One of the most common questions that we get asked at Raw K9 is whether or not dogs under one years old can be fed a raw diet. We are happy to answer with a definitive “yes!” Feeding your puppy a raw meat diet is not only possible but extremely beneficial for their health and overall development. In this blog post, we discuss why puppies can be on a raw meat diet, what the benefits are, and how to properly transition your fur baby to a species-appropriate diet.
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Why Puppies CAN Eat Raw Meat
Since puppies’ digestive tracts haven’t had a chance to acclimate to any particular diet for an extended period of time, their digestive system will acclimate to any kind of food, and do so quickly. Since a puppy’s first few weeks and months set the stage for a lifetime of health or illness, it is important to start feeding them a raw diet as young as possible. This evolution-based approach to proper canine nutrition will not only boost their health but help them to cope with the rigors of a modern lifestyle, allowing them to thrive rather than merely survive. Breeders regularly boast that their raw-weaned puppies are the healthiest, strongest, liveliest, calmest, smartest, and overall most wonderful pups that ever lived!
The Benefits of Raw-Weaning Your Puppy
When it comes to the benefits of feeding your puppies a raw diet, the list is nearly endless. Here are some of the most commonly sighted impacts that dog owners see when they first transition their fur babies:
How to Raw-Wean Your Puppy
As mentioned, it is best to start raw feeding your puppy as young as possible. Start your puppy off with one protein (we recommend raw beef) until you’re sure that their system has acclimated (firm stool is the key marker), then introduce a wide variety of other proteins, such as our duck, fish, lamb, quail, rabbit, and turkey mixes. Optimum nutrition is best achieved by introducing 4-6 proteins in balanced meal formats. In terms of how much food you should feed your puppy, here is what we recommend:
- 2-4 month old pups: 8-10% of their current weight divided over 3 meals daily
- 4-6 month old pups: 6-8% of their current weight divided over 3 meals daily
- 6-8 month old pups: 4-6% of their current weight divided over 3 meals daily
- 8-12 month old pups: 3-4% of their current weight divided over 3 meals daily
Start Your Puppy Off On the Right Paw With Raw K9!
At Raw K9, we understand that as a dog owner you want your puppy to live a life that is as long, healthy, and happy, as possible. That’s why we created raw mixes, meals, and treats that are only ever of the quality that we would be happy to feed our own dogs. When you trust in Raw K9 for your dog’s raw diet, you can rest assured that they are getting the optimally balanced food that they need to thrive. There’s no better time than the present to transition your puppy or adult dog to a delicious and nutritious raw diet. Get started by browsing our products today!