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Hi!

I need some recipes/sample diets for my 4 1/2 month old puppy and 2yr old GSD (he was abandoned and looks a bit on the skinny side).

I would prefer to work around the following ingredients...

Lettuce
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Tomatoes
Okra
Carrots

Sardine
Tuna
Chicken Neck
Chicken Back
Chicken Feet
Goat
Cow
Pork

Thanks a bunch!!! :D
 

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Hi!

I need some recipes/sample diets for my 4 1/2 month old puppy and 2yr old GSD (he was abandoned and looks a bit on the skinny side).

I would prefer to work around the following ingredients...

Lettuce
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Tomatoes
Okra
Carrots

Sardine
Tuna
Chicken Neck
Chicken Back
Chicken Feet
Goat
Cow
Pork

Thanks a bunch!!! :D
First one has a good recipe for Veggy Mush
Second one is a good source for complete fresh raw diet
Third one is a good source for supplements.

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Is there a reason you decided on barf and not prey?
 

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That didn't answer my question at all.
 

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That didn't answer my question at all.
Sorry, I think I added the wrong link. But I went with a barf diet due to my GSD has EPI, and all his food needs to be treated with a powder to help digest the food for him. So a ground type of a diet works best for this.
 

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You can have a ground up diet without it being a barf diet.

I don't see the correlation?
 

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http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/feeding-our-puppy/145889-barf-experts-help-enuff-food.html

Hi,

My 4 1/2 Months GSD has been on kibble since I've owned him for two months. I hear there are great benefits to BARF (and I have been reading as well!). Reasons I would like to try the BARF diet is cos' meat and fresh produce products are cheaper here in Africa. The kibble is costing me $100 and I have to feed an older GSD and a Boerboel! It doesn't even last two weeks!!!

So far I have purchased these veggies which include lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots and tomatoes.



On the meat side, I have chicken backs ONLY. I will get some organs like heart and liver later today.



This is what I gave my GSD this morning for breakfast. I understand you have to mix the veggies together to create a mixture. Did I do it right? I added two pieces of sardine from a can for him. :)



Is this enough food for him??? If anyone has there dog on BARF, can I have pictures of what your diet looks like? Thanx a bunch!!! :D
 

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That sounds better than my dog's raw diet. I keep trying to push a prey diet on my dog, but I cheat when I look at his watery stool. I watch my dog eating grass and know that there has to be a little more to it than just meat. From what I've read the diet should be 20ish percent bone mass to 80% protein. 5% can be taken from protein and you can feed greens, fruits, or whatever. Another 5% of that protein needs to be organ meat. Half of that organ meat needs to be liver. So stock up on packets of gizzards and livers at the grocery store. I find that if I take 3 fingers and take a greedy pinch out of both that that's about the right weight for my 85 pound Shepherd/Lab. I also tend to feed more bone when stools are lose, and less bone when stools are heavily calcified. They feel like dried up sandpaper.

Keep with the sardines for omega 3 and try to get a mix of 3-5 proteins per week. If the pup will eat the greens next to the meat or just soaked with the meat, you should do that. MUCH.LESS.WORK. :) It's easy if you look at their diets as a weekly basis instead of a daily basis. It's allowed to teeter-totter a little.

How much to feed is based on the projected weight of the adult dog. 2% of the adult weight is typical. Scale it to closer to 1.5 to 3% if the dog is less or more active. You should feel and see ribs on the dog, but the dog should look healthy. Not anemic. Not pudgy.
 
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