WikiWirral Wirral's Biggest Online Forum
Forum Stats
12330 Members
65 Forums
73261 Topics
989300 Posts
80 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
71 registered (alan128, 13 invisible), 1329 Guests and 256 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 536
Washing machine 277
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 217
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 190
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day 167
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 145
VW t4 fixed side window replacement 123
audi specialised pls 83
Ipad 1 charger 43
Kingsway Academy 13
New General Forums
Kingsway Academy
by lincle
Today at 10:48 AM
Theresa May and the Holy Grail
by snowhite
Yesterday at 06:17 PM
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day
by fish5133
22nd Jun 2017 7:38pm
Ant and Dec
by cools
18th Jun 2017 2:11pm
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by cools
Today at 11:27 AM
live webcam from africa, a must see
by cools
Yesterday at 09:01 PM
audi specialised pls
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 05:41 PM
Ipad 1 charger
by madrob
Yesterday at 02:34 PM
What song are you listening to?
by snowshoes
Yesterday at 01:34 PM
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
Yesterday at 01:11 PM
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
Yesterday at 11:03 AM
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by lincle
24th Jun 2017 12:03pm
60 KG Weights set & exercise bars FOR SALE 40 !!
by GaryFromWirral
24th Jun 2017 10:25am
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
18th Jun 2017 11:41am
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
17th Jun 2017 7:28pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#825510 - 17th Sep 2013 9:55pm Do you feed your dog tinned or dry dog food?
Elizabeth Offline
Veteran

Registered: 28th Jul 2011
Posts: 718
Loc: Prenton, Wirral
My 12 year old Cocker-Poo dog has been fed on dry dog food for most of her life and has always done very well on it. Since she came over from USA with us 9 weeks ago, I've kept her on the same type of diet.

Anyway, (turn away now if you're squeamish!) all she seems to do now is poo all the time. It's not diarrhoea or anything, there's just loads and loads of it all the time! She could crap for England.

I was wondering if maybe the change in environment was causing this and thought her toilet habits would calm down after a few weeks, but so far, no frown

She is very happy and healthy otherwise, still sprightly for her age and doesn't show any signs of illness.

I'm not sure whether to try her on tinned dog food to see if this has any effect on the enormous poo situation, as I think that maybe there's a lot of bran in the dry biscuits.

Please let me know what you all feed to your dogs and which one would be considered the better brand (mine eats Baker's Senior)

Top
Google Ads
#825511 - 17th Sep 2013 10:08pm Re: Do you feed your dog tinned or dry dog food? [Re: Elizabeth]
ZipperClub Offline
Wiki Addict

Registered: 2nd Dec 2012
Posts: 7253
Loc: Our House In Our Road
Dilly has been like that all his life, must be the enviroment :-)

Seriously, what goes in, must come out. So it must be eating to much I would of thought.
_________________________
One Way Or Another

Top
#825516 - 17th Sep 2013 10:14pm Re: Do you feed your dog tinned or dry dog food? [Re: Elizabeth]
Salmon Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 8th Oct 2011
Posts: 1759
Loc: Wallasey
We feed ours on a mix of dried and tinned food.
She gets 2/3 of a tin in the evening with about 2 and 1/2 handfuls of dried food and the rest of the tin with 1 and 1/2 handfuls in the morning after her first walk so round 8 AM. She is 23.5 kilos of muscle and brown fur, quite a bit of Rhodesian Ridgeback and something else, runs faster than Usain Bolt and swims better that Mark Phelps.She will do 4/5 poos per day and is the epitome of good health.We do give her a small bit of dried food at lunch time too.Both foods are from Aldi at the moment and it seems to make no difference which brand she eats.

Top
#825525 - 17th Sep 2013 10:31pm Re: Do you feed your dog tinned or dry dog food? [Re: Elizabeth]
Madge Online   content
Old Hand

Registered: 8th Nov 2011
Posts: 336
Loc: Wirral
Bakers makes both my small dogs poo more, i use chappie dried, less poo, and the vet (mcnulty in hoylake) says its a good one to use,

Top
#825539 - 17th Sep 2013 11:14pm Re: Do you feed your dog tinned or dry dog food? [Re: Madge]
starakita Online   content

Forum Master

Registered: 1st Oct 2009
Posts: 2251
Loc: between heaven & hell
I use aldi dried food,she has 2 1/2 cups 1/2 cup boiled rice & a tin of tuna or mackrel she poos about 3 or 4 times a day but she will help herself to scraps the kids leave even though she knows she shouldn't.She's an akita.
_________________________
no1s gonna keep me from u

Top
#825544 - 17th Sep 2013 11:32pm Re: Do you feed your dog tinned or dry dog food? [Re: Madge]
Elizabeth Offline
Veteran

Registered: 28th Jul 2011
Posts: 718
Loc: Prenton, Wirral
Originally Posted By: Madge_the_Queen
Bakers makes both my small dogs poo more, i use chappie dried, less poo, and the vet (mcnulty in hoylake) says its a good one to use,


Thanks, I'll give that one a try. I wouldn't be bothered about the amount of poo if it was the norm for her, but she's only just begun generating huge amounts since living here. I'll let you know if the Chappie dried food helps smile

Top
#825545 - 17th Sep 2013 11:41pm Re: Do you feed your dog tinned or dry dog food? [Re: Elizabeth]
Elizabeth Offline
Veteran

Registered: 28th Jul 2011
Posts: 718
Loc: Prenton, Wirral
Madge, where do you buy the Chappie dried food from? I've done a quick search of the online supermarkets and none seem to stock it.

