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Raw feeding / Re: Transition to raw food
« on: Jul 24, 2018, 20:50 »
Thanks for sharing.

I did straight switch from dry extruded kibble to barf on one dog here without issues.

I wouldn't feed kibble am and raw pm I would probably feed last kibble earlier than usual PM skip breakfast and feed barf PM next day starting off on smaller portion and increasing next feed and so on.

I expect wind, smells and loose stools when changing any food or food type.

I have now looked at lots of the linked content....

I agree feeding the wrong bones can present dental injury choking or other risks.   

I agree that bacteria in raw food can be an  issue

I try to feed bones that are appropriate to the dogs not too big or small.

I buy barf (minced) complete with veg made by suppliers I trust (rather than bulk orders of roadkill delivered in a warm van). The factory that makes mine is close to me.

If I was to change from barf complete it would be air-dried, freeze-dried,  (both tend to be cost prohibitive),  cold pressed or home cooked.

I have read the linked article.

I accept I the article is referenced, however, I couldn't see details of a controlled whole life experiments conducted  whereby feeding commercially available BARF was fed and the wolves lived shorter lives than others fed commercial dry extruded kibble.

I felt the article clearly had a bias against BARF.

Well that has literally given me food for thought.

Introductions / Re: Hello!
« on: Jul 07, 2018, 21:54 »
Hello Jen & welcome to the forums.

If keen to discuss dog food for Stamp then you are in the right place.

Many of us on here have our own preferences for various reasons. Despite preferences many will be happy to comment on individual foods. 

Enjoy your stay :)

Wow...emotional viewing. RIP Maddie.

You  have tried various decemt quality dry extruded kibbles and a decent cold pressed.

If ok with concept of same maybe  try raw complete or home cooked.....assuming dog health  issues ruled out.

Raw feeding / Re: RAW Dog FOOD ADVISE
« on: Jun 26, 2018, 22:25 »
My dog likes eating horse faeces and old bbq remains.

Not saying there is anything wrong with the product brand mentioned.... my point is dogs can show enthusiasm when eating lots of different thing's. Look beyond the desire to consume I say. That said - On quickly checking composition of one of their products it seems acceptable and relatively fairly priced.

One observation is their products seems aligned to, (80/10/10), prey model.....I personally tend to feed barf raw completes (which includes veg).......I also use suppliers/brands I have spoken to and used for a good while so confident re what's in their specific foods,  sourcing, quality control, customer service etc.

I will go so far as to comment that I would probably give the brand a try if I wanted to trial a prey model diet.

A lot may depend on whether you source locally or by mail this can affect the maths & sourcing convenience longer term.

Dog news / Re: Worm Testing Kits
« on: Jun 26, 2018, 21:56 »
Competition in market can be a good thing  if quality of service and work not compromised.

I have done the maths and nothing here and thus far would cause me to jump ship from

Coincidentally I just got our two dogs (both good) results  back from

Thanks for sharing though

Quite fascinating to read.....the article mentions testing prior done on hundreds of mice and 12 years of research. From mice to dogs....perhaps the next evolution after dog testing may be human trials.

Seaweed I will be keeping an eye out for updates on this but please share any new info here f you see/find it.

Thanks for sharing above link

Autarky salmon probs as low as I would go money wise if on a relatively tight budget.  Not fed it myself but would be my choice if I had to select a fairly decent value kibble. Some Csj products worth a look but factor delivery costs. Skinners worth a look.  F&T fine but a friend has fed  rough & ready to working dogs...ok if you like that type of thing.

Introductions / Re: hello i am new here
« on: Apr 08, 2018, 18:45 »
Welcome to the Forums :)

We like timely updates....especially positive ones - Thanks :)

Nutriment do a low purine raw complete. Call discusss & ideally ascertain if suitable

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