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Dog foods / Purina Beyond
« on: Aug 22, 2016, 19:51 »
Does anyone know what is in the new food Beyond from Purina. After getting nowhere on their website, I emailed them asking what the ingredients are. I can't believe the response I got. It said "Please know, we do not release the exact recipe percentages for competitive reasons, but our products fo provide complete snd balanced high quality nutrition for pets".

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Introductions / Re: 8 week old bedlington terrier
« on: Nov 07, 2015, 15:46 »
Hello and welcome to you and your beautiful girl.

I've found this site extremely useful and quite an eye opener.

hope you find the food thats right for both of you. There are so many options these days, I'm sure you'll find the one that's best  :)

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Introductions / Re: Hello
« on: Nov 07, 2015, 15:39 »
Hello, thank uou for your replies,  apologies for nother coming back sooner.

Hi LS25LEE, Regards the Royal Canin, I  was of the same opinion as you, just mix it in with the platinum food as a tempting extra. Then I read on the platinum site that you shouldn't mix it with other kibble even if introducing for the first time. Something to do with the way it's made and different digestion rates .... arghhhh!

Hi Tinyplanets, yes Addison's is common in Poodle's (along with a fussy attitude to food lol) and I have spoken to the vet about diet. Fortunately, her blood levels are very good now she's on medication so there is no need for a special diet  :)

I have now made a big change in their  food. I've started buying the natures diet mince (2kg bag). I cook the mince in the microwave  (as per the packet instructions) I boil up some rice, carrots and broccoli, mix it all together and then put meal size portions in tubs ready to feed.  I'm in the process of finding dog meal recipes and so far they have licked their bowls clean every morning and night! Their stools are a lot firmer also. It's working out at a cost of between  £1.50-1.75 a meal and it's not that labour intensive as I'm cooking their veg along with mine and my partners. So far so good  ;D



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Introductions / Re: Hello
« on: Oct 12, 2015, 20:57 »
Her addison's isn't acute enough to effect her diet (THANKFULLY! ) The tablets are easy to give .... Cheese slices or hotdogs lol

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Dog treats / treats containing garlic
« on: Oct 12, 2015, 09:53 »
Hello

I am interested in your views on garlic.

I hear so many contradictory information .... garlic is bad for your dog, garlic is good for your dog ..... which is it?

I found some amazing dog treats from a company called Doggie Deli. I first saw them at cruft and my dogs absolutely love their liver sausage, but it contains 1% garlic.

Is this bad? And if it is bad, why is this company allowed to sell it?

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Introductions / Hello
« on: Oct 12, 2015, 09:21 »
Hello

Thank you for letting me join this amazing site.

I have 2 gorgeous standard poodles, Lilly (5 in Dec) and Alfie  (just turned 2). Anyone who knows the breed will understand just how picky they can be when it comes to food.

Lilly is particularly fussy, I have to give her variety otherwise she will go days without eating. To make things even more complicated, she has recently been diagnosed with Addison's, and one symptom of Addison's is lack of appetite. I have my work cut out!

About 8 months ago I spotted Royal Canin Poodle food in Pets at Home and thought I'd try it (if only I knew then what I  know now). This is the ONLY food Lilly has never lost interest in (except just before her addison's diagnosis). Unfortunately, it is not suitable for standard poodles only toy and miniatures, which I found out when I  contacted Royal Canin concerning the feeding guide.  At that point I was already a third through a 15kg bag and RC told me it would not do any harm to finish the bag although they gave me no advice on the quantity to feed; so I guessed based on the information on the bag. Lilly piled on the weight. My vet later told me that smaller dogs require a higher calorie intake, so I  understand now.

Anyway to cut a long story short I am now feeding both dogs Platinum's dry food and I mix in a little wet for variety , and (in Lilly's case a small amount of Royal Canine -simply because she won't eat anything without this food)   The wet ranges from Platinum wet, Spencer Deli (similar to Applause but cheaper), James Wellbeloved, Caser (Lilly again, I'm sure she things she's a small dog) to fresh chicken and occasionally liver. 

I have joined this site for advice on what other options I have. Now, for all those people who are about to tell me to feed Raw, I have tried but they do not like it. I used to feed raw to my last dog and I  have tried various Raw food and they will eat in one day but not the next which has left me throwing no end of raw away.

Thanks once again for the join, I look forward to hearing your stories and advice.

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