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    My fail-proof trick for giving pills to a dog: I hide it in some beef mince and - this is the important bit - I hold a second ball of mince in my other hand. Then I give the dog the one with the pill and as soon as it's in her mouth I hold the other meat ball in front of her nose and act all excited about it. This makes her swallow the meat with the pill without chewing so she can grab the next installment because all dogs are greedy!

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    Welcome
    your pup is absolutely gorgeous
    As she gets older she will cirtianly give you a good workout, being part kelpie i know what its like having a kelpie... hehe i'm a bit of a kelpie nut myself...

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    Another great idea Beloz thanks
    Luke and I are going to transfer her from dry dog food to dog meat rolls as she becomes a bit older so that would work nicely.

    Thanks for the welcome maddogdodge,
    Your dogs are beautiful. Kelpies are awsume, their intelligence is amazing.

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    I used to feed my dogs canned food or dog rolls but recently switched to pet mince and Phuds (do a search on the site if you want to know more, or ask) and haven't looked back. Not quite a RAW diet (lots of info about RAW on the forum too), but I do feel better about not feeding her as much processed stuff.

    I personally don't like the idea of only feeding dry food though I know some dogs that seem to do ok on it. I do offer my dog access to dry food all day, but she eats very little of it because she waits for the "real stuff" at dinner time.

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    Lol all the different types of food can become quite confusing. I don't have time for RAW so I've recently switched to holistic dog food biscuits - Canidae Canidae Pet Food another good one is Black Hawk Black Hawk Holistic Dog - Holistic Biscuits - Products - Natural Paws Holistic Pet Care Perth but I can't seem to find any suppliers around south Brisbane. I also give them a little of the all natural tinned food you find in supermarkets with their dinner and when they are lucky puppy milk in their breakfast meal I've been meaning to have a look into the phuds though Before I was feeding holistic they were on either eukanuba or advance premium biscuits. If you don't already, buying premium is much more cost effective IMO, we use to go through 1 x 15kg bag a month for two dogs which was around $100-$120 per bag!

    Lol the only down side to what I have switched them to are the farts - I am thinking it is the tinned food, they can clear a room seriously! I think I might start buying mince to mix in with it... last night they had rump steak for dinner and hoovered it down!

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

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    I like the phuds (sorry Hayleigh, I am hijacking your post! ). I do use a bit less than what they say on the box, just because it seemed like a better mince/phuds ratio. Haven't calculated how much it costs me per meal yet. I know the meat is $1.40 per meal. Not as cheap as I had hoped for... Though I actually feed the cat one meal out of that too.

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    No worries Beloz I havent heared of any of those brands and types of dog food yet. Can you share some info about it please? I might go searching for the info aswell.

    Gosh Jadie I dont think I could handle Kelseys farts, Diesels is bad enough already XD

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    Phuds is a supplement that you add to raw meat. There's another one called Vets All Natural (VAN). They provide everything they need apart from the meat. It comes as a dry mix and you add boiling water to it. I find it quite handy as it means I don't have to worry about working out how much veg and other stuff I need to add.

    And I would like to switch my dog to Black Hawk dry food too because I've heard so many good things about it. I do have a bit of a problem with it only coming in 20kg bags though as that would last us ages and ages.

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    Thats excellent. After we get Kelsey onto dog meat Ill go to the closest store for Phuds. Thats a little off my kind knowing she will get everything she needs in one go.
    What sort of good things have you heared? I would probably do that myself but the 20kg is a bit much and the costs. We wouldnt have a place to store that much food either.

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    There's a few people here who have had a good look at the ingredients in Black Hawk food and are sure it is a whole lot better than most dry foods. Most commercial dry foods are mainly wheat and other grain products, which offer little nutritional value.

    Mind you, my previous dog did pretty well on Supercoat and a variety of tinned foods. But I've obviously been influenced by what I've been reading here and have decided to try do better for my current dog.

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