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Old 04-18-2014, 11:32 PM
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Hi just wondering if anyone can give me any advice, gave my pup some raw natural instinct and a chicken wing tip for the first time yesterday, she seems really ill today wouldnt eat, I managed to give her some cooked chicken which she ate, she did do a hard poo last night, but hadn't done one today. She just doesn't want to do anything. I'm really worried, I will take her to the vets tomorrow morning, but just wondered if anyone could help. I'm feeling really bad that I've made her ill

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Was this the first time she had the Natural Instinct? Do you think she is just a bit constipated or are there other symptoms? If she hasn't eaten I would be concerned about her blood sugar levels. Low blood sugar can make a pup lethargic, how much does she weigh?
Boney food and a wing tip may just be too much bone. Which variety of NI was it?

The fact the food is raw is not going to have made her ill. Natural Instinct used to be an excellent complete raw diet, but i have not used it since the company changed hands.
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She weighs 2lb she has eaten a bit of cooked chicken and I gave her a bit of honey as I was concerned about her sugar levels. I gave her the puppy variety of natural instinct she seems to have perked up a little bit as we've taken her up to bed.

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And it was the first time she had natural instinct.
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Hi she seems a lot happier today more her usual self, she did have a big poo. She's eaten some of her Eden kibble. But it has put me off the raw feeding, maybe her little tummy can't cope with it.I was currently feeding naturediet which isn't a bad food. It freaked me out her being ill, as our first chi died a couple of days after we got her.

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You don't seem to have much faith in the raw diet, maybe do a bit more research before making the change? Are you on FB? There is a great raw feeding group, Rawfeeding Rebels, that is a great source of support.
Have you read Brodysmom's introduction to raw feeding on the raw food forum? It has some great links, the 'myths about raw feeding' are definitely worth a read, and should help to put your mind at rest.
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They often go thru transition period from kibble to raw. They get liquipoop. But it should clear up after a day or two. Some people reconmend 1 day fast to help with the transition. I think I fed my chi breakfast then nothing till the next day, when I gave him skinless chicken with ground bone to start. Then introduced small but whole wing bones, progressing to entire wing excluding thr "upper arm bone". I think it's not advisable to give kibble and raw together as their digestive systems get confused. Plus they cant flush out the junk from kibble if you keep feeding it to them.

By the way, did she chew on the wingtip? I held on to the chicken pieces initially with my chi to ensure that he would chew enough to crush the bone.
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