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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Yes, I have purchased all the meat/chicken etc today and portioned it and stacked it all in fridge.

    I also bought the tiniest bag of ProPlan Large Breed puppy food they sell, and so I will wean her off that over the next 10-14 days. Not interested in commercial dog food.
    sounds like a good plan, but you will see quickly if she gets an upset stomach. If she doesn't....just go for it I say.

    How much does she weigh now?

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    No idea.

    She's just over 10 weeks or so now, so would be a fair size. Usually by 12 weeks it's difficult to lift them up into a car - apparently.

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    When I got Tara, they made me promise I would keep her on their commercial diet for 12 months. When I got her home, I tried & tried to comply, but she kept looking at what I was feeding Mish (natural diet) & refusing their recommended food. After about a month of wasting the crap they recommended & feeding her on chicken & rice to keep her energy up, I said "Bugger their diet" & transitioned her. She's not a big "foodie", but she likes what I serve up a lot better than the mush they wanted me to get into her. I agree with Tara .... it was YUCK.

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    Didn't know where to post this so I'll post it here.

    Seeing as me and on again-off again boyfriend are 'off again' this guy I've crushed on for years asked me on a date. Mum made me say no. Not looking for advice or anything just GRRR

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    How does mum make you say "no"?

    Though it would be good if you officially ditched the first one (and not by txt msg) before accepting dates with a second one.

    Unless you never had an "exclusive" relationship with the first one?

    You could tell the second one to ask you again in a week or so...

    I actually studied very hard to compensate for bf when I was at uni.. got my best marks that term despite having a brain that was off with the romance pixies.

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    We're off at the moment because he went on a holiday without telling me. We're on the rocks because mum doesn't like him at all. So we weren't in contact for awhile...It's complicated.

    What's upsetting me is that mother thinks my boy is abusive, but she won't let me be with someone else? Ugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Well, can't think of anything to say now.

    Why isn't anyone answering my diet chart thread? Is it that boring? Oh all right, liven up you old goat, DA.
    I don't get into too many diet disucssions, particularly with puppies, as I don't feel I know enough about it to be honest. I am knowledgeable on small breed adults though.

    Diet is such an important part of a growing dog's life and I think it is something that needs a lot of research. Too many people are willing to put their two cents worht in when they know very little about canine nutrition. I don't know how many times I've seen posts about dogs not getting enough carbs or too much fat, and people are basing these assumptions on the diet of a humn which is completely different to a dog's needs.

    Monte has high cholesterol, and most people I say this to usually remark about how bad that is or simmilar. The fact is though, cholesterol does not affect a canine in the same way as it does a human. Canines also metabolise carbs differently to humans and most other nutrients.

    The 'raw' and 'barf' crazes are now causing dogs to have more health related problems than before, in my view, as most base the diet on their own human needs.

    My advice on diet is to research, speak to breeders or people who are experienced in feeding large breed pups and follow what they say.

    In my view, the majority of people are better off adding a good quality dry food to thier dog's diet to ensure they do get the nutrients they need because, as I stated earlier, in my view most dogs on raw and hand made barf diets are simply not getting the nutrietns required and not getting them in the right proportions.

    The every day average person listening to people, friends and people on the net are not getting enough info or the entirely correct inof, or they are taking bits and pieces from here and there and making up their own diet.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    I don't get into too many diet disucssions, particularly with puppies, as I don't feel I know enough about it to be honest. I am knowledgeable on small breed adults though.

    Diet is such an important part of a growing dog's life and I think it is something that needs a lot of research. Too many people are willing to put their two cents worht in when they know very little about canine nutrition. I don't know how many times I've seen posts about dogs not getting enough carbs or too much fat, and people are basing these assumptions on the diet of a humn which is completely different to a dog's needs.

    Monte has high cholesterol, and most people I say this to usually remark about how bad that is or simmilar. The fact is though, cholesterol does not affect a canine in the same way as it does a human. Canines also metabolise carbs differently to humans and most other nutrients.

    The 'raw' and 'barf' crazes are now causing dogs to have more health related problems than before, in my view, as most base the diet on their own human needs.

    My advice on diet is to research, speak to breeders or people who are experienced in feeding large breed pups and follow what they say.

    In my view, the majority of people are better off adding a good quality dry food to thier dog's diet to ensure they do get the nutrients they need because, as I stated earlier, in my view most dogs on raw and hand made barf diets are simply not getting the nutrietns required and not getting them in the right proportions.

    The every day average person listening to people, friends and people on the net are not getting enough info or the entirely correct inof, or they are taking bits and pieces from here and there and making up their own diet.
    I 100% agree! Feeding the "raw" and/or "BARF" diet must be followed to the exact amount to ensure correct nutritional value for the dogs. Also...different breeds need different things. "Muscle" dogs (like Staffies) need enough protein to "feed" their muscles.

    We should feed what we are comfortable with. Some people have enough time in their lives to stand in the kitchen and cook up a storm for their dogs...others don't have that time.

    There are some good, completely balanced Holistic Dry foods (EaglePack Holistic Select and Natural Choice) that do not have by-products and fillers like corn etc.

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    I agree with Anne. Whist I have not gone into if fully at all, I have raised healthy dogs and now healthy pups based on a good quality dry food and adding a plethora of extras. raw, (beef, lamb, chicken) meaty bones,sardines, tinned, suitable table scraps etc so they will not become fussy eaters.

    Pretty really only likes raw but will eat the dry when hungry. Jodi however will eat whatever is offered. If I run out of raw, living a way from a butcher they get tinned, stuff like that. I have the dry on offer 24/7

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    I don't get into too many diet disucssions, particularly with puppies, as I don't feel I know enough about it to be honest. I am knowledgeable on small breed adults though.

    Diet is such an important part of a growing dog's life and I think it is something that needs a lot of research. Too many people are willing to put their two cents worht in when they know very little about canine nutrition. I don't know how many times I've seen posts about dogs not getting enough carbs or too much fat, and people are basing these assumptions on the diet of a humn which is completely different to a dog's needs.

    Monte has high cholesterol, and most people I say this to usually remark about how bad that is or simmilar. The fact is though, cholesterol does not affect a canine in the same way as it does a human. Canines also metabolise carbs differently to humans and most other nutrients.

    The 'raw' and 'barf' crazes are now causing dogs to have more health related problems than before, in my view, as most base the diet on their own human needs.

    My advice on diet is to research, speak to breeders or people who are experienced in feeding large breed pups and follow what they say.

    In my view, the majority of people are better off adding a good quality dry food to thier dog's diet to ensure they do get the nutrients they need because, as I stated earlier, in my view most dogs on raw and hand made barf diets are simply not getting the nutrietns required and not getting them in the right proportions.

    The every day average person listening to people, friends and people on the net are not getting enough info or the entirely correct inof, or they are taking bits and pieces from here and there and making up their own diet.
    I understand this and where you are coming from.

    I see or hear of a lot of ppl making up their home diets and cringe when I see what is going into them.
    I also see a huge amount of ppl feeding raw meat diets, but getting their 'meat' from pet food outlets and the quality of it is scary.
    Try leaving some good quality human grade meat on the bench for a day in the open. Do the same with the pet food meat and you'll possibly be sick.

    I only feed good quality grade meat to dogs - if I can't eat it, well. I also find the better the quality the less the dog needs.

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