Hi sorry for the slow reply, I only just had internet set up today (moved house).
To begin feeding raw, start with bland boneless chicken in order to give your dogs digestive system time to adjust (kibble creates a less acidic stomach environment). There may be a few bowel issues during the transition phase but this is normal and will pass. Once you think he has adjusted well to the chicken, you can start adding in new proteins, one at a time. Too much all at once will likely cause an explosive problem, so make sure it’s in small quantities. You can begin to add in organs and soft digestible raw bone, in which case I recommend chicken/poultry as it is very soft. 2% is correct however it still depends on the dogs weight and activity level, as every dog is different. Regarding the puppy you could start him on say 4% and adjust as you see fit (if too fat then reduce, and vice versa). Puppies are growing, so it is important to have food available (i.e dont restrict if he’s hungry).Here is a useful feeding calculator.
Prey Model Guidelines:
10% edible bone (different to a recreational bone): Chicken, poultry, and other soft bone such as brisket. Depending on the dogs size, he may be able to eat chicken quarters, or frames if he is larger.
80% Meat: Fat, heart, shoulders, whole chickens, whole turkey, green tripe, lamb, beef, venison, fish and so on.
10% organ: Kidney, brain (etc). Half must be liver.
Things to remember:
-Bones should be large to prevent choking.
-Never mix raw and processed food, as they digest at different rates. Keep 10-12hrs apart.
-Weigh the food until you feel you have an accurate eye for it.
-Balance over the week. For example if your dog eats 100g per day, thus 700g per week, make sure he is getting 70g bone, 70g organ and 560g meat during the week. It saves you measuring the 80/10/10 rule for every single meal. Also it doesn’t have to be accurate, just keep it close to that range.
-Feed a variety of meat/bone/organ as feeding only one type of protein (e.g Pork) doesn’t replicate the prey animal.
-Join the Raw FB groups as their files are very helpful for newbies. Also check out some of the meat sources in my page description, and contact some local suppliers near you to save money.
Hopefully your dog does well on raw. :)