|Barked: Thu Jan 31, '13 5:47pm PST |
|Puppies can be weaned straight from the mother's milk to raw, so he's definitely not too young. Chicken is indeed the recommended place to start. It's fairly bland and contains easily eaten bone, so it's an ideal protein for switching. Any change in diet can result in loose stool and since bone firms up stool, you'll want to stick to bone-in chicken until stools are looking normal. Because your pup is still young, he'll likely adjust quickly to raw, since he hasn't been eating kibble more than a few weeks. Once stools are looking good, you can gradually introduce new proteins like beef, pork, lamb, ect.
Fish can be fed, but many dogs aren't fond of whole fish that still have the head and scales. Even fish fillets are snubbed by some dogs. If you do get fish, buy a small amount to start in case your dog won't eat it.
I would highly recommend reading through Chance's Beginner's Guide to Prey Model Raw. Tons of great information about raw and how to switch. Since your dog is a growing puppy, it's especially important to do your research and know how to balance the diet. An improperly balanced raw diet can do more harm than good.
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