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    Default Fish For Dogs- In a Can?

    I was in the Supermarket recently and cruised the pet food aisle just to do something different for a change (my dogs and cats fed raw)... and I saw tins of stuff called "Fish for Dogs" by Safcol.

    Picked it up and had a look and the ingredients listed are fish, chicken mince... and then my memory fails me. There are suposedly no flavours, colours, preservatives, animal bi-products, fillers or wheat gluten. Four flavours including Oceanfish with tuna, brown rice and kelp; Oceanfish with barramundi, potato and carrot; Atlantic salmon with risotto; and Sardines with tuna, rice and Vegetables. It also apparently comes in a pouch for mixing with dry food.

    A quick online search did not fill in the ingredients blanks, but the Ethical Consumer Guide gave Safcol a tick meaning moderate praise.

    Has anyone out there used it or does anyone know more about it? I'm concerned about feeding fish (other than human grade) due to potential mercury (and even human stuff not guaranteed), but then, I wouldn't mind an occasional alternative to raw fish (which is pretty smelly when defrosting!!).

    What do others think?

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    I gave it to Ollie and he threw up and had the runs for 2 days.

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    I give it to Griffen occationally if he goes for more than 3 days without eating.
    He loves it.

    I didn't realise it came in pouches, I'll have to look out for them. I usually by the tins but they are a little hard to mix with his kibble.

    Edit to add I dont know about the mercury. I only use it a couple of times a month and I dont eat fish myself so I never thought about that side of it
    Last edited by Bordeaux; 10-15-2010 at 09:31 AM.

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    I just buy the Canadian Sardines in the tin. And pink salmon.My get sardines once or twice per week.
    Wouldn't bother with anything made by pet food company.
    Tuna is the one which can contain high levels of mercury.

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    Yep I second the sardines.

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    brunswick sardines in oil (Canadian) for me and my dog too. Sardines grow much faster than tuna too, so they are a much more sustainable type of thing to fish ie grow fast, breed young. Not like tuna.

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    Metals in fish concern me a lot as all my family does love fish. I eat salmon and snapper mainly and occasionally sardines (those sardines are small-I am wondering it is s/thing has to do with what Hya said ^) and sashimi grade tuna from fish market. For my dogs I recently have given raw whole sardines/whitings/mackerels with heads and guts (unless mackerels are too big); I buy bulk, sort by portions and freeze, and then give fish still frozen. Yes fish is smelly...I usually wipe their mouths with face washer dipped in bicarb soda diluted water and followed by 1/4 of toast each.
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    We used to feed sardines and egg 3 times a week but looks like Tonka is allergic so have switched to the canned fish. Everyone absolutely scoffs theirs but Tonk is still a tad iffy and we dont force the issue.
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    Hi Guys,

    i have a 5 mth old Male Rottie, one of our friends told us to get some sardines for him, i don't know much about this subject ie: brands and or how much and when to give, any ideas pls. Thanks D

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    Quote Originally Posted by r2eonline View Post
    Hi Guys,

    i have a 5 mth old Male Rottie, one of our friends told us to get some sardines for him, i don't know much about this subject ie: brands and or how much and when to give, any ideas pls. Thanks D
    I would start one or two as a snack as see how he goes and then adjust the amount. i use the Hy uses...brunswick it is called.
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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