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Should I feed My New Puppy A Raw Diet?

The answer is yes. However, you should always do your own research on how to start the puppy on a partial raw diet to a full raw diet.  The research is to ensure you balance his/her meals as best as possible.  You can’t 100% ever create a full balanced diet for your dog, anymore than for your family BUT we can try 🙂.  I have discovered with our new puppy litter (Ivy and Baxter), the puppies are larger than her past litters and this was validated by their veterinarian, when Gil and I took the puppies for their 1st week check up. We were told that they aren’t accustomed to seeing puppies as healthy as our Bordoodle puppies at such a young age. In fact they said, "the puppies we see are usual half their size." Ivy also has a lovely supply of milk.

Ivy and all of our dogs are on a raw diet, in some cases I do have to supplement with kibble (for various reasons) but most days it’s full on raw.  I do allow them to forage for berries or nuts and before long apples; this is their decision and what their bodies are telling them.  I did an experiment a few weeks ago with Ivy and Ari our Anatolian Shepherd.  They were constantly eating grass, A LOT of grass, so I told Gil, I was going to add spinach to their diet and lo and behold not one piece of spinach was eaten.  I thought that would happen but wasn’t quite sure.  Moving forward I will let their bodies dictate when they want to consume a “salad.”

The commercial dog food industry was birthed in the 1950’s by Madison Ave., “money makers,” to diversify their product(s) such as Quaker Oats etc. Even though the beginnings of commercial dog food dates back to the 1800’s, but here in the USA it really exploded in the 1950’s.  Please read:

Nuggets To Chew On: “The data suggest puppies that ate a non-processed meat-based diet—including raw red meat, organs, fish, eggs, tripe, bones, cartilage, vegetables and berries—were 22 percent less likely to develop gastrointestinal issues later in life compared to those that ate mostly dry kibble. Similarly, puppies that ate human food leftovers were 23 percent less likely to develop chronic enteropathy as adults.”

Happy Puppy Tails 🐾

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