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Old 08-15-2013, 03:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay so I have chicken and turkey down 100% he has perfect poops now for the last few weeks..
So I have decided to go to pork as my next protein now my plan was is to do a turkey neck with a couple of ounces of pork to start..
What is the best pork to start with also is there a bone in pork he can eat...

I am pretty nervous to do pork bones they seem pretty tough I was told pork butt is a great pork to start with any input here would be great thank you....

Here is a couple of pics of him he is 5 months old and exactly 41 pounds how does this sound at this age

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Old 08-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Axle looks great!

As for trying pork next, I know that is usually saved for last because it's the *richest" protein of the 4. Hopefully it works for you!

If you give him pork short ribs, they have the soft white bones that he should have no problem with, but regular pork rib bones are fine too. However, we just stick with chicken bones as our main bone intake with Duke and he's doing great with it.

Try getting a pork loin roast and cut that up for him. That tends to be a very lean cut.
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Good for Axle on doing well with turkey and chicken!!

Are you really sure you want to do pork next? Personally, I would do beef before pork. But, if you are set on pork, go ahead. I would do it really slow. Start off with 2oz and feed with lots of bone and slowly increase the amount. I would recommend pork heart as opposed to any other meat if you can get it as it's the leanest pork that I buy. Pork is fatty and can cause issues with loose stool and can make them gassy.
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Hmmm my plan was is to try and get the gassy pork out of the way now lol is it wrong to not to go to beef next ?
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Another question does each bone offer something different this is something I have not seen before or asked my plan was is to do turkey neck with each new protein I introduce...

Turkey by far gives him the hardest poops but I was not sure about the hole thing if each bone type offers different nutrients I would like to keep turkey and chicken as his bone meals if I can
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Unless he is experienced with bone I would wait for pork. After chicken and turkey my boy was given beef chunks and later green tripe.

Bones are bones and the most nutrition is found in the meat of the animal. Personally I feed only lamb ribs & necks, chicken carcass, duck & chicken necks as bone meals. He also eats fish and I'm going to start feeding skinned rabbit once I can source them at a descent price. Bones are great for calcium and keeping their teeth very clean which can get from all types of bone

I don't feed pork at all, it's very rich and should be fed sparingly for most dogs (some will be fine with it).

Never ever feed the weight baring bones of large/heavy animals as they are extremely tough and risk the dog chipping its teeth.
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Those are the main bone meals we're using now as well - chicken and turkey necks.

If you can get rabbit or lamb at a decent price (it's insanely expensive here!) then those are also alternatives.

I would go with beef first and then move on to pork.
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Okay thank you I will go to beef next fingers crossed he has good poops lol
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Just take it SLOW - start at 2 oz. mixed with bone in chicken and work your way up gradually over the 2 weeks.

Also, another thing I learned - Duke doesn't do very well with an all beef meal. He gets VERY gassy and was actually having some anal leakage with his farts! So we split it up so that he gets half chicken and half beef for both meals on a day we're feeding beef. Just an fyi for you!
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Great advice has been given. I would also do beef before pork
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