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This is a dedicated place for all of your questions and answers about Raw Diets. There are also some really cool groups like "Raw Fed" on the topic you can join. This forum is for people who already know they like the raw diet or sincerely want to learn more. Please remember that you are receiving advice from peers and not professionals. If you have specific health-related questions about your dog's diet, please contact your vet!

  


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Barked: Sun Dec 30, '12 1:45pm PST 
I am so excited to be feeding our brand new puppy, Tucker, a raw food diet but also a bit unsure.
I just posted that he swallowed a chicken wing whole and I am a bit nervous to give him more bones.
Here are my ?'s:
1-can an egg be given daily as a snack, whole meal or mixed w/ other food?
2-we are blessed to have a raw dairy source and am wondering if raw cow/goat milk, kefir, and yogurt are ok to give? If yes how much?
3-I have read to feed pups 3 or 4 times a day, is this right?
4-how much time in between a meal?
5-other than chicken wings, which boney meats can i feed this guy?
Thank you so much in advance!!
Debbie
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Barked: Sun Dec 30, '12 3:19pm PST 
Welcome and congrats on the new baby!

Check out Chance's "Beginner's Guide..." that I just bumped to the top. It is loaded with great information for getting started. I also bumped Charlie's guide to proteins/cuts and the "So you are interested in raw..." thread.

Take a dive into this information to get a feel for what a balanced raw diet looks like. Then come back and ask questions. We are here to help!

To answer your questions, I have never heard of needing to feed a puppy so many times per day. I can't offer much help there.

Definitely feed chunks that are bigger than the pup's head to avoid another gulping incident.

And as for kefir, milk, etc., that's really a matter of personal choice. I would treat it more as a supplement than an integral part of the diet itself. Many of us here follow a prey model raw diet and do not count these extras as part of the diet.

Eggs are a great addition to the diet, but not absolutely necessary. They are rich and should be introduced slowly. You might focus for now on reading up on starting a dog off on raw, and build up to including eggs later.

Good luck!
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