Yep feeding such a huge quantity of rice goes against the grain (excuse the awful pun!) for me too. Especially since it's white rice too.
But something is needed to bulk the meals out, and otherwise it would just be even more veg which probably wouldn't do his tummy any favours!
I totally get why you're feeding it though barley and I probably would do exactly the same if I were you. At the end of the day, fresh food has to be better than the processed foods (although no offence meant to anyone who feeds kibble of course).
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).
I hadn't heard of it either. I just kind of stumbled across it - after scouring every pet shopping site and analysing every product over and over like a million times
It was a little tricky to find one suitable for Alfie. Yudigest would be my 'go to' usually but the palatable chewy tablet type things are high in phosphorus, that's why we had to stop Yumove. I know they do the sachets too, but they'd work out expensive for daily use.
The Opti-Digest was ok ingredient wise and added bonus, it was very cheap!
It was D-day again today. My boss took him for me as I had to be in London early. Said he was as good as gold - didn't even to be muzzled for his blood test, so he obviously just likes being an arse for my benefit!
Anyway Urea and phosphorus both in normal ranges (urea had creeped up last time but was back down again today). Rise in creatinine but not by a horrible amount. All in all, not bad!
Urine been set away for culturing but dipstick test was similar to normal (for Alfie).
It is something to do with Liver , I googled it but ... sometimes that puts the wind up ya , so never posted comments I read . Best to talk to vet than read on internet as everyone is so different depending on their circumstances right ?
I didn't see the vet this time as my boss took him to his appointment for me, but to be honest, the vet has never mentioned it as point of concern so I'm just doing my usual trick of over thinking/over worrying. I have all his blood results saved on my phone and it was only when flicking through them comparing that I realized it had been so up and down.
Glad Alfie is enjoying his diet, its great you have managed to source correct info for ingredients to cook fresh food for him.Ive never been convinced that feeding absolute dry food diet after seeing how much a tiny piece expands after being dropped in water.I have cooked a batch of beef,(sometimes chicken) with carrots and celery to mix with Skips dry food with some of the liquid. (I never add salt or oxo),Skip loves home cooked food.
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