I am in need of a little clarity with the PMS feeding.
We picked up our Doberman Pinscher puppy last Friday and he's 12 weeks old.
Our breeder informed us that he had been eating raw and on a diet of Bravo Chicken/Turkey and ground chicken with the bones.
When we first got home we used the Bravo chicken which we picked up and introduced him to a chicken leg with bone that night, (which I know now should have been chicken wing, neck or feet? Is that correct? The bones are hollow and easier?) I also took the skin off (I leave it on now) the chicken leg and it was not frozen. We also cut up some of the legs which I know now was a bad idea as well (this causes splintering of bones?) I totally supervise his eating, sometimes I even hold it for him to help.
We see a vet tomorrow and I am unsure if I can trust them to be on my side about raw feeding so I wanted to come to the community for questions first.
Last night while feeding dinner and changing a few things, he choked on a piece of chicken, and also got a huge frozen piece stuck to the roof of his mouth, I immediately got scared/discouraged. This morning without anything else to feed, I went with Bravo and held a frozen chicken leg for him to gnaw on.
Should he be eating frozen? Should he be eating larger pieces?
Any advice on cutting meats vs him crunching bones himself?
Keep using hollow bone chicken for now? Frozen? Wings, Feet and Neck?
I am very much dedicated to keeping this diet but I don't want any scares.
Also, I feed him a frozen cube of bone broth that he never seems interested in, should I keep this as a broth instead of freezing? Cubes seem too large to grab hold of. He also gets turmeric paste throughout the day with meals. Should he be eating anything else? Unsure of how the balance is with Bravo? Should I start to remove the bravo and stick to just PMR? What else could I be giving him to supplement? He eats about 5.3oz per meal, can that all be chicken for now?
I'm sorry for all the questions but I really want to stop at the store tonight and make sure I pick up the right things. I was so worried last night after he choked.