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Re: What Food do you feed your dog/cat? [Re: OutlawBlues] #722876
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Originally Posted by OutlawBlues
I want to move onto raw feeding but I've read some things about causing problems aswell, I've read one or two online msgs about people who's dogs have died due to the bones ripping up their insides and a few things about the raw food being unsafe to feed, I know some raw meats are but as long as you are carefull about where the food comes from is should be ok right?. I tried a few raw items with my dog and it didnt go well so I want to do more research first, at first I gave her a very small amount of mince which wasnt pretty the next day and a while later we gave her some raw lamb bones, it was messy and she threw up the next day (although Im not sure this wasnt due to the milk my partner had also tried to give her a few hours previously) Ive read a bit maore into it and realised that I should be feeding her chicken to begin with and I know it takes a while for the system to get used to it but it still worries me abit. Tilly where do you get your meat from, I can only do it if it works out not to expensive, I'd like to find a
butchers to get chicken carcas from, and I know morrisons do cheap bones and bits and pieces and I found
a place on leasowe road that specifically sells raw pet food but i'd be good to know what everyone else
round here does

Hiya..I get my food from Ann Ridyard at Designer dogs groomers on leasowe road. her raw suppliers are 'D.A.F. (Durham Animal Foods) She is very passionate about the health of dogs and has written and published 2 books called 'Dogs Diner' and 'Dogs Diner Revisited' There is also a web site and a Facebook page with loads of info and advice called 'Raw Feeding UK' I'll post the links up later if you want. or you can ring her at the studio.
Only cooked bones are dangerous to the dogs intestines, and cows milk does upset the dogs digestive
system. Green tripe is especially good for dogs, it stinks but my dogs love it. It costs me on average 25 per week to feed 4 big dogs so the prices are really good. If you take it slow and start on with the minced
chicken and build up gradually I'm sure you wont look back and your dog will love you even more. xx

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Tarot has the organic/wheat/gluten/additive free food from Pets at Home and occasionally the tripe butchers. It's all she will eat apart from mackerel, tripe, tuna, pasta, rice, some veg and some very strange things. I discovered the hard way that it's not safe to leave things like curry, chilli, garlic bread, carbonara, lasagne, prawn crackers and naan breads within her reach if I'm not within grabbing distance raftl

She won't eat chappie, chum, shops own brands or any of the major dog foods. She has a dental chew every morning and her teeth are those of a dog half her age or more.

I put a teaspoon of garlic oil & a tablespoon of fish oil (from tins of mackerel) in with her dinner - it makes her coat shine and she hasn't had a flea or any treatment for them since I've had her. I don't think they like the garlic smile



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Re: What Food do you feed your dog/cat? [Re: Tilly] #723485
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Garlic is what I also use to keep fleas and ticks at bay. I crush 1 clove into their food once a week smile

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I suspect you keep your home well-aired Tilly.

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I use the dry food from Aldi or Lidl & mix rice in it.she also has sardines mackrel or tuna added,have to watch her though because she will eat anything.


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make a paste with bicarbonate of soda, and rub with one of those rubber thimble (used for counting notes etc)

never use humans toothpaste

Thanks for that .. will give it a go.
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I tried dried tripe sticks before, they stank, didnt realise they smelt that bad, thought they might have gone off at first, she loved them tho. What type of raw food is that then, is it more the pre made stuff or just raw meat on bones, as thats what I want to do, yes if you could post the link that would be brilliant. yep, she's not too keen on kibble and loved it when I have given her raw meat, I just dont see the point in feeding her food she doesnt enjoy!

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Originally Posted by OutlawBlues
I tried dried tripe sticks before, they stank, didnt realise they smelt that bad, thought they might have gone off at first, she loved them tho. What type of raw food is that then, is it more the pre made stuff or just raw meat on bones, as thats what I want to do, yes if you could post the link that would be brilliant. yep, she's not too keen on kibble and loved it when I have given her raw meat, I just dont see the point in feeding her food she doesnt enjoy!


Tripe is so smelly and green, makes me bork sometimes but the dogs love it so much i havent got the heart (unless its a cows one) to not feed it them lol!!

facebook groups... Raw Feeding UK
Raw Feeding for Wirral and Merseyside
and web site. Raw feeding web site

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haha, I know what you mean, you can tell when molly rly loves certaing thinks coz she'll run off with it and sit in a cartain place rather than just eat it where you give it, and she usually shadow you everywhere. Thanks for the links smile

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Our sally-ann [rescue dog from the kennel's] has dry food'Dr John silver 10 per large bag from the kennel,s. Last,s 6 mths.And a half tin of meat in jelly .[won,t eat meat in gravy] Very lively and healthy terrier cross.

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Originally Posted by OutlawBlues
haha, I know what you mean, you can tell when molly rly loves certaing thinks coz she'll run off with it and sit in a cartain place rather than just eat it where you give it, and she usually shadow you everywhere. Thanks for the links smile

You welcome smile
Let me know how it goes.
p.s what breed of dog is Molly? xx

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I will do, its going to be a few weeks before I change her diet over but I am looking forward to it and will let you know, she is a staffy/border collie cross.

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I will do, its going to be a few weeks before I change her diet over but I am looking forward to it and will let you know, she is a staffy/border collie cross.


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i switched rufus to raw feeding 4 weeks ago and would not go back to commercial i also get my raw food from ann on leasowe road do your home work and find out as much as you can about raw like tilly said rawfeeding uk on face book is a great place for help and support since the change over to raw the diffrence in rufus poops have gone from 4 times aday and being mr whippy to once aday and solid his coat has gone very shinney altho would nt say it is cheaper to feed raw but early days yet sure once i find more sources ie butchers etc to get bones from then am sure i make some savings altho the cost does nt out weigh the benefits of raw feeding

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Its more about if I can afford it, we took her in coz she wasn't being looked after too well but our financial situation isnt quite perfect, I dont mind a bit more expensive but within reason tho looking into the wieght thing I dont think she will need a lot anyway! but yes its deffinatly about the benefits, sometimes her poos are firm but sometimes, err yeh mr. whippy is the best explaination lol, she does them in the most awkward places to pick up too. She has an excellent coat and teeth anyway but I think it would be a huge shame to jepordise this by feedibg her crap, I see sooo many dogs around here that are old at 8 and overweight and are loosing teeth and if raw feeding is going to prevent that then its the way to go.
I have joined the facebook group smile with ann on leasowe road do you have to order in advance or can you go in and pick up a few things? I'm going to pop into a few butchers and see what they can do for me too.

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