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.
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