Thanks caz2golden .... those Matties treats come up a lot on the FB group, shame they're not available here.
Well I do not know any firm & fast rules for protein content, I'm just going for as low as possible. I am working on the basis that Hills k/d kibble is ok and that's 13% protein, so using that as my guide for a maximum. The Tribal apple & mint biscuits are very low @ 4.5% and the Soopa & Antos/Whimzees treats lower still at around 3%. Dried banana/apple/carrot all less than 1%.
Fruit Cookies look great, he would love those. He is getting two Lily's Kitchen cheese & apple treats at bed which are 11% protein but I think I will swap those for something lower once our two unopened packs are finished.
As for phosphorus content, Alfie's levels have gone right back to the middle of the ideal range, and lots of companies do not have info on phosphorous contents of treats. So whilst I will avoid things that are definitely high like offal, pure meat treats (out because of protein content anyway) and things with white potato (new bag of AG Sensitive crunchy bites went to the work dogs!), I am not being too strict.
He is getting cucumber sticks, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and apple as treats too - loves all these!
Really happy to have found lots of options if anyone else ever finds themself in need of low protein treats
Biscuit-wise... Tribal apple, mint & ginger Billy & Margot strawberry & apple Lily's Kitchen cheese & apple Healthy Paws fruit cookies (thanks caz2golden)
And for chews he loves the Soopa 100% papaya chews and the Whimzees veggie rolls. He likes the regular Whimzees funny shaped chews too, but my nose doesn't after he's had one!
Found a treat Mix called Tail Mix in Pets Corner which is dried crunchy sweet potato, blueberries and banana - he loves that. And been getting him dried apple & banana treats from the rabbit section on Zooplus
Still giving him occasional high protein chews - cow ears, pig snouts, pizzle, fish jerky, tripe sticks etc - and he has a couple of his most favourite treats ever per week, the Natures Menu beef/chicken treats. But it's good to have the much lower protein options to give mainly (rightly or wrongly he's always had lots of treats throughout the day!).
Soopa are bringing out a new range of low protein treats too, which they've already said are great for dogs with KD, so looking forward to trying those
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