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    Default Help Please! Natural Diets??

    Hi guys,
    I have an 11 year old female Kelpie. She is fit and every time I take her to the vet he seems to think she is in great condition However I have noticed lately that she farts ALL THE TIME! Way more than usual, and stinkier too! I am thinking maybe I need to change her diet? She has always just been fed a mix of dried and canned food. Do you think a more natural diet would help?

    If so, what are some examples of things I can feed her (i'm vegetarian, so kind of meat illiterate). Also, how would I know how much to feed her?

    Thanks!!

    Leah

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    Your vet should be able to tell you how much to feed her, sometimes there are directions on the tins and food bags.

    Teddy starting doing really smelly pops and caught the runs after we changed his wet food. We changed to another type and he has had no runs or smelly pops. I feed all my three SuperCoat Puppy and other times I give them Nutro.

    Nutro is natural and I am sure if you went to a pet store you could get a sample, I was given one.

    Here is the link for the products of Nutro: Dog Product Range | NUTRO

    And here is the main site: NUTRO® Premium Australian Pet Food for Dogs and Cats

    I hope I have been of some help.

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    Hi Leah. Mine have Coprice brand dry food with meaty bones a few nights a week. It's nice and simple - and non-stinky! The bones help keep their teeth nice and clean as well.

    High protein can cause smelly farts, but canned food is notorious for it.

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    Mine have supercoat and a piece of raw a day be it beef or lamb bones or chicken wings.
    They only have the botty burps a lot if I am lazy and feed pal if I didn't defrost bones.

    If you do decide to change the diet make sure you do it slowly.
    To me any totally raw diet has to be researched thoroughly to give the dog the right balance of vitamins, minerals and supplements it needs.

    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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    I'm vegetarian too and switched my dogs a few months back from just Hills Science diet dry food to a mix of raw bones, chicken necks, dry food and disgusting mince/veg/egg concoction; aside from the chicken necks it's surprisingly easy to deal with (I could never stomach using canned food!) and the dogs love it. Did mix Chum in with the dry for a bit and the dogs turned my car into a gas chamber! Am about to switch the Hills for Artemis and Organix dry food (no corn, wheat or beet pulp) so hopefully that won't have the same effect. But they're virtually gas-free on the new diet and have lovely teeth!

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    A raw egg and or sardines now and then is great for their coat too.

    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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    thanks everyone! All your replys have been very helpful. I'm taking her to the vet this weekend for a checkup, so am going to ask him about transitiong her to a more natural diet.

    Thanks

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