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    If you haven't investigated a stand to put the food bowl in, please do so. You may also have to "reshape" Batty's hoovering habit by putting a small spoonful in at a time. It takes patience & a bit of your time at meal time, but it will be worth it in the end.

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    I've been trying to hand feed him, but it's only every third or fourth biscuit that he's actually chewing. His bowl is on a stand (keeps ants away). I praise him when he chews, but he still keeps inhaling.

    His breakky routine goes as follows: I make up his breakky, let him back in from going to the toilet, ask him to sit and put the bowl into the stand, then I tell him Eat and he gets up to eat.

    I've removed the NDN's cat from the equation, I thought maybe he thought he had competition or something. It hasn't changed.

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    I can only suggest you feed him one bickie at a time until his behaviour changes .... it may not though. Without observing him at meal times, it's not appropriate for me to comment further.

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    Angela, for my pup ATM I NEED her to grow very very slowly. I believe I am giving her all that is required, but I am always up for learning more, hence this thread.

    Puppies/dogs who eat, don't chew then vomit will often then eat it back up again and have no problem the 2nd time. Lol. I know that may be disgusting to us, but better back in their tummies than the fact they haven't eaten. Not a good habit though, so when I start going to bigger pieces of meat I will hand feed, and ensure they have to learn how to chew it from my hand. I have always found excellent success with this, hence why I will always do it.

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    I have heard a protein rich diet causes dogs to grow too quickly??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Ive heard of ppl using eggs shell and all - I worry about salmonella and I think they get enough protein from the meat - the right sort of protein too!!
    I was worried about salmonella at first, especially coming from the UK where it was very prevalent in the 80's. I think it's pretty for dogs to get it, thanks to their amazing immunity system, but can occasionally happen. Raw foods travel through their digestive system much faster than kibble so it has less chance to cause problems. On one site I was reading it suggested kibble had salmonella in it too, not sure about that, but that's the joys of the internet

    However, if you're feeding raw chicken I guess you are already risking salmonella anyway
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    The raw chicken is human quality though - most people dont eat raw eggs and certainly dont eat egg shells.

    we just had a breakout at one of my fav restaurants - 100 cases - due to bad handling of eggs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Angela, for my pup ATM I NEED her to grow very very slowly. I believe I am giving her all that is required, but I am always up for learning more, hence this thread.

    Puppies/dogs who eat, don't chew then vomit will often then eat it back up again and have no problem the 2nd time. Lol. I know that may be disgusting to us, but better back in their tummies than the fact they haven't eaten. Not a good habit though, so when I start going to bigger pieces of meat I will hand feed, and ensure they have to learn how to chew it from my hand. I have always found excellent success with this, hence why I will always do it.
    This is why I haven't had the confidence to go completely raw yet. We wanted to keep Jenna's growth nice and slow, and I really wasn't sure how much raw to feed.Now she is approaching adult weight i feel more confident to give it a go any judge by how she looks/feels rather than weighing her religiously every week
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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    The raw chicken is human quality though - most people dont eat raw eggs and certainly dont eat egg shells.

    we just had a breakout at one of my fav restaurants - 100 cases - due to bad handling of eggs
    I remember when I hadn't been here long and I was watching Play School with my son and they were making a drink with raw egg in it for kids!!!

    I couldn't believe it

    Most people don't eat raw chicken either
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    How heavy is Inca now, DA?
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