Before the last century, allergies, obesity, cancers, & the myriad of other medical problems dogs suffer from today, pretty much did not exist! The bad thing is that sometimes the effects from kibble are not immediately seen, but over the generations, they are becoming more & more apparent. Sadly, they are often misdiagnosed.
80% muscle meat -10% bone -10% organ- half that (5%) should be liver and half (5%) should be secreting organ(kidney, pancreas, brain, etc)
* amount will be depending on your individual dog & lifestyle/exercise level
* Judge if your dog is getting enough based on body condition.
You need "balance over time", so it is ok to feed the same type of meat for several days in a row. Over a month's time you should provide at least 3 or more different protein sources.
* The world is not what it used to be and our soils are becoming depleted. So you may choose to supplement with a few things as needed. Fish Oil or Krill Oil if you are not feeding grass fed meats. Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera (anti-viral & anti-fungal) Probiotics, either fresh green tripe or SBO's (Soil Based Organisms) and Bovine Colostrum or some other Immune System Building product.
That being said, I wanted to make you aware of other options that you may find information on, and also why they are not the best option for your puppy.
1. Homemade cooked diet. First off Cooking changes proteins on a molecular level, even at very low temperatures. The nutrients in their raw, bio-available form are destroyed and changed. The food becomes less nutritious, and less digestible. Over time this can lead to chronic malnutrition, even though your dog is eating an acceptable amount. This can be detrimental to your dog's health, leading to cancers, low immune system, and many other chronic illnesses.
Secondly the cooked diet needs to be supplemented with calcium,, as well as digestive enzymes, probiotics and the vitamins and minerals that are lost through cooking. This can not be done correctly, consistently and successfully without a scientific evaluation of the exact diet you are making. We thought this was supposed to be simple! It's not!
2. The half & half diet(half raw, half kibble) whether for convenience or fear, this is not a good idea in my professional opinion. The fact is that kibble is not a good diet choice, much like feeding McDonalds every day to a growing child, because it is from unknown, inferior sources, cooked at very high temperatures until all the nutrients are destroyed, containing supplemental fake nutrients tht are not bio-available, having its share of recalls for pathogen contamination, and the general makeup of kibble being from largely non species appropriate sources( grains, starches, fruits & vegetables). Also to consider, Kibble and raw digest at different rates, this can cause digestive issues such as constipation, impaction, diarrhea, and infections in the gut. The kibble needs time to move through the digestive tract, time to ferment and be somewhat broken down(although you can see kibble poo is mushily similar to how it went in) and the raw food moves through much quicker. The kibble slows down the rate of digestion, leaving the raw food to sit in the gut and rot, not good at all! Hopefully you can begin to get an idea of why this diet is not a good idea.
On the other hand they are a little more convenient, less messy and for newbies to raw feeding, less worry about if your dog is getting most of the correct nutrients.
I have been raw feeding for 7 + years(as of 2016) and I feed by body condition. I just weigh the food ever so often to see where they are at. Usually they get whole prey or as close to it as we can get. But they do get a mix of everything. And I do mean everything (raw).
I feed whole prey (chickens, pigs, deer, squirrel, turkey, goat, fish, rabbit, etc) other things like beef, tripe, cuts of meat from the grocery store or meat markets, etc as parts -bone in (franken-prey, some call it), or ground.
Also I never feed at the same time of the day.
My dogs are in great shape.
I believe that in the wild, animals are not fed a portioned, prepared, balanced meal every day at the same time on a platter or in a bowl.
My dogs are usually fed as a pack, but can eat alone and in different areas, on different surfaces, etc. I do occasionally feed them in bowls or on a plate, or by hand, or on the ground, on the kitchen floor, different every day so they are used to anything.
I believe most of the peculiarities that many dogs have is caused by the "regulated" way of feeding and so I just avoid all that by doing things the way that I do.
Sometimes (usually) I do make them sit & wait until I allow them to eat, but not always, sometimes I have them hunt their food (in my yard or house) both are ways of working for their food:)
My pack do occasionally get to pick berries in season or herbs/grasses, not every day & not as a % of their meal. Sometimes they get a snack of a whole baby carrot or piece of cauliflower or broccoli, a piece of a pear or a peach, or whatever.