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    Default Changing my dog to raw food help please.

    Some of you guys convinced me that raw food will be better for my elderly Lakeland terrier on this thread

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    Not wanting to clog up that thread I thought I'd start another.

    So, today I was looking to buy him his food. One company mentioned Middleton foods. 2 things, I noticed about them and the products. 1, I emailed them over a week ago asking about feeding guides and as of yet I've not had a reply. 2, The packs of meat I looked at all said in the additional information, that the meat was a supplementary food. However, they did seem to be the cheapest I could find, and by quite a lot. Daily food bill would be 0.36p

    I looked at a couple of other companies that supplied prepared meals, these range from about £1.30 a day upwards. These were balanced diet meals tailored to my dog. The one I would have settled on was about £1.80 a day.

    What do you guys do and do you have any recommendations? I don't really want to spend £1.40 a day if it isn't necessary.

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    2 too 3% of your dogs total body weight is what you should be feeding the dog .
    With puppies you can double the above amount.

    The food you are looking at will be fine but as a said before you really should be looking at a product that at the beginning and especially for the first few days is just chicken mince only without bones
    This will allow the dogs stomach acids come back up to a level to allow the dog to easily digest the bones.

    Sometimes these foods say complete meals or supplementary
    Complete food will or should have a make up of
    80% chicken
    10% bone
    10% offal

    Supplementary might just be chicken or beef or 100% offal

    Anymore questions fire away and if you're really struggling I'd advise you to ring a company called rawsome pets and ask for some advice.
    I'm afraid that Middleton raw foods will not give you the best advice, although they produce the food and it's 100% as good as anyone else's I don't think they own a dog


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    Dude, you have a very good day, you just made mine

    I ordered from The Dogs Butcher. I bought a starter box and pigs ears.

    1kg ox tripe
    1kg lamb tripe
    2kg chicken and tripe 10% bone
    1kg duck and tripe 10% bone
    1kg ox tripe complete with chicken
    1kg ox tripe complete with duck

    We advise straight swap unless your dog has had dietary issues

    DAY 1-7 Plain tripe only Either lamb or Ox
    DAY 8- 21 Chicken and tripe 10% bone then duck and tripe
    DAY 21-28 Ox tripe complete with chicken and lamb tripe complete with duck

    Works out 74p a day. No brainer for me.

    Thanks again BB

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    Sorry if I’m going to upset any body but I’m just talking from my own experience. Don’t do it with and older dog, mine really went down hill when we switched. We’re now feeding him tribal with salmon oils and he’s now a thriving 13 year old.
    With a youngster I’d go for it.

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    Default Changing my dog to raw food help please.

    My dog also eats a lot of raw salmon and duck .
    Any fresh road kill is gutted hung and frozen for him and definitely freeze it first to kill any bacteria


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    I use pure food I have a french bulldog with allergies (not sure what) pure food has no bad stuff init and is dehydrated human grade food it's a fortune at £70 a month but her skin is better n no more scratching so shes worth it lol

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    A funny dog day

    His new food arrived.

    Foodstuff, mince chick ect. - Just fit in the crap freezer.

    Pigs ears, at least that's what I ordered. I got, dehydrated lamb spleen. Mmmm, yummy

    Keen to treat him and ease him into raw food, I gave him one. Fuck me, it was like giving crystal meth to an addict. Vrooom, into the garden. I grabbed my camera. Then it was like trying to take it back. I could see it was too big for his little delicate mouth (yea, really) so grabbed my big scissors to cut into smaller pieces

    Devil Dog is born! He has never "really" growled at me before. This was a proper FUCK OFF

    Think Cesar Milan. I calmly took control of the situation and the ...spleen (why? why the fuck? what is wrong with me?)

    It was covered in some, slimy, slobber like stuff. I thought, "he looks ok", so I just cut it in1/2. Call me a bad dad.

    Turns out, he loved that game, he got 2 treats, I got double happiness at seeing his. Winner, winner, chicken dinner

    The 1st pic I took.1 x dried lambs spleen. That's not his tongue



    I thought I had better calculate the cost of this change.



