I have changed puppy onto raw food, he is doing much better and not waking us up at 4am to a crate coated in revolting poo, but I am worried about just feeding him raw as I am no way an expert, so i ordered some fish 4 dogs, the plan is to give breakfast as kibble and then his other 2 meals raw, just stiking to chicken and tipe this week. also slightly worried as my supplier is having trouble as their supplier has gone out of business. So is it a good idea to mix, I know people say you shouldnt but if it is seperate meals and a really good kibble is it ok? also if I continue with this which is a good food, fish 4 dogs is a bit too expensive long term. I was looking at skinners, barkings heads, that type of thing. which dry food do people recommend?
thanks for the advice, I feed my other dog purely on raw but changed her to raw at about nine months, I worry a bit more about a tiny puppy and getting eveything they need. he does seem to have taken to it very well. I am giving him about 2 thirds of a pound a day (cherry is tiny and only has 1 third a day). I dont give cherry any veg at all, but she often has green tripe, should I be giving the puppy veg? does this sound about the right amonut, I have calculated it on 10% of his weight now, should I calculate it on expected adult weight?
I would work on about 10% of puppy weight eg if 10lbs feed a 1lb split over his 3 or 4 meals a day. But I do tend to feed by eye so if he is looking a little chunky reduce the amount etc.
I don't give veg either maybe a bit of carrot or apple as a training treat. Somepeople do give veg others don't.
Mine get a green tripe and love it smell and all!
Sounds like you are doing all the right things to bring up a healthy happy dog. I have a 17 year old lab by my feet right now who has always been fed raw and I am sure she has lived so long due to her diet.