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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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i adopted a sixyear old yorkshire terria three weeks ago but

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i adopted a sixyear old yorkshire terria three weeks ago but cannot get him to eat dogfood his previos owner gave me the food that they giving him but he wii not eat it the only thing i can get him toeat is chicken is this safe00
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
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Chicken is safe but an all-chicken diet will leave Dylon calcium-deficient and eating a woefully unbalanced diet. If you feel that Dylon would appreciate your home-cooking, here's a balanced recipe for an 8 year old neutered dog:

chicken breast, roasted, without skin, 4 ounces
rice, white, long-grain, cooked, 2 cups
canola oil, 1 tbsp
salt substitute (potassium chloride), 1/2 tsp
bone meal powder, 2 tsp
salt, iodized (sodium chloride), 3/4 tsp
Multivitamin & mineral tablet, kids complete, 1 each
zinc, 100mg tablet, 1/2 tablet
This provides 459g prepared weight with a total kcal as prepared of 726kcal - the daily requirement of a 43lb dog. You can refrigerate what isn't eaten for a few days or freeze the food indefinitely as long as you check for spoilage if frozen for more than a few weeks.

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