I found this forum while trolling the net looking for information on nutrition and eating for Mastiff's after bloat.
My Boxer, Rosie, is now on day 5 post surgery, and is currently on her "safe eating" regime of cooked chicken and pasta, which she is now eating without issues 3 times a day. (She was refusing food until 3 days post op)
Pre-bloat, she was eating 12 good-ohs for breakfast (she loves them, even though they are SO bad for her - she doesn't know she won't be getting them again!), with a cup and a half of dry food + 2 tbsp wet food for dinner.
I would like to keep her diet more natural now, both in terms of her gut health, and also for added longevity (she is 7yo).
What I have been able to find out so far is all over the place, so it's great to discover an Aussie site that can provide feedback in real terms as to what is good for here, rather than the US or UK.
Besides the chicken and pasta, she is also getting about 1ml of manuka honey per day (which I have to rub on her chops to lick off, as she will not drink it mixed in her water, or eat it mixed with her chicken). After her staples are removed and she has free access to water I also want to dose her water with ACV (the same as what I drink, not the stuff from the supermarket).
Basically (sorry for the length of the post, my thoughts are a bit all over the place), I want to feed her the following, but need some advice on a few of the ingredients:
Raw/cooked meat - chicken/beef - maybe roo on occasion too?
Combination of cooked vegies - carrots, peas, beans, corn - but is corn safe for dogs? There doesn't seem to be a definitive yes/no answer?
Natural grains like barley - should these be saoked only, or fully boiled? I haven't been able to get an answer on this one...
Carbs like pasta and rice - is brown rice suitable for a dog's gut?
Any suggestions, feedback, thoughts would be much appreciated!