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Good afternoon anyone,

I rescued a German Shepherd puppy one week ago today and we initially tried a few different brands of kibble, none of which she seemed to enjoy. Prior to adopting her, I researched the raw diet, so I figured I would give it a try. There is a local-ish farm that is owned by a friend and has been in the raw dog food business for some time, and they were highly recommended by other friends and local owners. She IMMEDIATELY took to the raw food. My only question is how much should I be feeding her?

We went to the vet yesterday and they told us that she shouldn't grow much more, but that she may fill out a little. The vet was not happy about the raw diet at all and aggressively tried to market one particular brand of kibble, the vet seemed very brand oriented.

Bella gets a good amount of exercise daily, at least two long walks per day, and a lot of running around in the yard chasing balls we throw, as well as an introduction to clicker training.

Thank you in advance!
 

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It all Depends on the brand of food most brands Will give you the recommendations on the bag however I Would recommend talking to a nutritionist about brands and amounts for the brand you choose most that I’ve spoken to have recommended puppy food up to about 15 months
 

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Probably about 1# to 1.5# per day. Is this a premade food? Are you mixing your own bone/meat/organ? What exactly are you feeding?

I feed raw, have for years. But I feed a premade commercial food to any dog under 1 because they are growing. Now that my girl is 1, I'll start supplementing homemade part of the time.

Vets don't like raw for a variety of reasons. some very legit. Like the health issues they see from poorly balanced meals.
 

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I am buying from a commercial farm, it is a mix of bone, veggies, and modeled after the BARF diet.
 

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You should ask for ingredients and ratios. Do they have an analysis with calories and mineral content?
 
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