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Thank you again to everyone that responded with encouragement and helpful advice. My girl is doing much better- seems to have a healthy appetite for her own puppy wet food and starting to eat kibble as well. Shes not a huge fan of kibble, but the fact that she is eating it is so encouraging. I believe she is adjusting well, and as you can see--not loved or spoiled at all ;) ;) ;)

I do have another question- she seems to love chicken, and I will cook some up for her instead of canned. Is chicken breast better than drumsticks? I would think so, since drumsticks seem to be more fatty. I have read that small dogs are prone to pancreatitis etc. For those of you that cook chicken for your babies- do you use breast rather than drumsticks?

Thank you! And here are more photos of my baby feeling right at home!
 

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I cook for our dogs and use boneless skinless legs and thighs.
 
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There's more taurine in the legs and thighs, I've been given to understand. And that's a good thing. Just avoid the skin and fat :).

Such a sweetie you have!
 

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I feed my current minipoo turkey breast meat because it’s handy. But I had a tpoo with pancreatitis that I had to home cook all her meals to keep her healthy. For her I used all the meat from a chicken, both dark and light mixed with veggies. No skin, no cooked bones and no obvious fat, but I also add in cartilage, ligaments and tendons.
 
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I feed my current minipoo turkey breast meat because it’s handy. But I had a tpoo with pancreatitis that I had to home cook all her meals to keep her healthy. For her I used all the meat from a chicken, both dark and light mixed with veggies. No skin, no cooked bones and no obvious fat, but I also add in cartilage, ligaments and tendons.
Dear Skylar--that is so helpful. Would you mind sharing your recipes? Just the ballpark amounts, and the types of veggies etc you use. Any carbs like rice?
 

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I home cook for my dogs. They get a varied diet that includes (1) meat, fish or eggs, (2) carbs (bread, potatoes, rice or pasta), (3) usually some veggies, (4) a calcium supplement (I use ground egg shells). For more info on home cooking for your dog, see the following:

Home prepared dog food
https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/15_7/features/Home-Prepared-Dog-Food-Nutritional-Information_20568-1.html

Carbohydrates and Your Dog's Digestive System
https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/13_10/features/Carbohydrates-and-Your-Dog_20103-1.html

Dogs evolved to love starch
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/01/23/170103080/in-order-to-live-with-people-canines-evolved-to-love-starchy-foods
 

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Dear Skylar--that is so helpful. Would you mind sharing your recipes? Just the ballpark amounts, and the types of veggies etc you use. Any carbs like rice?
Here are a couple of my recipes:

Chicken and stuffing.

Boil a chicken or part of a chicken and add diced carrots and kale (or whatever you have around) to the pot while it is cooking.
Remove chicken from the pot. take meat off of the bones and cut into bite-sized pieces.
Cut bread into cubes (my dogs prefer white bread)
In a big bowl, combine equal parts of bread and chicken, then pour the broth with the veggies on top to cover it.
Add a calcium supplement and stir everything together.
Serve warm (not hot). Put unused portion in the refrigerator. the broth will gel and it can be served cold the next day.

Here's info on calcium:
DogAware.com Articles: Crash Course on Calcium (Dog World Magazine)
 

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I home cook for my dogs. They get a varied diet that includes (1) meat, fish or eggs, (2) carbs (bread, potatoes, rice or pasta), (3) usually some veggies, (4) a calcium supplement (I use ground egg shells). For more info on home cooking for your dog, see the following:

Home prepared dog food
https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/15_7/features/Home-Prepared-Dog-Food-Nutritional-Information_20568-1.html

Carbohydrates and Your Dog's Digestive System
https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/13_10/features/Carbohydrates-and-Your-Dog_20103-1.html

Dogs evolved to love starch
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/01/23/170103080/in-order-to-live-with-people-canines-evolved-to-love-starchy-foods
That is immensely helpful! I can't thank you enough
 
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