Animals I love: I am a big animal lover but i have a special place in my 💓 for Dogs and Cats. Pets I own: I am the owner of a Rough Collie called Riley and a rescue Cat Freddy. I have previousley owned 2 german spitz named Mitzi Moo and Phoebe my 2 little angelsxx gone but never forgotten xx
I have also owned a rescue Cat named Sindy - Sleep tight my beautiful girl.xx
Over six months in now His blood tests back on 21st July had declined a little, I've been taking him every six weeks or so, so they'll due again soon. But, in typical Alfie fashion, he's still carrying on regardless so I'm trying not to get too hung up on what results say.
He's still loving his home cooked food. I've got in the habit of doing it every Sunday and it's become second nature. We do have a variety of various prescription renal tins that we were given, and we use these for a change. Everything says prescription renal food is bland and horrid - but of course Alfie disagrees, so that's a special treat for him.
No kibble at all now, just a few treat biscuits (Tribal apple, mint & ginger and Lily's Kitchen cheese & apple).
He gets enough veg & rice to give a raw feeder palpitations - and he still gets chicken thigh, egg & salmon as his protein. I have tried swapping for chicken for beef mince but 150g of beef mince is SO little compared to 150g of chicken thigh, so we tend to stick with chicken as what he's allowed works out to be a decent amount
He always gets white rice, sweet potato, fresh parsley, seaweed and green beans. I read that KD dogs are prone to stomach ulcers and cabbage is good at preventing them, so he now gets half a white cabbage added to the mix now too. I sometimes add carrots for a bit of variety. Looking forward to fresh pumpkin being available in the shops again soon as want to try him with that. We still stick the the diet the nutritionist gave us, but just tweak it a little to make it a little different.
He gets a pro/pre-biotic added to each meal, along with some salmon oil (and all his weekly supplements from the nutritionist are added to the batch). He gets yoghurt, blueberries and banana, with a teaspoon of slippery elm powder, at bedtime
He won't drink water. At all. Ever! I think he is just getting so much moisture from his food, but of course hydration is key with KD so he drinks mainly just coconut water these days
No complaints ( EDIT - meant to be a video! I can't see it? Not sure if anyone else can?!)
It does not give me palpitations, do I therefore count as a raw feeder? I think you are highly dedicated and obviously doing an excellent job at getting Alfies diet right.
I've dipped my toe into the Raw feeding rebels page on facebook a few times, just out of pure curiosity. I think some of the people there would hang, draw and quarter me
Was it a probiotic/digestive supplement that you were after for one of your girls at one point? I'm using Oropharma Opti-Digest from Zooplus. Early days, but definitely doing a good job of firming him up
Thanks, will look into it, not one I have heard of before. At the moment I can not decide if I should add one or not. I occasionally am dropping a yudigest into their bowls (the ones I got in a comp win a while back).
caz2golden: On walk today saw a dead branch hanging from a tree over a road. Probably been there a while but have not noticed before! Who do you report it too, tree would be owned by whoever has the field but the branch is over highway?
Sept 5, 2017 20:21:08 GMT
lotsofcats: I would report it to the local council's highway department.
Sept 6, 2017 12:51:54 GMT
caz2golden: sick of poor weather
Sept 10, 2017 14:09:19 GMT
scallywag: chucking it down here
Sept 11, 2017 13:00:00 GMT
caz2golden: Had the drizzle etc yesterday, today was windy which has blown a load of young Manx Shearwaters onto the beaches Dumped a load on the beach cleaner (think we were up to 10 birds) and then I found another so took that to a place of safety!
Sept 11, 2017 16:20:30 GMT
alfiemummy: I've been very lucky today - it chucked it down but only during my lunchtime!
Sept 11, 2017 17:19:03 GMT
scallywag: That was when I got soaked thru thunder hail and lots of heavy rain , Beau was dragging me home LOL
Sept 12, 2017 19:15:41 GMT
lotsofcats: We had very high winds during the night and I slept through it all but if Kobi had barked just once I would immediately be awake.
Sept 13, 2017 12:49:30 GMT
caz2golden: We had the same here Lotsofcats, except I was awake for fair part of it. We had intermittent power cuts too. Felt sorry for the raw pet food delivery man the next morning who was probably coming across a lot of downed trees etc.
Sept 15, 2017 11:07:04 GMT
caz2golden: Frustrating here today, one moment looks lovely but before you have chance to go out it is overcast and drizzling again. Must find weather window for a dog walk!
Sept 15, 2017 11:08:13 GMT
scallywag: It was lovely and sunny here till 2pm then just as I was also getting ready to take Beau out it chucked it down and still is My washing did manage to get dried thou
Sept 15, 2017 14:41:31 GMT
caz2golden: Was ok here today. Dogs enjoyed zoomies session on grass at end of lead walk today, even Sophie tried to join in, making me have to run to encourage her to run too! Madness! Only sorry I could not video it.
Sept 18, 2017 22:17:57 GMT
scallywag: Me toooo would like to see you running about Caz
Sept 19, 2017 10:38:25 GMT
caz2golden: Should have seen me today trying to keep Sophie on course on the beach! lol
Sept 19, 2017 20:00:24 GMT
caz2golden: Back to being drowned rat at work! Now home and warming up.
Sept 20, 2017 14:05:39 GMT
scallywag: What about today Caz it looked to be very wet over there in the West , we have had sunshine here with a breeze , clouding over now but then we are due rain around 5pm onwards
Sept 21, 2017 14:18:37 GMT
scallywag: Did you all get my PM ?
Sept 21, 2017 14:19:00 GMT