Phew, I just saw this thread, what got into him to swallow a kong?? I'm really glad that surgery went well and that he's recovering nicely , it's always nervewracking! But he's strong, he'll bounce back in no time I'm sure.
EN is an easy digestible fod, from Purina (I know this will propably make your eyelids curl up in horror):
Brewers rice, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn, chicken meal, coconut oil, animal digest, animal fat preserved with mixedtocopherols (form of Vitamin E), calcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, sodium bicarbonate, soybean oil, fish oil, salt, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, copper proteinate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, garlic oil, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.
Water sufficient for processing, beef, brewers rice, egg product, coconut oil, gum arabic, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, salt, potassium chloride, vitamin supplements (E, A, B-12, D-3), L-Lysine monohydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, niacin, calcium pantothenate, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), zinc sulfate, biotin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, manganese sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, copper sulfate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, calcium iodate, sodium selenite.
JMO - I'd be concerned about going back to RAW right away (even with grinded bones, maybe use bone powder instead?) since the 8-11% leakage possibility, and the initial fragility of the sutured area. Now others may argue with me but semi-digested raw meat leaking out of the gut scares me. In natures, perfored gut/blockage does not equal surgery, it equals death pretty quickly.
If you do feed raw it would have to be something really lean, like horse meat I guess.
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I can say words like undifferentiated gonads now!