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    Good nutrition and a balanced diet are essential for pet’s health. I want to know that
    Can I Feed Canned, Dry or Homemade Food?

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    As stated before, there are many threads on this if you take the time to go back through the pages.

    People get sick of posting time and time again to queries that are answerable by doing a search of threads.

    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've been looking at the BARF diet for ages but quite honestly couldn't see myself putting that all together. So I tried my Goldy on a variety of premium dog food brands... in the end, they all made her itchy and smelly.
    On a recent visit to the Vets I saw Vets all natural, and I tried her with it for a week (purchased a small bag). Within a few days she lost her smell and stopped itching.
    I hate to sound like a commercial, but when I ran out, i ordered a 15kg bag online but had to resort back to her previous diet... in the short time she's been on the dry food, she hasnt started smelling again (but I think given time she will) but she did start itching straight away.
    I'm just mixing it according to the direction, (mixed with kangaroo meat and whatever other human grade mince is on special) not adding anything more to it (although she gets the kids left overs still). Oh, and the odd bone.
    I'm very happy with that.
    The meat is the most expensive thing, but the muslie only costs around $1 per day, and she's a 31kg beastie.

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    I know the last post was back in September but, after reading through the whole thing, I'll add my two cents worth...

    My boy usually eats 400g of "fresh" pet mince and 230g of Canidae dry per day, with an omega 3 and 6 supplement to help with his itchy skin (which seems to really help). He sometimes gets chicken necks as well and canned tuna.

    He recently got really sick two weeks ago - I'm unsure whether it was the amount of treats he had (he never usually gets many treats but I'm trying to introduce another staffy into the home so I used treats) or the new batch of pet mince (most likely), so now he is still on his bland diet of boiled chicken and rice... And he seems to be scratching again... a lot!

    I want to switch him to raw (using human grade meat - i will never go back to pet mince) as I've read nothing but good reviews, especially with allergy prone dogs. I've just ordered a BARF book online so I'm hoping to receive it soon. I'm also looking into the Vets All Natural Sensitive mix. I'm undecided whether to prepare the whole raw diet on my own (at least I'll know what exactly is in it) or to use the VAN mix.

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    I'm undecided whether to prepare the whole raw diet on my own (at least I'll know what exactly is in it) or to use the VAN mix.[/QUOTE]

    Did you hear about the camel meat that killed a number of dogs a few months back?
    It was used in some of the cheaper barf style of products. Make your own mix, it is worth it for the peace of mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbsecurity View Post
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    I'm undecided whether to prepare the whole raw diet on my own (at least I'll know what exactly is in it) or to use the VAN mix.[/QUOTE]

    Did you hear about the camel meat that killed a number of dogs a few months back?
    It was used in some of the cheaper barf style of products. Make your own mix, it is worth it for the peace of mind.[/QUOTE]

    I didn't hear about this incident but talking to a supplier a few months back I decided to steer away from camel meat because he said that because camels roam in the wild they may eat a plant called indigofera which makes camel meat poisonous to dogs.
    If a camels diet could be controlled it wouldn't be harmful.

    Here is an article that offers an explanation: Acerlux

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    human grade mince, carrots, yogurt, fish, chicken necks/ carcasses, dry food, all pretty easy to mix up for his daily meals......... doesnt stink, itch............although he does let good farts rip.
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    Wow thanks for the link on the Indospicine in camel meat, I had no idea, I used to get camel bones for the dogs to chew on, HUGE things they are, but that was only on a very rare occasion.
    If you find yourself going through hell; Don't stay. Just keep on going.
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    No worries Beau, glad I could shed some light.

    In fairness the supplier did say that when you mix camel meat with something else (can't remember what), it nullifies the poison but I don't think most people would take that risk. I spoke the the government about it also and they said that unfortunately no one is willing to lay down the big $$$ to carry out scientific research on this issue and work out a solution.

    To my understanding this is not a problem that affects humans.

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    Thanks for the info - I'll definitely be preparing my boys food now, and using human grade meat. I don't know where I've been hiding but I've never heard of camel meat in Australia? lol

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