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    Right. Try feeding Bella twice a day. She is an adult dog. Many ppl only feed an adult dog once a day, so it's up to you, but I prefer breaking it into two meals to avoid gorging and bloating, amongst other things.
    What she hasn't eaten at breakfast, put away. DO NOT LEAVE IT SIT AROUND.
    Feed her again at night. Same rule applies. She will learn to eat her meals when you give them to her, as there is no more coming until the next mealtime.

    As for the cats, yeah, start giving them cat food and put it somewhere Bella cannot eat it, obviously.

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    Cate, raw meat and dry kibble are digested at totally different rates, so I wouldn't recommend they be fed together at the same meal.

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    what is cate? and thanks for not ripping me apart, just for trying to learn more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Cate, raw meat and dry kibble are digested at totally different rates, so I wouldn't recommend they be fed together at the same meal.
    This is how I have always fed my dogs - never knew! Oh well will be redoing the dogs menu that is typed out and laminated and stuck to the fridge!

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    on the kibble packet, it says for 5-10 kgs, 120-250g a day.( how much is that cup-wise? Half a cup, a cup? I would split that into half, right? I only feed kibble, and suitable scraps from the table(veges, leftover meat, rice, etc), and a bit of mince and rice here and there. is that okay? about twice a week she gets a raw egg to supplement her coat.

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    Um sorry Boxerini - Cate is the member Cate.

    Yeah Cate, wasn't sure if you realised that. That is why dogs will do their faeces far more quickly after eating raw meat/food, than they do when they eat kibble. Will usually do it a lot later, then.

    *oh for a laminator*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    on the kibble packet, it says for 5-10 kgs, 120-250g a day.( how much is that cup-wise? Half a cup, a cup? I would split that into half, right? I only feed kibble, and suitable scraps from the table(veges, leftover meat, rice, etc), and a bit of mince and rice here and there. is that okay? about twice a week she gets a raw egg to supplement her coat.
    Raw eggs are great. As are the shells actually, full of calcium. Also good fish or sardines on a regular basis are exceptionally good for their coat and more importantly, their skin. Particularly if they have dry, flaky, scaly or problem skin.

    A measuring cup is usually 250grams. The reason it states from - to, is because ALL dogs are different, with a different metabolism and exercise routine, therefore will need more or less than other dogs similar. That can only be gauged by you - look at your dog. Does she need more or less food, or is she just right wieght-wise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Raw eggs are great. As are the shells actually, full of calcium. Also good fish or sardines on a regular basis are exceptionally good for their coat and more importantly, their skin. Particularly if they have dry, flaky, scaly or problem skin.

    A measuring cup is usually 250grams. The reason it states from - to, is because ALL dogs are different, with a different metabolism and exercise routine, therefore will need more or less than other dogs similar. That can only be gauged by you - look at your dog. Does she need more or less food, or is she just right wieght-wise?
    oh, Cate... *smacks forehead*

    I think she is just right. no ribs, but i can feel them. Apparently one cup is 120g, so 250 would be 2 cups. How much would I give her t keep her at the right weight? And fish would work for bellas red spots on her back end wouldnt it?

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    Also, I could use th kibble for training her(treats) too couldnt i?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    Also, I could use th kibble for training her(treats) too couldnt i?
    Personally, the only time I do this is when I'm doing training around dinner time or if Batty hasn't had breakfast yet. He is a 13 week old puppy though so is still on 3 meals a day!

    The only time I do this with rescues is around meal times as well, and I try not to do it too often. Kibble can be boring to some dogs, training is best done with high reward treats - things like roast chicken or devon (in small quantities) or my personal favourite Happy Paws Training Treats.

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