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Starting Golden Retriever Puppy

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We picked up our 8 week old Golden Retriever puppy today. In the morning and around lunch time she had her kibble since they fed her (Science Diet Large Breed Puppy) and when she came home at night we gave her a bone in split chicken breast and she ate the whole big thing. I'm worried about bone percentage and how much is good for a large breed puppy. I don't want to mess up her growth. I am thawing out another bone in breast and a chicken leg for tomorrow. This is all I have bought so far- legs and bone in breast meat. I already feed my cats and toy poodle PMR successfully but I just want to make sure I'm doing things right for the puppy. For training treats I've been giving the Pure Bites brand freeze dried chicken breast. She had a pretty loose stool this evening but otherwise has been fine. She ate the chicken breast really well without encouragement and left only a very small bit of bone.



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Last night she had bile pukes... is that okay?



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Yes...throwing up is normal to the transition because their stomach is not full



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Thanks. She is also hiccuping a lot and had major diarrhea today in the crate and outside and puked more. About an hour ago I tried to give her chicken again and she refused to eat it and walked away so I picked up some premade raw (Nature's Variety Instinct) and she ate that up... I don't know what to do. She hiccups a lot too.



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Try feeding a heavier bone piece like a back or leg quarter (cut into slightly bigger than half if its too much for her) to help with the diarrhea. Usually crazy diarrhea cases in the beginning happen because you're not giving enough bone to firm poop up.

 

If you don't want to be in a situation like me (my pup has been extremely picky lately, I figured out a way though, been freezing chicken and pork together) then practice some tough love and don't give in to them when they dont wanna eat and give another food. I know it' might not be the same for such a young pup to not feed them which actually might be borderline starving them lol so keep trying with the chicken, so you don't have to keep relying on premade raw which can get expensive.



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Ok her poop got a little better and she was more quiet last night after the premade raw. I gave her slippery elm too. Maybe I should get her steady on the premade raw then slowly introduce the chicken when she is okay on this?



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You may have overfed her in each meal the first few times. How big is your puppy? 

 

And how much did you feed her and when? 







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