    Worth every penny

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    Wish my dog would eat this stuff, instead she has to have the best biscuits a man can find never met anything more fussy with eating in my life

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    I wouldnt stress a old dog out by changing food they currently enjoy, i would however added nutrients for elderly dogs..My dogs only know and enjoy quality complete dry dog food..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wasted View Post
    I wouldnt stress a old dog out by changing food they currently enjoy, i would however added nutrients for elderly dogs..My dogs only know and enjoy quality complete dry dog food..
    I can assure you he isn't stressed. He loves his new diet. After 2 days his bad breath went and poo stopped stinking. It really stank. He used to leave some of the old food, mainly biscuits. He leaves nothing now. His coat seems softer, this may be because it is also a bit longer and he had a good brush. Time will tell. He seems happier and I like having a dog that hasn't got stinky breath!






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    Quote Originally Posted by British green View Post
    My dog also eats a lot of raw salmon and duck .
    Any fresh road kill is gutted hung and frozen for him and definitely freeze it first to kill any bacteria


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    Don't know about in your part of the world, but in the Western US/Canada never feed raw salmon, trout or steelhead to a dog. It can give them salmon poisoning disease, and/or Elokomin Fluke Fever, both of which can be fatal (90%) if untreated. Frozen then thawed I believe is OK, and cooked is OK. But never fresh raw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phytoplankton View Post
    Don't know about in your part of the world, but in the Western US/Canada never feed raw salmon, trout or steelhead to a dog. It can give them salmon poisoning disease, and/or Elokomin Fluke Fever, both of which can be fatal (90%) if untreated. Frozen then thawed I believe is OK, and cooked is OK. But never fresh raw.
    Yeah we had some dogs got salmon poisoned out on the Washington coast when I was a boy. They survived but it was a pretty tough illness.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phytoplankton View Post
    Don't know about in your part of the world, but in the Western US/Canada never feed raw salmon, trout or steelhead to a dog. It can give them salmon poisoning disease, and/or Elokomin Fluke Fever, both of which can be fatal (90%) if untreated. Frozen then thawed I believe is OK, and cooked is OK. But never fresh raw.
    Thanks for that info. He's safe, I can't afford Salmon for him lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phytoplankton View Post
    Don't know about in your part of the world, but in the Western US/Canada never feed raw salmon, trout or steelhead to a dog. It can give them salmon poisoning disease, and/or Elokomin Fluke Fever, both of which can be fatal (90%) if untreated. Frozen then thawed I believe is OK, and cooked is OK. But never fresh raw.
    All raw food I feed to my dog is frozen and then thawed . Just to kill any harmful bacteria


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    Quote Originally Posted by British green View Post
    All raw food I feed to my dog is frozen and then thawed . Just to kill any harmful bacteria


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    Good point. So is mine, and stored in dogs freezer lol

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    [QUOTE=jingo;1071092552]Yeah we had some dogs got salmon poisoned out on the Washington coast when I was a boy. They survived but it was a pretty tough illness.

    If they survive without antibiotics they are then immune. Smoked salmon is also not good, since it is not cooked at a high enough temp to kill the bug(s).

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    [QUOTE=Phytoplankton;1071092771]
    Quote Originally Posted by jingo View Post
    Yeah we had some dogs got salmon poisoned out on the Washington coast when I was a boy. They survived but it was a pretty tough illness.

    If they survive without antibiotics they are then immune. Smoked salmon is also not good, since it is not cooked at a high enough temp to kill the bug(s).
    Oh no they had IV fluids for several days in the veterinary hospital it wasn't it wasn't an easy thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phytoplankton View Post
    Don't know about in your part of the world, but in the Western US/Canada never feed raw salmon, trout or steelhead to a dog. It can give them salmon poisoning disease, and/or Elokomin Fluke Fever, both of which can be fatal (90%) if untreated. Frozen then thawed I believe is OK, and cooked is OK. But never fresh raw.
    A few more months and I top up the freezer with venison again,and hopefully this year moose.
    Been trying to keep my venison for making jerky but I might treat the dogs.

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