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Dog foods / Re: High fat kibble
« on: May 15, 2017, 09:03 »
Nature's Menu delivered 14 raw beef knuckle bones this morning at 8:45am coming all the way from Bristol to Cornwall!

I've kept 2 bones out for the monsters and the remainder just about fitted in my mini 32 litre freezer.

Exemplary service from Nature's Menu.

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Dog foods / Re: High fat kibble
« on: May 11, 2017, 06:41 »
I've ordered 14 frozen raw beef knuckle bones from Pets at Home to be delivered on Monday.
They are coming from Natures Menu so maybe I should have ordered from them in the first place ::)
I ordered 14 so as to get free delivery, and will make sure I give Cody & Beau their bones seperately
or there may be fisticuffs  :P although they get on OK normally, being they are of similar age and both
brought home at 8 weeks old. Raw bones is different though, and might bring out their inner wolf :)




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Dog foods / Re: High fat kibble
« on: May 10, 2017, 07:27 »
Yup, good point, Thanks Meg. My neighbour, a 78 year-old Cornish farmer has often said the same thing.
Cody the Pointer would have to have one too of course - not much gets past his eyes ... or nose  :D

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Dog foods / Re: High fat kibble
« on: May 09, 2017, 11:40 »
Great replies Red-Akita and Dottie.

I’ve got the Millies Peak Performance arriving today, so I’ll see how he gets on with that.
He is a ‘working type’, so I presume he’s programmed to work ... calm he isn’t !!
When he isn’t wanting chucky he is manically gnawing his Nylabone.
My English Pointer who is 26 months old is a ‘show type’ , very calm, and quite content to lay on the sofa showing off  :)

Anyway, thanks for your excellent advice. he is a very intelligent breed of dog, as this video shows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLsiBOfcIRU&t=2s
So I intend to do some more work with him regarding obedience rather than just wear him out physically.

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Dog foods / Re: High fat kibble
« on: May 09, 2017, 09:50 »
He does need to fill out a bit Red_Akita, his hips and ribs stick out and people actually pass remarks about it on walkies.
Maybe he needs some Bakers  ;D
I'm not overly-concerned about him at the moment really as he is healthy enough in all other ways.
I give him 200g of 'Barking Heads Big Foot's Bad Hair Day' twice a day + a LARGE handful of Markus Muhle Black Angus at lunchtime, so I couldn't feed him any more without making him soft at the other end.
I might add that he is a very active dog, which can be a PITA when I'm trying to watch TV in the evening :)

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Dog foods / High fat kibble
« on: May 09, 2017, 08:31 »
Is there any other kibble I could consider, to put some weight on my 20 month old French Shepherd.
I intended using https://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/dog-food-reviews/1368/millies-wolfheart-peak-performance which is quite high in fat and I can't find anything which comes even close to that product.
Thanks.

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Dog foods / Re: The big question: What do you feed?
« on: May 07, 2017, 16:00 »
Can you add Devoted to the list, my English Pointer is now on his 2nd bag and his skin has never been better.
I feed my French Shepherd (Beauceron) with 'Barking Heads Big Foots Bad Hair Day' (tis called that!) or Markus Murle Black Angus but,
I'm changing to Millies Wolfheart Peak Performance (high fat) to try and put some weight on him.

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General discussion / Re: Deal of the week
« on: Apr 13, 2017, 08:54 »
Devoted dog & cat food have a 'TRYME' 15% off your first order: https://www.devotedpetfoods.co.uk/

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Dog foods / Re: Devoted Dog Food
« on: Apr 12, 2017, 20:14 »
Thanks Dottie and Tinyplanets .

I'll take Beau the Beauceron to the vet after Easter.
Good advice about a higher fat food, I'm looking at Millies Wolfheart Peak Performance, or Poppy's Picnic, both of which are quite high in fat. Beau was on Natural Instinct when he came here from the breeder, so raw could be the way to go although Poppy's Picnic could work out a tad expensive for a large breed.


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Dog foods / Re: Devoted Dog Food
« on: Apr 12, 2017, 09:01 »
 Hi De Hi!
My little monster Cody the English pointer has been on Devoted free-run chicken for the last 3 weeks and appears to be doing well on it. So well in fact that I've just ordered another 12kg bag  :)
He seems to be more lively on Devoted [as if Pointers aren't lively enuff!] his poos are kickable too, unless I give him too much, which relates to all dog food of course.

I've put my French Shepherd (Beauceron) on Markus Muhle Black Angus, which he likes, but then again he would eat anything and absolutely everything!!
He needs to put on weight as he is literally a bag of bones at 18 months old. I'm a'thinking mayhap he has an endocrine disorder His appetite is good, although he is always famished, his poos are normal, and he is otherwise happy and full of energy.

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Dog foods / Re: Devoted Dog Food
« on: Mar 18, 2017, 08:13 »
>>Please let us know how you (or rather your Pointer) gets on with Devoted?

Will do. Pointers can suffer with skin problems, and Cody is no exception. I use calamine lotion, aloe vera,  or coconut oil to help any flare up, but find Sudocrem works best.

Trouble is, the little monster eats something unmentionable while out for an off-lead romp, and undoes all my good work  >:(

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Dog foods / Re: Devoted Dog Food
« on: Mar 17, 2017, 19:57 »
UPDATE

I received my order today after phoning Devoted yesterday. The delivery note was dated 16th March and the parcel was marked 'next day', so I reckon if I hadn't phoned them, I'd still be without my order placed 6 days ago and, I never did receive a reply to my email.

Not the-end-of-the-world in the grand scheme of things of course, but not a very positive buying experience either  :-\

What's the kibble like?  dunno yet, I'd say the composition is very similar to Canagan and Acana. Tis for Cody the English Pointer, who is used to Acana, so all should be well  :P

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Introductions / Re: Hello from Dog and his dogs
« on: Mar 16, 2017, 17:09 »
Thank you Tinyplanets.

I don't think I would ever want to be without a dog, I've always just had the one dog, but now have two of similar age.

If I ever won the lottery I'd ignore the fast cars etc. etc. and just  get more dogs  :D

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Introductions / Re: Hello from Dog and his dogs
« on: Mar 16, 2017, 13:43 »
>>Years ago I used to dry slices of wholemeal bread, make it into breadcrumbs and mix it up with their butcher's meat

I think I used to do the same thing actually - 15 years ago is a long time ago  ;)

Milo my Ridgeback was fed on extruded for most of his life, Arden Grange lamb & rice, then 'Ultimate Nutrition', ending up on Wainwright's turkey & veg.

Not the best foods I know (now) but at least it wasn't Bakers!!!

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Introductions / Re: Hello from Dog and his dogs
« on: Mar 16, 2017, 11:21 »
Thank you Dottie, yes, 15 years was good going for a large breed. I started him off on raw mince and stale wholemeal bread as a pup, which was recommended by my vet at the time, an 'old skool' vet who began practising in the 1950's.

I didn't keep him raw as an adult dog though, but I reckon it set him up for life, healthwise, as he hardly had any heath problems at all over the years, apart from when his anal glands became impacted AND infected ... I dealt with that myself  :P

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