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Introductions / Re: Hi everyone ☺️
« on: Aug 04, 2019, 18:55 »
Hello and welcome to the forum. Exciting times ahead with your pup.  Hopefully you will be able to choose a suitable food for him.

Dog foods / Re: New puppy, food help needed!
« on: Jul 24, 2019, 18:08 »
Hello and welcome to the forum. For a dog with no specific health issues, 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. You can look at this thread for advice on how to use the quick search tool and find some different foods. If you find one that you like the look of, feel free to ask about it as some members may have had experience feeding it.

Dog foods / Re: So confused!
« on: Jul 20, 2019, 12:53 »
Hi Elastic, you will probably get different answers all round as what to feed is very much down to personal preference and also individual dogs. The best way to decide is trial and error. If you find a food that keeps him satisfied, doesn't cause allergic reaction, produces firm stools but doesn't make him constipated, gives him enough energy and overall good health, then that would be a good choice for you.

Hello and welcome to the forum. You can see a comparison of the two foods here

Thanks very much for updating. It is good that your dog has had no problems with digestion as some dogs can, when overfed the richer foods.

General discussion / Re: Can you Mix dog food brands?
« on: Jun 24, 2019, 18:29 »
Hello and welcome to the forum,
I didn't know about the canagan and Eden wet food Lottie so thanks for the information.

It can be problematic feeding some wet food and baked kibble due to different rates of digestion. It may be okay for some dogs but could cause problems for those with more sensitive stomachs.

The cold pressed food manufacturers also  say that it is alright to feed that with a raw diet so I would imagine it would be okay with wet food too. Some of them are more expensive than other kibbles but Markus Muhle is quite reasonably priced. I once fed that to my terrier who has a little Cairn in her and she did well on it.

General dog chat / Re: Vet food recommendations
« on: Jun 21, 2019, 07:04 »
It is hard to advise without knowing what the problem was or what any lasting effects on the gut may have been but many people do not have the advice of a vet and feed successfully.  Vets are not necessarily impartial or experts on nutrition just as doctors aren't.
The 80/20 foods like Acana, akela and Eden will be higher in fat if that is what you are looking for.

Dog foods / Re: Can any one advise please
« on: Jun 11, 2019, 18:00 »
I haven't fed cobby dog but I once tried forthglade cold pressed and found that seemed to cause more frequent and larger stools than the other cold pressed foods.
I agree with Dottie that it is very easy to overfeed cold pressed foods though.

Dog foods / Re: New here! Advice please
« on: Jun 10, 2019, 19:53 »
Hello and welcome to the forum. Unfortunately finding a food to suit individual dogs is often lots of trial and error. It does sound like your dog is reacting to something in his food as he was doing all right before the changes.
You could have some  allergy testing for your dog which can be expensive or try a food with few ingredients and a single source of protein. Initially it may be helpful to look for a new protein source then introduce something that was in the foods that he was eating when he was itchy. That way if the itching starts again you will know what is responsible and can cut it from his diet. You can then try introducing other things one at at time to see what happens. Some examples of single protein foods are Acana  and forthglade Others may be able to suggest different foods  that may be useful.

Dog foods / Re: American Bulldog food
« on: Jun 03, 2019, 19:35 »
My dog is a mixed breed of mostly terriers. I mix her diet up between raw, some home cooked and  cold pressed on occasion. I don't have to transition her as she has a strong stomach and seems to tolerate food changes well However no one can say what will suit your dog as they are all different. It is very much trial and error. I shouldn't think cold pressed would be a problem for individual breed though.

Dog foods / Re: Concern with Cold Pressed food
« on: Jun 03, 2019, 19:29 »
My experience is that any food I have fed produces more frequent and larger stools, than raw food. I think the extra fibre is a good things as when on raw my dog sometimes gets constipated. To avoid this I end up adding some veg to her meals.

Dog foods / Re: American Bulldog food
« on: Jun 02, 2019, 21:11 »
My dog is not a bulldog breed but I successfully fed her lukkulus for a while.She did well on it but  I don't feed her it all the time as I like to give her some variety.

Raw feeding / Re: Small Portion Raw Dog Food
« on: May 29, 2019, 19:55 »
I generally partially defrost a carton and cut it in half to refreeze half but I am not 100% comfortable with this so smaller portions interest me.

General discussion / Re: NEW RATING ALGORITHM... finally!
« on: May 28, 2019, 18:37 »
It looks good and on initial examination, I see some surprises in the new ratings. I look forward to having a good browse. I see that naturaw doesn't reach the same high rating as nutriment now! I assume that is due to lack of added healthy ingredients. However for me the eco friendly packaging has to be a consideration. hopefully the veg I add myself  adds some of the missing nutrients.

Wow big news indeed. Thanks for sharing.

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