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  1. Hi! My 10.5 week old Alaska is s female and she is really giving me s tough time with kibble. She has cerelac in the morning. I was told here that cerelac is not z goof option for puppies since it is not formulated for dogs it is human food. To mean that seems logical and I too feel that it should not be given although breeders here swear by it. What is your opinion? I kept her on the same diet as the breeder was giving with the view that I would make changes over a period of 2 weeks since I read somewhere that puppies go through a huge change when they are seperated from their mother and litter mates and go to a new home which is a completely alien environment for them. In this chaotic situation a puppy's diet should be gradually altered over a period of two weeks it said so that the puppy doesn't have to adjust to everything all at once including the diet. Is this reasoning valid? So I kept the cerelac for one time and the best quality kibble I could find and shifted her to it gradually. I do intend to stop giving her cerelac in the next couple of days. So right now she is on three feedings. Cerelac in the morning then the rest of the two meals are kibble. The problem is she is a fussy eater like her parents. She really gives me a hard time with the kibble although know she likes it but it's because she wants variety and I don't know what to do with the kibble. She did the same with one other good brand I tried before this one. After a couple of meals she looses interest in it. The vet suggested I soak the kibble in chicken broth which I did and she started eating it but then stopped again after a couple of meals. Then I had to give her boiled chicken because I had read that you should start from boiled chicken if you want to give meat. She started eating chicken which she liked and then after a couple of days I tried kibble again since as you said it is the most balanced diet for her and she started eating it unsoaked. She had it for 3 meals and now again she has started giving me a tough time with it. The breeder told me to start giving her Tres-Orix syrup 5 drops a day right after the first meal of the day for her appetite. She told me it worked wonders for her dogs and their appetite increased big time. She told me to stop after the bottle finishes, which is 120ml. Is it ok to start giving her that? I am concerned that her system might get dependent on it. Are there any risks whatsoever of that happening? What do you think? If I introduce raw food to her that will help with variety but is it really possible to achieve the same optimal level of great nutrition in the exact balance that a good kibble mix offers? Also is it ok to feed both a raw balanced diet and kibble? Also how do I introduce her to raw meat? I am in a third world country where butchers and slaughter houses don't have any hygiene standard imposed on them that they have to comply with. It's really very filthy from where the meat comes from. That is a serious concern for me I can't get myself to give it to her. Is it possible to put the meat in boiling water for just enough time for the bacteria to be eliminated? Like if the water is on a gas flame and is boiling and you put the meat in and let it boil just enough to disinfect it. If yes then what would be the minimum time required for the meat to get disinfected? OR Will boiling it even for such a short time that is just enough to disinfect it alter the nutritional value of the meat unfavorably? If that is the case then what can be done to ensure the meat is free of harmful bacteria etc. By the way can a diet based on cooked recipes be as good as a raw diet? Also, finding crushed bone is a problem. I am aware of the 80-10-10 rule and so 800g of muscle meat should contain 100g of bone and 100g of organs and tripe. I havw no idea whre i am going to get crushed bone i will go to the butcher today and ask him if he can provide me with minced chicken necks with the bone but I highly doubt it. If I can't get the bone then what other option do I have for the 10% bone? And what is the ideal ratio of organs and tripe within that 10%? Also, how do I make the transition from kibble to raw as smooth as possible? I read that it has to be done gradually since the puppy's system needs time to get used to it. I don't want to risk her getting diarrhoea due to any sudden changes. Thank you soo for going through this. Let me know what you think. I would be so lost without you great people. This forum is fantastic!
  2. If only it were so easy I too dont understand why a dog should be fed food designed for human needs and i agree with you totally. A human and a dog are two different species their needs are distinct.... duh! I kept her on the same diet as the breeder was giving with the view that I would make changes over a period of 2 weeks since I read somewhere that puppies go through a huge change when they are seperated from their mother and litter mates and go to a new home which is a completely alien environment for them. In this chaotic situation a puppy's diet should be gradually altered over a period of two weeks it said so that the puppy doesn't have to adjust to everything all at once including the diet. Is this reasoning valid? So I kept the cerelac for one time and the best quality kibble I could find and shifted her to it gradually. I do intend to stop giving her cerelac in the next couple of days. The problem is she is a fussy eater like her parents. She really gives me a hard time with the kibble although know she likes it but it's because she wants variety and I don't know what to do with the kibble. She did the same with one other good brand I tried before this one. After a couple of meals she looses interest in it. The vet suggested I soak the kibble in chicken broth which I did and she started eating it but then stopped again after a couple of meals. Then I had to give her boiled chicken because I had read that you should start from boiled chicken if you want to give meat. She started eating chicken which she liked and then after a couple of days I tried kibble again since as you said it is the most balanced diet for her and she started eating it unsoaked. She had it for 3 meals and now again she has started giving me a tough time with it. The breeder told me to start giving her Tres-Orix syrup 5 drops a day right after the first meal of the day for her appetite. She told me it worked wonders for her dogs and their appetite increased big time. She told me to stop after the bottle finishes, which is 120ml. Is it ok to start giving her that? I am concerned that her system might get dependent on it. Are there any risks whatsoever of that happening? What do you think? If I introduce raw food to her that will help with variety but is it really possible to achieve the same optimal level of great nutrition in the exact balance that a good kibble mix offers? Also is it ok to feed both a raw balanced diet and kibble? Also how do I introduce her to raw meat? I am in a third world country where butchers and slaughter houses don't have any hygiene standard imposed on them that they have to comply with. It's really very filthy from where the meat comes from. That is a serious concern for me I can't get myself to give it to her. Is it possible to put the meat in boiling water for just enough time for the bacteria to be eliminated? Like if the water is on a gas flame and is boiling and you put the meat in and let it boil just enough to disinfect it. If yes then what would be the minimum time required for the meat to get disinfected? OR Will boiling it even for such a short time that is just enough to disinfect it alter the nutritional value of the meat unfavorably? If that is the case then what can be done to ensure the meat is free of harmful bacteria etc. By the way can a diet based on cooked recipes be as good as a raw diet? Also, finding crushed bone is a problem. I am aware of the 80-10-10 rule and so 800g of muscle meat should contain 100g of bone and 100g of organs and tripe. I havw no idea whre i am going to get crushed bone i will go to the butcher today and ask him if he can provide me with minced chicken necks with the bone but I highly doubt it. If I can't get the bone then what other option do I have for the 10% bone? And what is the ideal ratio of organs and tripe within that 10%? Also, how do I make the transition from kibble to raw as smooth as possible? I read that it has to be done gradually since the puppy's system needs time to get used to it. I don't want to risk her getting diarrhoea due to any sudden changes. Thank you soo for going through this. Let me know what you think.
