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General discussion / Re: Feeding puppy
« on: Nov 02, 2019, 21:13 »
Not sure of your budget, but pure food is very good , it is a dehydrated food that you mix with warm water, I use it for one meal and use raw for the other one at the moment.  you could also look at cold pressed food too, my dog does not do very well with extruded food he finds it too hard to digest and it comes out loose. He is also on the thin side but getting there now. It is a game of try and see , but these are the ones that have helped my dog raw and pure. Butter nut is very good too but a bit pricey. I hope that you can find a food for your puppy.  :)

Introductions / Re: Millie won't eat dog food
« on: Oct 04, 2019, 20:26 »
One food you could try is pure , a dehydrated food that is made up with warm water and left for about 2-3 mins.
It is not that cheap but very good for even the fussiest dog. they do small 500g packs , to try it,  they have lots of positive reviews.
My dog is on this for one meal  and the other meal is raw just a thought. My dog does has a very sensitive tummy and it does not upset his tummy. Or cold pressed food , but my dog did not get on with this that well. I hope that you can sort your dog out with something that she  likes

Getting a puppy / Re: How to choose a puppy
« on: Sep 25, 2019, 21:36 »
Not always easy to choose a puppy, our red setter was chosen for us,( as they were like gold dust and this litter was very sort after) as we wanted a flat coated setter, and the others had curly coats.  When we went to see him, before he came home he seemed to have lots of energy, he was independent , but when he  was tired he wanted to be on his own, this was a good thing as he settled down at night fairly quickly and is very good at night now. My boy is very motivated by food but when he was learning the recall he decided that being off the lead was better than coming back for food, so I had to think of different ways to recall him back. He is very good at recall now.
Even if they are food motivated this may change when they are in the big wide world, like my boy.  :)
I hope that you enjoy your new puppy which ever one you go for.  :)

Introductions / Re: New member
« on: Sep 23, 2019, 13:07 »
My dog has tried a few different ones but not all of them have agreed with him. He is on Luna and me  at the moment but as long as your dog can cope with them I would not have thought that it matters with raw. :) as long as you do not mix raw with kibble (dry extruded) as they do not digest at the same rate and can cause tummy problems. :)

General discussion / Re: Post operation feeding for dog
« on: Sep 18, 2019, 08:59 »
not easy when you can not tell them what is going on , I hope that she recovers well.  :)

General discussion / Re: Post operation feeding for dog
« on: Sep 15, 2019, 16:15 »
If you want something similar to raw pure is very good , it is a dehydrated food that is made up by mixing with warm water, they can deliver next day if you order by about 11.00 am . Never heard of what your dog is going to have happen but I hope that all goes well. :)

Home cooking / Re: Fresh food feeding
« on: Sep 06, 2019, 11:46 »
just to say that pure does do a fish one, I have used it and my dog seemed to love it, I hope that you can sort out your dogs food.
I also agree with Dottie that to do your own food is a bit of a challenge making you get all that they need.

General discussion / Re: Cockapoo with poo problems : (
« on: Sep 03, 2019, 14:35 »
Hi Lou
I have had lots of problems with my red setter from a puppy,
 I had a very thin puppy who did not put on weight easily, and all the dried food I gave him went straight though him with the same problems as you have . I tried him on tinned it was good out put, but he was not putting on weight and was still hungry.
 I also tried him on pure which is one that you have to re hydrate with warm water, very good but did not help  him put on weight.
the only one that worked with copper was raw , out put very good , firm , he also put on some weight and is doing very well on it.
I was not a raw food fan but now am all for it ,
The company I use is Luna and me they do patties and it is very easy to use.
You could also try cold pressed food which breaks down in the tummy quicker and is better than kibble which sits in the tummy for a long time.
Your dog may be like mine and does not do very well with dried food.
I hope that this helps and you can help your dog with a diet that helps his tummy. :)

Raw feeding / Re: New to raw feeding
« on: Aug 04, 2019, 16:19 »
Hi Cat
I also raw feed, but do give raw bones or necks to my dog, only as I do not want raw food being dragged around my house. I give a complete raw dog food to my dog some has vegetables in the other not, only because he does not do too well on vegetables and as he is thin he needs more meat to help him put on weight.
As you are new to raw feeding it would be good to get some advice from a company that sells raw, I use Luna and me , and now use as well naturaw  which are both on this site, and sell food suitable for puppies.
I hope that you can sort the food out for your new puppy. :)

Dog foods / Re: Butternut Box
« on: Jul 12, 2019, 16:02 »
Can you tell me what additives are in this food, my dog has been on this food in the past and it all looked good to me, may be I am missing something.

I have a skinny red setter, and I found that he would not put weight on with anything else but raw. I have tried quite a lot of the dried foods and was told to feed more at each meal only to find that the more I gave him to try and put weight on the more his stools became loose.
Then I tried even raw even though he is still a bit thin he is getting there with the raw .

Raw feeding / Re: Puppy weaned on raw, transitioning off?
« on: Apr 09, 2019, 10:36 »
sounds like good progress, when you give the dried extruded  food do not give with the raw food as the dried food is slower to digest and can give an upset tummy.
I found with my dog he could not digest the dried extruded food, it gave him tummy problems he does best on raw. :)

Raw feeding / Re: Puppy weaned on raw, transitioning off?
« on: Apr 02, 2019, 11:47 »
Another good dog food is a food called pure dog food  re hydrating  it with warm water and is like a casserole . It comes in a small box so good to try. it can also be used with raw.
Raw is not for every one,  :o
One thing I would add is I would not feed  your puppy  by hand, put meals down and if they do not eat it by a certain time them put them back in the fridge, by  hand feeding you are making it hard for yourself. A puppy will not starve and will eat when they are hungry.
The pure food has lots of positive reviews . may be worth a try. I hope that you can sort out the feeding for your new bundle of fun. :)

Raw feeding / Re: Paleo Ridge Raw Dog Food Products
« on: Mar 15, 2019, 12:40 »
Copper has been on PPR now for a good week now, he is not as good in the bottom end as he was on Luna and me :-\ so when it has finished I will try him back on Luna and me and then on to Naturaw and see if he is any better.
I have a friend how has a german shepherd and he did not do well on PPR either.

Raw feeding / Re: Paleo Ridge Raw Dog Food Products
« on: Mar 05, 2019, 11:45 »
I have just received the box and as you say it came in a polystyrene box , but not to worry. I was slightly surprised that it came with a very large  sheet of bubble wrap, which I normally reuse when I send knitted goods  to charities, but as it came with raw dog food and I do not know how clean it really is,  so sadly it had gone in the bin.
so have also ordered a taster box with naturaw as they seem very good too.
I will try Copper on the new food tomorow and let you know what he thinks and what his tummy thinks. :)

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