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General dog chat / Re: Dog upset over new kitten.
« on: Jul 29, 2020, 18:16 »
Is your dog male or female? I was just wondering if it is an instinct to mother the kitten or not which may be causing the distress.

Introductions / Re: Hi all I’m after some advice
« on: Jul 15, 2020, 18:40 »
Your feedback is appreciated. I am glad your dogs are doing well and have settled at a good healthy weight.

I just found a few similar foods in terms of ratings and what I wanted to feed then chose the one with the recyclable packaging. It is frozen raw food comes in compostable cartons.

Dog foods / Re: Vegan Dog Food available in UK
« on: Jun 29, 2020, 19:59 »
I am still not convinced that a vegan diet is suitable for dogs. It is still a bit of an unknown.  Many have argued that it is not suitable for humans as B12 has to be taken as a supplement or added to food. In reality, lots of people who aren't vegan lack this vitamin and others and lots of processed foods have them added.  Whereas there is lots of evidence to suggest humans can do very well on a vegan diet, there just isn't that kind of data for dogs for me to be happy to omit meat at this time. Whatever you feed, you have to feel comfortable with it.

Dog news / Re: Lily (Lily's Kitchen)
« on: Jun 11, 2020, 18:06 »
Sad news :'(

Introductions / Re: Feeding guidelines help, please
« on: May 30, 2020, 12:13 »
500g weight gain is good news. I hope you can work out exactly what is needed to keep the weight stable now.

Dog news / Re: Statement from the Animal Health Trust
« on: May 01, 2020, 07:43 »
It is very sad to see how many animal charity organisations are suffering at the moment.

Introductions / Re: Hello from me and Hello from her!
« on: May 01, 2020, 07:39 »
It isn't including in the rating system at the moment but it is important to me also.  I tried to find comparable foods and then checked out the packaging on the various websites before deciding on the one I considered to have less of an negative impact on the environment.  The websites should also give an indication of where the food is produced and shipped from.

Introductions / Re: Hello from me and Hello from her!
« on: Apr 29, 2020, 19:11 »
Hello and welcome to the forum,
It sounds like you have done your research. Let us know what food you decide on and how your girl gets on with it. It is not an easy decision and you may have to try a few before you find one that works for you both.

Hello and welcome to the forum,
My dog has always been looking for when the next bit of food might be coming her way. I am pretty sure she is greedy rather than hungry. You may find some useful tips for helping him to feel full in this thread

I have in the past, found that  my dog can be hungrier on certain foods so have had to juggle a bit but I know its genuine when she starts to eat clods of earth or other weird things.

I give my dog oats cooked in water in her morning meal. It makes up about a quarter of her meal but it is quite  watery usually. I am just guessing but this seems to keep her stools from getting too hard.

Dog foods / Re: Thoughts about Wonderboo air dried food
« on: Feb 27, 2020, 20:49 »
The ingredients, when put in the review generator . came out with a score of 91% so it looks pretty good.

If you click on tools, on the top bar, you will find a review generator. Just add the ingredients to see what the rating is.

Home cooking / Re: Am I doing this right?
« on: Feb 22, 2020, 13:30 »
The ingredients you are using all sound good. Would that be what you would use all the time or would it vary? Personally, I would avoid the stock cubes as they can be very high in salt. Brown rice would make more sense that white as whole grains are likely to keep hunger at bay longer than the more processed white rice.

 I would also do some research into calcium if you are going to home cook. It is very important to ensure you are including enough. You can add baked and ground eggshells for this. It may be a good idea to look for some of the home cooking for dogs, groups on facebook if you have an account. You can get lots of helpful advice from people who do home cook.

Hello and welcome to the forum,
Were you thinking of adding cooked or raw ground beef to the food? Raw might not mix too well with a dry food due to differences in the rate of digestion.

Lots of people add sardines as a food topper but it is very difficult to recommend an exact amount. I know in humans, no more than 2 portions of fish  weekly are advised so perhaps that could be a guideline but I am no expert.  I try to give my dog a variety of foods and tend to add any dog friendly fruit or veg that we are having to her diet.  I do worry that all so called complete foods can provide absolutely everything needed for good health.

Dog news / Re: Pet Fertility Clinics Are On The Rise
« on: Feb 12, 2020, 18:48 »
Worrying on so many levels. It feels like the welfare of the dogs is secondary to the potential profits. Some heavier regulations needed quickly by the sounds of it.

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