July 23, 2008 at 9:08 am #61747AnonymousGuest
Sorry, I really am a novice at this sort of thing… I was in the shop the other day getting more treats for Izzy… This is probably a really stupid question, but is she allowed things like a rawhide bones etc to chew on?? There’s nothing on the packs that say otherwise…
BenJuly 23, 2008 at 9:30 am #82494
Rawhide contains arsnic(sp?)
best treats are homecooked stuff, chicken, dried liver, liver cake, tuna bread, black pudding (dog chocolate).
Try to avoid cheese and hotdogs as they have a large amount of salt in them, which isnt any good for young pups.July 23, 2008 at 9:34 am #82495
rawhide is :-X :-X :-X . Not a substance I’m fond of. 😉 i think there are threads on here re treats – will have a looki….July 23, 2008 at 9:38 am #82496AnonymousGuest
Ok phew glad I didn’t buy one!
At the moment, she likes… hmm… Yo uknow what I’ve got no idea what they are called! They come in a yellow box… look like sausage rolls… They are her BIG treats… I generally carry around with me a small bag of her hills science plan chicken flavour food (tiny round biscuits)… she goes nuts for them…
Hmm… I’ve just had a thought… Is it bad to use her normal food as tit bits though??
BenJuly 23, 2008 at 9:42 am #82497
using her food is a bit boring for her, use higher value treats. 😉 You will get better responses from her.
You planning on keeping on hills?
Methinks you have a lot of reading to do! 😉 😀July 23, 2008 at 9:44 am #82498AnonymousGuest
Urgh… What’s wrong with hills!?!?July 23, 2008 at 9:46 am #82499
they are called markies. i used to feed them to mine but now try to avoid as the ingredients aint all that. 🙂
you will find that a lot of people on here feed raw food. i am not one of them – but more because i am not capable of managing my own diet let alone my dogs. 😀
i do feed dry – but i wouldn’t feed hills personally – i know it’s branded as 8\10 vets recomend or whatever – but….
(and if you were going to ask i feed james wellbeloved.)
there are some posts i can dig up re the raw feeding stuff if you’re interested. 🙂
as to your question – no problem with feeding bits of normal diet as treats – though poss not very exciting when it’s hills dried! 🙂July 23, 2008 at 9:46 am #82500
If you did a survey on here, you will find 90% of members feed natural, raw and homecooked foods rather than processed dried food.
Have a look in stickies for Bev’s on a rant. 😉July 23, 2008 at 9:48 am #82501
have a look at these. 🙂
ETA – think we thinking along same lines izzie. 😉July 23, 2008 at 9:54 am #82502AnonymousGuest
Ok… so… I’ve waked into a minefield… I’m completely overwhelmed…July 23, 2008 at 9:55 am #82503AnonymousGuest
Sorry Izzie but that just isnt true !
I bet it is more like 90% of members feed regular dog food that you’d find at the supermarket, perhaps 5% feed the better dog foods available from pet stores or feed merchants and the remaining 5% (if that) probably feed a mix of raw/natural/homecooked foods.
I dont feed a raw / natural diet because I just cannot cope with all the faff !!
That said, you can do better than Hills for your wee one 🙂 If you are an “against animal testing” type of guy then have a look at burns or trophy premium chicken, if you are a not that fussed type then as GSP says james wellbeloved is as good as burns i think. i’ve fed both JWB and Burns in the past and am thinking about swapping back to them.
Claire xJuly 23, 2008 at 10:00 am #82504
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Ok… so… I’ve waked into a minefield… I’m completely overwhelmed…
no – a learning curve. ;D ;D
as i said – i feed commercial dried – james wellbeloved – but wouldn’t touch hills with a bargepole. 🙂July 23, 2008 at 10:02 am #82505
It was an estimate Claire 🙂
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ETA – think we thinking along same lines izzie. 😉
Yep yep yep! 😀July 23, 2008 at 10:05 am #82506AnonymousGuest
yep – just hit a nerve as i am getting a bit sick of feeling like i’m not good enough because i want to put my dogs back on dry complete. >:DJuly 23, 2008 at 10:10 am #82507
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yep – just hit a nerve as i am getting a bit sick of feeling like i’m not good enough because i want to put my dogs back on dry complete. >:D
I didnt know you where thinking of changing over Claire.
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