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    There are MANY identical threads going back through the pages.
    It would be easier for people if they were all in the feeding board to research this.

    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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    It would be easier for people if they were all in the feeding board to research this.
    True.

    If everybody looked in the appropriate place or did a google site search eg
    dog food site:www.dogforum.com.au

    before they posted a question, this would be a very quiet forum. And sometimes there's updates, like for me, the black hawk is quite new.

    As far as I know, Artemis has the best ingredients of any dry food, but it is imported. Ie can you trust imported stuff over Australian Made.

    Nutro - is made under licence in Australia by Mars (yes mars bars people), same as Advance and goodos (I's ashamed of myself but I only use them for training treats because my dog goes nuts for them).

    A lot of the other brands eg supercoat, purina one, Pro Plan Dog, Dog Chow, Purina One, Beneful, Fancy Feats, Gourmet, ALPO, Bakers, Darling, Felix and Beggin Strips are by Nestles, some are made in Australia but you'd have to check the pack.

    So a lot of the time - it's which big mega corp do you want to supply your dog food.

    Black Hawk holistic is a relatively small Victorian company. And I'd like to support them.

    I also like Nutro, and Frosty got some of that until I got my bag of Black Hawk. I also make my own version of tinned food - without the 100 mystery ingredients and she gets that as well. And sardines and yogurt and carrots, and roo jerky and roo strips and various treats and stuff - ie quite a variety.

    PS for some reason people don't like having their posts messed with by moving them or adding to the subject line to make it more informative later when you've forgotten what "help please" was about. So I resist the temptation as much as possible. It would be nice to have everything sorted and organised properly but it's not the end of the world if it isn't perfect.
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    Short simple anwser... Food :P

    It depends what you like, that you can afford and is convienet for you, plus what your dog likes the taste of

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    My two have some sort of holistic biscuits, can't remember the name but all it does is give them rank farts. Ingredients all looked ok when I checked. I've also used Canidae holistic food, but it is rather expensive. I have never had any issues though with Eukenuba, Advance or hills though and my dogs do well on either.

    I think people put far to much thought into what dogs are fed personally...

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

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    My dogs eat pedigree biscuits...cheap as chips and they love em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    True.

    If everybody looked in the appropriate place or did a google site search eg
    dog food site:www.dogforum.com.au

    before they posted a question, this would be a very quiet forum. And sometimes there's updates, like for me, the black hawk is quite new.

    As far as I know, Artemis has the best ingredients of any dry food, but it is imported. Ie can you trust imported stuff over Australian Made.

    Nutro - is made under licence in Australia by Mars (yes mars bars people), same as Advance and goodos (I's ashamed of myself but I only use them for training treats because my dog goes nuts for them).

    A lot of the other brands eg supercoat, purina one, Pro Plan Dog, Dog Chow, Purina One, Beneful, Fancy Feats, Gourmet, ALPO, Bakers, Darling, Felix and Beggin Strips are by Nestles, some are made in Australia but you'd have to check the pack.

    So a lot of the time - it's which big mega corp do you want to supply your dog food.

    Black Hawk holistic is a relatively small Victorian company. And I'd like to support them.

    I also like Nutro, and Frosty got some of that until I got my bag of Black Hawk. I also make my own version of tinned food - without the 100 mystery ingredients and she gets that as well. And sardines and yogurt and carrots, and roo jerky and roo strips and various treats and stuff - ie quite a variety.

    PS for some reason people don't like having their posts messed with by moving them or adding to the subject line to make it more informative later when you've forgotten what "help please" was about. So I resist the temptation as much as possible. It would be nice to have everything sorted and organised properly but it's not the end of the world if it isn't perfect.
    Hello Hyacinth, I know this a older thread but recently reading through this or the other one, I read many posts regarding PHUDS. Rather than start a new question, I started searching (put phuds into the search bar) and it gave me about 20 threads were phuds were mentioned and have so far got to this post of yours and havent found the posts i was looking for.

    So apologies to all for asking a question i know has been answered but just to lazy to keep searching,

    I just recieved my Phuds after reading the reccomendations here, but amazingly it came without instuctions..." I have poor short term memory, and i also have poor short term memory" (ty Sean)

    I am sure i read to soak it? if so for how long? Or am I totally off track here?

    Do I just mix it in with raw meat? Add water ?

    Also what are your thoughts on kangeroo meat? Is this lean enough for a doggy diet once or twice a week?

    Thanks in advance...
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    Beloz uses Phuds so she will be able to help you when she comes on!

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

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    Ty jadie
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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    Yes, I started using it based on another member's recommendation - forgot who!

    I am pretty sure mine has instructions on the box? From memory, it is 3 scoops of boiling water to 2 scoops of Phuds. But I don't even measure it anymore. I just add it to her bowl, pour enough boiling water on it to wet it thoroughly, give it a stir and then let it sit for a few minutes. If you're in a hurry you can also mix with water and put it in the microwave for a minute.

    Then I add pet mince. It is dependent on your dog's age and health, but I always thought too lean is not really good for your dog either. They do need some fat. And organs and bone. So I like the pet mince because it is usually a mix of all that - except for bone, but I give my dog a fresh bone daily. I also regularly add a few chicken necks. And an egg probably once a week. And some sardines or tuna also once a week if I remember.

    Word of warning, most of the pet mince from the supermarket contains heaps of harmful preservatives. I am currently on a mission to find good quality, all natural pet mince from a butcher. And that's not too expensive! The butcher nearest to work charges $6 a kilo, which I personally find a bit steep for something that is basically a waste product. But it is exactly what I want it to be: minced off-cuts, liver and heart.

    If you feed roo, I would at least mix some heart or liver in too. That's how I occasionally used to mix up my own pet mince.

    I feed this to my dog every day and she seems to be doing very well on it. And our foster cats get the same minus the Phuds.

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    Thank you Beloz, much appreciated, I pretty much feed the same as you, I buy chicken or beef pet mince from the butcher and never pay more than 3.50 a kg, so keep looking. Generally if you want (and we do) it preservative free it will always be frozen from the butcher as it dosent keep and they freeze it straight away.

    I havent found a preservative free one in the supermarket as yet.

    Have you found a difference re: health and coat shine on the Phuds?

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