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Dog foods / Re: Plant based dog foods available in the UK
« on: May 03, 2021, 15:12 »
These must have lots of carbohydrates in and dogs do not require lots of carbohydrates, my dog will not be joining in with these sort of foods, dogs need meat. :) 

Not had this problem with my dog, but Pure dog food is worth looking at, there are reviews on pancreatitis and help was found with this food.
This is a dehydrated food which you rehydrated with warm water.
I hope that you can find a food which helps. :)

very interesting, thank you

General discussion / Re: Eating own poo (coprophagia)
« on: Feb 10, 2021, 12:57 »
I used to puppy walk for guide dogs, and one of my puppies, ( a German shepherd ) used to eat horse poo when out on a walk. Not really  a
 in problem with pet dogs maybe, but with a trainee guide dog this can cause problems with needing to go to the toilet more the next day not easy as you  take them into shops etc. I stopped this by using a pet correcter
Pet Corrector 200ml (Online Only) | Pets At Home ,sounds like a goose hiss. I used this about 2-3 times, and after this the dog used to steer clear of the horse poo as he was unsure of the poo because it kept hissing at him ::) and he use to go up near it but give it a wide birth.
You use it by not letting them see the can, but as they go up to the poo or what ever you want to stop them doing you  press it and it lets out a hiss, it may work but worth a try.

General discussion / Re: Differentdog new prices.
« on: Feb 08, 2021, 14:19 »
my dog was on butternut for a  while, and then moved on to different dog, as like you I would prefer to have it cooked and then packed up,
 but found that Copper was losing weight on different dog, so have moved back on to butter nut, and they could not have been more helpful and like you say it was easy to go back on the plan. I need lots of fat in Coppers food as he is a red setter and loses weight easily , and different dog do not do that sort of food, he is now on lamb and pork and has gone from 16.2kgs to 21.1 in about 8 weeks. He is doing better now he has regained weight. but he still thinks he needs more.  ::)

interesting, I use to puppy walk for guide dogs, and guide dogs and the puppies are fed royal canin, mostly , dried food, may be it is easier for the guide dog owner to feed this sort of food.
When I got my own dog, he was on royal canin, I found this website and was not happy to keep him on this food, as it was not good for him so started to look for a better option.
Oh boy what a mind field it all was. I tried different dried foods but my dog did not do well on dried foods, and Red setters have a sensitive tummy at the best of times. After trying lots of different types of dog food, he is now on butter nut box, he is now putting on weight and doing very well on it, it is not cheap, but a agree you are what you eat. 

sorry to ear about the issues you are having, you could have a look at pure, air dried food, which has very good reviews for skin issues.
I am using this at the moment and it is very good, not cheap but you get what you pay for.  I other one tat I have just found is air dried raw may be worth a look, (innocent dog), I hope that you can get the problem sorted out. :)

Composition: British lamb (70%), rapeseed glycerine, sweet potato, banana, pea protein, minerals, chicory root, fibre, beet pulp, carrot, seaweed, apple

Analytical Constituents: Crude protein 22%, Crude fat 18%, Crude fibre 2.5%, Crude ash 6.5%, Moisture 22%, Calories 340 kcal/100g
Has any one used this , innocent raw dog food, looks good to me and comes out at 90% on the rating.
 Not heard of this before , has any one it,  used there treats they are good.
Air dried raw.

i have gone back to 3 meals for my 6 year old, as he is thin and he finds it hard to put weight on, he can not have 2 larger meals as he has a deep chest and is prone to bloat. So 3 meals it is. I always think that 1 meal a day must be very hard for a dog my dog with 3 meals a day is still looking for food.

General discussion / Re: Pet Food Storage Problems
« on: Oct 06, 2020, 15:07 »
I do not use kibble but found this interesting to watch, but I did know about the oil problems.  Good to know about the tinned food, I did not know about this and have put the tin back in to the fridge for the next day. I know what to do from now on. Thanks for sharing .

Feeding dogs with health problems / Re: Wet Food Additives
« on: Oct 05, 2020, 19:41 »
My dog loves the pure chicken, and licks the bowl for quite a while after it has gone.
Just to say that if you do go for the vegetable mixer then it does have potato in it. So must be higher in carbs.
I try and give my dog lower carbs, as I think that they make him more hyper when he has too much. :)

General discussion / Re: Lentils in poop
« on: Sep 27, 2020, 17:46 »
I found that when I gave my dog butter nut box the lentils and the vegetables came out the same as you said. I changed to different dog fresh food, as there was no lentils and he did better, but he did not put any weight on so have moved him on to cold pressed and if he does not put any weight on with this he will go on to pure , one you make up with warm water. Sounds like your dog has lovely home now .Keep up the good work. :)

Feeding dogs with health problems / Re: Cockapoo Puppy
« on: Sep 25, 2020, 15:36 »
Try with the gentle and see how she gets on, if no good then a good food is pure you re hydrate it with warm water. They do little packs to try. Not cheap but worth a try. :)

Dog foods / Re: Marleybones
« on: Sep 18, 2020, 16:06 »
Looks interesting but they just seem like every one else but using quinoa instead and in a carton and not in a tin. Think for now I will keep with the food Copper is on.

One food you could try is pure this is a food that has been dehydrated and you make it up by mixing it up with warm water. They do smaller bags to try, not cheap but it is good and may help with his loose tummy. I do hope that you can help your dog enjoy this meals.. As Dottie says cold pressed food is good as you can give it to them dry or add water and make the food in to a thick liquid.  :)

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