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    I normally use advance as we can get it cheaper through our supplier, a 20kg breeders bag for $85.00. But I have just brought a 20kg back of black hawk which they seem to like so I might swap to this if I can get it cheaper too.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    There's quite a few different posts on dry food and other food. Try doing a search if you want to read all the advice that was given.

    I feed all my pets raw meat (mainly mince, though the cat gets rabbit and all get chicken necks regularly), and for dogs I add Vets All Natural.

    I only give my dog a little bit of dry food in her food dispenser toys, so I just get Supercoat.

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    I use black hawk holistic too. If I couldn't get that, I'd be back to Nutro Natural Choice. Both don't cause any problems with tummy upsets like some of the others have.

    She also likes Supercoat and Goodos (use those for soft treats) but would probably eat anything available. Including menky fish skeletons on the beach (sigh).

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    Thanks! I will have a read of the other posts on the food too

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    I just want to come from the other angle regarding why a lot of rescues are hesitant to adopt out to people who work long hours. If you have a look at those sites and see why people are selling or giving away their dogs, ranking well up there is, "I have a new job/work long hours, and I don't have time for him anymore".

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    Yes I suppose. But my individual situation is that I work set hours, it will never be any more (lol) & all my time outside of work can be committed to a dog. I would never not have time for my pets as they would always be priority

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevbrock View Post
    I just want to come from the other angle regarding why a lot of rescues are hesitant to adopt out to people who work long hours. If you have a look at those sites and see why people are selling or giving away their dogs, ranking well up there is, "I have a new job/work long hours, and I don't have time for him anymore".
    The example I gave wasn't about working long hours though, it was about working at all. This is an extreme case. And I believe they can only afford to be that picky because they only rescue small, cute dogs that are in high demand.

    I'm sure that none of us like leaving our dogs home alone ever. Ideally, I'd like a job that I can take my dog to! But the reality is that bills need to be paid and so we compromise and make it work the best we can. I always walk my dog before work, religiously. I leave her with stuff to do while I'm out. And I have started fostering dogs which makes it much easier to leave in the morning, when they can play together. I will need to consider getting a second dog permanently at some point, but I'm going to have to move to a bigger house first...

    And the single most common reason why dogs are abandoned is actually accommodation. "I'm moving and can't have pets in the new house." The other one is probably just the dog growing out of puppyhood and becoming a nuisance because of lack of training and stimulation. But their owners are often the kind of people who will let their dog escape and not claim them too.

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    Hi to everyone who kindly answered my questions on this post, just wanted to tell you that we now own a dog (or rather he owns us!!), this is Freddie, he is a 5yr old Miniature Pinscher & he is the funniest little chap!
    We adopted him from a lady who together with a friend rescued him & about 20 other Min Pins from a farm property where the owner had suddenly died. She did show them, but we presume she was breeding as well due to the number of dogs stuck together in concrete runs.
    He is so little, only 3kg, loves to snooze, sunbake & eat lol. He's so happy to see us when we come home from work & is standing up at my side of the bed as soon as I wake up. He does kindly let us sleep in on the weekends though! We've had him about 6 weeks now & he's gained so much confidence & just loves us.
    So there's my little boasting about my gorgeous boy
    Last edited by emash8785; 04-10-2014 at 07:22 PM.

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    Thanks for the photo - but - all I can see is ears !

    There has to be more to this ?

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    Lol did my photo really not work or are you just teasing his big ears?! They are very big & cute

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