The yellow is from chicken....for whatever reason chicken poops are yellowish.
Mucous is from the gut protecting itself from irritants, in this case, just a change in food and increased fat is what probably caused it.
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My dog has had the mucous, too. He got it in the beginning when he switched, and then anytime he ate anything that didn't co-operate with his gut (like sneaking kitty kibble). The first time I saw it, I was like "AHH WHAT IS WRONG?!?!", but these guys set me straight
Well his poop still isn't getting better. Now it's back to a brown shade but still a lot of mucous and mush. When I fed him tonight he nearly choked to death on a bone. I had my finger all the way down his throat to get it out, eventually it just went down, but it really scared me and made me wonder if all this is really worth it.
You might want to hold onto the chicken for him to encourage/teach him to chew.
Or you could give him a larger piece and then take it away once he's had about the amount that he is supposed to be getting.
I would also learn to do a doggy heimlich.
Other people will have more suggestions for you, I'm sure
I've been feeding my dogs and cats raw for over a year now with no choking accidents. A dog can even choke on kibble, a treat, or even a toy as well, btw. My dog has choked numerous times eating treats during training because he swallowed them too quickly lol...
I know how you're feeling! I think every one of my dogs have given me a choking scare....but they always manage to get the bone back up to rechew it. Makes me wonder if they were actually choking or I was just being overly concerned.
Smashing the bones for now will help, but so will feeding larger chunks. What are you giving him now? Maybe backs are just too small for him which means chicken quarters would be the best thing to go with.
I was feeding him only chicken backs, and today his poop was FINALLY the way it should be. I ended up buying a grinder capable of grinding poultry bones, and it crushed up the backs like a champ. I am going to start feeding him other chicken parts like split breast and legs by gradually increasing muscle meat and decreasing the amount of bone down to around 10%.
I started off Milo right away after I brought him home. The day before, I prepared all of his meals according to 3% of his ideal matured body weight. He loved the meals but he was not eating all of it, he would eat till his stomach was full. I asked the vet about this and he told me that it was normal for puppies to eat to a "limit." I was concerned but his body weight was normal. Now he's been eating a little for breakfast, more for lunch, and everything for dinner, still eating about 2.5% of his ideal body weight every day. We started off just giving him chicken thigh with the bone for about 2 weeks. Now he is 13 weeks old, he gets an egg with the shell 3 times a week, a small piece of liver every day, chicken thigh and beef chunks every day, and his favorite of all....a chicken foot every day! We also mix in salmon oil and some probiotics just as a maintenance supplement, which is good for his digestive health. Surprisingly, he does not like chicken necks...weirdo He also loves vegetables! We give him a little chunk of carrot or a green bean or a chunk of sweet potato and he will eat that first! Sometimes we also give him about 2 slices of banana which he loves also. He's doing really well, very healthy, firm poop, pearly white teeth, and a great, nice-smelling coat good luck! I hope this helped!
Oh wow! Sorry to hear about all the ups and downs with starting your baby BB on RAW. We are a year into feeding RAW and still trying to figure it out. When we got our BB puppy (Zoba) at eight weeks he was twenty pounds and we grounded up leg quarters and beef liver for the first couple weeks then we cut up leg quarters for Zoba after that. We've never had a choking hazard (thank God!) ..but Zoba HATES having to chew through bone so we have to give him whole leg quarters to insure that he will chew instead of just swallow..if he swallows it too soon he will do this hacking thing and bring it right back up hahaha! But that wasn't until recently
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