Hq i. I recently made the switch to a raw diet. We're in the soupie stage with some chunks here and there. Ive been leaving soup available for them at all times and removed all kibble but I'm becoming very worried they are not eating enough. They are both very sleepy and don't want to play. Charlie my youngest boy, threw up a tiny bit the day before yesterday. I know this will be better for them but I hate to think they are uncomfortable and starving.
How much are they eating? Have you sat down with them and hand fed them? During a switch, I usually sit and hand feed at least one complete meal, especially if they're only picking at their food. How old are these wee ones? You mention him, so if he's an adult male he should be consuming 3 oz of meat minimum daily. If he's a kit it should be 6 to 8 oz in 3 to 4 feedings. Is the soupy chowder or mostly water? What are their weights? You should have a daily weight that tells you they're progressing That's a starter. Please keep us updated. It does sound that they're not consuming enough protein, but knowing what their weights are is a big step in the switch. Weighing their meals (beginning and what's left over) is very important ciao
Post by peacexlovexpets on Jun 3, 2019 19:15:53 GMT -5
Do your noodles have a treat they really love such as salmon oil? I have not switched to raw, but when one of my boys was having a hard time with a diet switch in general, it just took a light coating of salmon oil/water mix of his new food to help peak his interest and get some fats in him to help him keep his weight stable.
If you don't already-having a kitchen scale that you can use to watch your noodle's weight is super helpful! I thought one of my boys was losing weight, but actually he was gaining (he blew his coat so fast that he looks quite frail and turns out he was chugging along just fine). A consistent record of weight is good to have when you switch diets so you can reference your ferret's natural fluctuation.
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