Just discovered this forum and have found a lot of interesting information with regards to beginning a puppy on a raw diet. We have an 11 month old golden retriever. Our pup 'Tyson' is currently on a kibble diet (Taste of the Wilderness) but would like to make the switch after reading all of the positive information about dogs raised on a raw diet.
From what I've read so far it seems like it is best to stick with one protein source for a week (e.g., chicken or turkey necks and/or backs) and then introduce a second after a week has passed. Should I just be giving him 2% of his body weight? Should I be giving him chicken quarters at this age? Can he eat it all - bone and meat? What about the thin long bone in chicken quarters - is this not a choking hazard? Will he be alright eating the necks or backs, bone and all? Do they provide enough meat? Do I need to ensure at this age the recommended 80% muscle meat, 10% bone and 10% organs (liver or kidney)?
What about veggies and/or fruit? Is it okay to put them through the food processor? How much does a puppy need? Do I just mix it all in with the meat?
Do I also need to provide anything extra like flaxseed, fish oil etc.?
Anyways, I can really use advice from an experience raw diet dog owner and would be most grateful.