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How can I feed a puppy in East Africa?

Asked by linuxgnuru (207points) August 9th, 2010

At the age of 32, I moved out to Tanzania East Africa to become a computer teacher-missionary. I’ve recently been given an 8 week old german shepherd puppy to raise but everything I’ve found out on the web says “just get puppy food.” My question is; what can I feed it as there is no puppy chow?

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Rice and fish. I’m serious. I had a friend in Japan who fed his dog rice mixed with the cheapest canned fish he could buy.

lilikoi's avatar

Meat, veggies, grains… Get a book like Dr Pitcairn’s: and/or check out recipes online.

Coloma's avatar

Yes, dogs survived long before commercial dog food came on the scene.

The puppy does need plenty of protein and calcium and sunlight for his developing bones and body.

Rice, eggs, meats, poultry ( no bones, or raw bones only )

Goat meat, mutton, beef and chicken would be best, boiled with broth would be optimum.

Do not feed raw meats.

Goats milk would be a good supplement.

NaturallyMe's avatar

@Coloma Actually, now that you mention raw meats/bones – i once saw a program of some wormy thing that is passed on to dogs by raw meat they eat of infected animals. This worm thing lives in the dog and can infect people too, it makes cysts in your organs and it’s very hard to get rid of and can be fatal. I don’t know where in the world this thing is found, but after watching that, i wouldn’t feed a dog raw meats or bones.

Adagio's avatar

@NaturallyMe I think you are talking about Hydatids

NaturallyMe's avatar

@Adagio – yes, that’s it! :)

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