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Unread 05-15-2007, 06:44 AM   #1
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hi all, im in the process of weaning my new dog of tinned dog food and putting him on complete dry food, but it looks so dry and not at all nice, is it ok to mix up some gravy that us ppl use on our roast din dins and mix it with his dry food? i dont ant to do it if its no good for him.

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I would not do this as there is too much salt added to gravy,how about adding vegetable water,or try the liver soup recipe,my dog has never touched liver until I tried this,he loves it
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also sometimes there is onion in it.. I know a lot of people like to add that..
that is poisionos for doggies..
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If there is no onion or flour in it then it would be fine but in moderation.

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No onion, please. While dogs will tolerate some, any amount of onion is toxic, and you need to know that, even though the dog appears fine, the onion is causing hemolytic anemia, even in small quantities.

Flour is ok, but isn't very nutritious. If the fat being used in combination with the flour is butter or pork fat, those are not good fats for dogs.

Watch the salt. Dogs don't process salt very well, although it enhances flavors for them as it does for humans.

So, a little gravy is ok, but not good. If you are going to put something on the food to entice them, something like the liver soup, which has almost no fat, and little or no salt, would be a better choice. There are also some commercial gravy supplements available, too, but they are more expensive than making your own, and include lots of ingredients your dog doesn't really need.
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While reading this I remembered that a few years ago they came out with sauces to pour over a dogs food. Are those still around or did they flop?
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i dont feed just dry for this reason, have you thought about feeding wet and dry mixed together, or wet one meal, dry the next? just an idea You can buy dog milk (basically goats milk) which makes the kibble v. scrummy, theres also the iams gravy range, which looks quite scrummy too.
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thanks guys, i wasnt to sure on that.
this liver soup, do you just buy it in a tin, or make it? i really dont want to give him anything bad for him. glad you mentioned the onions, i nearly gave him some earlier but didnt thank goodness.

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What I used to do for dogs that didn't like to eat-take some of the canned food (tinned?), but about a table spoon in a bowl and put some hot water in there. Stir it all up and you have doggy-gravy to pour over the food. You can slowly wean off this until he's just eating the dry.

Or they have "iams gravy" they sell here.

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thanks guys, i wasnt to sure on that.
this liver soup, do you just buy it in a tin, or make it? i really dont want to give him anything bad for him. glad you mentioned the onions, i nearly gave him some earlier but didnt thank goodness.
recipe for liver soup
http://www.dogforum.org/showthread.php?t=7990
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