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    I'm with hyacinth, I can't stand the amount of sugar in the fruit juice you can buy in bottles etc. The link she posted explains it well.

    Personally I drink water, roughly 4-5L per day, sometimes a can of pepsi max, if I feel like something different. Other than that I might have a coffee with no sugar (or sweetner either) but no flavoured milks or fruit juice in our house. Occassionally I give the other half V8 veggie juice but that's as far as we go.

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    The combination of veg in the first one is good, but considering they really only need one serve every 7-10 days I would puree myself. jmo, because I follow Dr.Billlinghurst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molly33 View Post
    The combination of veg in the first one is good, but considering they really only need one serve every 7-10 days I would puree myself. jmo, because I follow Dr.Billlinghurst.
    I know I should Molly and it's purely out of convenience that I don't.....

    Just out of curiosity, how much (quantity) do you feed them in that period? So how big is a serve? And what do you puree?

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    A couple of handfuls of spinach, 1 apple, 1 carrot, couple flourettes of brocolli, also depends what's left in the fridge, sweet potato, cellery, pumpkin.
    I wizz it all in a blender and add a splash of water and flaxseed oil, some use a juicer but you must add the pulp. I serve with ground chicken carcass.
    I don't have exact quantities. The thing with BARF diet is that's over a 7-10 period. You don't add everything in one meal.

    I do buy the BARF patties and rolls as I'm not too good at cutting up hearts and livers.

    I really think you would enjoy Dr.Billinghurst book "Give A Dog a Bone". Whether you follow the BARF diet or not it's so informative.

    I digress.

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    Digress away..... you never know what interesting fact we may stumble upon

    Maybe I should make it a habbit to do it the day I buy their liver/kidney and cut it up, I could puree up a fair bit and freeze it in portions, the same way I do the liver and kidney! The amount I do lasts about 2 months (it's not my favourite job).

    Yeah mine don't get everything every meal either, breakfast is always meat on a bone of some description (chicken carcass, beef neck bones, lamb flap, roo tail, pork hock-this one not very often, ox tail, mixed chicken pieces-when on special, lamb shank) and dinner is a rotation of roo mince/chicken mince/tuna/sardines/salmon and with that they either get raw egg/natural yoghurt/veggie stuff/offal.

    For something to occupy them during the day they might get a pigs ear/buffalo pizzle/roo tendon or a marrow bone half each! (I go easy on the pigs ears they seem really oily/fatty to me).

    We use dehydrated liver/fish/mussels/chicken necks for training treats!

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    I don't give pigs ears anymore, I get the venison ears as they come from NZ. Really good for dogs with allergies, even though mine don't have any.

    You do give your dogs an all wormer that covers the hydatid tape worm and change brands?

    The other thing he recommends that I have yet to try is sprouted legumes and grains.
    When the grain has begun to sprout is when it's at its best, he describes it as being a power pack of nutrition.

    Oh and another thing he talks about is water.
    Last edited by molly33; 01-25-2011 at 10:19 PM.

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    So, that's 1.5 teaspoons of sugar per 120ml of Raffertys

    and a glass of it would be 200ml or 3 teaspoons of sugar approx. I can do that if it's gatorade.

    And I keep wondering if "Sugar" incudes all forms of sugar eg fructose and glucose as well as sucrose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    So, that's 1.5 teaspoons of sugar per 120ml of Raffertys

    and a glass of it would be 200ml or 3 teaspoons of sugar approx. I can do that if it's gatorade.

    And I keep wondering if "Sugar" incudes all forms of sugar eg fructose and glucose as well as sucrose.
    yep sugar must include ALL forms .....

    i like powerade no sugar citrus but coca cola is taking it off the market ....

    i've never weighed a teaspoon of sugar but presuming its a lil less than 4.5g that makes sense to me ....

    which is basically the same as sweetpotato and carrot given they have similar levels of sugar per 100g, pumpkin n beetroot are slightly higher again, cauliflower, broccoli n spinach are all quite a bit lower though.

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