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I've been following the 'Good food on a budget' thread and I guess this question is similar, but I'm wondering wether anyone can recommend a good quality kibble that doesn't cost the earth? For the bulk of her meal, I feed my girl Rocco Classic tinned food (about 4.3 on the site), but I like to add a handful of kibble to it even though it's  not really necessary. A chap on the market near me was selling 7kg bags of Lily's Kitchen for £15 (normally about £35), but his supply has run out and so is mine.  I know what I should and shouldn't be looking for in a food, but recommendations would be make the task a bit easier. I know in the 'budget' thread people were saying stuff like Wagg and supermarket brands are OK, but I would prefer to steer clear of these if possible.

I don't know how many of you are Facebook users, but if you are, and have a dog who is getting a bit stiff in the joints, Turmeric could help.  My dog is too young to suffer from something like Arthritis yet, but I still try to include it in her diet daily for its anti  cancer properties and as a preventative for problems normally associated with aging.  It's worth looking in on the Facebook 'Turmeric User Group UK', just to read the many miraculous stories posted by owners who have seen the effect this amazing spice can have on a large number of different ailments.  Turmeric is a spice which has has lots of scientific studies performed on it, so it's possible to verify most of the claims made for it.  It can also be used by humans.  Golden Paste is regarded as the best way to take Turmeric daily as a dietary supplement. It consists of Water, Turmeric, Black Pepper and Coconut/Olive Oil.

I realise this is a very similar topic to the 'Fearful dogs' one started by Tinyplanet, but thought I'd start a new one seeing as mine was quite specific. I shall be keeping a close eye on the other post too though.

My 2 year old Border Collie is usually great when introduced to new things. Didn't even seem to be bothered by a Steam Train pulling in at the station near to where I live (GWR Steam Trust).   One thing which really seems to worry her (and me) though is shotgun fire. If she hears shots going off in the distance,  all commands to stop, wait or come go out of the window. Sometimes she will just slow down enough to enable me to catch up, but mostly it's a determined trot back to safety.  A couple of weeks ago, this meant even crossing a semi busy road by herself.

So synopsis over..... Does anybody have any suggestions as to the best course of action?  A backfiring motorbike caused a similar reaction a few days ago.  I have wondered about finding out whether there are any clay pigeon shooting places nearby to slowly introduce her to the noise and try to make her realise it's not a threat. Is this the best idea?  I found some shooting sound effects on the internet, but she didn't seem to be bothered when I played them, so maybe the real thing will be a necessity.

Any suggestions appreciated


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