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    My puppy has a glossy coat and is full of energy. Quite her normal self.
    She doesn't seem to eat too fast.
    She has a sporadic habit of vomiting and then trying to re eat it.She has done this every now and again since we got her.
    She isn't greedy and is quite happy to leave food in her bowl when full.I have seen advice that says to hand feed them for a little while in case they are bolting their food and then running around like mad things (which she does).
    She is on a raw diet which was what the breeder fed her dogs also.
    Thinking I might try cooking some mince 70% brown rice10% veg20%. I don't mind cooking, I hate raw meat but will do whatever she needs.
    Any ideas? Am I over anxious..lol

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    Her feeds could possibly too large?...I would feed the same volume ( over the day) but over more feeds intitially to see how she goes.

    There are a few things it could be, but try the simple more times per day first. Some puppies just need feeding more frequently to start, I don't think it is to do with cooked or Raw.........
    Pets are forever

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    I have the same with Fire. If I give her plain kibble she is fine. If I mix in some roo mince, she brings it up. I guess she likes her mince warmed over because she wolfs it back down again. I reduce the amount of mince and she eats no probs. At the end of the day, as long as they are eating sufficient it does not matter too much unless the vomiting is persistant and ends with dry retching - then its to the vet you go, pronto.
    Nev Allen
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    when my puppy was 8 weeks up to about 4 months - I fed her three small meals a day. So I agree with the others about maybe splitting the meals up some more. Even if you can't feed at lunch time, maybe something when you get home and some more a couple of hours later. Just be sure to have a break before and after meals when you're not exercising or playing with her. ie maybe 30 minute rest before food and 30 minutes after? The bigger the dog, the longer the break you need to avoid things like bloat, though that's not usually a concern with a puppy.

    All I know is if I eat up to 2 hours before sport or gym, I will want to throw up during the exercise.

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    It is very hard to stop her once she gets going!
    However thanks for your good advice. I watched her closely and discovered she is eating quicker than i thought.
    This morning I put it out a little at a time. Continued for lunch and a small afternoon tea as she starts puppy preschool this evening.
    I aslo discovered she has been ferreting away food in the garden and digging it up.. revolting looking bits. Shall monitor her bones more closely.
    No vomits.. yay

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    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy, well done, fingers crossed it continues
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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