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General discussion / Re: Pegetables
« on: Feb 09, 2017, 17:11 »
I haven't tried them myself but would be inclined to avoid anything with sugar in.  Some people use a dehydrator to dry sweet potato and other veg or meats for an alternative to rawhide. Then you know what your dog is having. I have just baked things dry in the oven too like liver.

Dog foods / Re: Autarky for non working dogs?
« on: Feb 06, 2017, 17:30 »
Hello and welcome to the forum. That particular flavour doesn't seem to be in the dog food directory yet. I put the ingredients through and it came out with a 3.5 rating, so average.  Working dog food is often higher in protein but it has 27 percent which isn't too high compared with a lot of dog foods.

I would recommend that you use the filter to give you some ideas. You can enter your dogs details and your budget and search by highest rated.  This thread says how to use it.

Good luck

I had a cat who was very partial to dry food. I didn't like feeding it and tried to give him meat. He would mostly leave it and I had to give in. He liked Wilkinson's own brand which was loose.  He always had good teeth and lived until he was 21 when he had nose cancer (He was ginger and white) They are susceptible. I still wouldn't feel happy feeding it. I am sure it was just luck that it didn't make him ill.

Mine is 3 also I suppose. Mostly raw, sometimes dry and I add some of what we are having, mostly veg but sometimes brown rice, sweet potato etc.

I tried to add mine but got a fatal error message. I just saw Dottie's post and mine fits in more with those suggestions so I will hang on until the bugs are sorted.

Hello and welcome to the forum. I agree that does seem a lot but at least they are generally solid. My dog was on Arden grange when we first got her and was producing more than she does now. 3 sometimes 4 daily.  She was healthy enough but If I recall, the RDA seemed more than I ever feed her now.

Good advice from Dottie. Finding the right food for you requires a bit of research and some trial and error. Good luck.

Dog treats / Re: Puppy chew... for 3 months old.
« on: Jan 23, 2017, 17:19 »
My dog enjoys a bully stick every now and again too.  She wasn't very interested in her antler until I took Dotties advice and soaked it . Now she has nearly chewed it all down but it has lasted ages.

I can't really say for this one as my current dog is my first.  My Mother used to feed her dogs butchers tripe and table scraps. I remember that they all had bad wind :-X

Classifieds / Re: Tarimoor Pets Limited
« on: Jan 18, 2017, 18:35 »
Love the photo. Someone looks  a little distracted. ;D

Introductions / Re: Hello from Thurlstone, Yorkshire
« on: Jan 18, 2017, 18:32 »
Hello and welcome to the forum. Good to have you on board.

Dog foods / Re: Can food affect urine output?
« on: Jan 14, 2017, 14:49 »
Hello and welcome to the forum, I have ever had a puppy or a male so can't really say. Could he be marking and not emptying his bladder each time.  I noticed that my dog goes a lot more when she has cold pressed food and not her usual raw dinner, She also drinks a lot more so that explains why. It might be worth asking your vet for advice on this issue.

I am no expert but like Dottie, when I read your post, the first thing that sprang to mind was nutriment low purine, I agree that it would be worth contacting them for advice. They are generally quite helpful.

Hello and welcome to the forum,

I am not sure if any are dangerous but I suppose if it was to be given regularly, I would be a little cautious regardless as some elements can build up over time. From what I have read, not much on the market designed for that purpose is terribly effective.

Dog foods / Re: Wainwrights Dog Food Quantities
« on: Jan 05, 2017, 17:44 »
Hello and welcome to the forum, Looking at the fat content and comparing the foods in the dog food directory. It looks like the tins are higher in fat. 33 %  compared to 25 % That may explain why slightly less is recommended.

I occasionally add some cold pressed to my dogs dinner but just sparingly and I just give about 10% less raw complete. I am not to precise but then it isn't often. So not sure about that one sorry.

Very interesting reading and a good discussion. I am looking forward to seeing what the changes mean for the ratings.
I agree that it is hard to say for certain the benefits of raw over different cooking methods or vice versa. Lots of factors involved and different theories around. There is enough information around for people to make informed choices.

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