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It does worry me that all people may not be aware of the importance of good hygiene practises when feeding raw .  Whatever I chose to feed, if I had children in the house, I would worry about them coming into contact with faeces and would ensure that toilet areas were well away from play areas. I am not sure that I would feed raw if I had young children or vulnerable people in the house to be honest as they often don't or can't maintain adequate personal hygiene standards. It is worrying that so many dried foods have also been shown to contain harmful bacteria etc. At least with raw, hopefully people are more aware of the risks when they may be less so with dried.  :(

Dog foods / Re: Eden Semi-Moist Duck and Tripe
« on: Sep 17, 2018, 12:36 »
I am glad you have found something to suit your dogs. I worry about the amount of water that my dog wants to drink when she has dry food. Pleased to hear that your dogs had no digestive issues and thank you for the feedback. :)

Thanks for posting on here Dottie. I almost missed it on the facebook page. Very worrying. With more and more people conscious of ingredients and checking labels, it is a shame that something like this could well undermine peoples confidence in what the label says.

Yes good to see another cold pressed food in the smaller bags ;D

Dog foods / Re: Intermittent incontinence
« on: Aug 08, 2018, 21:30 »
A scan sounds like a good idea as other things have been ruled out. Other factors which have resulted in incidents in the house with my dog include steroids. When she has needed the odd short course for sore paws. She drinks more and has had the odd accident. Also being in her paddling pool for more than 30 minutes. I think in addition to swallowing lots of water during play, it has a numbing effect and she doesn't seem to know she wants to go until too late. She often used to urinate if approached by a man she didn't know and still does occasionally.

If you can't see an obvious pattern it does seem like further investigation is needed. I hope you get some answers soon.

Dog foods / Re: Can Certain Dry Foods cause Anxiety
« on: Aug 02, 2018, 19:06 »
Hello and welcome to the forum. There has been lots of discussion about diet and its affect on behaviour. I haven't heard the theory that food can cause anxiety. Generally the discussion revolves around whether or not high protein diets can lead to hyperactivity and the jury still seems to be out on this. It may be that some dogs may react in certain ways to certain ingredients but it would be quite hard to say for certain, Even if food changes seem to correlate with behaviour changes, it may be just coincidence. 
You could have a browse through the pancreatitis thread  for more information about diet.

Dog foods / Re: Canagan dog food opinions please.
« on: Jul 30, 2018, 18:39 »
My dog tends to have seasonal problems with her paws. I am sure it isn't her food as she is only affected during the summer months. Generally if I wash her paws after a walk and if they start to bother her bathe them in a solution of hibiscrub and water and give her anti histamine for a few days, they calm down.

Introductions / Re: HELLO
« on: Jul 30, 2018, 18:30 »
Hello and welcome to the forum. Sad to hear about Mali's issues. seizures are never easy to witness. It does sound like she is coping really well.

Raw feeding / Re: Bella and Duke
« on: Jul 26, 2018, 18:05 »
Seaweed, there was no wool coat just some brown paper and and white bag containing the ice. You have to avoid picking it up without gloves and leave to evaporate in a well ventilated area before disposing of it.

Raw feeding / Re: Bella and Duke
« on: Jul 26, 2018, 17:07 »
I forgot that I had already paid for a box of this a month ago to arrive now. It came today when I was out. By the time my OH got home it had been on the doorstep for a couple of hours at least in this heat. He found that it had been  packed in a trial box with dry ice and was very well frozen still. I can't comment on the food as yet as we still have some left from our last batch to use.

Lots of things to ponder over. Some interesting reads. Thanks to all who posted links.

Interesting. I see they are suggesting that the issue may be due to having nutrients missing from the diet.  I read something about dogs being unable to process pea protein well so it just passes through. Can't remember where though so I don't know how reliable it was. I usually avoid foods with peas as when I fed a food containing quite a few, my dog lost weight on more than the recommended daily amount. She did seem to be passing the peas straight through but I thought it was because they were dried. She didn't do as well on it as she does now. I suppose if potato or pea/ lentil makes up a good percentage of the food,  the dog would need to consume more food to get enough nutrients.

Dog foods / Re: Rescue pup
« on: Jul 11, 2018, 19:51 »
Hello and welcome to the forum. I would agree that cold pressed is a good choice for feeding along side raw or as your main food if you didn't want to feed both. It can be fed at any age and suitable for all sizes of dog. Most isn't grain free but it often contains brown rice which doesn't seem to cause as many issues as other grains can.  I haven't had experience of any food specifically for larger breeds but maybe somebody else will have.

You can add all your requirements to the dog food filter and it will find options for you. this thread tells you how to use it.

All recommendations will be based on personal experiences and preferences and most of us have chosen after much trial and error when trying to find something that suits our individual dogs. Dogs are all different but as a guideline, whatever you feed should not cause any excessive wind, allergic reaction or yeast problems and stools should be fairly solid and easy to pick up.

Raw feeding / Re: Wool Liners
« on: Jul 09, 2018, 20:03 »
I am looking at ordering from a company who uses these, preferably one I can return them to. I will be able to give my feedback then.

I also worry about the impact of a pure meat diet Dottie. I tend to add a carb and some veg to meals now to stretch the meat further.

Introductions / Re: Hello!
« on: Jul 08, 2018, 07:43 »
Hello and welcome to the forum. Hopefully you will find lots of food for thought here. Stamp is lucky that you care about his health and diet.

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