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    I have no idea who Highland Pet foods are My Dog, but they are a pet food company, so yeah, they're included with the crap food IMO.

    Raw diet means just that - good quality RAW meat that is consumable by humans. Not pet meince, pet meat or anything 2nd rate that is just **** served up in pacakges in a shop etc.

    Chicken wings, neck, carcasses, thighs, pieces, whatever.
    Raw meaty bones. Chicken mince and beef mince or any other mince, but it must be good quality stuff.

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    I wouldn't feed my dog this.

    Highland Pet Store - Natural Balance Meat Rolls

    has fat and preservatives among other strange chemical names.

    Mind you, the dry stuff I feed has some similar ingredients.

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    NO pet rolls (bought at supermarkets)...NO pet "mince" from pet shops...NO tinned garbage. They contain REALLY high amounts of preservatives and undisclosed stuff like "meat" by-products etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Hi C&BM

    I feed Frosty "Nutro Natural Choice chicken and rice for adults" but I was feeding the puppy version of that. Before that I was feeding the Advance puppy food but I was having problems with puppy upset tummy on that though it is quite high quality as far as dry dog food goes. Nutro natural choice is made from better quality ingredients than advance but I suspect they're both made in the same dog food factory out near Bathurst somewhere (both brands belong to Mars - yes the same people who make Mars bars and M&Ms).

    Nutro Natural Choice is um about $110 for 15kg which is cheaper per kg than $30 for $3 but it really really helps to buy in bulk ie I think it would be the same price or dearer if you only bought 3kg. I could probably get it a bit cheaper again if I go somewhere else to buy it too.

    If you have a slow eater and a fast eater - it will pay to separate them when eating and put the fast food eater's food into something that slows them down eg a treat ball or a bowl with obstructions like a brick or you can buy special ones with leggo bumps in the bowl. If you have a fussy eater, it may pay to mix some yogurt or chicken stock with the food or some of that happy paws powder (though that made no difference to Frosty - she didn't care about the powder but she would eat the food if you mixed it with yogurt and put it in a kong. No kong, no eat - weird dog).

    I think you can also get nature's gift as dog food, I only use the treats, but they're not real healthy. If you're feeling really enthusiastic you can make casserole for dog and put that into single serve plastic containers (from the supermarket) and freeze. You can thaw or not depending on whether you are feeding the fast food eater (leave frozen) or not.

    And this should help you check ingredients lists for likely tummy upsetters
    The Dog Food Project - How does your Dog Food Brand compare?

    Note - many of the american brand dog foods are made under licence in Australia to - I hope - slightly higher standards of basic hygiene and food processing, so recalls or problems that apply to dog food over there might not apply in Australia.
    I would also recommend Nutro Natural Choice. Being natural, it has no preservatives and bad stuff that you need to be careful of. (I made the mistake of changing from a natural, organic food to a much cheaper food that was riddled with preservatives and my pleasant, relaxed well natured dog turned into a hyped up nightmare!!)

    I get Nutro cheaper though- this website has it for $68.96 for 8 kilos or $104.95 for 15 kilos and for $5 they deliever it to your door the next day!!

    Also, if you''re not sold on the Nutro, the website has tonnes of other food for cheaper than you can get it elsewhere so it's worth a look.

    Pookinuk :: Buy - Nutro - Adult Chicken Rice & Oatmeal (Nutro) Nutro - Adult Chicken Rice & Oatmeal ), Melbourne, Australia

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    dog's best friend - your nutro price works out the same as my nutro price if you include the postage.. And I get discounts on other things from the shop I get it.

    I have seen it on the web for $96 for 15 kg but the postage was $15 - so not much point there either except to see if my guy can get it cheaper from his supplier.

    I wouldnt say it has no preservative in it but it has what we'd regard as meat and less of the chicken feet type "meat" in it.

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