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Old 06-27-2013, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,
I need some advice please from experienced raw feeding breeders.

My bitch is due in a few weeks with her first litter. I have raw fed her from the day I got her. I am wondering if there is any issue with a raw fed mom passing bacteria to her pups via licking, etc. I am concerned because I understand newborn pups do to have a fully functioning immune system. Also, when do you begin weaning and do you use raw for weaning pups?

Thanks in advance for sharing your experience with a nervous first time breeder.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First of all you should have done your research prior to breeding her. Raw fed mothers need a different feeding schedule. What do you currently offer her on a weekly basis?

Has this female had any health testing done prior to being bred? Is she registered?

Just to clarify things, puppies are not born with an immune system.
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Thanks for the warm welcome. What is your suggested "different feeding schedule". Yes, she has had full health testing prior to breeding and yes she is registered. Every test recommended by the American Boxer Club has been done. However, that was not my question, nor the advice I need.
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Thanks for the warm welcome. What is your suggested "different feeding schedule". Yes, she has had full health testing prior to breeding and yes she is registered. Every test recommended by the American Boxer Club has been done. However, that was not my question, nor the advice I need.
Kari is one of the most knowledgeable people on this forum. There's no need to be snotty. You need to understand that backyard breeding is highly frowned upon here, so we try to ascertain right away who we're dealing with.
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Thanks for your advice. I do understand about the organ meat issue and calcium as well. I do understand also about puppies and their immune system, maybe I worded that slightly misleading. I feed a BARF type model. Do you have any advice on the original questions I had?
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@MissB- when seeking knowledge, one should be "Humble", especially when that knowledge is to help bring a life into the world....Safely and Survive!


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I have changed my mind. If you already know what I have tried to tell you then you should already have the answers to the questions you asked.
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Thanks for your advice. Not sure what in my original post was not humble or friendly to any one here. Your all inclusive assumption that anyone asking any breeding questions is somehow not qualified or an unscrupulous BYB is a bit much. Sorry if in some way I offended anyone. I didn't think my original post was offensive nor demanded the response I got. Nor the fact that I happen to know about thinks I did not ask about somehow disqualifies me from getting advice on other things I actually asked about. So, you are telling me that if I know about not feeding too much organ meet and early on or the issues with calcium that somehow I should know about the questions I asked. I'm not sure how that logic works. Sorry again if somehow I rubbed you wrong. I simply and politely asked a couple of questions. Thanks

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I am not willing to offer my years of experience and hard work to just any breeder. I am all for helping and mentoring people however I would require that proof of health testing be validated by one of the mods on this forum.

Then any advice given, will be done through PM or email. I am sure one of them will be in contact with you shortly.
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