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the 3rd pic is the most recent of him on raw and 2nd on is when he was on kibble he was breathing in you cant see his ribs but has a small waist should i feed him more? before he was getting 3 cups kibble and now hes getting 1.4 pounds of total food he weights 63 pounds last time i check the vet... i think hes okay can get a little thicker which, ima up his food but im doin it slowly.. because i just started with raw....just wanna know what you guys think? thanks guys
 

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Definitely not too thin. From the first pic, he looks like he could take some weight off. Seconds two pics he looks fine.

You are feeding him right on target for a raw diet. 2-3% is the guideline, and with his current weight at 63 that would mean 1.26-1.89 lbs so the amount you're feeding sounds perfect. Adjust if you need to but I think he looks good.

What exactly are you feeding? Premade/commercial raw, or prey model, or?
 

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yea he does look fat in the first pic lol his size are him standin up...and if if he does how much weight should he lose hes 1 1/2 yrs old.... im goin prey model im only the 6 week so one turkey/ pork shoulders...small chunks slowly each meal.... love kaytu and denalis eyes lol
 

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He looks a healthy weight to me. Sydney looks chubby when she lays flat on her side like that but she's definitely not.

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yea he does look fat in the first pic lol his size are him standin up...and if if he does how much weight should he lose hes 1 1/2 yrs old.... im goin prey model im only the 6 week so one turkey/ pork shoulders...small chunks slowly each meal.... love kaytu and denalis eyes lol
I don't think he should lose any. He has a good "tuck" in between his ribcage and hips, and his ribs aren't visible (some breeds it's ok to have visible ribs, but based on his body type and fur it's probably better if you can't see them). Have you started adding organs yet?

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I don't think he should lose any. He has a good "tuck" in between his ribcage and hips, and his ribs aren't visible (some breeds it's ok to have visible ribs, but based on his body type and fur it's probably better if you can't see them). Have you started adding organs yet?

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Yes I love that tuck he has lol.. as for organs not yet, Idk what I just dont trust organ meats here at walmart... I'm place a order from my pet carnivore tonight.. any help ill love it lol.. I been lookin for a chart to follow the precise amounts of when i do start.. people told me not to begin till after beef? Or start now?
 

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Yes I love that tuck he has lol.. as for organs not yet, Idk what I just dont trust organ meats here at walmart... I'm place a order from my pet carnivore tonight.. any help ill love it lol.. I been lookin for a chart to follow the precise amounts of when i do start.. people told me not to begin till after beef? Or start now?
Why don't you trust them? As long as they are not enhanced or anything they are fine. (Sodium should be under 100mg per 4oz serving). If you don't trust it then go to a grocery store like a Safeway or Kroger store. Usually the way to start is to feed just chicken the first week. Chicken leg quarters are usually recommended. The second week a new protein source is introduced, usually pork, but any kind of red meat like goat or sheep or beef is fine. Third week another source, continuing to feed the first two sources as well. Fourth week another source. Introduce organs the 4th or 5th week. I like to have the dog doing well on 3-4 sources before introducing organs. Liver is very important and needs to make up about 5% of his diet. Another 5% should be other organ like kidney, spleen, pancreas, or brain. Often it's hard to find organ so ask the meat department if they can order it for you. Introduce organs slowly, little bitty pieces at first, as they are known to cause loose stools. I feed organ about 2-3x per week.

I've seen many guides that basically follow this: http://www.kaossiberians.com/rawfeeding.html
 
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