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    Currently my dog gets Super Coat biscuits of a morning and then a portion of store bought meat roll of an evening. I'm wanting to home-make meals now that we're adding to our family (picking up a rotty pup tomorrow) and was wondering if I'm still planning on feeding the Super Coat biscuits of a morning do I need to worry so much about all the added supplements some home-made recipes call for? Neither of the meals are larger, it's rather 50/50. If I home-make meals I'm thinking just mince & veg & eggs.

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    I know absolutely nothing about home made meals for dogs, but i will warn you, one of my friends started feeding her two dogs home made meals and now the dogs refuse to eat any normal bought dog food
    I'm sure someone else here will have the advice you are looking for
    In the mean time, good luck with your new pup! How very exciting for you!

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    I use supercoat and my four thrive on it. In addition they get a meaty bone every couple of days, some sardines, raw egg, natural yogurt (not together) in their kibble and suitable table scraps now and then.
    Vet comments on plaque free teeth, good health and shiny soft coats.

    If I feed the bones, meat etc I take that into account when doling out their amount of dry food. I don't fully replace a meal, the bones usually do not have a lot of meat on them and as my dogs eat communally I reduce the kibble by one or two cups out of the 4 cups they get at night between them. I might add 2 cups of diced meat to 2 cups of kibble etc.

    Suitable table scraps are put into their 3 cups between them of kibble morning meal with it adjusted accordingly if there is an amount of them but usually there is only a bit.
    Sometimes in summer none of them eat their morning allotment so it then comes inside and given again in the evening.

    I get big boxes of bones and off cuts from the butcher for $5, cut off the fat and freeze them. Dogs have their own freezer, lol.
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    Remember too...what is best for your dog is what it does best on.

    It is also a good idea to feed the new pup what the breeder was feeding then making any changes you want slowly.

    Have fun with your new pup. (sigh, I am so glad mine are grown, lol)

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    Excellent advice from Di_dee1 re diet.

    Have fun with your new pup. (sigh, I am so glad mine are grown, lol)
    And being a Rottie it can be up to three years of puppyhood

    Although Supercoat is not considered a very good food, many dogs do extremely well on it. I find if I buy the cheaper supermarket brands I need to feed more so it works out more expensive. When we adopted Brian at 12 weeks it was recommended we feed Nutro LB Puppy food. The first ingredient is chicken unlike cheaper brands which are grain based. He has between 2 and 4 cups along with a very similar diet to what Di_dee1 feeds.

    I also fill the slow cooker with beef, lamb liver, hearts, chicken or beef mince ( human grade) turmeric, sprinkle of black pepper and water. I freeze this in take away containers and add a couple of big spoonfuls to the kibble.

    I am perhaps over cautious about bones and only let him have those that are bigger than his head. Of course that doesn't leave much so it's half a marrowbone twice a week. He also has chicken backs and necks.
    Another thing I add is big dollop of coconut oil and I take a spoonful myself.

    I am hoping eventually to change Brian's diet to raw but need to study it a bit deeper to get it correct.

    I can't wait to hear more about your puppy and please post some photos.

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    I make home made. Mince rice and vegies.
    I also add half a tin of sardines......Omega 3's etc....great for joints,
    brain function, shiney coat. My two love it mashed through their dinner.
    They also get a small amount of dry food.

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    Thanks guys, spoke to our vet, after posting on another forum and being told in no uncertain terms that I know nothing about home feeding and shouldn't do it, I should feed a commercial diet only but the food I do feed is crap, and our vet said she is a big believer in home making food and that as long as the girls still got their biscuits I would be fine. Really glad to have been given good, nice advice here, so thanks again.

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    Good to hear jac249, ha I remember the days when we use to scrape the leftovers from our dinner plate into the dog's dish. The dog lived for 17 years, how times change.

    I think I know the forum you are talking about (RDN) I am a member and although they can come across as abrupt there is also a wealth of information in their threads, it has been around for many years. Keep reading, I too have had a couple of cyber slaps but have also learnt heaps about Rotts.

    Sounds to me you have it all sorted, now all you need to do is tell us all about your new puppy and post some pics please.

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    although they can come across as abrupt there is also a wealth of information
    I think every forum I've ever been on can be like that.

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    Find a new vet. It's not that hard to do, look into the Dr Bruces Vets All Natural - Natural Pet Products, Healthy Pets - Home range which is MADE by a vet

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