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    Default Too Young for Raw?

    Charlie was diagnosed with gastro AGAIN yesterday morning (OH took the day off work to look after him and him to the vet after he vomited 3 times yesterday morning, he'd had an upset tummy - runny poo - since last week) (Don't worry, we've been keeping a very close eye on him!)

    Anyway, OH must've have mentioned their diet to the vet and the vet said we shouldn't be feeding the dogs that sort of diet until they are adults and fully grown. C&B are currently 9 months old. We feed them chicken wings, raw chicken mince and small amounts of raw blended veggies & yoghurt. She told us to put them back on their previous food (Eagle Pack).

    Is the vet correct?

    Thanks

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    Alot of people say you should only feed your dog kibble. I honestly can't see why they can't have meat, we have given pheonix cooked mince with no trouble as of yet and has had a munch on a bone. We havnt given her wings or necks yet though but she I'd only 3 months. When we took her for her first injection the vet told us only puppy biscuits and table scraps
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    Oh just had a thought, we had a boxer ( old) and whenever we fed him chicken mince he would vomit

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    I don't thinks so...

    A lot of people here on the forum feed their dogs and puppies raw meat and I don't think I have read of any problems.

    Perhaps we should wait till some other members have had their input?

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    I can only speak for myself. To me Raw is what their stomachs are set up for.
    My pups were weaned onto solids of human grade mince, in a slurry, then a part of chicken wing, then full then beef and everything else. Raw eggs, sardines, yoghurt and are the picture of health at 5 1/2 months.

    All you can do is trial and error, what suits YOUR dog.

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    Well see, chicken wings, chicken mince and vegies with yoghurt do not really make a substantially correct raw food diet.

    If that is what they are being fed on a daily basis, then yes, I would recommend you place them onto a suitable kibble that you have not had any problems with. (And that's saying something coming from me. lol.)

    You may find the recurring gastro could be caused by many things, but I would be a little suss considering their diet revolves around solely chicken.

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    So what should they be getting?

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    I don't think this bout of gastro was caused by his diet - more like his high intake of grass, leaves, bugs, etc etc while we were in Tassie! The little bugger is like a vacuum cleaner - he's so fast, it's gone down the hatch before you can even move!

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    Grass is normal for dogs to eat so I do not think it was that.

    But the bugs and leaves, maybe...

    Did you mention this to the vets?

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    I should have said that kibble is on tap for them 24/7. They are going now from 2 raw supplements a day to one.

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