Posts: 1,777 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 2 Rough Collie called Riley and Elsa 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).
scallywag: why ? did they get out the bed wrong side ? or was it the parking and the weather
Jun 6, 2018 10:16:45 GMT
caz2golden: Guess cos they did not get out of bed and out and to the car park earlier enough! Another crazy day at work today, thankfully got tomorrow off!
Jun 6, 2018 17:39:57 GMT
Gillykat: Helloooooooo *waves*
Jun 7, 2018 17:57:02 GMT
scallywag: Who are youuuu
Jun 7, 2018 19:55:47 GMT
Gillykat: It's me.....Gill from Alnwick....will send you a letter today Had a few horrible HORRIBLE months but now feeling a bit better
Jun 8, 2018 8:55:51 GMT
scallywag: OK well one never knows if you been hacked again
Jun 8, 2018 13:05:46 GMT
Gillykat: No....everything has been ok on THAT particular front for a few months now as neighbour moved out and we now have an older guy who tends to keep himself to himself and only seems to venture outside to go to the shops.
Jun 8, 2018 17:05:10 GMT
scallywag: All by myself, dont wanna be ... All by myself LOL
Jun 16, 2018 20:32:02 GMT
milliepup04: I’d have been on earlier but went on a dog course today so had lots to do when I came back! Sorry!
Jun 16, 2018 20:54:01 GMT
scallywag: How did it go , dont apologise , I was just singing that song in my head
Jun 17, 2018 7:13:33 GMT
caz2golden: LOL Scallywag, now you got that song in my head!
Jun 17, 2018 14:02:48 GMT
scallywag: Ha ha caz ok try I wanna dance with somebody , somebody who loves me .... la la la
Jun 17, 2018 14:35:08 GMT
jassycat1: The song that sticks in my head is the one from River - my baby just wants to dance.
Jun 19, 2018 1:45:13 GMT
Gillykat: It's tea time now!
Jun 22, 2018 17:57:23 GMT
scallywag: And now its the evening , you northeners tickle me , tea time ? Whats that ? A cuppa? Its Dinner time ! And before that its lunch time
Jun 22, 2018 20:00:09 GMT
Gillykat: Hahaha I forgot the proper terminology was dinner. See, to me, dinner is what you have middle of the day....as in breakfast then dinner then tea then supper . I love the differences in words and meanings in various parts of the UK
Jun 22, 2018 21:01:00 GMT