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    Ok so the name says it all really, I have started giving boof n lilly Rafferty's Garden baby food.

    I buy the pure veg ones (no meat/pasta/rice) etc. They come in a range of combinations, they are 100% gluten/wheat/lactose/preservative free, so for time poor me that doesnt wish to puree my own veggies they are so convenient and healthy.

    I have stopped giving Boof (and Lilly by default) ALL processed food, the closest they now get to processed is dehydrated and I have checked they are all preservative free etc. So no more kibble even in their treat ball (it's just a toy at the moment).

    We go through two packets a week (sometimes three) in which they get half a packet each when I open one. So two or three nights a week they get half a pack with their roo mince or chicken mince or tuna/sardines/salmon!

    So I just thought I would share that for time poor people this is the easiest way to get veggies (which I have started doing because they aren't getting any EP Holistic anymore).

    Any thoughts welcome....... (oh my vet thought it was hillarious but very ingenious).

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    I use this or simalar when travelling or when I was showing to mix into their feeds.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    Good to know I'm not the only one

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    If it's good enough for your baby, it's good enough for your fur babies :P

    Really clever of you to use it for that! I might have to give Suzie a treat and get her a pack.

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    How much does the baby food cost? And what does the ingredient list look like?

    I know some baby food has a lot of impossible to pronounce chemical names in it. Just like tinned or dried packet soup - can't buy that after reading the ingredients. Freaks me out.

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    Hey Hyacinth,

    Have a squizzy here

    Rafferty's Garden | 100% natural premium baby food, packed for maximum convenience.

    Rafferty's Garden | 100% natural premium baby food, packed for maximum convenience.

    You can actually look at all their variety on there, I picked some up today for $1.37 per packet on special but full price I think the normal ones are $1.90 ish and the organic ones are about $2.30 ish.... that's in NQ.

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    Hmm

    I guess it's convenient.

    But for all that apple juice - you could easily write "sugar" instead. Ie it's got enough sugar in it to cause cavities.

    I thought it was going to be something I could put in the squirrel dude instead of kibble.

    currently I cook sweet potato and carrot and sometimes ordinary potato into a casserole for Frosty which works well. It also includes a large amount of mince and a few fillers like brown rice, bran and oats. And I've started putting a table spoon of calcium powder into it - to make up for her not getting bones.

    Not sure a large dose of apple juice would benefit.

    Now an apple - I think that would be ok, and I do give her carrots too. etc.

    Some of my friends use the frozen mixed vegie packs. Frozen vege are usually very good quality too. If I'm not going to use fresh from the garden or dedicated fruit shop (not supermarket) - I go with Frozen.

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    http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/b...and_vegetables

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    Fruit juices are not necessary. It is better to eat the fruit instead and have a thirst-quenching glass of water. Fruit juices may be a good source of some vitamins, but the downside is they are high in natural sugars and low in fibre. If you do include fruit juice in your child’s diet, limit this to one small glass per day.

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    I'd do use any apple juice.
    I buy straight mashed organic baby food in the organic henzies range.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    Of the two I linked too (which I have bought and used, there are others I won't touch), at only 5.6g sugar per 100g for the worst offender, the sugar content is considered low.

    Anything less than 10g per hundred grams of food is considered low sugar. So in one serving (they get half each) they consume 3.35g of sugar which I would be happy with for myself so I'm not concerned in that avenue.

    Sweetpotato and carrot both have roughly 6g sugar per 100g as well (I'm a sugar phobe myself, eat very low carb and sugar as my body HATES it)

    A whole apple only has 10g of sugar per 100g, so is still in the lower range anyhow. It's only when they reduce it to juice that the sugar content goes through the roof and that's because they concentrate it basically as they extract all fibre etc. Thankfully Rafferty's use a pureed apple which still includes all the good fibrous bits etc, they aren't extracted as would be with juice.

    Our two get NO GRAINS at all and none of their food is cooked, they eat all raw!

    On the veggie front I am the same, I will use frozen before even 'fresh' (if you can call them that) from our local vego as the frozen ones are at least snap frozen so all the goodies are locked in. I also eat most of my veggies raw as that way they retain all their nutrients, by this I mean they are cooked VERY eldente (spelling), so they still go 'crunch' when you bit them!

    I wouldn't feed myself (or kids if I had them) fruit juice so I wouldn't expect my dogs to drink it either) eat an apple on the other hand I think is fine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelby-001 View Post
    I wouldn't feed myself (or kids if I had them) fruit juice so I wouldn't expect my dogs to drink it either) eat an apple on the other hand I think is fine!
    Our household drinks quite a bit of fruit juice (for the added vitamins and because fruit hardly ever gets eaten by anyone but me) and I don't see the problem with it. We brush our teeth every day and it used to be soft drink that was drunk (much worse than fruit juice). Having said that, Suzie only gets water, if I did choose to give her juice i'd probably dilute it with water so it's not so strong for her.

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