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by Meryl
20 Aug 2011, 09:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Essex Dog Day -28th Aug
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Essex Dog Day -28th Aug

If anyone's interested there's a day devoted to dogs on 28th Aug near Hatfield Peveral, Chelmsford. In aid of PARC which is a charity that gives children with special needs a safe environment to play in.

Details below:

http://www.essexdogday.co.uk/
by Meryl
09 May 2011, 19:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Confused and anxious re: all the do's & dont's Re:pup food!
Replies: 10
Views: 933

Re: Confused and anxious re: all the do's & dont's Re:pup food!

I would ask you're breeder when she is giving the pups chicken wings and how often and follow her lead. You can get chicken wings at any supermarket (or butcher). Usually about £2 for 12-15 wings. Raw chicken bones are soft and crumbly and a good source of Calcium, phosphate, chondroitin needed for ...
by Meryl
09 May 2011, 18:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BARF - Food Lists
Replies: 4
Views: 997

Re: BARF - Food Lists

I posted this on another thread but thought it would be useful here. It's a rough guide to how much to feed. I feed twice daily


http://www.raw4dogs.com/calculate.htm


I also feed things like liver, kidney, heart a little over a few days rather than in one meal as it's less likely to upset tums.
by Meryl
09 May 2011, 18:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BARF - Food Lists
Replies: 4
Views: 997

Re: BARF - Food Lists

There is greater risk of infection of Roundworm with raw pork, I don't know why. Things like cooked sausages, ham and roast pork are fine. If your dog normally eats a raw diet though, expect a case of wind if you then give it leftover cooked dinner! You might find Wes will enjoy a frozen raw chicken...
by Meryl
09 May 2011, 14:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BARF - Food Lists
Replies: 4
Views: 997

BARF - Food Lists

Here's a list of food you can feed if BARFing. It's not exhaustive but gives you an idea. Sorry it's rather a long post. Meat and Bones (Should make up 70% of your dogs daily food intake) Bones must ALWAYS be raw. Do not feed Pork at all if possible. Meat Beef Chicken Turkey Rabbit Lamb Goat Beef/Ch...
by Meryl
09 May 2011, 13:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raw food diet - Advice needed please :)
Replies: 16
Views: 3308

Re: Raw food diet - Advice needed please :)

It could possibly be nutrition related. By feeding whole raw food, you know the quality of protein source is good. Some kibbles quote a protein content that may not necessarily be of a quality that dogs can easily digest or use. Some protein in kibble is derived from vegetables and 'meal'. Meal quit...
by Meryl
09 May 2011, 10:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use Vetbed????
Replies: 18
Views: 2857

Re: Anyone use Vetbed????

I've used it for years. It's fairly robust although it can succumb to determined chewers, and you can chuck it in the wash. Mine get washed on a weekly basis so have four peices that are rotated. Good for cushioning for dogs that insist on laying on hard surfaces rather than in their comfy beds! Eba...
by Meryl
09 May 2011, 10:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BARF Suppliers SW
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: BARF Suppliers SW

Anglian Meat Products deliver country wide as do Landywoods.

http://www.anglianmeatproducts.co.uk/

http://www.landywoods.co.uk/
by Meryl
09 May 2011, 10:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Malamute attacks getting ridiculous!
Replies: 9
Views: 2103

Re: Malamute attacks getting ridiculous!

We had a staffy in our neighborhood that did something similar to both my Doodle and Giant. It was never on a lead, didn't have a collar, and no owner in sight. They just used to let it out the back gate onto a public footpath. Once it flipped Barney onto his back and had him by the throat. No amoun...
by Meryl
09 May 2011, 10:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some advice...
Replies: 15
Views: 991

Re: Some advice...

Congratulations on both additions! The health risks around dog poo is the concern about Toxocara canis. (Round worm). Found in unwashed vegetables and dog faeces. It can survive for several years in soil. Make sure the dog is fully wormed on a regular basis and clear up any puppy poo immediatley. It...
by Meryl
09 May 2011, 09:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raw food diet - Advice needed please :)
Replies: 16
Views: 3308

Re: Raw food diet - Advice needed please :)

Forgot to add that if at all possible it's safer to prefreeze raw meat, especially if it's butchers leftovers, for at least 24 hours before feeding. This reduces the small risk of toxo bacteria - toxoplasmosis, toxoneospora making your dog ill.
by Meryl
09 May 2011, 09:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raw food diet - Advice needed please :)
Replies: 16
Views: 3308

Re: Raw food diet - Advice needed please :)

I raw feed my dogs as it seems to go against my instincts to feed a dog just dry kibble. Ian Billinghursts book is a very good book. As a guide you can calculate what your dog needs at the site below. Also a lazy way to start is to look in the frozen food section of Pets at Home. They do a good sele...
by Meryl
09 May 2011, 09:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kong Fillings????
Replies: 15
Views: 1347

Re: Kong Fillings????

Frozen Kongs are very good for teething puppies aswell as hot weather. I BARF my dogs so tend to fill mine with things like natural bio yogurt mixed with fruit and veg chunks such as raspberries, apples, carrot, blueberries. Minced beef, turkey, chicken, then freeze them. You could also try: normal ...
by Meryl
26 Apr 2011, 22:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Designer Dog Health Issues - Let this be a warning
Replies: 46
Views: 4073

Re: Designer Dog Health Issues - Let this be a warning

Thank you to everyone who has understood where my ranting is coming from and for all the messages of support. Perhaps when it's not so painful I'll look into coming up to Norfolk. I realise some of my posts are not well received by certain members but was a bit taken aback by some of the posts on wh...
by Meryl
26 Apr 2011, 21:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Designer Dog Health Issues - Let this be a warning
Replies: 46
Views: 4073

Re: Designer Dog Health Issues - Let this be a warning

I've read through my posts again and can't see where I've 'slagged' of the Labradoodle as a breed. I've given my experiences of the breed - MY experiences of MY Labradoodle and the contact I've had with others. I do not look at the breed with rose tinted glasses. If I'd wanted a calm quiet dog, I wo...