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Dog foods / Paleo Ridge Raw
« on: Sep 08, 2015, 11:35 »
I've just found this company http://www.paleoridgeraw.uk, and am wondering if anyone else has heard of them or even uses any of their products.  Their prices seem to be quite competitive compared to other raw food suppliers.

The company is based local to me (14 miles) but I only now found out about them by chance as my dog training club is moving onto the same Farm Complex.  I have lived in this area for over 20 years and have never heard of this company!   

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Dog foods / Re: Nature diet puppy
« on: Aug 20, 2015, 10:56 »
Hi!  I used to feed Naturediet to my Rough Collie (sadly died 12 years ago).  It was the only food available at the time that did not cause severe "liquid" poo issues!  I fed this food for nearly 20 years!  The recommended amount to feed a dog of my collie's weight is 3 -3 1/2 trays daily.  I found that despite him being a very active dog (he regularly accompanied me whilst riding out my then boss' horses) if he had more than 1 tray a day he would pile the weight on.  For my cairns the recommended amount is 1 tray daily.  They used to get 1/3 a day and have weight issues.

I see your pup is only 15 weeks old, so I know that it will need more food than an adult, but if you decide to stay feeding Naturediet once your pup is an adult, then I would definitely feed atleast 1/2 of the recommended adult quantity and monitor the weight carefully.

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I can't access it either.

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General discussion / Disgusting New Habit
« on: Feb 13, 2015, 07:21 »
Not sure if this is in the right category so please change it if necessary.

I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas to help put a stop to a rather nasty habit one of my Cairns has picked up.  She has discovered the dubious 'delights' of our cat's 'deposits' in the garden!  :o .  Getting rid of the cat is sadly not an option!

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General discussion / Naturediet Changes?
« on: Nov 14, 2014, 22:35 »
I know that Naturediet has/is going through some changes at the moment, but I am at the moment trying to work out whether one of mine is being sick due to the changes in the recipe/cooking methods or it is his illness causing the problem, or both.

I have been feeding Naturediet since 1996 without a problem with 5 Cairns and 1 Rough Collie.  The Collie had an extremely dodgy digestion, and Naturediet was the only food that didn't go through him like water!  Now, at the same time as changes at Naturediet are happening, one of my Cairns (12 yrs old) , who has had a cast iron stomach, is being sick after he has eaten.  He does have a health issue, he was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer at the end of June this year  :(

He has up till now been eating with no sickness whatsoever.  I'm starting to wonder if fat content can affect the cancer?  He was also sick after having a pigs ear.  Yet a fresh bone (with quite a bit of fat) has not caused a problem?  I know that he will not be with us for much longer (in June the vet gave him 3 months!), I don't really want to mess about with his food too much now, but would changing him to Forthglade Lifestages help?  I see that it has a lower fat content than Naturediet.  There again if I have to prepare daily Home cooked meals that is no problem either.

Other than this he is thoroughly enjoying the time he has left.  Daily walks, still loves going to training class weekly, and lets 1/2 the county know when a leaf falls off the tree!

Thanks for listening to my rambles!

Wendy

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Supplements / Re: Are supplements needed?
« on: Nov 01, 2014, 20:03 »
I think it entirely depends on the dog and food given.  My dogs have always been on a decent quality food (currently Platinum/Naturediet/Forthglade), but with one of them if I do not give her Kelp 2-3 times a week she will eat anything out in the garden or on walks, soil/feathers/animal droppings, anything.  Give the extra minerals in the kelp powder and this scavenging stops immediately.  Forget the kelp for a week or two and she will start scavenging.

 

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Introductions / Hi!!
« on: Oct 28, 2014, 20:01 »
Hi,  My name is Wendy and I have the dubious honour of being owned by 3 Cairn Terriors!  ISLA (3 years) who is daughter of SKYE (7 years) who is daughter of RORY (11 years).

I have over the years fed many different foods.  I fed Skinners kibble 20 or so years ago. I don't know if they are still going or not as I haven't seen them about for ages.  I progressed onto Naturediet 19 years ago as this was the only food my 1st Cairn would eat.  I have been feeding this ever since.  Occasionally I have given James Wellbeloved.  I tend to add a little biscuit/kibble of some sort to the Naturediet.  These have in the past been brands such as Natural Choice Whole Bake and Laughing Dog. 

I dabble a little with raw food too.  The odd meal of Naturediet is replaced with Chicken Wings, Necks Chicken carcass, any offal that I can find on offer at the supermarket and fresh butchers bones as and when I can get my hands on them. 

Currently the dogs are having either Naturediet or Forthglade Natural Lifestage and Platinum.  Isla and Skye have more Dry and less meat, whilst Rory has the majority of meat with just a sprinkling of dry.  He has a large Thyroid Tumour in his neck so finds the softer meat much easier to cope with.

That's basically it,  My short intro seems to have turned into a bit of a novel!  Oops  ;D

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