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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    A perfect example of the different opinions is:

    One vet in town many years ago in Qld advocated nothing but Hill's Science Diet for all the animals coming through his surgery. Had nothing good to say about any other diet in the world other than Hill's.

    On the other side of town the vet and staff advocated raw food diet only. Told ppl not to feed processed **** and dry kibble etc. They stocked it, but would try and talk to ppl about not feeding it. Lol.

    Blah ...
    Yeh, very confusing.

    Holly was fed Eukanuba her whole life with very little else. I was told by my vet this was the 'right' thing to do. Mmmmm well, she died aged 5. Now I don't know whether diet was related at all but I want to try a different approach with Jenna. It just makes more sense really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I also think the "problem" is when people take some info from one site...some other info from another site and combine these and get the balance wrong...because it just sounds and looks right.

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    Totally agree with this. I was looking into a diet for pancreatitis when Shads was diagnosed amd ill at the vet's. My mind was boggling trying to get levels etc. Unfortunately he passed away there so I did not have to pursue it. I did have some cooked meals ready in the freezer though as one source said that was the way to go then another said cooked was bad...sighhhhh.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I also think the "problem" is when people take some info from one site...some other info from another site and combine these and get the balance wrong...because it just sounds and looks right.

    nutrition.html
    Yes I agree with that comment wholeheartedly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Totally agree with this. I was looking into a diet for pancreatitis when Shads was diagnosed amd ill at the vet's. My mind was boggling trying to get levels etc. Unfortunately he passed away there so I did not have to pursue it. I did have some cooked meals ready in the freezer though as one source said that was the way to go then another said cooked was bad...sighhhhh.
    It's very hard. Go back decades Di...we were told to drink milk from a glass bottle was dangerous. A decade later to drink it from a cardboard box was gonna harm us...I mean, come on...it never ends.

    I think it also comes down to the fact there are some things we just KNOW are right. If I was to eat Maca's every day I'd be a fat pig!
    We KNOW cooked bones are dangerous for dogs - everyone agrees on that. We KNOW to feed them crap and mush they will not do well.

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    Thanks for the input ladies, to be completely honest i hadn't even thought of the bone/phophorus/calium part.. How silly am i!! Guess that will be thrown into the diet asap!

    Would Throwing some chicken necks in with it or during the day be enough if so for her size how many would I be looking at ? Or is throwing an entire egg in ok too?? Same uestion applies

    The same as Tkay this is why she's still on Kibble along with what i am trying to achieve, it is damn hard to feel confident in what you are feeding when there is so much conflicting information as clea or Da said (sorry a page ago now!)

    Anne she's a GSD x 16 months old...

    Sorry to hijack DA i know you wanted to scientific side of things! I know with all the reading i did it was very conflicting about wehter to feed or not to feed vegetables especially in the true "wild" side of things.... I've always be lead to believe dogs are true carnivores but then i've also seen chloe eat grass so i figure it cant hurt to add some in?

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    No hi-jack Jodz.

    I understand there is so much conflicting information. But I guess that really sums up most of life, when you think about it, so I guess the answer is what each of us feel sounds believable and reasonable, and of course, wtaching our dogs and seeing how hey look/perform etc.

    OMG, what a long sentence. I've forgotten full stops tonight. Lol.

    The eating of grass Jodz is very common canine behaviour TMK. There are a few differing theories as to why they do it. bear in mind that often (but not always) dogs can vomit after the eating of grass, as it's not very digestible. I guess the question is, what does that tell you?

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    When I made raw food it was
    1kg minced chook carcass
    100gm cooked lamb liver
    200gm raw lamb or ox heart
    100 gm mixed veg and fruit - out of orange, apple, celery, carrot, spinach, silverbeet, etc
    100gm tinned fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    When I made raw food it was
    1kg minced chook carcass
    100gm cooked lamb liver
    200gm raw lamb or ox heart
    100 gm mixed veg and fruit - out of orange, apple, celery, carrot, spinach, silverbeet, etc
    100gm tinned fish
    How many would that feed?

    I really want to try and go as raw as possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    How many would that feed?

    I really want to try and go as raw as possible
    Huh? i thought you have always fed a raw diet to your dogs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Huh? i thought you have always fed a raw diet to your dogs?
    I fed Dr Bruce's Mix, but Sumo got really sick...blood in poop etc

    I bought Eaglepack Holistic select and he is good with that....no bowel problems. I would really like to go COMPLETELY natural without too many grains. Dr Bruces has a lot of grain in it

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