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    Question Dry Food Sends Them Hypo......

    Ok so something we have noticed and then documented and discovered........

    Boof n Lilly (Lilly more so) go hypo after eating kibble.

    As a general rule the only time they get kibble is in their treat ball and kong when I go to work so they are kept occupied. However if I feed them sardines, salmon or tuna, I add their dry kibble to it to make the meal larger.

    They are fed EP Holistic Select Anchovy only and on the evenings they get it they play at 100 mile an hour til 9.30 10 o'clock..... they are fed by 8pm. On the nights that they get chicken mince or roo meat with egg or yoghurt (each night varies) they settle by about 8.30 or 9 at the latest and slink in to bed quietly by themselves and barely stir (if at all) all night. After kibble they wake repeatedly.

    Wondering if anyone else has ever noticed this? It's almost like giving a kid red cordial before bed time, LOL!

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    Try a different brand?

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Wow, I've never heard of this?
    I have no suggestions, sorry, but I'd be interested in seeing what others say.
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    Might be the preservatives??? Now not being picky, but you mean Hyper-active...... Hypo mean low, hyper means high. Sorry it is the medical person in me. Way to remember is o=low
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    Yes newfsie you are completely correct.... that is exactly what I meant!

    MMMM not sure on what other brands to try! Was thinking black hawk, it seems to be getting rave reviews but not sure.

    Open to any suggestions. At the moment we are just running with no kibble at night.

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    we feed Raw meat in the morning and our own meat/grain (non-wheat)/veg mix at night
    We also feed offal,eggs, raw fish, sardines and fruit. I do not weigh or measure anything anymore, because we have fed this way for years. maybe I should feed my newfs kibble before we go training
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    Hey newfsie, we feed basically the same here except the grain/veg......

    mornings are chicken carcass, or lamb flap, or pork hock or roo tail...... during the day they might get a roo tendon or pigs ear (those things stink) or pig snout (they get hidden when I go to work over a few hours to occupy them as well as a treat ball with kibble and a kong with kibble)..... I use dehydrated chicken necks or dried liver or dried fish or dried mussels for training treats..... dinner is roo mince or chicken mince or chicken necks or salmon or tuna or sardines and with this they get either offal, raw egg or natural yoghurt on a rotational basis, I was adding kibble to the fish meal to bulk it up a little and since the kibble is anchovy based being fish protein as well wasn't confusing my poor sensative boys system........ however since recording what feeding and the reaction, no more kibble at night.

    As for weighing/measuring when I buy and pack the meat into bags for the freezer its done in portions so I don't have to worry bout it couldn't do it daily lol.

    I tried them on the Vets all natural muesli stuff..... instant break out poor muffins.... wont be trying that again.

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    Some say your supermarket brands such as pedigree can have that effect because it's high and sugar and fat, bit like McDonalds.
    I would be suprised with the EP Holistic, but then again maybe something in it?
    I've tried the Black Hawk and I use the above. Waiting for BH to bring out the smaller bags.20 kg is way too big as I feed mainly BARF and dry as a back up.

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    My grain mix is barley/oats/rice and the soup-mix you buy in large packets. it has bean/peas and some grains in it too. Annabelle is very sensitive to preservatives and wheat. she gets hot-spots and bad ears, plus looses the hair around her eyes and looks like she has mange. So far we have her under control, unless she is given sausage by a well meaning person at training. but most people know her now and those who do/are allowed to give her treat bring her special stuff like bacon or cheese
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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    My grain mix is barley/oats/rice and the soup-mix you buy in large packets. it has bean/peas and some grains in it too. Annabelle is very sensitive to preservatives and wheat. she gets hot-spots and bad ears, plus looses the hair around her eyes and looks like she has mange. So far we have her under control, unless she is given sausage by a well meaning person at training. but most people know her now and those who do/are allowed to give her treat bring her special stuff like bacon or cheese
    Oh newfsie if I could please ask you list (exactly) what you feed annabelle over the course of a week as she sounds just like Boof..... he even has the same issue around his eyes.

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