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    Hi All,

    I'm new to this forum and also dog ownership. Growing up I had 2 dogs (border collies) but now I have grown up my girlfriend and I who have never owned a dog have jumped right into the deep end and got ourselves a Black Lab x Rotti puppy named Rogue of whom is now 7 months old (and is also now 32kg) and we are butting heads of what and how much to feed her!

    We both have agreed on the BARF diet for Rogue. She is not a fussy eater at all, and will eat anything that even resembles food, but there is a lot conflicting info out there - thanks Google!

    So basically what I would like to know can someone please share their years of wisdom of what and how much to feed larger puppies? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,
    GTS

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    Hi GTS,

    I'm also interested in feeding my dogs a more natural type diet and I've been reading up about the BARF principle as well. If you go on the website, you can purchase books which I've heard are good.

    BARF Australia - Home of Dr Billinghurst's biologically appropriate raw food for restoring animal wellness

    Sorry I can't be of any further help but I'm only new to keeping dogs again cause it's been about 18 years since I've owned a dog.

    Cheers,

    Julie

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    Hi GTS & welcome..

    I was going to recommend Dr Billinghurst's BARF site also, its a well informed web site, if you don't find answers to your ??? at barf Australia site, there's an email link on contact page & just email Dr Billinghurst, he's a nice helpful man as i found out when ever i have emailed him with ???? etc, he responds kindly I'm a big fan of barf/ raw feeding, i've been feeding my SBT'S raw diet for the last 10yrs or so without any health or behavioral problems at all

    ... note that not all pet owners will agree with barf/raw diets, but everyone has their own choices & barf/raw is not always suited for every dog either.

    PS: so luv your choice of cars..HSV all the way for me too

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    Thanks for the replies. Looks like i need to invest in one of those books from Dr Billinghurst's website. Will shoot off an e-mail to Dr B as well asking for his advice. Cheers!

    p.s - Glad ya like the HSV's as well Aussie Floyd!!

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    Hi...just wanted to pop in and say to the forum. Hope to see you about

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    hello and
    I asked my vet the same question when we got our girl and what he said was go by how she looks. You should feel the rips, but not see them, and you should see a waistline. Have you got some more pics of your gorgeous girl??!! Our Ziggy is a rotti x too

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippo View Post
    hello and
    I asked my vet the same question when we got our girl and what he said was go by how she looks. You should feel the rips, but not see them, and you should see a waistline. Have you got some more pics of your gorgeous girl??!! Our Ziggy is a rotti x too
    I agree...this too is what I have always been told.....to be able to feel the ribs/backbone...but not see them.

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