I haven’t got around to updating the regular web page, so I thought that I’d post the current puppy menu here to save time.
This is what I’m making for eight 9-week old puppies, the same volume that I made for nine 8-week old puppies. As the puppies grow I will provide updates with the current portions.
They prefer the ground meat base to be either turkey or 50/50 turkey and ground beef mix. Some of them do not seem to care for straight ground beef. Others don’t care what’s in their bowl and will eat anything with relish.
Start with 1.5 lbs thawed ground meat (turkey or mix) in a mixing bowl.
In a food processor place:
3 large spoons of cottage cheese
3/4 cups of thawed mixed vegetables, or whatever leftover vegetables you have.
I am also including 1 tsp of Missing Link.
Process ingredients, then mix well with meat in the bowl. Net yield about 2.25 lbs.
This feeds the tribe, or for one puppy you can mix the batch and use for several days. At 8 weeks each puppy was getting about 1/4 lb each meal, two meals per day, so they are getting slightly more than that now. I expect that I will be increasing it to about 10 ounces per meal per puppy in the next few days.
They can now also devour entire chicken wings including all of the bone. Cutting up three chicken wings and throwing them in to 8 puppies creates a giant war that lasts all evening, so is not recommended. Next time they will get separate wings in their crates.
Remember when giving chicken or any meat with bone that it is not cooked. Raw chicken bones do not splinter and are safe for your puppy to eat. Do not attempt to defrost the pieces in the microwave as the bones will absorb heat.