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Old 02-25-2008, 09:38 AM   #1
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Question What portion of meat and dry food?

Bang gu is 6 months old now.

We are feeding her twice a day, but as she gobbles her food so fast and doesn't chew, she has been sick twice already. We are going back to three times feeding.

Just wonder what portion of mean and dry food I should feed her? We feed Bang gu "Pedigree" for Puppies dry food and sachet(meats). We gave her 2 sachets of meat mixing with dry food. As she is 5 kg, I think we feed her enough. Pedigree recommends 3 sachets a day, but we are mixing dry food with the meat. Also, along with carrots, other treats she gets.

I sometimes wonder whether we are giving her too much meat food and whether we should increase dry food and give her less meats.

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You may find that Pedigree is making your dog sick as well as the gulping. Pedigree and other off the shelf dogfoods have inconsistent ingredients and it's a bit of a pot luck whether the meat in it is or is not going to upset your dog. When they say 'duck & rabbit' or 'beef' flavour, they only mean that about 4% of that can has those ingredients in it, the rest is whatever is leftover from the human food chain & can be pretty much anything. My collie got terrible upset stomachs from eating Winalot & Pedigree so I've switched to a better quality food, where the meat content is always the same. It has made a huge difference and she seems much healthier and happier.

I think It is best to feed smaller quantities of a higher quality food, tinned meat is mostly water so dry is often the way to go to get all of the nutrients in. I don't like to feed my dogs on just kibble, so they have a small amount of either fresh meat (chicken or fish) or 'Naturediet' dogfood in it. Most dry food swells up in the stomach, so you need to watch this if you feed both as the wrong quantity can make the dog sick. Oscars dogfood is good, so is Burns. There are others but these are the ones I have used, my dogs prefer Oscars but I think they're pretty much the same. Oscars offer a home visit to give your dog 'taste tests' of the food and advise which one is best for your dog. I think Burns also offer this service over the phone, its definitely worth getting in contact with them as they're really helpful.

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I agree to try and put the puppy on a larger better name brand of dog kibble.
Such as Flint River, Solid gold, Canidae, Innova, Wysong, Wolf Hybrid, many kinds of good kibble then Pedigree.

It is most likely upsetting the digestion system. maybe give her a tbsp of unspiced canned pumpkin, this will help temperarily, but she needs a better kibble and 3 times is enough now a day to feed her. Get her scheduled and on a top brand, u feed less of it than Pedigree also. She could go on an adult brand if need be to settle her stomach down. Try the pumpkin and it should help alot. Keep us posted how she does.

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The original poster is in the UK so Sorry Sheplover but the foods you mention are not readily available here, but I agree with you re Pedigree it is not the best available.

Burns and Royal Canin are two which I have used or use . Also Natures diet is good or Butchers tinned or foil trays.

I found Pedigree tins or sachets upset my dogs tummies.

It is a very personal thing and all dogs are different. and what agrees with one may not necessarily agree with another. If you find one that suits your dog then I would stick with it no matter what other people suggest.

If changing the complete introduce it gradually to the dog's diet.
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