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Discussion in 'Dog Food and Diet' started by JBP, May 10, 2020.

  1. JBP

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    For the past 35yrs I've been feeding my dogs a BARF diet, which consists of twice a week raw fruit, vegetables and seasonal salad mixed meal, the other days just raw meat and bones. I bulk blitz all the the fruit & veg and salad in the blender and portion into tubs for the freezer. The veg meals I add either beef,chicken,rabbit or deer mince along with either turkey,chicken,duck necks or wings,feet, the meat only meals are a mixture of chicken or rabbit carcass's along with wings, necks and offal. I'm very fortunate that I have a local small independent abattoir who supplies reasonable priced raw bones/meat and offal for working dogs, I also supplement with what my dogs catch, rabbit whilst in hunting season, squirrels and road kill. My beloved companions are very fit and healthy , they enjoy there meal times with gusto. End of last year I took Bryn my 7yr old lurcher to the vets for his annual vaccination and check up, the new vet there commented on how clean his teeth and gums where for a 7yr old and asked how often I cleaned them she couldn't believe never:). I'm not preaching but the reason all those years ago I changed from a processed kibble diet was after my first wonderful lurcher died of cancer, not saying it was because of his diet but after reading the books by Dr Ian Billinghurst I never wanted to go through the pain of early loss again. Also I remember what my dear Mum would say when I was a little nipper growing up 'eat up your veg do you the world of good'. Hope you don't mind my long winded post.
    best wishes to one and all
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    Timber says can he come and live with you please?




    BTW 1, he actually has a really good diet.
    BTW 2, due to separation anxiety (mine, not his) I have to come too.
     
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    I'm with you all the way, JBP :) I don't brush Jasper's teeth either and they're pretty much perfect despite him being 10. No dog breath, no stinky farts (not often, anyway), and he's usually taken to be younger than he is. I'm tempted to try my husband on BARF.
     
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    :D brilliant, I laugh when Jess burps after her veg meal, whiff of garlic and greens lovely:confused:
     
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    I also feed them twice a month pilchards in brine, well fishy breath:eek:
     
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    Timber has stuck a postage stamp on his butt.
     
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    Fantastic:D
     
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    Mine loves her fruit smoothies on a morning. Her fav food is ox heart and mackerel, being honest she can eat what hell she likes now. She's past the 17 year old mark so I'm more interested in maintaining her weight. It's all within reason of course.
     
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    Blimey! I could come and stay for a dinner for what you are offering for your dogs :D
    If I could only get mine eat their greens....any green 'whiff' in their food and they won't touch nothing on their plate. :rolleyes: I think I really should try harder...
     
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    I've fed similarly since the late 1980s, and my current lurcher is the first one whose canine teeth have needed cleaning, albeit not all that often. I suspect it's because her lips fit her top teeth really tightly, but it could just be One Of Those Things. I've never been impressed with the concept of brushing their teeth - if it doesn't work for us, why would it work for them?
     
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    Tonight Matthew my dogs will be eating freshly caught this morning rabbit and green tripe yummy 9EE4F638-551F-4814-9A2F-E7DAC0B62BDD.jpeg
     
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    Looks good..'yummy' ...but I wonder, how do you make that food and the bowls to stay up on the door like that..magic wand?;):D:p
     
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    Sorry I’m not very good with tech :(
     
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    Nice one,you can't beat it.
     
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    It looks like a speaker cabinet... presumably for a death metal band, or possibly Black Sabbath:D Don't worry though.. I did a Zoom Pilates class and one woman did the whole sesson apparently standing/lying on her ceiling...

    My hubby once tried to dissect a whole rabbit once with a meat cleaver. Big mistake... the blood went everywhere!
     
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    I caught the wabbit but had to share it with Jess A72016F4-9A32-432D-92AC-9CB484CA7DCF.jpeg
     
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    No worries...it was totally 'tongue in cheek' comment, not to criticise.
     
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    I like the banter here, I've just been given my son's old iphone and tried using it to post the pics, they look the right way round when I post them, going back to my laptop.
     
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    Jess's turn this morning, she caught a squirrel , its in the freeze now ready for Friday nights tea well it only small so an appetizer before main course . The great British menu.
     
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    And you can use the tail for fly-tying. Or tying to a dummy for dog-training.
     
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