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Any need to add things to a puppy's diet ?

Discussion in 'Puppy Forum' started by datamonkey, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. datamonkey

    datamonkey New Member Registered

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    Following on from JudyN's advice on puppy food being balanced already, which made sense - is there any point in supplementing my 4 month old's diet with anything in addition to her dry puppy food ?

    She seems quite happy with it, and of course she gets a variety of treats like small bits of sausage when I'm training her.

    I did give her a bone from the butcher's a few weeks ago, and although she loved it, she got bad diarrhea from it...
     
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    Whippylove Well-Known Member Registered

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    My pup gets food added into his dry food its something ive done with all off them but thats me everyone is different. I give some boiled egg, scrambled egg, tuna tried salmon but it was a bit rich for Rolo, natural yoghurt, pure pumpkin, cottage cheese and sometimes grated cheese. That's all I can think off at the moment.
    But like trying anything new just give little so your pup doesn't get an upset tummy .
     
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    Diet is anything by mouth, so chew toys, wood splinters, trash picked up in the street, & plastic bits from a chewed doll can all be part of a pup’s diet. :eek:
    Management to keep them from eating or gnawing dangerous stuff is important. Leashes, fences, a shipping crate, baby gates, moving the kitchen can into a closet the dog can’t open, etc, all help. :)

    Safe durable chewables, such as antler (whole round sections, not sawn in half - sharp bits can snap off), sterilized marrow bones stuffed & frozen, cow hooves, various horns, etc, are very valuable busywork for pups & dogs; chewing is a relaxing self-rewarding activity, it soothes dogs & keeps them happily occupied.
    Chewing is a normal lifelong behavior, it is WHAT they chew that matters - baseboard & chair legs will be on the menu, if apropos items are not provided & the pup is not confined when s/he cannot be supervised.

    raw meaty bones should be frozen to reduce bacteria, then thawed in the frij in a bag, to give to the dog; leave them out for 2 or 3 hours, rinse the saliva & critters off with hot tap water, refreeze. // U can do that 3 to 4 times, then pitch the leftover in the trash.

    Solid rubber or tooth-friendly synthetic toys are also good, such as the Orbee ball from Planet Dog; it’s durable, kind to teeth, it floats, it bounces, & it’s recyclable when it’s eventually worn out.:)

    - terry

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    We also give boiled egg (including shell), yoghurt, cheese. We couldn't find pumpkin so went for butternut squash which is the closet we could get (this started before halloween :) )
    Carrots always go down well too and she loves to play with, and eventually eat, a cherry tomato.
     
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    Whippylove Well-Known Member Registered

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    Haven't tried butternut squash or carrot mine love peas, i take it you give the carrot peeled and raw?
     
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    I supplement with well, supplements - haha, different daily vitamins; right now which are primarily a multi-vitamin & joint support supplements. When I remember to get them; some sort of fish oil supplements. Otherwise; I don't go out of my way to supplement with more foods. I do add additional items to my dogs kibble, though - because I wouldn't want to eat the same brown bits everyday. So I feed also a canned wet food, I'll add RAW toppers/meats, fruits, veggies, egg, yoghurt, whatever I happen to have that dogs can have. :)
     

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