Yeah!! Our puppy came home yesterday!!
He's an absolutely adorable (of course ) black lad who we have named Bodi
I will get pics up as soon as I have time to figure it out
Anyway - he had lunch and dinner at our house
chopped up chic breast for lunch about 1/4 lb
meaty chic carcass pieces for dinner about 1/4 lb
He had a - forgive me - soft serve consistancy poop after he got home
then through the eve and overnight he had liquid poo 5 times.
I have read that puppies can have diarrhea with the move to their new home as well as with the switch to raw.
I gave him chicken necks this am in the hope that more bone would help.
I'm getting nervous, want to do this right.
My plan for the week is cut up whole chic to stick with just one protein source.
Any info or Reassurances would be greatly appreciated
Thanks all for your information as I planned for Bodi.
what was he eating at the breeders? was he raw fed?
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” H. Keller
Bodi is 8 weeks old and he was on Eagle holistic at the breeders.
At our request he did not have breakfast yesterday - had access to a chicken filled Kong on the way to our home but wasn't real interested.
Sounds normal to me. When going from a commercial diet to raw food diet, most pups will experience loose stools. You're right also about the stress from the move to a new home - that alone could cause loose stools. I like how you started feeding the chicken necks with the idea that more bone will firm things up and staying with chicken as the one protein source until things get settled. That shows you have a good understanding of how to feed a raw diet.
Instead of 1/4 lb individual meals, you can try maybe smaller (one chicken neck at a time) at more frequent times throughout the day. Once things firm up, you can gradually increase the size of the meal and feed at longer intervals between meals.
Congrads on the new pup. I see loose stools as his system transitioning to raw. It should get better in a couple days. Let us know how things are going.
Good to bounce my thoughts and I hadn't thought of doing more small meals.
We'll give it a go and I'll let you know how we're doing
He's sleeping right now, Making up for being sad and lonely most of the night I guess :sleepy:
I agree with the above poster, do smaller, more frequent meals and that should help. I'd watch though, and not let the diarrhea go on past 36-48 hours, as young pups get dehydrated so very quickly. Make sure he gets lots of water, and if you're taking it up in the process of housetraining, I wouldn't do that until poops firm up.
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
Dana (Fallriver) has some great links on her website, including tips on feeding puppies, etc. www.fallriverlabs.com