Top
#825548 - 18th Sep 2013 12:21am Re: Do you feed your dog tinned or dry dog food? [Re: Elizabeth]
LittleFoote Offline
Addict

Registered: 4th Jul 2011
Posts: 215
Loc: Wallasey
We feed all ours, large and small, old and young, on RAW diet. There is a shop on Leasowe Road that can give you all the info on RAW and supply it all too!

Top
#825577 - 18th Sep 2013 9:37am Re: Do you feed your dog tinned or dry dog food? [Re: Elizabeth]
missmahjong Online   content
Wiki Guide

Registered: 3rd Jun 2012
Posts: 6512
Loc: wirral
We fed our terrier cross < small > a mixture of both , dry and tinned and she go,s for a poo every walk ,4 times a day. Normal for her....

Top
#825587 - 18th Sep 2013 10:11am Re: Do you feed your dog tinned or dry dog food? [Re: missmahjong]
eggandchips Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 2nd Nov 2011
Posts: 2382
Loc: wallasey
is she fed at certain times, or left to graze ?

if she grazes, she will oo a lot, mine are fed a mix of wet and dry twice a day, and i know roughly when they need to go
_________________________
cos i'm that kinda guy...

Top
#825588 - 18th Sep 2013 10:14am Re: Do you feed your dog tinned or dry dog food? [Re: Elizabeth]
beehive Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 3rd Aug 2012
Posts: 445
Loc: merseyside
Feeding your dog Dry food is just cruel and wrong. How would you like to be feed dry biscuits for the rest of your life wouldn't be nice would it. And people wonder why there dogs
Attack when there neighbour pops round with a meat pie. I wouldn't feed my dog that crap. Them that do should be ashamed of yourself. ...

Top
#825589 - 18th Sep 2013 10:18am Re: Do you feed your dog tinned or dry dog food? [Re: missmahjong]
Moonstar Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 2nd Jul 2011
Posts: 1240
Loc: Wirral
It's a long time since I had a dog but we used to feed tinned Chappie with some Winalot. They did well on that diet and poop was good.

However times have moved on so I had a look around on the net and concluded that the 'raw' diet seemed to give very good results. There was also the suggestion that cheaper dog food resulted in more poops, possibly because it contains more 'bulking' cereal. I have no practical experience but understand different woofers need different diets.

If I ever had another dog I would certainly give a little time to researching this subject as dog food has changed so much over the years.

Top
#825594 - 18th Sep 2013 11:23am Re: Do you feed your dog tinned or dry dog food? [Re: Elizabeth]
Madge Online   content
Old Hand

Registered: 8th Nov 2011
Posts: 336
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: Elizabeth
Madge, where do you buy the Chappie dried food from? I've done a quick search of the online supermarkets and none seem to stock it.

Morrisons, and its 4 for a large bag, im happy with it, knowing a decent vet thinks its good, hope yours are ok with it,

Top
#825606 - 18th Sep 2013 12:24pm Re: Do you feed your dog tinned or dry dog food? [Re: eggandchips]
Elizabeth Offline
Veteran

Registered: 28th Jul 2011
Posts: 718
Loc: Prenton, Wirral
Originally Posted By: eggandchips
is she fed at certain times, or left to graze ?

if she grazes, she will oo a lot, mine are fed a mix of wet and dry twice a day, and i know roughly when they need to go


She's a grazer and always has been smile

Top
#825683 - 18th Sep 2013 5:17pm Re: Do you feed your dog tinned or dry dog food? [Re: Elizabeth]
LittleFoote Offline
Addict

Registered: 4th Jul 2011
Posts: 215
Loc: Wallasey
Please have a look at the RAW food way. Its the most natural diet ever! And less poo!!

http://dogsdiner.webs.com/

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
audi specialised pls
by Little_B
05:02 PM
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
For Sale & Free
Ipad 1 charger
by madrob
Yesterday at 02:34 PM
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
42 lf smart tv
by stumpyduck
20th Jun 2017 8:15pm
Featured Member
Registered: 29th Dec 2013
Posts: 78
Newest Members
OwenChristian, DaveAitch, Fairz87, mikerobbo84, Robbo1960
12330 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
turnip (26)
New Wirral Info
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
14th Jun 2017 4:31pm
News : New Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
Manchester airport
by Dilly
9th Jun 2017 6:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
audi specialised pls
by Little_B
Yesterday at 05:02 PM
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
audi specialised pls 83
Kingsway Academy 13
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 4:45am
Sunset Mon 9:45pm
Local Time Mon 3:07pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .