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Introductions / Re: Hi From Devon
« on: Nov 10, 2018, 19:01 »
Hello and welcome to the forum. He is a handsome dog.  :)

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Introductions / Re: Feeding times
« on: Oct 30, 2018, 22:00 »
A bit of a tricky one. My dog has done well on cold pressed in the past in terms of keeping her full and reducing output. Lukullus is grain free I think, you could check it out. A lot of the cold pressed foods have brown rice in.  It sounds like it may be worth trying something else but since dogs are all different I am not sure what would work for your dog.

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Introductions / Re: Feeding times
« on: Oct 30, 2018, 21:44 »
It does seem a  lot of food for his size. Is he going to the toilet much in the day time? As mentioned before I have had to change a couple of foods because my dog lost weight and was hungry even when fed over the RDA. She seemed to go to the toilet much more than when having other foods and I just felt that for some reason they didn't suit her and they were going through her to quickly to be nourishing.

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Introductions / Re: Feeding times
« on: Oct 30, 2018, 20:57 »
If he is maintaining, then it is probably the right amount for him. You often have to adjust RDA. I have found that I have had to feed more of some foods in the past, to avoid weight loss but not others.

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Introductions / Re: Feeding times
« on: Oct 30, 2018, 20:42 »
I usually make my own biscuits just from oats, rapeseed or coconut oil and a little honey but there are lots of things you can buy.  I have also used Lily's Kitchen bedtime biscuits before. They do a calming one. Most pet food shops will sell a variety of biscuit type treats.

I see the Recommended amount of the wainwrights is two trays per 25kg. How much does your dog weight?

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Introductions / Re: Feeding times
« on: Oct 30, 2018, 19:19 »
Hello and welcome to the forum,

Have you tried giving him the whole tray first thing in the morning and maybe a small snack at lunch time or mid afternoon. Also does he have a bedtime biscuit snack.?
My dog was being a bit sick around 4ish when we first had her so I think she was hungry by the time she got her tea. A small biscuit snack around 4.00pm stopped that problem and she always has a biscuit before bed.

I am not sure why he is waking. Maybe if he is a bit hungry, that wakes him and he feels the need to go out to the toilet once awake. I have recently had a similar issue of being woken between 5.00 and 6.00am on occasion after a change in food. My dog lost some weight and was wanting to go out to eat grass. I think she was hungry. She is on a different food now and there have been no further issues so far.

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Dog foods / Re: Light dry dog food help please
« on: Oct 30, 2018, 18:59 »
Hello and welcome to the forum, The issue of weight control can be tricky. You can find some information here As you can see from that discussion it can take a lot of playing around with portion size to get the correct amounts.  As he seems to do well on the Simpsons, it may be worth keeping him on it and reducing the portions even more.  No one can really tell you if he has an allergy or what  might be causing a reaction but as the problems started when you changed the food, it is likely that something in the new foods doesn't agree with him. If you enter 'allergies' in the search box, you should find lots of threads with some good advice about how to go about starting an elimination diet to help you identify the allergen. Alternatively you could have him tested.

 What is the situation with extras? If you were looking at an elimination diet, you would need to ensure that at least at first, your dog only has your chosen food. No treats would help with the weight as well.

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General dog chat / Re: Non Toxic Flea Treatment
« on: Oct 29, 2018, 18:02 »
Thanks seaweed, I have ordered some and will report back. I opted for the shampoo as my dog is quite happy to be shampooed. I am not sure how she would tolerate being sprayed.

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Raw feeding / Re: Scruffles
« on: Oct 26, 2018, 10:54 »
Hi seaweed,
They don't seem to be very active at all on the platforms I have checked out. I couldn't find any explanations as to why the websites are closed, sorry.

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Raw feeding / Re: Wool Liners
« on: Oct 23, 2018, 22:18 »
TBH the polystyrene boxes probably have the edge in terms of keeping the meat cool but after 4 hours out on a crisp but sunny afternoon, the wool did its job.  A couple of my boxes had started to soften slightly at the edges but not enough to worry me. I put one in the fridge as the last box is running out and the others in the freezer. I am not sure how they would do on a very hot  day. Perhaps the addition of dry ice might be a temporary solution in a heat wave.  There is generally a good tracking system on the deliveries so in warmer weather, I would arrange for someone to be home.

Petmum, were the ice packs in your butternut box dry ice or regular ice?

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Raw feeding / Re: Naturaw
« on: Oct 23, 2018, 21:43 »
I got my first delivery of naturaw today. I am very impressed with the packaging. The cartons will go in the compost so I am very happy about that. The food was delivered about midday and was out for 4 hours. It was still frozen with the wool liner. The food looks really good but I will report back on that later.  The last lot of food I had was Bella and Duke. If I had continued with this I would have had to play with the portion size. I was feeding the same amount as nutriment and my dog seemed hungry and lost weight. I will continue on that amount with the naturaw and monitor.

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General discussion / Re: Just What is in Dog Food?
« on: Oct 23, 2018, 21:30 »
More unwanted ingredients. I have always tried to avoid too many fish varieties of food as the mercury levels concern me. :(

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What is the food called? if I can find it online, I can try to find the ingredients to put in the review generator.  The ingredients look okay at first glance.

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Dog foods / Re: MORE puppy food
« on: Oct 22, 2018, 18:00 »
Hello and welcome to the forum, Having never had a puppy, I don't know much about puppy food.  The review for More Puppy food is here  As you can see, it is rated 3.9 which is fairly decent.  It is hard for members to recommend a particular food as all dogs are different and finding one that suits is mostly trial and error.

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I make a simple biscuit with just oats, rapeseed oil and a little honey.  They are quite crumbly but my dog isn't fussy what they look like. She seems to like them.

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