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General discussion / Re: Post operation feeding for dog
« on: Yesterday at 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. :)

Raw feeding / Re: Paleo Ridge Raw Dog Food Products
« on: Mar 04, 2019, 15:59 »
Not to worry if it comes in a polystyrene box  this time, if it suits him then I will swap to a bigger order, and then at least that one will come with a wool box. :)
I have gone for a tripe free box, someone said on the reviews the tripe made the beard on their dog smell for a bit, do you have the same problem with your dog with tripe or it is not something to worry about .

Raw feeding / Re: Paleo Ridge Raw Dog Food Products
« on: Mar 04, 2019, 10:14 »
I have just ordered a taster hamper to see if Copper is good on this food, He has Luna and me at the moment, food is very good,  :) but am a bit fed up with all of the plastic and polystyrene boxes.  ::) Thank for sharing this information. I am in Hampshire so they are not very far away. :)

General dog chat / Re: Insurance!!
« on: Feb 26, 2019, 14:51 »
My dog is not insured,
before we got a dog I asked a good number of people if their dog had insurance or not ,and why did they choose that option,  some did and some did not. and the reason most did not have insurance was because when there was a problem some insurances would not pay out again if the problem came again.
 I decided before we got a dog ,we put £100 away in a savings account and have saved the same now we have him, so that if he needs treatment
hopefully we will have the funds to provide. :)

General discussion / Re: Dental Plaque
« on: Feb 10, 2019, 15:19 »
Good advice Dottie,  ,
 :) I do brush teeth when I remember but must be better organised in future.
Our Vet sells dental sticks and I looked at the ingredients and it contained sugar. a bit strange, not sure if they really work. a good money maker though.

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