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Thread: Moreton Bay Figs - Bad for Dogs???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Are you serious? You just flushed $200 worth of food???
    sounds like us...we have a FULL 15 kg bag of EaglePack Holistic Select standing here...$119. We just bought it when I decided...no more processed foods

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    Okay I'm thinking this BARF diet is doable! While I continue to research, will the dogs be okay with some casserole for the next two days?

    Don't want to change their diet if I'm not fully educated on it.

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    But aren't they used to eating hills? Won't the casserole be a change of diet already?

    What do you mean casserole, though, exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    sounds like us...we have a FULL 15 kg bag of EaglePack Holistic Select standing here...$119. We just bought it when I decided...no more processed foods
    I kept imagining a doggie in there and I had to get rid of it.

    I would've donated it, but I do not advocate that...Disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    But aren't they used to eating hills? Won't the casserole be a change of diet already?

    What do you mean casserole, though, exactly?
    I meant I don't want to start the diet and mess it it up.

    Casserole I mean a 'dog' casserole...Mostly chunks of good quality meat, no bones and some greens.

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    Which Veggies are safe?

    Cos lettuce (should be main ingredient of vegie slush)
    Other green leafy
    Silver beet
    Spinach
    Broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower (not at thre same time)
    Parlsey (small amount)
    Carrot (small amount)
    Sweet potato (small amount)
    Pumpkin (small amount)
    Capsicum (small amount)
    Beetroot
    Tomato (small amount and NOT THE LEAVES...THEY ARE POISONOUS)

    Which Fruits are safe?

    Apples (NO CORES OR SEEDS)
    Kiwies
    Rock melon
    Mangoes
    Papaya
    Oranges
    Pears (NO SEEDS OR CORES)


    What meats are safe?

    RAW meaty Bones:
    Chicken necks
    Chicken wings
    Whole chicken carcasses
    Turkey necks
    Turkey wings
    Duck
    Rabbit
    Quall
    Beef brisket, beef neck
    Pork feet, pork necks
    Lamb shanks,lamb brisket

    Ground/mince meat...ALWAYS HUMAN GRADE:
    Beef
    Chicken
    Turkey
    Kangaroo
    Buffalo
    Minced chicken carcasses
    Fish (once a week)

    What organs do I look for and how often should they be fed?
    Offal...once a week:
    Beef heart
    Kidneys
    Liver
    Green tripe
    Brains


    Also...you should probably add:
    1 teaspoon Flaxseed Oil a day
    1 1000mg Salmon Oil capsule a day
    1 teaspoon Cod liver oil 3 times a week
    1 teaspoon Kelp powder a day
    1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil coldpressed 3 times a week
    1 500mg Vitamin C tablet crushed with food a day
    1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar with "Mother" a day
    1 tablespoon All Natural yoghurt a day

    The diet should be:

    Their meaty bones for breakfast and mince/vegies/supplements for dinner. Wednesday every week is light meal day. Give half the amount of meaty bones for breakfast and only some yoghurt for dinner.

    Raw meaty bones should be 60% of their diet...ground/mince meat/offal 25% and vegie slush 15%.

    Vegie slush means...blend all vegies together...you can freeze portions, so you don't have to do it every day I make 2 weeks at a time and freeze in container.

    How much BARF Do I feed my Dog?

    The simplest way to work this out is as a percentage of bodyweight.

    Healthy Dogs – Not Exercising

    Feed 2% - 3% of bodyweight per day – divided into one or two meals

    Working, Racing, Active Dogs

    Feed 3% - 6% of bodyweight per day when actually working or active. At this time feed food with a higher fat content to increase the energy supply. Feed 2% - 3% of bodyweight per day when not active or working

    Puppies – Small to Medium Breeds

    Feed 3% - 5% of bodyweight per day – divided into 3 to 4 small meals

    Puppies – Large and Giant Breeds

    Feed 2% - 4% of bodyweight per day – divided into 3 to 4 meals. It is important to ensure that these puppies grow slowly. To ensure that this happens, it can be useful to add extra vegetable pulp to the patties (from a juicer). Feed soft raw bones daily. Note: – feed BARF and soft raw bones from young animals as the only source of calcium; it is not necessary and may be harmful to use calcium supplements. (For more information – refer to Dr. Billinghurst’s book – “Grow Your Pups with Bones.”)

    Pregnant (‘in whelp’) Female Dogs

    For the first two thirds of pregnancy, feed 2% - 3% of bodyweight per day – divided into one or two meals. For the last third of pregnancy increase this to 3% - 4% of bodyweight per day – divided into two or three meals. (For more information – refer to Dr. Billinghurst’s book – “Grow Your Pups with Bones.”)

    Lactating Female Dogs

    Depending on Litter size and the age of the puppies, feed from between 3% and 6% of bodyweight per day – divided into two or three meals – up to free choice with large litters. (For more information – refer to Dr. Billinghurst’s book – “Grow Your Pups with Bones.”)

    Dogs with Health Issues – for example, Kidney, Liver or Pancreatic Disease

    These dogs usually require extra vegetable material, sometimes with less fat; in the latter case, combine Dr. B’s Kangaroo flavour with raw pulped low glycaemic index vegetable material. For simple obesity, reduce the amount of BARF and Raw Meaty Bones and replace with as much raw pulped low glycaemic index vegetable material as the dog will eat.

    I hope this makes sense

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    Thank you soo much Cleasanta!! You're a life saver. That's very clear and direct. Sounds like a chance to really help Jermaine with his weight problem. (Skinny minny) and Jemima with hers (guts!)

    THANK YOU!!

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    Also, I have lots of those additives around the house, so I'll start with brekky tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Where on earth has that come from? Any animal that has been euth'd has to be disposed of. You can't feed an animal meat that has been killed with a dangerous toxin.

    I think you've read too much crap on the net.

    To be honest, I think the idea of wasting $200 worth of food to be a disgusting waste. If nothing else, you could have offered it to a rescue.

    This barf debate and bad kibble debate frustrates the beejeezus out of me!

    MOST KIBBLE IS PERFECTLY FINE TO FEED TO A DOG! NO DOG WILL DIE FROM BEING FED A COMMERCIAL DIET OF KIBBLE OR TINNED FOOD!
    How do you know Anne? How do you know that it is not shortening our dogs lives with all the added preservatives etc.

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