beef, pork side ribs, etc. People also give me old freezer burnt roasts and steaks from their freezer, and bones and odds-and-ends from butchered animals. So far I have fed buffalo, Moose, Quail, Duck. (Dogs have helped themselves to field mice, Dead Squirrels, and baby rabbits that were caught by the cats).
I also feed raw, frozen fish, canned sardines, occassionally tuna and canned clams, raw eggs, yogurt, and raw veggies because they like it - not that they get a lot of nutrition out of raw veggies unless I juice them and give them the pulp mixed in with some juices.
To start off, I would only try some chicken leg quarters for the first week to see if your dog has any chicken allergies. Runny poops for the first day or two may be normal with a change of diet, so don't get discouraged. After a week, if all is well, you can try introducing different meats (beef? Pork? Turkey?) and see how your dog tolerates it. When introducing new protein sources, introduce only one thing at a time, and keep feeding the new protein source for at least a week to see if your dog is okay with it. Since he has allergies, you want to make sure that he is not allergic to chicken, or turkey, or beef - and if you start feeding it all at the same time, you won't tell which meat source is causing the problem.
By the way, let me say how impressed I am that you are only 13. I would have never guesses, your posts and participation on this forum is very constructive and your writting skills are very advanced. If you don't mind, I would suggest that you add your age in your signature, it will help people give you appropriate advice for your situation.
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Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? 2004-2015