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    Why change from supercoat if she is doing well on it?

    My 3 are doing well on it too. I am experimenting with other dry foods but I think I will stick with it.

    Pity she doesn't do well on Advance, would be much easier having the 3 of them eating it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle View Post
    Was it just Fish for Dogs that made him sick or has this happened with a few others?
    It was the product and too much of it in one hit. He has had cans of dog food before and not gotten sick, but the fish wasn't good in a large dose.
    Wet food is crap anyway.. I only tried it because I give the dogs a bit of sardines with their other food and thought it would be a nice treat.
    I won't bother getting it again though. I just feed them, sardines in spring water, raw chicken necks, raw roo mince, Iiams weight control kibble and raw vegie slops (not all at once).

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    Ralph likes the "Fish for Dogs" and after having it as part of his feeding two days in a row, he is back to wanting to eat everything. I tried it because he was off his food a bit.
    Also ralph cannot have dry food or any foods that are on the rough side due to his tumour, so we are looking at food he enjoys and gives him energy because cancer can sap his energy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Why change from supercoat if she is doing well on it?

    My 3 are doing well on it too. I am experimenting with other dry foods but I think I will stick with it.

    Pity she doesn't do well on Advance, would be much easier having the 3 of them eating it.
    I am not taking her off Supercoat

    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    It was the product and too much of it in one hit. He has had cans of dog food before and not gotten sick, but the fish wasn't good in a large dose.
    Wet food is crap anyway.. I only tried it because I give the dogs a bit of sardines with their other food and thought it would be a nice treat.
    I won't bother getting it again though. I just feed them, sardines in spring water, raw chicken necks, raw roo mince, Iiams weight control kibble and raw vegie slops (not all at once).
    That's not good At least you have a well prepared diet for them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    Ralph likes the "Fish for Dogs" and after having it as part of his feeding two days in a row, he is back to wanting to eat everything. I tried it because he was off his food a bit.
    Also ralph cannot have dry food or any foods that are on the rough side due to his tumour, so we are looking at food he enjoys and gives him energy because cancer can sap his energy.
    I am trying Pipi on it as she is being sick from Advance.


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    I came home with the small tin sized Fish for Dogs and went with the 'Atlantic Salmon Rissoto' flavour.

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    ................SHE LOVED IT!

    I put it into her bowl and straight away she dug in! After she had finished she licked the bowl clean!

    And I know she didn't lick the bowl clean because she was hungry - she has never licked the bowl clean when I fed her Advance even if she was hungry but tonight she licked the bowl clean because she loved the taste!


    Oh I feel better now that I know I have found a food that she likes. No upchucks yet so lets hope that all turns out well.

    I gave her the usual amount of Supercoat and put a teaspoon of Fish for Dogs on top, she ate it all.


    An off put is that I really do not like fish at all and the smell put me off it a bit, but it's no problem at least she is eating it!


    Yay I am so happy that she is able to eat something she likes and enjoys.


    To be on the safe side, I am thinking of giving her either 1 teaspoon of Fish for Dogs each night with her dry food or 1 - 1 and a half teaspoons a night.



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    Oh also, next step is to try her on the other flavours, I am pretty sure that there are 4 different flavours.

    Would be good if I can get her to eat all 4 as she can have a different each night.

    But I will just let her be for the moment and make sure that nothing bad comes from this food.

    She currently weighs 1.8kgs and should be 3.5kgs. I spoke to my vets about this and they suggested I feed her a little more. From what I have heard fish for dogs should help her with her weight?

    She is just too active lol, walks everyday plus games of soccer and fetch. Aye aye aye
    Last edited by Belle; 04-24-2010 at 04:19 PM.

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    Sounds like it has worked out well Belle. I can sympathise, having had a few dogs that were near impossible to keep weight on. If she is really active and doesn't want to eat big meals then try giving her a couple of smaller ones, and pick the foods that are the most concentrated.

    An important thing to remember as the weather gets cooler is that dogs with less body fat burn more dietary fat in order to maintain body heat. Make sure she stays warm, and has enough fat in her diet. Just as Pugger avoids fish in oil, I look for it (but I don't think that Pugger's dogs are underweight... ).

    The more oil the better for my dogs! They naturally have low body fat ratios and need fat to maintain weight and warmth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Just as Pugger avoids fish in oil, I look for it (but I don't think that Pugger's dogs are underweight... ).
    The oil will fatten up the arteries before the belly. But yeh, mine aren't underweight my rolly pollies.

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    @ Puggers little puddies. They are so squishable.

    Seriously though, hardening of the arteries is extremely rare in dogs, and linked to obesity so I don't think skinnys are at risk. More at risk from insufficient fats. If your girl is underweight Belle fats and oils will play an important part in building condition.

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    I occasionally feed Frosty sardines in olive oil or spring water. I don't like the sardines in spring water much so might get only the ones in olive oil. Olive oil is good, has good fats in it, not like veg oil which is mostly palm oil these days, bad fats and death to orangatans (habitat loss).

    I don't feed Frosty tinned food if I can avoid it. I make my own casserole out of mince and vegies and brown rice.

    I occasionally feed optimum tinned food. You really need to read the ingredients, that gives you a big clue about which ones are better and why most of them are crap in a can. And that goes for tinned soup for humans too.

    If the dog is being sick - need to fast it for a bit, or see a vet or both, and also maybe do an elimination diet where you exclude one of the foods for a week and see what happens. Need to keep a diary. It's hard to tell if you're feeding a number of different things and the dog has free range of the backyard and maybe a local park - what could be causing the upset.

    A pigs ear will aggravate a tummy upset according to my vet. Despite being dry and crispy - they're still high in fat (like a cracker biscuit).

    Vet recommends after a tummy upset and then a fast, to feed boiled rice and boiled skinless chicken for a while like several days, until you're getting normal gut activity from the dog.

    Good luck figuring out what to give your dog.
    Dog Food Analysis - Reviews of kibble
    that site is american based and lists the american ingredient list - so you just need to check the local stuff if it has the same list of ingredients - you can assume it has about the same nutritional value.

    Can't find any advance tinned food in their list so it might be unrated or it might be crap, hard to tell.

    The Dog Food Project - How does your Dog Food Brand compare?

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