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#952432 - 24th Jun 2015 8:46pm Amount of pet food.
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If you were feeding a middle age 11kg dog (corgi size) who has average but sedate exercise,(back problem) and you wanted to do half wet (tin) and half dry mixer , how much of each would you feed ? Im interested in what people would feed from their own experience, not what the manufacturers say. Thanks.

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#952438 - 24th Jun 2015 9:04pm Re: Amount of pet food. [Re: venice]
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I mix mine one third of meat,two thirds dry"big bite size as it cleans his teeth as well,

One tin, he`s on whiskers at the momant since cats are fussy eaters and he loves it
350 grams of dry mixed in.

He`s quite big 48 KG last time I weighed him venice i go to pets at home and slide out the scales there.


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#952464 - 24th Jun 2015 9:59pm Re: Amount of pet food. [Re: Vanmanone]
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Originally Posted By: Vanmanone
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He`s quite big 48 KG last time I weighed him venice i go to pets at home and slide out the scales there.

You're not kidding... 48KG!? that's a big old pussy cat you got there! is it a panther, or something? smile LOL!!

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#952466 - 24th Jun 2015 10:02pm Re: Amount of pet food. [Re: venice]
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No no he`s a dog, I should of mentioned that grin

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#952475 - 24th Jun 2015 10:44pm Re: Amount of pet food. [Re: venice]
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Ha, quite a big boy then. Our dog gets half a can of Winalot and 160g of bisc (not complete) a day.(split into 2 meals). His coat isnt looking up to much , I just thought maybe I should be increasing his meat, but it doesnt sound like it compared to yours.
Anyone else got any feed comparisons ?

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#952476 - 24th Jun 2015 10:52pm Re: Amount of pet food. [Re: venice]
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Hi Venice, try Evening Primrose Oil capsules for your dog's coat, a vet recommended them for one of our dogs and it worked wonders.

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#952477 - 24th Jun 2015 10:57pm Re: Amount of pet food. [Re: venice]
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Mine gets 1/4 cup boiled rice 1 tin tuna in sunflower oil but I've been giving her the small trays of meat in jelly & 3 cups of dried. she's not been herself & been off her food so I've been giving her 2 weetabix raw egg & honey in milk in the morning as she's lost some weight which for her isn't a bad thing as she was 48kg & the vet reckond about 40kg for her.
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#952478 - 24th Jun 2015 11:26pm Re: Amount of pet food. [Re: starakita]
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Originally Posted By: starakita
Mine gets 1/4 cup boiled rice 1 tin tuna in sunflower oil but I've been giving her the small trays of meat in jelly & 3 cups of dried. she's not been herself & been off her food so I've been giving her 2 weetabix raw egg & honey in milk in the morning as she's lost some weight which for her isn't a bad thing as she was 48kg & the vet reckond about 40kg for her.

Your dog gets better fed than I do.
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#952479 - 24th Jun 2015 11:32pm Re: Amount of pet food. [Re: chriskay]
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She's a known thief as she will steal any food that's been left lying round but I blame that on her past as she either had the wrong diet as a pup & I don't know how long she was on the street before she was picked up.She must of had to fight for her food in the past
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#952569 - 25th Jun 2015 4:36pm Re: Amount of pet food. [Re: ludwigvan]
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Thanks Ludvig - I will try that out. Thanks all .

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#952645 - 25th Jun 2015 11:12pm Re: Amount of pet food. [Re: venice]
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I would feed raw food, much better than commercial diet full of additives, grains and sugars.

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#952651 - 26th Jun 2015 12:01am Re: Amount of pet food. [Re: venice]
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I feed my 1 year old Japanese Akita raw food too. He loves it and it makes cleaning up after he's been to the toilet so much easier.
I get it from this shop in Moreton.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/RawBarf-f...3125725?fref=ts

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#952740 - 27th Jun 2015 12:24am Re: Amount of pet food. [Re: vampy1977]
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i visited a raw pet food place in Argyle St with a view to feeding raw, last year for our other dog who had tummy problems . We didnt do it because the cost was something approaching 20 a week . This place sounds a lot cheaper not least because present dog is smaller. Might give that some thought. Thanks for the link.

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#952764 - 27th Jun 2015 9:44am Re: Amount of pet food. [Re: venice]
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Definitely get yourself to Dog's Diner. Raw food is the way forward and they'll help you out.

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#952844 - 27th Jun 2015 9:01pm Re: Amount of pet food. [Re: venice]
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Ouch! Twenty quid a week! I feed two on raw for 30 quid a month.

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