  3. Woah... that is a great variation. Are all these examples of pure bred huskies?
  4. She has already had her shots and the deworming was done 4 days after. The pic of the vaccination record and deworming is attached. Will take her there so she can have a look at her to see what her general condition is. What is your opinion of her general conditon?
  5. Oh ok. You mean to say shee won't be getting the nutrients she needs from good quality kibble?
  6. Oh ok. A vet will be seeing her soon. Shouldn't one avoid taking their dogs, especially puppies, to the vet unnecessarily? Isn't there always a risk that the puppy might catch something? It's ok BingBlaze n Skyla Please give me your opinion of what you think of her physical condition. Does she look underweight to you or is she average or above average. This is my first husky and first puppy so I really dont know. Since everyone here has that experience I was hoping you could tell me. I completely understand that it is no substitute for a vet check up and she will be having that on Tuesday.
  7. Yes I have. She had her shots and deworming done on the exact date that it was due. Why do you ask is there anything wrong with her?
  8. Hi everyone. Her name is Alaska and she is 10 weeks. Please take a look at tge video and tell me what you think of her? How is her condition? Is she thin and underweight or is she average or above average? Am just about to feed her it's been 5 hours since her last meal so she is on an empty stomach when this video was made. Thank you for taking out the time to read my post and watch the video. I appreciate it very much indeed! 20170317_140819.mp4
  9. Porridge is minimal... 1 part to 6 parts cerelac. It is once in the morning followed by two feedings of starter soaked in chicken stock with small chicken pieces sprinkled on top to make it more appetizing. The vet said yes you can give her that much when I asked her if I could. She didn't say it was an absolute must for her to have. I suppose my choice of words was wrong when I said asked I am feeding what she asked me to feed. My apologies... although the breeder does recommend it. Is it OK to feed both raw food and good quality kibble? Which members here have the best knowledge regarding raw food? Also, how is buffalo calf meat versus beef?
  10. I am feeding her what the vet asked me to feed her. Cerelac + porridge is standard here along with a starter puppy food. A friend of mine who imports and breeds the absolute best champion dogs as did his father also feeds his puppies cerelac+porridge. His father did the same and the puppies do turn out great. I got mine Royal Canin but she hates it am going to get another starter for her tomorrow. I want to soak the the starter in the broth along with some boiled mince beef/ veal to make it more appetizing for her. So what is better... veal or beef?
  11. Hi! Can anyone tell me what would be best for my puppy that is 10 weeks old and is on alternate feedings of cerelac+porridge and boiled chicken. I want to start minced and boiled veal or beef. How is veal for dogs versus beef? Is she old enough for me to start giving her beef/veal?
  12. Hi everyone! I have a 9 week old female puppy. She was weighed at exactly 9 weeks and was 4.55 kg. Kindly let me know the weight of your puppy or when your dog was a puppy at whatever age months or weeks you can recall and if that weight was under, average or over. Please also indicate whether you have a male or female. Can anyone provide a week by week healthy weight range for a female and male puppy seperately? This will hopefully serve as a guide for everyone raising a puppy. Thanks!
  13. I found this website while trying to figure out her weight... http://www.puppyweights.com/siberian-husky/262/ This is what happened when I entered your puppy's weight.. see attached screenshot. Mine has been predicted to be 23% underweight. So I have no idea what formula they are using but if the weight of your puppy is anything to go by then this website is seems pretty screwed up to me!
  14. OMG... autocorrect, typos and a hurry!
  15. petermartin.... thanks so much for responding! It seems to me that your puppy and mine are very similiar. There is a difference of 300 grams and 2 weeks... 150g per week... 21 grams per day. Is is reasonable to expect her to gain 21g per day? It is a 3.3% per week increase for her to reach that weight. Is it a reasonable expectation?