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    Belle, I unfortunately can't remember how much it was exactly I know they had a big bag of Pedigree for $18 down from $28, but I know that doesn't really help, they may have just taken $10 off all brands, but not sure. The only reason they had them on sale is because the goods were damaged, holes in the bags which they taped up and things. I don't know if you're in WA or not, but this as in Foodworks at Atwell and they had quite a few bags, several types of kibble in total.

    DA, I think I originally wanted to stick to a BARF diet as it seems like it's just more simple and less fiddly, but I'm open to trying raw as well.

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    See the thing is Liza if you intend on feeding Keeda a main supply daily of raw meaty bones, plus chicken (be it wings, necks, bones, carcasses, legs, thighs etc) then all you really need to add is the other meat - be it beef mince, offal, sardines, fish, whatever is going cheap in the supermarket at the time.

    Obviously it's best if you have a freezer you can store it in when it's on special so you can buy up in bulk. Sometimes I get my chicken from the supermarkets, but the local butcher also can supply a lot of chicken stuff at VERY cheap cost price just to get rid of it.

    So yeah, you can buy your patties, but you can also go the other way, and if she doesn't like these patty thingies ppl are talking about, just give her a bit of meat as well.
    You already know what you're doing IMO. Give her some eggs, shells, vegies if you believe in them and research about how to balance other vitamins/minerals and you'll be right.

    Massive difference between the faeces of a dog eating solely commercial food and a dog eating solely raw food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liza View Post
    Belle, I unfortunately can't remember how much it was exactly I know they had a big bag of Pedigree for $18 down from $28, but I know that doesn't really help, they may have just taken $10 off all brands, but not sure. The only reason they had them on sale is because the goods were damaged, holes in the bags which they taped up and things. I don't know if you're in WA or not, but this as in Foodworks at Atwell and they had quite a few bags, several types of kibble in total.

    DA, I think I originally wanted to stick to a BARF diet as it seems like it's just more simple and less fiddly, but I'm open to trying raw as well.
    Oh thats ok lol, don't worry.

    I have a $10 voucher for Petstock which I was given at Paws In The Park so it's all good.

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    Thanks, DA - my other problem is that I wouldn't be able to buy lots of meat or whatever is on sale in bulk as our freezer here is quite small (at least until I can invest in a separate freezer just for Keeda). Even just the BARF patties would be a very tight fit. I think I might need to try different things and see what works best. I'll start off feeding chicken necks, RMBs, and other good stuff I find at the supermarket for breakfast (I'll just have to buy one thing at a time and in small quantities to be able to fit it in properly) and a BARF patty at dinner, then modify the diet to include more offal, fish, whatever as opposed to the patties if that seems to be the better way to go. I always thought that BARF patties were already nutritionally balanced for that type of diet and switching to a raw diet from them would be more fiddly as I'll have to calculate how much of everything she needs, but if she still absolutely hates the patties that's what I'll do once I can invest in a freezer :S

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    Liza, I honestly feel that ppl can go overboard in their belief of the exact nutritionally blanced diet. I think as a whole the population has been bombarded this way of thinking from commercial food companies.

    Take humans for example, now I am not going to die because I do not eat a kibble/tin of food each day that is totally and completely balanced according to medical science.
    I am not going to die because I didn't have any oranges today to cover my vitamin C requirement.
    I am not going to have my limbs fall off because I didn't have my calcium/phosporous exact ratio this morning at brekky...

    Blah , I think you get the picture.

    PPl stress too much IMO about a raw natural diet. They stress so much they end up feeling the only thing they can do to safeguard their dog's wellbeing is to feed it kibble or stuff out of a tin.

    Don't stress, do your research, watch your dog's behaviour and body, energy levels, strcuture, you'll know what is right and what isn't for Keeda alone.

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    Thanks, DA, I understand what you're saying and agree. I guess that's why I'm not too stressed about buying her these patties and giving them to her - I've heard good things about them, know that they don't contain roadkill or bits of other pets, and I know they're easy to prepare and feed. Besides I'd stand having some patties in my freezer much better than I would a whole animal, heart, or a brain lol. I'm quite squeamish with that sort of stuff. If they don't work out for her, I'll know it's time to look into other options - and then heart and brain it is

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    In my opinion, it is up to YOU, Liza what you feed Keeda.

    What ever you feel is comfortable with and is right, is YOUR decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liza View Post
    Thanks, DA, I understand what you're saying and agree. I guess that's why I'm not too stressed about buying her these patties and giving them to her - I've heard good things about them, know that they don't contain roadkill or bits of other pets, and I know they're easy to prepare and feed. Besides I'd stand having some patties in my freezer much better than I would a whole animal, heart, or a brain lol. I'm quite squeamish with that sort of stuff. If they don't work out for her, I'll know it's time to look into other options - and then heart and brain it is
    I think you are spot on, Liza.

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