Raw or kibble with a new puppy?

  • Raw or kibble with a new puppy?

     Kyle updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago 3 Members · 4 Posts
  • Kyle

    Member
    November 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM

    Hey all, question for the group.

    In the next few months I will be acquiring a new puppy which is a working line Aussie. The dogs from this kennel are on raw at 8 weeks old already. I am familiar with raw as I feed it to my older dogs however I have not had a puppy on raw before.

    My question is whether or not I should keep the dog on the raw diet or switch it to kibble for the first few months. I enjoy the ease of kibble for training purposes and don’t want to pump the dog full of high calorie treats.

    I am looking for some advice on the above or suggestions about what to use if kept on the raw diet.

    Thank you in advance.

  • Ed (RoninDog)

    Member
    November 11, 2021 at 6:54 PM

    I fed my pup raw. I switched him in quarts over a week or so. Had diarrhea for a few days and then it was back to normal. I used a frozen raw called K9 Kravings (sp?). Their chicken, beef and vegge worked very well for us. Their beef and vegge was too rich (too much fat) and gave the pup the runs. I would not make my own raw with a puppy because I would want to make sure he is getting all the nutrition he needs. So I used a brand that some of the top breeders in my area use. The puppy eats A LOT. He I will be 5 months old in a few days and is eating 20 oz of raw, training treats, regular treats, and the obligatory extras 🙂 I watch his figure and make sure he still looks skinny. This is him now. He is starting to fill up, last week he was all legs 🙂

  • Alin

    Organizer
    November 12, 2021 at 6:09 PM

    Kyle,

    I added your question to Robert’s AMA. It was answered in todays video – last question.

    https://robertcabral.com/member-questions-11-12-21/

    MEMBER QUESTIONS 11-12-21

    • Kyle

      Member
      November 13, 2021 at 6:29 AM

      Thank you!

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