They have been getting a mix of things over last week or so.
Bone element of diet has been things like duck or chicken necks, quail, minced pigeon, minced pheasant and minced rabbit. We have got a bit stuck on the beef liver and kidney and lamb hearts. Must try and rotate them out a bit more than I have been. They have had a lot of fish recently. Some has been white fish to try and lower the fat content of overall meal for Gypsy. Should be giving them a few more eggs than I have been. Most of the meat has been turkey, veal and the odd bit of exotic (ostrich) or beef.
Tomorrow have got some lamb chunks out for Phoebe as she does not need the low fat diet Gypsy does.
Cos of work being busy at the moment am mostly feeding completes / whole prey minces. Mostly it is the MVM dinners range at the moment with the odd packet of Naturaw, paleoridge or Kiezebrink pigeon (not forgetting sprats and the odd egg)! Bit restricted as it is mostly chicken and beef so must keep eye out on next order to make it more varied.
Have a number of completes with tripe in but dad was really put out when I last fed tripe cos of the smell so sort of need the folks to have a break away to feed those items!
Also got a way too lax at writing their food diary up (at least a month behind) so at some point I have a mammoth task of writing that up! I have feeling the calcs to work out approx fat content for Gypsy might never get done!
Right now Jasper is totally off his food. The only thing I can get him to eat is maybe a chicken wing, but he's now wanting Royal Canin, and that has to be put in his Kong.
God what have I created, the fussy little so and so.
How pleased am I that Beau has had same food for past 9 1/2 yrs, hes eager to eat it , he doesn't complain not even when he has to have his arthriade squirted on his morning feed and his plaqueoff sprinkled on his evening meal. he gets his milk bones in between meals.
Just generally not been on PC in a while, still having issues with it that driving me around the bend! Anyway long story short just written up over a months worth of doggy food diary (while turning the air blue when it messes about!).
Now need to now spend next few weeks trying to balance things a bit better as a few things have gone a little off plan!! Gypsy needs more liver and Phoebe more other offal. Both short on heart and both want my folks to go away so they can have more tripe!
Though saying that today they are having Paleo ox heart, tripe and chicken complete (shh do not tell my mum!, got to sneak it in somehow!!), pigeon mince and MVM Chicken dinner. Have not decided on the extras yet!
Yesterday it was Chicken dinner, pigeon mince, an egg and mackerel. They also had dog greens supplement, watermelon and 1/2 a peach each!
Recently got some smartbarf to add a couple of times a week. They get it in a separate bowl re-hydrated and they seem to like it, so far only had it a couple of times.
Case of cats away the mice do play again. I am babysitting mums dog while while parents are away in Corsica.
Sophie has been sharing a lot of the fruit and veg my dogs have had. Not always her usual extras but think she has liked what I have given her. She has also had normal extras i.e cooked chicken and eggs alongside her normal dog food.
Mine have had the following for the last few days (as tripe can be fed when mum and dad are away most of it is tripe based!)
Saturday * Lamb tripe and turkey complete * MVM chicken dinner * MVM turkey and offal * Nectarine * Apple * Smartbarf
Well, since the time I got these Dogsee Chew treats for my dog, he has been obsessed with it. He generally has dinner at around 5:30 pm with a cooked meal I prepare for him and if he is a good boy, then I allow him the Dogsee Chew treats before going to sleep.
Got some papayas on reduced, starting chopping one up for dogs dinner last nights and realized that there was way too much for one meal so the packet is now going to last 4 meals rather than just the 2 I was mentally calculating for!
I also got a pumpkin. I think it was last year when I said I would leave till closer to Halloween before getting it and then they sold out, got in early this year! Now just got to get around to preparing it for the girls as they both love it but also need to store some so maybe will wait till after food delivery next week!
Today the dogs will be having pigeon mince, rabbit mince and some duck hearts.
Last Edit: Oct 13, 2018 11:08:37 GMT by caz2golden
Alfie loved the Paleo completes (of course!) so we've been using them for a few months now - just find it so much easier than having to prep all his food which always took me ages and was a bit awkward with such a small amount of freezer space, one of their taster boxes is just the right amount for the space I have. I just add my own eggs & other extras
Gillykat: So did we scallywag Turns out, once I got them home, I checked and both are boys I'm VERY pleased about this cos I adore boy cats....always had absolute sweethearts of that sex in the past
Aug 4, 2018 10:07:36 GMT
caz2golden: Hi all, have not been on in ages and ages. Hope all of you are OK
Aug 26, 2018 10:53:06 GMT
scallywag: Yes all fine here Caz missed ya
Aug 27, 2018 8:07:03 GMT
lotsofcats: We have missed you! I hope you are back to stay.
Aug 30, 2018 9:30:32 GMT
caz2golden: The PC is still playing up so back when it is working would be best description
Aug 30, 2018 19:43:48 GMT
caz2golden: Another day where rain stops everything, I know I moaned when it got too hot, but this miserable weather is sending me round the bend!
Sept 8, 2018 12:35:33 GMT
scallywag: Ooo we had a lovely weekend weather wise , sorry you never , did that mean no work for you Caz ?
Sept 10, 2018 10:04:46 GMT
caz2golden: Both scallywag. I have been stood down at least once a week for last few weeks and had a few dismal days off too. Looks like tomorrow will be a wash out (due to work) and my next days off are when ex hurricane Helena is due to arrive
Sept 15, 2018 18:17:31 GMT
caz2golden: At the moment in middle of 5 days on, 2 days off, 6 days on, 1 day off, 5+ days on. This time of year though always lose a few days to weather. Grabbing what I can while I can, after-all I can have a break come mid Nov!!
Sept 15, 2018 18:22:12 GMT
scallywag: Un predictable then ? No luck with another job ?
Sept 15, 2018 18:26:17 GMT
caz2golden: I really should be looking! Problem is I enjoy what I do, just a shame it does not pay enough to live on!
Sept 18, 2018 16:34:25 GMT
scallywag: Shame . Enjoy it whilst you can , your a long time couped up in an office again
Sept 18, 2018 20:41:56 GMT
caz2golden: If only you could see the view from my place of work, no one would swap it Storm Bronagh has stopped work today! Could I cope being back in an office now !! I think I could get cabin fever! Then again to be dry, not too cold or hot is appealing!
Sept 20, 2018 19:55:17 GMT
Gillykat: I think I'll order some of those worming tablets for myself!!! Nemo has been bouncing around like Tigger on speed since I dosed him!!!
Oct 4, 2018 8:07:07 GMT
Oct 7, 2018 17:11:45 GMT
scallywag: Anyone listening to me ? i said hellooo days ago
Oct 10, 2018 22:48:56 GMT