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Discussion in 'Dog Food and Diet' started by Knackered, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Knackered

    Knackered New Member Registered

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    so my pup needs to go on a bland diet of chicken and rice but i really not sure if how much to give him. He’s nearly 6 months, weighing in at 17.9 kg. How much should i give him. Also could i give chappie instead? as we’re away for couple of days and might be no chance of cooking. Thanks
     
  2. excuseme

    excuseme Well-Known Member Registered

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    You may be looking at a really good tummy upset if you use the Chappie tinned.
    If you look at the ingredients in the "with chicken and rice" variety that you have mentioned, the first ingredients are ; Fish and fish derivatives 14%, other ingredients; unknown cereals, including 4% rice, 4% chicken, meat and animal derivatives.
    Would you have access to any fresh raw chicken or a pet shop that sells frozen minced chicken ?
     
  3. Knackered

    Knackered New Member Registered

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    Sorry mis understanding. How much fresh chicken and rice should i give him. But also, could i give him just chappie original when were away
     
  4. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    Why does he need a bland diet? Is this permanent, or temporary?

    Also, do you know what his full-grown weight is expected to be? Dietary needs for dogs are often based on this. As a general rule, you should feed 2-3% of expected adult weight.

    On paper, Chappie is a poor quality food, but some dogs with sensitive tums seem to thrive on it and it's the go-to for new dogs in some rescues.
     
  5. Knackered

    Knackered New Member Registered

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    Labradoodle so probably 32ish, hopefully temporary. Thanks
     
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    gypsysmum2 Well-Known Member Registered

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    If this is just a temporary thing while a tummy calms down then it doesn't really matter. Just feed to appetite without over doing it. Even if he lost (or gained) weight you can sort that out later. I just buy Sainsbury's frozen basic chicken and cook it up. If the dog is starving I cook up some more if not I don't. Remember you are not wanting to over stretch a poorly tummy.
     
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