Hello! I am so excited to be saying that we will be getting a puppy in about 4-5 weeks and I was thinking of feeding it raw food. I just have a few questions regarding the safety of it...
Please tell me the answer (If you know it) And the science to back up what you are saying.
#1. Could the dog get salmonella?
#2. Could the dog get E Coli?
#3. Would it be okay to feed the dog meat that has been put in the freezer before the expiration date but past the expiration date while in the freezer?
#4. Is it sanitary if the dog licked you after eating raw meat?
#5. Can you use any raw meat from the store that has no seasonings on it?
#6. Any tips to keep it cheap?
#7. What bones and meats would be best to feed a puppy first? (We will be getting it at 6 weeks and it will have been on kibble before coming home.)
#8. Will it make their stool runny?
#9. Should I just completely stop feeding kibble and go to raw all in one day or should I do it over the course of a few weeks?
#10. How do I know how much to feed? And if I do mix it to transition how will I know how much of each to feed during the process?
#11. Since the puppy will be so young should I mix in puppy milk replacer for a little while and if so whats the best brand?
#12. At what age could I start giving harder bones?
#13. Is it safe to give them meat with freezer burn?
#14. Should I cook the meat?
#15. Any tips you have for anything regarding raw food? For example "I like to feed my dog in a Kong to exercise their brain!" Or "I like to grind the veggies and mix them with ground meat since my dog does not like veggies."
#16. What are your personal pros and cons (If you feed raw) with raw feeding to your dog.
#17. Do I need to add supplements?
#18. Can they eat expired meat?
#19. What are some foods you wouldn't think of being toxic but are to dogs?
#20. Could the dog get toxoplasmosis if it will most likely be frozen before feeding?
#21. Off topic question, We are getting our puppy very soon and was wondering some name suggestions! It's a female Australian Shepherd (Yes I know they have lots of energy and require a lot of attention), She is a blue merle but a very rare coloring, She has a white face with a grey spot above her right ear and she has black ears, she has a white neck And a light grey back with black spots, I don't know her eye color yet since her eyes are still closed And she has no tail. I was thinking maybe Stella or Tucker but any name suggestions would be well appreciated!
I do know they need organs, bones, meat, veggies, etc but these are just some questions that I would like answered! Thank you so much!