I think I've decided to feed Angel (almost 9 week old shih tzu/poodle mix) premade raw for a few months for a few reasons. She doesn't have all her teeth yet and her mouth is tiny, so it's hard for her to eat big pieces of meat right now. I'm not home for a couple of mealtimes and I would prefer to be here when she eats bones. (I'll be home after summer, just have a kid in a day camp several days a week, so I'm gone for a couple of mealtimes with that) I'm also concerned about not getting her the full nutrition during fast puppy growth, and I think my husband is about to be diagnosed with diabetes, so I need to spend some time learning how to cook for him (proper meals, I know how to cook LOL). Anyway, premade seems to fit pretty well for right now, so a few questions.
1. Is there a "better" premade raw? I can easily get most of the popular brands at a local store.
2. Do I need to "slowly" introduce different proteins as with PMR?
3. If I use a variety of proteins (chicken, beef, turkey, duck, pheasant, pork, etc.) with premade raw, when I switch to PMR, will I still need to introduce different proteins slowly?
I'm liking the shape (pellets, sort of) of the Instinct raw, so I'll probably stay away from companies that only have it in patties. The pellets are perfect for when I'm not home and my son is handling mealtimes.