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    'Beaus daddy' - the best advice I was given a very long long long time ago - was fed your pup what the pup does best on - and more importantly - what you can sensibly afford !

    The absolute best way to fed your pup is via Newsfie's way - RAW. But what I have found, particularly in my situation - is - that I do not have the knowledge - and - more importantly - the time at present - to be able to do it properly !

    I feed BlackHawk - as others do - it is an Australian Company and all natural - so - ticks heaps of boxes for me ! So I base the feeding of my pup on that - then add other stuff. The cost is surprisingly not that exorbitant - when you work it out on a weekly or daily basis. A 20 kg bag for my one and only lasts a min of 60 days. So do the maths !

    Also the better the dried dog food is - the less your pup needs - and - less that comes out the back end !!!!!!

    So what does this BD eat - all and everything that is offered. There are no fussy eaters allowed in this place ! If the nose goes up then so does the food ----- until next time.

    I don't leave food out for the pup for when he feels like it - to tide him over before his next meal ! This really leads to having a pup with fussy eating habits.

    Riley is fed 2 times a day - by me - morning and evening.

    He gets BlackHawk as the base - plus - either - and only 1 at the time of the following choices - such as - sardines, mackerel, tuna, salmon (all in spring-water - no oil), and frozen vegetables (heaps of choices here - but pup likes the mixed) from the supermarket.

    Take care changing the diet of your pup too quickly ! It really needs to be gradual - or you will see it coming out the back end - which is not pleasant for you or your pup !

    I have friends who have GSDs and they do really well on SuperCoat Sensitive - but they also add to the dried food.

    Have a look around where you live, find a good butcher and make them your friend - I scored chicken carcasses on Friday for $1.99/kilo from my local butcher - plus I bought other stuff for the 'hoomans' and got the bones for the pup for free !!!!

    Good Luck !

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    go straight to Dr Bruces Vets All Natural - Natural Pet Products, Healthy Pets - Home and try that. Better then dry food and works out cheaper then the premiums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Mate , one of the things i recall my puppy kindy teacher saying was somthing about roo mince been a bit full on for pups...cant remember why now sorry.
    I know its easy...but the only thing i feed my mutt from a supermarket these days is chicken necks and wing tips....the rest is from the butchers or ordered online. Dont swap all his food straight away either...bit by bit over a few days...or his little belly is going to explode out his backside....hmmmm puppy diarreha LOL. If his turds look good your on a winner...if not back off the new food a bit so he can adjust to it. Boil up some rice aswell...cheap and easy. Good luck.
    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    'Beaus daddy' - the best advice I was given a very long long long time ago - was fed your pup what the pup does best on - and more importantly - what you can sensibly afford !

    The absolute best way to fed your pup is via Newsfie's way - RAW. But what I have found, particularly in my situation - is - that I do not have the knowledge - and - more importantly - the time at present - to be able to do it properly !

    I feed BlackHawk - as others do - it is an Australian Company and all natural - so - ticks heaps of boxes for me ! So I base the feeding of my pup on that - then add other stuff. The cost is surprisingly not that exorbitant - when you work it out on a weekly or daily basis. A 20 kg bag for my one and only lasts a min of 60 days. So do the maths !

    Also the better the dried dog food is - the less your pup needs - and - less that comes out the back end !!!!!!

    So what does this BD eat - all and everything that is offered. There are no fussy eaters allowed in this place ! If the nose goes up then so does the food ----- until next time.

    I don't leave food out for the pup for when he feels like it - to tide him over before his next meal ! This really leads to having a pup with fussy eating habits.

    Riley is fed 2 times a day - by me - morning and evening.

    He gets BlackHawk as the base - plus - either - and only 1 at the time of the following choices - such as - sardines, mackerel, tuna, salmon (all in spring-water - no oil), and frozen vegetables (heaps of choices here - but pup likes the mixed) from the supermarket.

    Take care changing the diet of your pup too quickly ! It really needs to be gradual - or you will see it coming out the back end - which is not pleasant for you or your pup !

    I have friends who have GSDs and they do really well on SuperCoat Sensitive - but they also add to the dried food.

    Have a look around where you live, find a good butcher and make them your friend - I scored chicken carcasses on Friday for $1.99/kilo from my local butcher - plus I bought other stuff for the 'hoomans' and got the bones for the pup for free !!!!

    Good Luck !
    Thanks guys!

    I went to petbarn today and got the mince form the cold section, as i wanted something that wasnt loaded up with additives. Price isnt a big issue, i just didnt want to be going silly. Ive seen plenty of healthy, happy dogs that have been fed nothing but tinned food and scraps there whole life. I figured i was giving Beau better?

    The raw bones i have been getting form the butcher, how often should i give him one though? I dont want to over do it with beau, but i want him to be healthy, happy and tank (lol)

    The roo mince, i was not aware it may be too much for puppies, remembering he is just on 6months now?

    The sardines i have cut back to two, three tins a week. I want his coat to be best it can.

    His poops have all been fine, i just feel his not eating enough?

    The mince i gave him was about 350gms worth and he has maybe eaten half? Ill give it a bit longer then get rid of the leftovers.

    Can someone just come feed him for me :/ lol

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    I have the same outlook on Oskar as I do my kids....if they are hungry, they will eat it, because I don't run a bloody resturaunt lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekhbet View Post
    go straight to Dr Bruces Vets All Natural - Natural Pet Products, Healthy Pets - Home and try that. Better then dry food and works out cheaper then the premiums.
    I also mix this with Ruby's raw food, mostly chicken mince or I'll mix some chicken and another for something different, either beef or mutton, depending on how strong my stomach feels at the time, it's not the nicest thing to deal with, but she just loves it.

    I also second the chicken frames, I go to butcher and he bags them up and sells 3 for $1.50, I freeze them separately, also chicken necks, chicken wings and brisket bones. I give Ruby Blackhawk dry bikkies in the morning then something most mornings when I leave for work, either a bone, or a couple of necks or a tin of sardines (once a week) and feed her mince + Vets All Natural mixed in every night. she's got a beautiful shiny brindle coat

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    So i should mix the biccies in with mince?

    Sorry...Confused much :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaus daddy View Post
    So i should mix the biccies in with mince?

    Sorry...Confused much :/
    Short answer - yes ! Also because my pup is classed as having a deep chest - I also mix water with it.

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    I also recommend the Vets All Natural. It has all the extra stuff they need, including veggies. It looks like rabbit food and you mix it with hot water and then mix with the mince. But if you do buy it, shop around. I got mine cheaper from some online petstore.

    I rarely weigh Banjo's food anymore but I thought she needed about 400g of mince/meat a day. And she weighs about 20 kilos. So 350 may be a bit much for a 6mo? Not sure...

    I wouldn't worry too much about feeding the sardines just for a shiny coat. If you feed a good balanced diet his coat will look as healthy as can be too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I rarely weigh Banjo's food anymore but I thought she needed about 400g of mince/meat a day. And she weighs about 20 kilos. So 350 may be a bit much for a 6mo? Not sure..
    Me either, thats exactly why i posted it, in hope of someone correcting me lol

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I rarely weigh Banjo's food anymore but I thought she needed about 400g of mince/meat a day. And she weighs about 20 kilos. So 350 may be a bit much for a 6mo? Not sure..
    Me either, thats exactly why i posted it, in hope of someone correcting me lol

    thanks

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