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"Puppy Feeding and Food"

our Japanese Chin RAW
and this means you
should continue to feed a quality:
!! RAW !!

REMEMBER: your food will need to be:
80% meat, 10% bone, 5% excreting Organ meat, 5% Liver

Your puppy was weaned onto RAW food from "RAWDOGFEED"
Click on the Blue link above, to find out where to purchase, in Ontario, Canada

Puppies at 3-4 months should be fed 2-3 times a day.
Puppies 6 months and older can be fed 2 times a day.
Adult dogs 1 year and older can be fed once or twice a day,
depending on what works for that particular dog.
Keep in mind, most bones, will be counted as a meal.

In Canada these are the Companies I would recommend:
Raw Ground with Organ (no filler of fruit or veggie added)

Healthy Choice Raw deliver to TO (carry RAWDOGFEED)
RAW Performance they deliver
Heronview Raw & Natural (Supermix)Pickering, ON
Congo Raw Ontario
Big Country BLEND mix (has Tripe) Ontario
Big Country PURE Mix Ontario
K9 RAW Trent Lakes, Ontario
Ironwill RAW
RAW dog company (newer in Cambridge, ON)
The Complete K9 (Lacombe County, Alberta)
Grand Dog - Alberta

Blue Ridge Beef
Carnivore Carry Out- is a co-op so everyone saves $$
Carnivore Carry Out Delivery Locations
(CCO'S Web page has amazing information)
List of USA Raw Food Co-Ops
Steve's Real Food
Stella and Chewy's Chicken Frozen Raw Patties
Stella and Chewy's Beef frozen patty

Toy breeders will usually ALSO leave Kibble down 24/7.
So when I raised my pups I did just that.
They had Royal Canin X-Small Puppy Dry Dog Food 24/7 or Proplan Sport
and then were offered RAW 3-4x a day. WELL they made the choice
and LOVED THE RAW and would only nibble on the kibble.
Much preferring RAW diet.

My adults ONLY eat RAW (no kibble) so their teeth will never get
tartar build up from kibble feeding and their coats come in gorgeous.

I would also highly reccomend always having
Nutri-Stat or Nutri-Cal to have on hand to give puppy
should you find them in distress from low blood sugar.
Knock on wood, we have never experienced this.

I believe that our always having a routine
and feeding our Chin, easy to digest RAW
feeding same time each day (including holidays)
Putting them in their cage or Pen, for naps and feeding
have aided them to focus on task at hand of eating.

Crate/pen training, also enabled them, to not experience
seperation anxiety or undo stressors,
associated with GI upset or eating upsets.

IF you wish to offer Kibble we reccomend EITHER
Royal Canin X-Small Puppy Dry Dog Food or
Purina Pro Plan FOCUS Puppy Toy Breed
Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Puppy Food
and still offer the RAW and or RAW bones.
Edible bones, which are the non weight bearing bones of animals or poultry.
RAW bones, like "Ribletts" or "chicken necks", "chicken feet", Pig Tails
will help puppy's adult teeth come in, and help tire puppy out.

OK... feeding RAW can be as simple, or confusing as you make it.
Easiest way, is to give them a RAW food quality formulated premixed.
Just give them a portion, left with them in their cage/pen until it is gone.
Some Chin will leave it there for a few hours before eating, no worries, just leave it.

"google" RAW dog food suppliers near you now, before puppy comes home.
Myself I google "cheapest RAW food near _______" and see what comes up.
AND join or search through a RAW DOG FOOD group for your state or city on Facebook !!
Many times a local facebook group will share the best place to find quality RAW food for you.
Usually within 30 minutes I find a couple suppliers, for food under $4.00/lbs and you can to !

The Basics: What do I feed, how often, and how much?
How much to feed: I feed 1/4 lbs and adjust up or down according to the dog's body weight.
The RAW company you purchase from will also have a food calculator to use.

**Amounts for adults and puppies should always be adjusted
based on body condition. This is just a general guideline**

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(Congo RAW food comes in a box, just like frozen human hamburg patties )

If you buy prepackaged, prepared frozen RAW patties
there is Freeze Dried RAW, in which you add hot water and mix
that is pretty easy, to feed pups 2x a day or ideally 3x a day as a puppy.
Frozen or Freeze Dried, the companies have the
nutritional balance, all figured it all out for you. But is pricier.

*DO NOT FEED Dehydrated Food
as nutritional content is compromised.

Do not ask me about food options in person
as even I need to refer to this web page.

My dog gobbles like he is starving
Dogs will gulp RAW up usually within 5 minutes or less, DONE.
DON'T WORRY they are not starving, this is normal, for dogs eating good food.
Myself if a puppy is lean, I FEED MORE each meal.

What should I add to my puppies food
Nothing, if you are feeding and rotating RAW diet
your puppy will not want for anything nutritionally.
You could get runny or mucas poops if you add anything into their food.
Lots of people add Salmon oil, be careful as goes bad fast and You won't notice.
However, feeding Frozen Sardines (source of taurine), Chicken Feet (cut toes for them)
Riblet, chicken necks, as a meal, will help tire puppy out and aid
with teething. I give my kids frozen "bones" every morning.

MY puppy has not pooped Today !!
Puppy might not poop for 24-48 hours when they first come home.
DO NOT PANIC. New Surroundings, lots of excitement can cause this.
As long as pups are active and eating and driking, they are fine
and will poop when they are "relaxed" and comfortable in their new home.

My puppy is not drinking water
Puppies also drink WAY less water on RAW, as RAW, is already hydrated.
If you are concerned and wish to interfere, you can add water to the mix


Royal Canin Mini Puppy or Royal Canin X-Small Puppy Dry Dog Food
or Purina Pro Plan FOCUS Puppy Toy
You are not going to get as healthy a dog
with as thick healthy a coat or shiny white teeth
with no skin issues or GI issues
on kibble, as you would get with RAW.

Bling sneaking the Poodle kibble

Other important stuff
Make sure your puppy has plenty of fresh, non-chlorinated water.
Njoy Chin has raised your puppy using a Lixit bottle for fresh water.
Puppy should also have plenty of fresh air and exercise and SUNLIGHT
Exercise for young puppies should not be forced walks, because growing joints
will suffer less stress if you take him outside for short play or training sessions instead.
Keep the walks short, about five minutes per month of age until he is about six months of age.

Find a mentor or raw feeding chat group
You will find there are plenty of experienced dog owners who love to help.
One day, you can return the favor and help another puppy owner
realize how simple it is to raise puppies on raw!

Chicken feet (can cut toe peices) as a foot is too big for a chin
Chicken necks frozen
Small rib bone
Meaty bone
Lamb ears or rabbit ears

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