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Raw food balancing for a 7 week old puppy

Discussion in 'Raw & Home Cooked Diets' started by DobMitra, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. DobMitra

    DobMitra New Member

    Would anyone here be able to advise me on feeding this puppy a raw diet correctly? We’re starting with chicken as a protein. I’ve found calcium to phosphorus ratios should be 1:1 or 1:2 around there but what would a raw balanced growing puppy diet look like? Has anyone here ever fed raw this young?

     
  2. Tropicalbri's

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    I think @Antman408 may be able to help you. His puppy was started on raw at an early age.
     
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  3. DobMitra

    DobMitra New Member

    Thank you, I will check with him.
     
  4. DobMitra

    DobMitra New Member

    Maybe @Antman408 will see this and be able to share some information!
     
  5. Antman408

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    You want to feed 8-10% of his current weight in food. When he reaches 4 months you want to feed 6-8% of of body weight. Then at 6 months you want to feed 5-6% then at 9months you want to feed 3-4%. Then at a year and beyond you want to feed 2-3% of the dogs weight.

    You want to feed 75-80% muscle meat. 10-15% bone. 5% liver and 5% other organ.

    You also need to mix veggies and vitamins.

    I’d recommending purchasing a meal plan, I’ll link you.

    https://www.karmavorenutrition.com/product-page/custom-raw-meal-plan-for-1-puppy

    Takes out all the guess work.


    Also, I don’t recommend feeding any chicken product to your puppy, it creates inflammation and it’s a cheap meat.
     
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  6. DobMitra

    DobMitra New Member

    Ok, I appreciate your post...the link sounds like a good resource and is definitely something I would’ve jumped on when starting out. I have fed two older dogs a raw diet that was recommended by what I would consider a reputable breader, so I have a good idea on how to feed an adult dog and they have done well. Noted, the chicken being a cheaper meet I have understood it to be an allergen. However, somehow I acquired a dog with severe allergies and when I’d feed beef her skin would inflame all over ‍♀️. Her vet was mad because he recommends Science Diet, of course. That’s why I started leaning towards chicken...she did better with it. So, feeding a puppy this young is new to me and I wanted to double check my information and get a plan together for feeding him. Thanks again @Antman408 looked through some of your pictures of Rex. He’s a pretty boy !
     
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  7. WiglWerm

    WiglWerm Hot Topics Subscriber

    I feed Prey Model Raw...80% meat 10% bone 5% liver 5% other secreting organ. I don't feed veggies or fruit. Started my MIL pup at 8 wks? on raw. Chicken thigh with bone in was his first meal...killed it! He is now 1 1/2 yrs and gorgeous!
     
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  8. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    Just curious as to why you don’t feed fruit and veg. I joined the Raw Feeding group on FB and recently learned banana is high glycemic. I mean, I knew it for us humans, but for dogs too :neutral: My Kongs are sitting empty until I figure out what else to do. Already ditched Peanut Butter due to mycotoxins, now the Banana, and I know he hates Oatmeal and it was messy to make.

    Would love an update on ‘little’ Roman! My hb would too as he used to have a Rottweiler who was “way better behaved than a Doberman any day of the week or hour of the day”.
     
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  9. WiglWerm

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    I believe dogs are carnivores...I do kelp and alfalfa powder sprinkled a few times a week.They are good immune builders and are a power house of vitamins and Grizzly salmon/pollock oil weekly. Yes, I will take some pictures of my BIG BABY Roman, I see him weekly...Love that boy!
     
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  10. Antman408

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    I make a super cube for Rex consisting of spinach, asparagus and a few other powders. I’ll give the recipe in a little.
     
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  11. Tropicalbri's

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    @Antman408 I appreciate the link you shared. I ordered from them to compare to how I am raw feeding. I will take all the info I can to ensure they are getting everything they need to remain healthy.
    The low taurine level on Bacall threw me so supplements of L-Carnitine was added to the twice daily Taurine supplements.
    I will redo both pups taurine levels in May. Hopefully it will have risen.
     
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  12. Antman408

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