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    I'm feeding the hills sensitive skin at the moment as well as Miss Bella has been having issues. They also either get tinned food, dog roll or pet mince (depending on where I am its either chicken or beef) and then they will get either brisket meaty bones in the morning or other assortments of bones the butcher gives me and once or twice a month half a giant marrow bone each.

    I've swapped over so many different food brands its not funny, I would try black hawk but there doesn't seem to be any local suppliers that I can find. I agree with feeding what ever your dog does best on and what ever is easiest for you. So many people can be very vocal about what dogs should and shouldn't eat. We all want to feed them the best we can, but everyone's situation is different.

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    I make my own soft dog food casserole... and I feed that first. When she's done eating that, I feed a measure of kibble - currently black hawk, previously nutro - and I put it in a treat dispenser like a squirrel dude or a bob a lot.

    Anything she doesn't knock off promptly gets put away till next meal time - but that has not happened in a very long time. Ie if the food's not gone in 10 minutes - she has to wait to the next meal time - I think it might have happened twice in nearly four years. Puppies will try that on. I figure they're just not hungry enough.

    Was never a problem for my brother's SBT. She could win fast food eating competitions against the boy dogs.

    Roo is a strong flavour. Some dogs might take a while to get used to it. Doesn't bother my dog -though when she was a puppy the casserole I made up - I usually put chicken in it. Now I put in whatever is more convenient or cheaper of beef mince or roo mince, cos I can't be bothered chopping up gravy beef or chicken fillet. I don't trust chicken mince. Not unless I minced it myself and cooked it immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaus daddy View Post
    Me either, thats exactly why i posted it, in hope of someone correcting me lol

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    I've got one word for you: Google! lol

    Where I consistently seem to find this advice: "The recommended food amount is 2-3% of your dog's desired body weight per day." and "For a puppy, feed 2-3% of his expected adult body weight per day."

    And that must have been where I got the 400gr for a 20kg dog from...

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    I feed Misha 1 tin sardines in oil each week (she is 7.5 kilos & 13 months). I was surprised to read in this thread the recommendation to choose sardines in spring water, not in oil. I'm wondering what the reason is for this choice?

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    I feed toffee Advance large puppy breed kibble(main part of her diet), raw mince, chicken necks, brisket bones, left overs and fruit her favs are strawberries and apples. I have just started to put a raw egg into her kibble. How many times a week can I do this without over doing it...........she loves the egg. Im going to try her with sardines next

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    Weeell, we have had some small success this arvo!

    Fresh raw chicken mince, mixed with supercoat seemed to do the job, he devoured it! Will see how it goes over the next few days before i celebrate though lol

    Im going to try some sardines mixed with supercoat in the morning and mince again with biccies for dinner tomorrow night.

    Fingers crossed!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grevillea47 View Post
    I feed Misha 1 tin sardines in oil each week (she is 7.5 kilos & 13 months). I was surprised to read in this thread the recommendation to choose sardines in spring water, not in oil. I'm wondering what the reason is for this choice?
    Sorry G, i just seen your post....Im the same??

    Given that the oil is whats good for pooch i thought it'd be a no brainer to feed them the ones in oil? I purchased about 10 tins (in oil) once i knew he liked them lol Although at $0.59 a tin im sure i can spare it!

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    OK, I think I was the one that said spring water over oil - because the oil the sardines are packin is is generally is of the lowest possible quality.

    It's also generally vegie oil, which has no nutritional value to a dog, and can decrease a doglet's bowel tolerance of oily fish substantially - because a dog's system is set up to digest proteins and fats - hard, unrendered fats, not liquidised artificial fats that are created by splitting vegie molecules.

    I'm sure there are some sardines out there that are packed in olive oil - but again, this is not a food that would naturally occur in a dogs diet (anyone ever eaten an uncured olive? DISGUSTING!), so I always opt for water. That way, they can have more sardines, and less oil... because oily poop is really not nice to have to clean up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkest View Post
    OK, I think I was the one that said spring water over oil - because the oil the sardines are packin is is generally is of the lowest possible quality.

    It's also generally vegie oil, which has no nutritional value to a dog, and can decrease a doglet's bowel tolerance of oily fish substantially - because a dog's system is set up to digest proteins and fats - hard, unrendered fats, not liquidised artificial fats that are created by splitting vegie molecules.

    I'm sure there are some sardines out there that are packed in olive oil - but again, this is not a food that would naturally occur in a dogs diet (anyone ever eaten an uncured olive? DISGUSTING!), so I always opt for water. That way, they can have more sardines, and less oil... because oily poop is really not nice to have to clean up!
    I have read a bit more since my last post and figured as much. Im guessing the natural oil in the sardine is whats good for pooch.

    Which im pretty sure is what you just said :/

    lol cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lea05 View Post
    I feed toffee Advance large puppy breed kibble(main part of her diet), raw mince, chicken necks, brisket bones, left overs and fruit her favs are strawberries and apples. I have just started to put a raw egg into her kibble. How many times a week can I do this without over doing it...........she loves the egg. Im going to try her with sardines next
    Rosie (when she was well) would have 3 eggs a week and showed no ill effects, but I always lightly cooked the whites and kept the yolks raw (her favourite food was a mash of yolks, sardines and kibble!)

    You can also feed your doglet the egg shells - they are a great source of calcium carbonate.

    If you are feeding only raw eggs, I'd probably put a limit at about 3 a week, as when raw, eggs contain a protein that can interfere with absorption of B vitamins.

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