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Haven't read full thread yet, but was wondering what diet your dog is on....raw......tinned......biscuit.....house scraps?

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DIET....

 

Haven't read full thread yet, but was wondering what diet your dog is on....raw......tinned......biscuit.....house scraps?

 

Dried...... always dried....... currently Barking Heads but have used others.

They do also "steal" as many scraps and "last bits" as they possibly can (and Mrs D does have a tendency to save "last bits" for them - given that we have 3 dogs thats 1/2 a plate!!!)


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Dried here too. And child leavings. And occasionally child still in hand if the big boy gets at the kids while they have food.


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I have in the past done raw minced meat of different types.

 

Im now feeding dry. Plenty of raw lamb bones. Any cooked chicken bones I blend in my vitamix then pass through a sieve......and use a gravy.

 

I haven't recently, but sometimes add sardines or pilchards.

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Not sure this helps but was recommended - trainers choice by a local vet for our elderly 12 yr old lab Alsatian cross http://www.trainerschoice.co.uk/ - its got some interesting ingredients for mobility inc green lipped mussels !!

 

we dispense by a measuring cup marked to her weight - but the best bit is the price for a giant sack - we order two at a time for free delivery - they arrive in an industrial burst proof sack and double wrapped - Win

 

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I'm generally cynical about dry dog food and don't really trust what they put in them, I personally feel most of it is just rubbish regardless of price, hence I just feed a cheap one as I see no difference in the dogs coat, teeth or general health, would feed full raw if I could afford it, but I can't at the minute so feed as much raw as possible.

 

I do see a difference in dogs health by feeding a good portion of there diet raw though....certainly in there coat and teeth....and there is definitely a big improvement in one of my bitches appetite when she eats raw.

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Not sure I would characterise those as fillers... I fed on brown rice & lamb for a few years, use skinners rice & salmon for the last few years


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Rice is used as a filler as it's cheap and high in energy. But there is conflicting views on whether dogs should have a high carbohydrate diet or not. My view after reading various articles is a high protein diet from high quality meats, eggs etc is better suited.

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just looked up the ingredients of the Trainers choice I give to Roxy - hmm so many herbs 0.1% !

 

Wheat, beef meal, poultry meal (min 14% Chicken), wheatfeed, chicken fat, rice ( min 4%), unmolassed beet pulp, yeast, lucerne, salt, salmon oil, comfrey, dandelion, celery seed, nettle, devils claw root, burdock root (total herbs 0.1%), yucca shidigera, green lipped mussel (0.015%),


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Rice is used as a filler as it's cheap and high in energy. But there is conflicting views on whether dogs should have a high carbohydrate diet or not. My view after reading various articles is a high protein diet from high quality meats, eggs etc is better suited.

 

Don't agree mate... Don't read a lot of articles, most of them are regurgitated crap from articles generated by vested interests, but had & worked a few dogs & got one Bsc in animal husbandry & nutrition & one PhD in similar for humans (now deceased) in the fam, so kind of take my lead from them...

 

High protein can cause all sorts of issues as they get older, kidney failure being one of the main ones. Dogs are not carnivores, they are ominivores. brown rice is a good source of carbs for them. Nutrition is also highly breed and lifestyle specific, dogs are *not* wolves, most are also not huskies!

 

Incidentally, I bought dried food today & rejected a couple of bags as they are over 20% protein & mine isn't working.


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I feed raw. It suits my dogs better than dry and can be cheaper than dry.

 

Trays of chicken carcasses are really cheap if you have a friendly butcher.

 

There was a GSD that trained at our club that had a bad skin rash. Medication couldnt fix it but moving to a raw diet did.

 

I did feed dry to one of my dogs as he wasnt digesting raw food too well so I switched back for him. With dry I fed Arden Grange


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as I'm in Arran for the week, I found this local irn bru feeding guide

 

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as I'm in Arran for the week, I found this local irn bru feeding guide

 

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Love Arran went up in my teens with my dad to check out a property. Years later I did some of my Marine Biology studies up there. I was only saying the other day to my wife I wouldn't mind going there with her.

 

Have you hired a bike to cycle around the island?

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Love Arran went up in my teens:D with my dad to check out a property. Years later I did some of my Marine Biology studies up there. I was only saying the other day to my wife I wouldn't mind going there with her.

 

Have you hired a bike to cycle around the island?

 

I'm afraid not, the age of our dog would make it impractical for us - she is getting a bit needy this days and wont peddle properly on a tandem !

 

That aside it is truly a beutifull island and much greener and leafy than the mainland, - if you think Scottish island you send to think wind blown rock with a sheep clinging to it - but nae there are a lot of palms around here in peoples gardens and deciduous trees everywhere, - big coop at the port and the rest of the island unspoilt by commercialism.

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totally unspoilt - no coffee chains here :D

 

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Should have added great for dogs , and kids (mine are grown uppish) but lots to do- ferry just £45 return for 50min trip - big coop at broddick - rest of island stunning, easy to get around lots of cottages to rent, local butchers, bakers, cheese and of course the arran distillery (well worth a visit), lots of stone circles, and fantastic dog walks 2-3 mile routes.


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Agree you do get lots of dry dog food stuffed full of fillers like rice, wheat, oats etc but there are some good ones out there.

 

Always found http://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk a useful site for dog food reviews

 

This site is very helpful. Through it I found Eden Holistic Dog Food. Don't be put off by the New Agey Holistic crap. It is actually an extremely good feed which is as close to BARF as you will get with a dry kibble. It is 80-20 which means 80% meat (and in this case it is even mean human grade meat off the bone for the majority of the protein) and 20% appropriate vegetables. NO GRAIN OR WHITE POTATO rubbish nor does it include beet fibre as a filler. My Lab is extremely happy on it. His coat is extremely shiny and his BMs are small, pretty much odor free and firm. When I feed him Skinner's as recommended by the breeder is was a very different story. Massive, loose and smelly BMs.

 

Zeebo needs a little extra fibre in his diet, so each day I feed him two tablespoons of cooked and mashed butternut squash. That helps keep the BMs firm which is a plus when you are picking the stuff up.

 

Eden is also quite inexpensive on a daily basis because you feed less per day because it is high quality and not bulked up with fillers (like grains, white potato or beet fibre). It seems to fill him up and keep him full. Well as much as you can with a Lab because they are greedy so and so's and will always be giving you the puppy eyes when there is food about.


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Dog related - just picked up my new cage for the truck. Much better with a divide - no more fighting to keep one dog in the cage

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I use Eden dry dog food. If you have a working dog they sell a vat free version ☺

 

Eden Holistic Dog Food. Makes you think of a bunch of hippies cranking out dog food.

 

BTW it's VAT free if you SAY you have a working dog.


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