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Starting A Puppy on Raw

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:05 pm
by Celesteandthebullies
Does anyone have any good links/resources for how to start a puppy on raw?


Thanks :)

Re: Starting A Puppy on Raw

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:06 pm
by addieNmel
Check out dogster, lots of good help on their raw forum :)
generally 2-3% of what will be adult weight is fed. I usually do 80% meat, 10% bone 5% organ with added fruits and veggies ( optional, in small amounts).


here's some good links I like:
http://puppybutt.weebly.com/uploads/7/6 ... rv.5.0.pdf

http://www.njboxers.com/top-50-barf-faq ... html#plans

http://www.dogster.com/forums/Raw_Food_ ... ead/431875

Re: Starting A Puppy on Raw

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:36 pm
by Enigma
http://www.facebook.com/groups/261761471359/docs//

This FB group is a great source of information on raw feeding.

Re: Starting A Puppy on Raw

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:43 pm
by Celesteandthebullies
Thanks y'all! I already feed raw to my adults so I'm comfortable with ratios and all that. But my main concern was what parts of the chicken are okay when first introducing a puppy to raw.

I'll read the longer links more thoroughly when I get some spare time. ^^

Re: Starting A Puppy on Raw

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:53 pm
by mommy2kane
We bought a meat grinder and fed ground chicken quarters for a while until whole chicken quarters could be used. Worked well!

Re: Starting A Puppy on Raw

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:56 pm
by Celesteandthebullies
mommy2kane wrote:We bought a meat grinder and fed ground chicken quarters for a while until whole chicken quarters could be used. Worked well!

I didn't think of that, thank you for the suggestion! :)

Re: Starting A Puppy on Raw

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:00 am
by FBODGRL
You can also crunch the bones by hitting it with a meat tenderizer depending on the size of what you are feeding. I do it with chicken necks I feed my cats as a couple of them are missing teeth from extractions. I've never feed a puppy raw, but am feeding 5 cats raw.

Re: Starting A Puppy on Raw

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:11 pm
by addieNmel
Very true, you can start out with whole ground ( that include meat, bone and organ) or if you can't find that, add bone meal to ground turkey, beef, chicken etc, with some liver or whatever other organs you can find. Perhaps even supplement with primal, natures variety, etc. And then gradually work up when you're ready to things like chicken wings, necks, feet etc.

Check out that one link on Dogster, someone took the time to put lots of meat cuts with bone and put what size dog its appropriate for :)

Re: Starting A Puppy on Raw

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:18 am
by mommy2kane
Celesteandthebullies wrote:
mommy2kane wrote:We bought a meat grinder and fed ground chicken quarters for a while until whole chicken quarters could be used. Worked well!

I didn't think of that, thank you for the suggestion! :)


Not a problem! I'm not one for grinding, but started with 3 week olds so ground worked for a while.