« on: Feb 10, 2018, 22:37 »
Hi, looking for some advice about raw feeding.
I currently feed my almost 2 year old mastiff/rottie natures menu complete county hunter nuggets.
I made the change almost a year ago just from advice from my trainer as I mentioned she is always acratching and I’m pleased I did, her behaviour changed dramatically and she came a lot calmer, less itchy and seems to enjoy it.
Problem is, before we switched she was never an early riser and would sleep in until whenever we got up and didn’t really pester to be fed. But now she is up barking waiting by the oven(she knows it’s in there defrosting) by 6am every morning and is usually sitting by the oven by 3/4pm wanting to be fed again which I try to hold out until 6pm. My issue isn’t waking up early it’s that she’s obviously starving and will then only last until late afternoon before she’s starving again. She has 30 cubes per feed twice a day.
I don’t know if she’s just being demanding and we’re falling for it or she’s not getting enough food but she has just over the recommended amount for her size.
I wouldn’t say she’s underweight, she is small considering her breed (she’s 33kg) and her mum was very large. In comparison her brother is a lot bigger and weighs in at almost 50kg and is fed supermarket tinned wet food and pedigree or other branded dry food- just seems strange the difference?
Has anyone else experienced this and if so what did you do?
I’m considering swapping brands or even doing home made but I’m not very clued up on everything raw and also assume it’s more time consuming as I use the nuggets for convenience.
Any advice greatly appreciated as I’m just concerned I’m not feeding her enough