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Dog foods / Re: Dry vs Wet vs Mixed
« on: Yesterday at 18:11 »
I feed a mix of raw complete and cold pressed but like you worry about getting the ratio right so I tend to have meals of all raw or meals of all cold pressed. I also feed a home cooked meal occasionally. I sometimes add a few bits of kibble if I get to the end of the carton of raw and am left with a small portion.
I haven't tried adding water to many dried foods but for the ones I have , the cold pressed mushes down well. The others I have tried have just expanded and held their shape. I would worry that they would digest at a slower rate than the wet food so may cause digestive problems.

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Hello and welcome to the forum. I was fortunate to come across the site when I was first thinking about what to feed my dog. It was quite an eye opener and I still find it hard to understand why it is so difficult to buy a decent pet food from the supermarket. Interestingly Markus Muhle was the food I first picked. I quickly noticed some changes in my dog such as less wind, healthier looking stools and a less greasy, smelly coat.

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Hello and welcome to the forum. I can't help thinking that it isn't the food itself which is causing your dogs weight loss if she has been on it for 2.5  years and the loss is a recent thing. Is there any way you could monitor her intake to see if she has a decreased appetite and is eating less. Perhaps put out the recommended daily amount and see how much she eats in relation to that. If she is eating less, it could be worth checking that there is nothing physically wrong. If all is well then maybe a change would improve her appetite.
You are lucky that she has no allergies as that gives you a lot more choice.  You can use the dog food directory to put in your requirements.

*Go to the home page

*On the top right hand side you will see the quick search tool

*Enter the details for your dog and available budget

*Click on go to full dog food directory and look to the left hand side of the directory to filter your options  further.

*Press go and the search should come up with suitable foods for you to look at.

It is hard to give any specific advice as different dogs do well on different foods. If some moisture helps with her appetite then one of the cold pressed foods may help as they soften down well with water added.


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Dog treats / Re: Treats selection
« on: Jul 17, 2017, 21:45 »
Fish4dogs super star training treats are very small and quite good when you need to treat often. They  don't do too much damage to the waistline.

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All good advice above from Dottie and Coaster. The only other consideration I can think of in terms of the walking issue, is how relaxed your dog is when out walking. My dog can get stressed out by other dogs and traffic to a lesser degree. If we have a walk that she finds stressful, she may need time to chill at home before wanting to go out again.

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What a tragedy. I am so sorry for your loss. :'( I have given my dog a trachea to eat once but I am quite reluctant to feed similar items to her now as she has tried to swallow bits that are too bit in the past and because many of them seem to have worrying ingredients them.  Chose a food that you are comfortable with feeding. If your dog does well on it then I wouldn't worry about it. Please try not to feel guilty.  I hope you can find some kind of resolution and get some answers. My heart truly goes out to you.

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Recalls and alerts / Re: Chicken jerky fillets.
« on: Jul 13, 2017, 18:04 »
Hello and welcome to the forum, I have heard lots of things about the dangers lurking in dog treats and not necessarily just from China. I look for treats free from preservatives or make my own.  You can make some chewy treats similar to jerky by dehydrating liver or sweet potato etc see this thread  for some ideas.

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I haven't really looked at life stage products yet although my dog will be 8 possibly older, this year. i haven't considered a change to food for an older dog. I suppose it will be food for thought if she develops any health issues associated with ageing.

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Training and behaviour / Re: Water during the night time
« on: Jul 11, 2017, 18:04 »
Hello and welcome to the forum, I would agree to get him checked out for medical causes. Is he on any drugs which may cause a problem? My terrier used to have steroids for inflamed paws and would sometimes wet in the house. I am not sure if it was because she was drinking more. She loves playing in water and will often consume a fair bit when doing so. This in itself doesn't seem to be a trigger for accidents in the house. For some reason the steroids seemed to affect her ability to hold on. She would sometimes even wet when we were home indicating that she may not have been aware of the need to go until it was too late. I don't think she drinks much in the night anyway but we leave her water all the time.

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Thank you for the update. I am sorry that you have yet to find a satisfactory solution. It seems like a very complex issue. It does take time to see any improvements sometimes.
I agree with  Red Akita. It is best to keep the ingredient down to one and then add in other things one at a time and monitor for any reactions.

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I occasionally give my dog a small piece of coconut, she seems quite partial to it. I have never seem it in any dog food ingredients before.

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Introductions / Re: Hello
« on: Jul 10, 2017, 20:29 »
Hello and welcome to you and Tracker, I hope you will find lots of informative discussion and advice on the forum.

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That sounds like a good steady progress. Thanks for your update.

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Introductions / Re: Quick Hello
« on: Jul 03, 2017, 20:18 »
Hello and welcome to the forum. My dog has some cold pressed food with her raw and a little home cooked too. At the moment she is having lukullus as it comes in handy smaller bags. The bigger bags are no good as it is not her only food. She seems keen on it. Zooplus seem to stock most of the coldpressed foods made by Lupo.

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General discussion / Re: Puppy Food Amount- Pedigree
« on: Jun 28, 2017, 08:18 »
Hello and welcome to the forum. I haven't used it but that seems like a lot of food. What is the weight of each pouch?  8kg sounds heavy for a shih tzu puppy as well.

I couldn't find the food on the dog food directory but pedigree food in general does not score highly due to a lack of clarity in terms of the ingredients.

You could try using the dog food directory to look for a food within your budget

*Go to the home page

*On the top right hand side you will see the quick search tool

*Enter the details for your dog and available budget

*Click on go to full dog food directory and look to the left hand side of the directory to filter your options  further.

*Press go and the search should come up with suitable foods for you to look at.

I found this tool really useful. I was able to research further some of the options and therefore able to make a more informed choice for my dog.

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