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Raw feeding poodle puppy. Premade or homemade+supplements


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Hi all,

I'm getting a 10 week old mini poodle next week and would love to start her on a raw diet. My previous dogs did really well on it but they were both adults when I started. 
Currently I'm tossing up between pre made barf patties + bones (chicken necks/wings) or mixing mince along with a supplement and bones

Has anyone used the vets all natural mix? Or any other supplement? I've linked a few I've been looking into. Or would it be better to use the pre-made patties until she is a bit older and then go home made. I'm able to get fresh minced chicken frames and different bones etc at my butcher and was going to add in yoghurt, eggs, carrot to chew on etc.

https://www.vetnpetdirect.com.au/products/vets-all-natural-complete-mix-diet-mix-grain-gluten-free

https://www.vetnpetdirect.com.au/collections/vitamins-supplements-for-dogs/products/predamax-carnivore-supplement

https://bestiekitchen.com/products/the-allrounder-balancing-supplement-homemade-dog-food?variant=31055194619947

 

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check with your breeder that they are happy with what you are planning and aren't voiding any guarantees.

 

All my, large breed, pups were raised on a mixture of raw and commercial food. I never added much in the way of vegies unless I had some left overs. Raw meaty bones/mince plus some eggs, sardines, sometimes left over rice/pasta. My dogs do all like raw carrots though! But that's as a treat.

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I would do premade, especially for a puppy. I used to do full DIY and whole prey, it's a pain, and there is no way I'd shortcut it with supplements. My preferred would be Proudi, then Big Dog.

 

If I could avoid an astronomical feed bill, I'd love to do premade, but I have two large sport dogs who already eat a ridiculous amount of food. 

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At 10 weeks, be very careful about freshness, especially with chicken.  Healthy mature dogs can handle Salmonella. It can kill baby dogs. I've encountered chicken mince sold for dogs that smelled putrid. 

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