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    Default Cold dog food?

    So the temperature is definitely starting to drop here in Tassie and i am starting to wonder if maybe i should be warming my dog's food up a bit for them.

    They have raw food for dinner( chicken necks, carcasses, fresh meat etc) and it's kept in the fridge for them so at dinner time the food is usually about 3 degrees or so.
    The outside temperate is starting to get down as low as 5 degrees and will only get colder as we head into winter.

    I know in the cold weather i don't feel like sitting down to a cold meal so am starting to think maybe my dogs would appreciate if their meal was more at room temperature?

    Does anyone else warm their dogs meals up or am i just being silly?
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    If I forget to take Maggie's food out of the freezer she gets it frozen. It just takes her longer to eat. We feed raw.
    I cannot imagine why you would heat it up.

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    once your dog chews it, it's not going to be 3 degrees by the time they swallow it. They chewing process will make it body temperature pretty quick
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    Good question! It's something I hadn't thought about before!
    In the wild they would be eating freshly killed warm food so I don't suppose it would hurt to let the food come to room temp before feeding?

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    Sometimes I give my dog iceblocks. She's fine with them. And they can't block her up if she swallows big chunks of them.

    Sometimes I don't defrost the casserole for long enough and it's frozen in the middle.

    I think if she had the choice between waiting until the food was fully defrosted and slightly warmed up - and having a frozen block right now - she'd prefer food right now frozen or not. But given good things come to those who wait and I'd prefer her to have some self control around dinner time - I opt for defrosting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrview View Post
    If I forget to take Maggie's food out of the freezer she gets it frozen. It just takes her longer to eat. We feed raw.
    I cannot imagine why you would heat it up.
    Yes my dogs sometimes get theirs frozen. They couldnt care less.

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    Ive heard frozen food can upset some dogs stomachs.
    My dogs dont care, they are starving as i only feed once a year here by the look of em at meal time
    frozen, hot, rotten, maggot infested, its all good

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    Still laughing...good one bernie

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    Ooh yeah. Maggots make a nice garnish!

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    5 degress ???!!!!...my god are you sure your still in Austaralia ??....5 degress !!!

    I couldnt exist in 5 degress. I'm sitting here in boardshorts....LOL, i give my guys hot water bottles at night time in the middle of winter whaen it gets down to like 13 at night.

    5 degress..at this time of year !!......sheesh...makes me cold just thinking about it !!!

    My guys would get warm meals, hot water bottles, doonas , beanies, tracky dacks and extra cuddles if it got down to 10 degrees !!!

    I'm never leaving QLD in winter time !!


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