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    Oh and a good tip: don't put liver in a food processor! I did that the other day and I nearly had to throw the food processor in the bin, it was that messy. And the liver pretty much liquifies. Consistency of sludge. Looks and smells disgusting.

    I actually have a question for those who say that pet mince is better: does it have offal in it? My main problem with pet mince (and lots of other pet foods) is that they are not required to list what is actually in them... But I saw Aldi sells pet mince for $3.50 a kilo and if it's better than human grade meat, I would consider switching to that (and perhaps chicken mince) mixed with that Phuds stuff.

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    one more question guys that i neglected to ask is regarding the chicken frames. I purchased a box of the chicken frames and noticed there was quite a bit of chicken skin left on. Shall i leave that on for the pup to eat or is it too fatty?

    sorry for all the questions, im sure they sound silly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tank79 View Post
    Thanks Nekhbet everything you have just said makes allot of sense. I would like to give him dry food maybe once or twice a week max until he hits a year then maybe once a week if that. He loves the supercoat puppy but based on some opinions here it is not very good.

    I have gone through so many threads on here and still none the wiser. People seem to have negative opinions about most dry food and i totally understand that. But sure there must be one brand or type i can feed my puppy sparingly that will not do him any harm. I want him to be healthy first and foremost.

    Any ideas as far dry food goes Nekhbet ?
    Did you not see the Black hawk label I attached previously ?........Black hawk is a good dry food that can be used for adults and puppies

    And when I feed chicken frames I find the fat on them is often negligible...i just feed the frame. I hardly look at them. you have to be careful buying chicken or chicken frames, that it is kept in a cold enough environment and clean enough as it can cause food poisoning. More so them other meats. it is just the way chicken is. No issues at good butchers, who keep it like they would food for human consumption. But if kept outside of the cold storage in boxes, it might be troublesome, just ask
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    Thanks again guys

    I am going to make the vegie mix using broccoli, beans, parsley, carrot and eggs....any other suggestions on what i should add?

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    Oh and a good tip: don't put liver in a food processor! I did that the other day and I nearly had to throw the food processor in the bin, it was that messy. And the liver pretty much liquifies. Consistency of sludge. Looks and smells disgusting.
    oi oi oi ... livers don't need to go in the blender. The dogs and I all had chicken liver for breakfast this morning it was lovely. Mine was a little more cooked then theirs lol

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    I did this when I was cooking some gruel with mince and offal. Thought I was smart by saving myself the effort of chopping, but spent longer cleaning the food processor and the kitchen bench.

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    Hi Tank79,
    While your vet may have raised an important point about calcium, the negative effects of dry food far outweigh the negatives of fresh meat/food.

    If your vet can go through each ingredient and process of "top quality" dry food and tell you what it actually is and the negatives and positives for each, and still believe dry food to be better for your puppy than fresh food, I for one would like to hear about it.

    Not to sound cynical but expecting your vet to know the best diet for your dog is like asking your GP to write out a food program for you. In all their years of study vets would be lucky to get a day of nutritional lessons and like Nattylou said the subject matter is provided by pet food companies. I will go so far as to say that any vet that truly knows about nutrition will not recommend dry or canned foods, period. It's a compromise. It's like putting diesel fuel into an unleaded car.

    Best of luck with your puppy

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    Hi I am only new to this forum but have had Rotts for a very long time. We feed our babies, raw beef, a very good quality dryfood, large meaty bones for chewing. Puppy milk if tolerated, cottage cheese and yoghurt. They get most of this every day. I have not had any problem with them growing too quickly and so long as you watch their weight all should be fine.

    At the moment I am feeding Black Hawk too, an excellent dry food.

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